Beijing asks India to abandon ‘cliché mentality’ over Silk Route

Beijing asks India to abandon ‘cliché mentality’ over Silk Route

Beijing: India sees China’s Silk Road initiative as a geopolitical competition and is using the Kashmir issue as an “unfounded excuse” to oppose the ambitious project, Chinese state media Thursday alleged and asked New Delhi to “abandon” its “cliche mentality”. “The official reason the Indian government rejected the offer to join the initiative (Silk Road) […]

Hurriyat leaders apprise Indian civil society members about Kashmir situation

Hurriyat leaders apprise Indian civil society members about Kashmir situation

SRINAGAR: Senior Hurriyat leaders including Chairman Islamic Political Party – JK Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Chairman Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Bilal Sidiqi, and President Muslim Democratic League Hakim Abdul Rashid visited Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi to felicitate the ‘Islamic Republic’ on its National Day. As per a statement issued here, the leaders while praying for the strong, stable, […]

Police are ‘armed cowards’: APHC

Police are ‘armed cowards’: APHC

Srinagar: “Under well thought-out plans, the administration is creating a scare and an appalling situation in every nook and corner of the state, harassing people to ensure their participation in the upcoming by-polls,” said the APHC in a statement released on Sunday. The statement said that the resistance leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar […]

OIC team to visit PaK from today

OIC team to visit PaK from today

Srinagar: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will send a team comprising members of its high-ranking Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) between March 27 and 29 to assess the human rights situation there. IPHRC Chairperson Med S Kaggwa will head the eight-member delegation belonging to eight different OIC countries, […]

‘If votes can buy our sons freedom, we will vote’

‘If votes can buy our sons freedom, we will vote’

Awantipore: As the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Anantnag constituency and his party members were talking of turning Kashmir into a paradise inside the Awantipore Community Hall, two distraught fathers were waiting outside so they could ask those inside to release their sons. Though the two fathers belonged to entirely different areas of south Kashmir, […]

India to seal border with Pakistan by 2018: Rajnath Singh

India to seal border with Pakistan by 2018: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India plans to seal international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh soon. “India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh as soon as possible. This could be India’s major step against terrorism and the problem of refugees,” Singh said while addressing the passing […]

Pak-based pro-freedom representatives support Gilgit Baltistan merger

Pak-based pro-freedom representatives support Gilgit Baltistan merger

Srinagar: Pakistan-based representatives of nearly all pro-freedom groups have supported the idea of making Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) the fifth province of Pakistan, sources said. Their stance is in contrast to the resistance leadership in Kashmir, which has opposed the move to merge GB with Pakistan, as they believe it will “weaken the position of the resistance”. […]

‘Agenda of Alliance’ a historic document: Mehboob Beg

‘Agenda of Alliance’ a historic document: Mehboob Beg

Srinagar: Senior leader and PDP Chief spokesperson D rMehboob Beg has termed the Agenda of Alliance as a historic document. Stating that all sections of the society must now get together to ensure an environment and atmosphere where the issues provided in the Agenda of Alliance can be taken-up. “Everyone in the State supports issues […]

Of Dialogue and Denial

Of Dialogue and Denial

The position of New Delhi and Islamabad on the dispute over Kashmir is very well known. So are the legality and the history of the dispute. However, whenever Pakistan raises the issue at whatever level, domestically or internationally, India feels riled up repeating its post-1994 (parliament resolution) position that the only issue for it was […]

Pakistan has to walk away from ‘terror’: India

Pakistan has to walk away from ‘terror’: India

NEW DELHI: A day after Pakistan’s envoy expressed Islamabad’s desire to have good relations with India, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay on Friday said that the neighbouring country has to “walk away from the terror”. “Pakistan has to walk away from terror,” Baglay said while addressing MEA’s weekly media briefing. He also […]