Pakistan condemns restrictions

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned restrictions imposed in Kashmir on Eid-Milad-un-Nabi processions celebrating the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (SAW). The Foreign Office said imposition of restrictions on celebrations and congregations on the occasion represents “utter disrespect for the sentiments of the Muslims” in Kashmir. “It is also a flagrant violation of their fundamental freedom […]

Militant killed in gunfight in Bandipora

Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces erupted in Bandipora on Sunday, resulting in killing of militant, officials said. The gunfight started when government forces launched a search operation in Lawdara village following specific information about the presence of some militants, it said. During searches, the hiding militants opened fire on the forces personnel […]

DMK accuses GoI of turning Kashmir into a ‘huge prison’

Demands release of detained persons

DMK accuses GoI of turning Kashmir into a ‘huge prison’

Chennai: The main opposition DMK on Sunday condemned the government of India for what it called “turning Jammu and Kashmir region into a huge prison’ and demanded the release of all those arrested, including former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. The M K Stalin-led party, which has all along been critical of the BJP government’s action […]

Kartarpur corridor opening paves way for interfaith harmony: UN chief

Kartarpur corridor opening paves way for interfaith harmony: UN chief

United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding. In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the historic corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of […]

Positive example: US

Washington: The US on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, saying that it sees the initiative as a positive example of neighbours working together for mutual benefit. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines […]

Candidates urge against bringing Kashmir divide into UK election

LONDON: The Kashmir issue, against the backdrop of the Indian government’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, has found its way into the General Election campaign in the UK, with candidates warning against bringing the divisions of the subcontinent into play ahead of the December 12 poll. Social media messages and chat groups are […]

Ayodhya disputed site for temple: SC

‘Mosque to get alternative land’

Ayodhya disputed site for temple: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple by a Trust at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot an alternative 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque at a “prominent” place in the holy town in […]

Temple of justice resolved decades old dispute amicably: Modi

Temple of justice resolved decades old dispute amicably: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute should not be seen as anybody’s win or loss, and appealed to countrymen for peace, unity and amity. In a unanimous verdict, the top court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the […]

Babri Masjid demolition was violation of law: SC

Babri Masjid demolition was violation of law: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday held that the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, was “an egregious violation of the rule of law” and as a remedy, it directed the government to allot a separate 5 acres land for construction of the mosque. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief […]

Contemplating to review verdict: AIMPLB

NEW DELHI: Expressing dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court verdict that cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Saturday said it was contemplating seeking a review of the judgment, even as it appealed to people to maintain peace […]