Pakistan cabinet assures ‘moral, diplomatic support’ to Kashmiris

Pakistan cabinet assures ‘moral, diplomatic support’ to Kashmiris

Islamabad: The first Cabinet meeting held on Friday under the leadership of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured the country’s “moral and diplomatic support” to the Kashmiris in their “fight for self determination”. Prime Minister Abbasi, while outlining his future plans during the meeting, promised to continue the journey of “progress and democracy” […]

Kashmiris have lost the right to life: Mirwaiz

Kashmiris have lost the right to life: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, addressed the Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, over phone. Mirwaiz said after eight Fridays, the government has finally allowed congregational prayers at the central historic mosque but with heavy deployment of forces “to ensure no major gathering takes place […]

Geelani’s movements restricted: Hurriyat

Geelani’s movements restricted: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the “autocratic and egoistic” behaviour of state authorities saying that its chairman Syed Ali Geelani was again barred from offering Friday prayers. Slamming the administration for Geelani’s continuous house detention, Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said preventing the leader from offering obligatory prayers illustrates the “frustration” of authorities. “State […]

Killing of Kashmiris continuing: JKLF

Killing of Kashmiris continuing: JKLF

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said the atrocities being committed upon Kashmiri prisoners have no parallel in recent history. In a statement, JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal said, “Genocide of Kashmiris is continuing unabated, so is the slumber of the international community which is maintaining a criminal silence on (it).” He termed […]

Terror and talks can’t go together: India to Pakistan

Terror and talks can’t go together: India to Pakistan

New Delhi: India will start dialogue with Pakistan the day it stops promoting terrorism against this country, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament on Thursday, while making it clear that terror and talks cannot go together. A combative Swaraj rejected the Opposition contention that the Modi government has no policy with regard to […]

Pakistan raises Kashmir issue with US delegation

Pakistan raises Kashmir issue with US delegation

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday raised the Kashmir issue with a visiting US delegation and said the decade-long dispute has implications for peace and security in the region. US delegation led by Ambassador Alice G Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, called on Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua here. The Foreign Secretary drew […]

Dujana rejected surrender offer; ‘I left home for martyrdom’

Dujana rejected surrender offer; ‘I left home for martyrdom’

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana apparently rejected an offer to surrender made by the government forces minutes before the encounter that led to his killing along with an aide in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. According to a recording of a purported telephonic conversation between Abu Dujana and an unnamed officer of security forces, the […]