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Kashmir : Kashmir Debate in United Kingdom Parliament

 Kashmir On Thursday 19 January 2017 MPs debated and approved a motion on Kashmir. The debate was led by Mr David Nuttall along with Nusrat Ghani, Robert Flello and Fiona Mactaggart. The Motion debated and approved “That this House notes the escalation in violence and breaches of international human rights on the Indian side of the

 Kashmir On Thursday 19 January 2017 MPs debated and approved a motion on Kashmir. The debate was led by Mr David Nuttall along with Nusrat Ghani, Robert Flello and Fiona Mactaggart. The Motion debated and approved “That this House notes the escalation in violence and breaches of international human rights on the Indian side of the

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Solidarity with Kashmiris

By Tariq Rizwan February 5, each year is observed as a Kashmir Day when a part of Kashmir was liberated from India called Independent Kashmir (in Urdu it is called Azad Jummu & Kashmir – AJK in 1948. In Pakistan, AJK is recognized as a separate state with a Parliament, Prime Minister, President and other

Indian society urged to raise voice for Kashmiris

New Delhi’s policies have made Kashmir a hell In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has called upon Indian civil society to come forward in a big way to demand immediate stop of use of brute force by Indian troops against innocent civilians in the territory. Syed Ali Gilani

India Usurps Right of Pakistan on Kashmir

Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of Partition of India held in 1947. The British Government policy in regard to independence of the Indian states which numbered about 560 was enshrined in the proviso that the states enjoyed the privilege of use of their choice to join either dominion the Hindu majority states for India while

The Kashmir Upspring

By Sadiq Zafar A month has passed and peace seems to be an unimaginable thing in the valley of Kashmir. Burning in the political inferno, only the people of Kashmir are at the suffering end while the Indian state seems to be busy in drafting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendments. With hundreds of

The Forgotten War in Kashmir Is Turning Nasty

By Baba Umar Ever since they entered into a cease-fire agreement in the disputed Kashmir, relations between Pakistan and India never seemed to be unraveling. Over the past month and a half, however, the South Asian giants are on the brink of redefining their relationship and essentially unscrambling thanks to a full-blown pro-independence uprising in

Mapping Kashmir’s Cycle of Discontent

By Asma Khan Lone Kashmir has erupted once again, engulfed by yet another cycle of conflict and violence—its Sisyphean bane. The trigger this time is the killing of rebel commander, Burhan Wani, the tech-savvy poster boy of the militant organization Hizb Ul Mujahideen. His killing led to an outpour of emotions and anger on the

Kashmir: A story of defiance amid grief

People in Indian-administered Kashmir aim their anger at security forces as death toll and eye injuries mount.  Human rights activists say the security forces enjoy impunity from prosecution [EPA] By Elizabeth Puranam Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – For Abdul Rehman Mir, the grief over the death of his son has turned to anger. He is sitting

Kashmir, the Paradise that Breaks Your Heart

By Shome Basu A look at the lives of locals and those affected by pellet guns during the weeks of violence and protests in the Valley, before the curfew was finally lifted after 51 days. On August 5, Umar Yousuf, a class 11 student from Budgam, was hit by pellets in his left eye in

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Plight of detainees in jails deplored

In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has appealed to the international community and human rights organisations to take cognizance of the plight of illegally detained pro-freedom leaders and activists languishing in different jails. The APHC Spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the authorities were prolonging their detention on one pretext


Hurriyet leaders continue to visit martyrs’ families

In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders and activists continued to visit Islamabad district to express solidarity with three youth, martyred by Indian troops, recently. A delegation of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet led by Bashir Ahmad Qureshi and Umar Aadil Dar visited the families of the youth in Awoora area of district and expressed condolence with them. The delegation paid


JKPM supports join protest calendar

In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has urged the people to follow the protest calendar issued by the joint resistance leadership in letter and spirit. APHC leader and JKPM Chairman in a statement in Jammu said the recent mass uprising in Kashmir has entered a very crucial stage under the joint resistance


Pellets destroyed family in Pulwama

In occupied Kashmir, the blinding of a 27-year-old BA final year student, Muhammad Ashraf Wani, by pellets has ruined his family in Pulwama. After my husband’s death thirteen years ago, it was Muhammad Ashraf Wani who supported families by earning livelihood for the family. He arranged marriages of his two younger sisters from his own


Shutdown will be observed in Gaw Kadal on Saturday

In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has called for a complete shutdown in Gaw Kadal and its adjacent areas of Srinagar Saturday (January 21) to pay tributes to the massacre victims. The leadership in a statement also called for a complete shutdown in Handwara and Kupwara on January 25 and 27 respectively. The statement


Dissent silenced by pellets, bullets in IOK: Shabbir Shah

In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are struggling to achieve the right to self-determination, promised and acknowledged by the world community including India. Shabbir Ahmad Shah said this while talking to an


Gilani concerned over unabated arrest spree

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the unabated arrest spree unleashed by Indian police in the territory for the past five months. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the puppet regime and its bureaucracy have made themselves a laughingstock as they being


Don’t restrict Yasin Malik’s movement; HC to puppet regime

Don’t restrict Yasin Malik’s movement; HC to puppet regime In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the puppet authorities not to restrict the free movement of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Font Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. Hearing a petition filed by Muhammad Yasin Malik, a bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar directed the authorities to


Geelani sets demilitarization as pre-condition for dialogue on Kashmir

Geelani said that India is trying all means to “legitimize” its illegal control on Kashmir since 1947. Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that he was not against talks as a means to end conflicts, but the process held over 150 times on Kashmir had failed because of its “deceptive nature” and


Rajnath made a mockery of dialogue: Separatists

Separatists on Thursday accused Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh of “making a mockery of dialogue”, while the Congress welcomed the Centre’s move to replace pellet guns. Accusing Mr. Singh of “issuing invitations through Twitter”, incarcerated JLKF chief Yasin Malik said: “Indian leaders are making a mockery of the dialogue process and institution by saying whoever