A letter to Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Republic of India

Shri Rajnath Ji: You came, you didn’t see, and you left! But who cares? As long as the ongoing Amarnath yatra, your only operational obsession in Kashmir, is plying smooth, you are as happy as the Smiling Buddha. Regardless of the merit of your visit, if at all there was one, you created history of […]

Burhan Aftermath: United we stand

By Sahil Manzoor During 1990s when armed resistance against Indian occupation was at its peak, my mom was battling with my diapers. Since then the resistance has gone through many phases. I never had a firsthand experience of our freedom struggle, from being the toddler during the early days and then staying away from my […]

J&K a political issue, can’t be managed judicially: SC

J&K a political issue, can’t be managed judicially: SC

Seeks report from GoI about prevailing ‘ground realities’; dismisses plea for Guv rule   New Delhi: Observing that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be “managed judicially” as “it is a political issue”, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the government of India to file a status report detailing the “ground realities” prevailing in […]

Rajnath to raise Pakistan-sponsored ‘terror’; no bilateral meeting scheduled

Rajnath to raise Pakistan-sponsored ‘terror’; no bilateral meeting scheduled

New Delhi: Pakistan’s sustained support to ‘cross-border terrorism’ will be raised by Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, during his two-day visit to Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference on August 4. During his stay in Pakistan, the minister will be representing India at the 7th meeting of SAARC ministers of Interior/Home, but there […]

Prepare your envoys to expose India’s ‘false claims’: Dukhtaran to Pak

SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Thursday said that Pakistan must prepare its envoys in various countries regarding the Kashmir issue in order to defeat “false Indian claims” at the International level. In a statement issued here, Andrabi, while welcoming the latest stand of the Government of Pakistan (GoP) with regard to […]

Pakistan again asks India to hold plebiscite in Kashmir

Pakistan again asks India to hold plebiscite in Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday asked India to hold an impartial plebiscite in Kashmir under UN supervision. Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria also expressed concern over the arrests of Hurriyat leaders and demanded their early release. He expressed serious concern over the “human rights violations” in Kashmir. The spokesman condemned Indian atrocities on Kashmiris and […]

Good that Rajnath will travel to Pak: Omar

Good that Rajnath will travel to Pak: Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said it was good that Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Pakistan for the SAARC ministerial conference as the two countries need to remain engaged. “Good to see that in spite of the rants on TV & the trolls on Twitter @rajnathsingh will […]

Pakistan to contact Facebook over Kashmir posts’ censorship

Pakistan to contact Facebook over Kashmir posts’ censorship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan decided to contact the Facebook administration, on Thursday, to discuss the issue regarding censorship on posts highlighting the Indian forces’ brutality on the innocent Kashmiris. In a press briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated that Pakistan will present its reservations on the matter. Academics and activists have accused Facebook of censoring posts […]

‘Kashmir unfinished agenda of UN, people of PaK enjoying full freedom’

‘Kashmir unfinished agenda of UN, people of PaK enjoying full freedom’

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the people of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) were “lucky as they enjoy full freedom.” Sharif made the remarks here while talking to newly elected lawmakers of PaK, most of them from his party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which won majority seats in the July 21 elections […]

Stop exporting ‘terror’ to J&K, India tells Pakistan

Stop exporting ‘terror’ to J&K, India tells Pakistan

New Delhi: Amid the continuing unrest in Kashmir, India on Wednesday asked Pakistan to stop cross border ‘terror activities’ and asserted it will take all necessary steps to safeguard “national security” and “territorial integrity”. The government told Parliament that ‘terrorism’ emanating from territories under Pakistan’s control remained India’s “core concern” and that the Pathankot attack […]