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Kashmir

EU, UK parliament asked to play role in Kashmir settlement

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the European Union and the British Parliament have been asked thorough a memorandum to intervene for ensuring right to self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the pattern of Scotland, East Timor and Southern Sudan. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

British Kashmiris hold demo outside Indian High Commission

London—British Kashmiri Diaspora, today, held a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in connection with Black Day, October 27, in London. It was on this day in 1947 when India occupied Kashmir against the will of its people. The participants were carrying banners inscribed with slogans like “Go back India”, “Implement UN resolutions on Kashmir”, “Revoke the draconian laws” and “Stop human rights violations” in occupied Kashmir. Raja Mohammad Ayub, Raja Ishaq Khan, Shoaib Nazish and Raja Mohammad Swaroop Khan led the demonstration. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Moosvi urges people to defeat Indian designs with unity

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that India forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir by landing its troops in Srinagar on October 27 in 1947. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Yasin terms ‘London Million March’ a welcome step

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that ‘London Million march’ for freedom of Kashmir is a welcome step and such efforts should also continue in future. Muhammad Yasin Malik, who has been placed under house arrest in Srinagar in a statement said that the people of Kashmir would raise their voice at all forums of the world for peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Police detain protesting youth

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, Indian police detained a youth who held a solo sit-in at Press Enclave in Srinagar to protest the failure of United Nations to implement its resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Kashmir: Historical Perspective of the Black Day

27TH of October is celebrated every year on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world by the people of Jammu and Kashmir as the Black Day, because, in gross violation to law and ‘Partition Plan of the Indian Sub-continent’, India forcibly landed its military in princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on 27 October 1947. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Waza, Mir lead anti-India protest demonstration

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza along with another APHC leader, Javed Ahmad Mir led a protest demonstration in Srinagar, today, against the Indian illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

NC: Sharma a ‘communal and biggest black-mailer’

srinagar—National Conference Monday alleged that Congress leader from Jammu, Sham Lal Sharma is ‘communal’ who believes in the politics of deceit and hatred. The party said that Sharma won 2008 Assembly seat by goading the sentiments of voters against Muslims during Amarnath Land Agitation in 2008 in his constituency. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

CM responsible for mess: Wakil

Srinagar—Holding Chief Minister Omar Abdulla directly responsible for infighting between Congress and National Conference Minister, senior Congress leader Abdul Gani Wakil Monday alleged that State Government remained defunct right from the day it came into existence after 2008 Assembly Elections. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Holding farcical elections in IOK futile exercise: Zafar Butt

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Zafar Akbar Butt has said that holding farcical elections in an internationally recognized disputed territory like Kashmir will remain a meaningless exercise till resolution of Kashmir dispute.Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement, issued in Srinagar deplored the announcement of elections by the Indian Election Commission and said that announcement was equivalent to rubbing salt on wounds of flood-hit Kashmiris. ... Monday, October 27, 2014 Details

Kashmir desperately needs int’l aid: CPI(M)

Srinagar—Pitching for international aid and slating India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘playing with the miseries of flood victims’ of Kashmir, CPI(M) senior member Brinda Karat said that by announcing a meager relief Modi showed that he cares a fig for these people. She said that it was heartening to watch that Prime Minister of India left no stone unturned in playing with the sentiments of flood ravaged people of Kashmir. Brinda said that winter is looming in Kashmir while Government of India seemed insensitive towards the problems of flood affected people of Kashmir. ... Monday, October 27, 2014 Details

India’s invasion of Kashmir on Oct 27 cause of conflict: Rehmani

Islamabad—The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has said invasion of Kashmir and its annexation by India on October 27, 1947 continues to be the root-cause of tension and conflict in South Asia.Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would never kneel before the invading forces of India; they would continue their unrelenting struggle for the achievement of the right to self-determination according to the relevant resolutions of the UNCIP. ... Monday, October 27, 2014 Details

2-day workshop on preventing disasters conclude

Mirpur (Ajk)—The two day capacity-building workshop on “Analysis and Crisis Response (Disaster Management), attended by eminent icons belonging to diverse segments of the civil society of AJK and G-B, concluded on Sunday with unanimous emphasis to raise awareness among the masses to deal with any eventuality in case of any natural or unnatural catastrophe through tail expertise. ... Monday, October 27, 2014 Details

Kashir Chaa’der: A Priced Possession

THE other day, reading the memoirs of a historian teacher of our times, Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal, I was caught up in a web of flashbacks. Events after events of the years gone by cascading before my eyes like waterfalls on mountainous highway, I was reminded of winter vacation pastimes during my early schooling days. When, for going to tuition, I had not to take arduous journey through slushy lanes of interior Haba Kadal to the house of my teacher Kashi Nath in Zaindar Mohalla but squat silently in front of teacher who visited our house to teach my elder brother. No sooner, my brother’s teacher left, gurgling with delight, I would rush next-door to the house of a friend of mine- an artisan and working class family that toiled hard for making a live. ... Monday, October 27, 2014 Details

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