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Long Time US Policy Reversal on Israel-Palestine issue

By Atta Rasool Malik As a sequel to US President announcement quote “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” unquote. While the previous presidents have made this a major campaign/promise they failed to deliver. Evidently, the announcement has reversed decades of US policy, imperiled Middle East

By Atta Rasool Malik As a sequel to US President announcement quote “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” unquote. While the previous presidents have made this a major campaign/promise they failed to deliver. Evidently, the announcement has reversed decades of US policy, imperiled Middle East

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The indignity of being Muslim in India

By Sahil Wajid My first name was chosen by my mother because it was, as she put it, a “secular” name. Being a mildly religious woman, that really meant the name came as close as it could to a Hindu one, without sounding like a complete cop-out to some of her more orthodox Muslim relatives.

Indian police arrest French journalist for filming in Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari An Indian court on Monday remanded in custody a French journalist for five days after he was arrested in the disputed Kashmir region for filming a documentary without permission and violating visa regulations, police said. The freelance journalist, Paul Comiti, was arrested on Sunday in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir

Kashmir conflict: Pellet injuries leave boys in India struggling to adapt to blindness

Story by Annie Gowen It was months before Faisal Ahmed Dar finally stepped back on the cricket field. He had been his team’s top batter. But Faisal, 16, was recovering from a pellet wound that robbed him of 93 percent of sight in his left eye. As he healed, playing was out of the question.

Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir ‘fed up’ with India’s human rights abuses

As the world observes the UN-sponsored Human Rights Day, rights violations continue to be a major issue in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Since 1989, nearly 70,000 people have been killed in violence that separatist leaders say the UN has done too little to prevent. For the past year, the remote, northern region was gripped by widespread

Tufail was killed on June 11, 2010, near a sports stadium in the old city of Srinagar in Indian-Occupied Kashmir In Indian Occupied Kashmir, a father’s fight against forgetfulness

By Rifat Fareed Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo was at home when a crowd of people rushed to him with the news that changed his life forever. His only son was killed. It has been seven years since Mattoo’s life seemingly came to a standstill. He stopped going to work and his hair

Senior Azad Kashmir figure calls for Turkish mediation

Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly asks Turkey to initiate dialogue between India, Pakistan By Kubra Chohan Shah Ghulam Qadir, the speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly, has asked Turkey to initiate a dialogue between India and Pakistan. “I think Turkey can move to ask India and

Islamic State (ISIS) asks Kashmiris to behead Indian troops

An article in Islamic State magazine ‘Rumiyah” asks Kashmiri Muslims to restart their fight “under the banner of Khilafah” and behead Indian and Pakistani troops who confront them. The article, originally published in Urdu but translated by a Kashmir centric, pro-IS media group ‘Al-Qaraar’ in a Telegram post dated December 1, asks Kashmiri Muslims not

Indian Held Kashmir is Being Ripped Apart

By Atta Rasool Malik “It is very difficult to give an exact figure but, we have killed around 200 In Kashmir.” The assessment of local terrorists is around 110-120. Similarly, the foreigners are about 100”. It was so sad to listen Lieutenant General Sandhu addressing a press conference in Indian occupied Kashmir two days ago.

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Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the Trump decision

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly condemned the Trump decision of announcing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and appealed the Islamic Countries to act. “People of #Kashmir strongly denounce the US Presidents move to announce #AlQudsAlSharief (Jerusalem) as the so-called capital of Israel, we urge the UN to take action in accordance with


An earthquake measuring 5.1 struck north east of Thang, Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck 111 km north east of Thang, Jammu and Kashmir today in the early morning hours. There was no immediate report of any injury or destruction in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Further details are awaited. Yesterday, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale jolted


The US Dilemma

By Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired) The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the war in Afghanistan a little too hot for its liking and why not; it was a war that remained in search of strategy and failed to find it. It’s not that I


Dear America: It’s Your Turn to ‘Do More’

By Ishaal Zehra “We need to give attention to the important role Pakistan plays in the Afghanistan issue, and respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and security concerns”, said the Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi over a telephone conversation with US State of Secretary Rex Tillerson on August 23. “China stands ready to keep communication and coordination with


US Stuck In the Graveyard of Empires

By Ishaal Zehra Media reports claim that the American President, Donald Trump, has let loose to his advisers who were tasked to craft the new US strategy in Afghanistan, blasting them strikingly for their startling failures in America’s longest war in Afghanistan. According to some senior officials, he even suggested firing the war’s top military


Trump is grossly misled on Pakistan, here it is how?

By Atta Rasool Malik On 21 August 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump spelled out his long awaited ‘Afghan Policy’ while addressing American officers and soldiers at historic U.S military base, Fort Myer, Virginia. His speech was televised nationwide during prime-time in the United States.  Millions of others around the globe also listened to American President


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