Archive for August 2014

We are not India’s slaves and J&K is not part of India, claims Pakistan

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

A day after India cancelled foreign secretary-level talks over Pakistani envoy’s meeting with Kashmiri separatists, Pakistan on Tuesday reacted strongly saying it was “not subservient” to New Delhi and was a “legitimate stakeholder” in the Kashmir dispute. Arguing that high commissioner Abdul Basit did not interfere in India’s internal affairs, Pakistan foreign office spokeswoman Tasnim



India’s ‘self-goal’ on Kashmir triggers debate

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Unless the Modi government’s objective was to revive the sagging image of Pakistan in the Kashmir Valley or to give the jobless group known as the All Parties Hurriyat Conference a fresh lease of life, India’s cancellation of foreign secretaries’ talks with Islamabad could prove to be what the Indian Express described on Tuesday as



ISIS beheads captured US journalist

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

The Islamic State group has released a video purportedly showing one of its fighters beheading US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago. The video, titled “A Message To America,” was posted on social media sites on Tuesday, suggesting that it was an act of revenge for US air



Narendra Modi government’s decision to cancel talks with Pakistan undemocratic: Ali Shah Geelani

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani arrived to meet Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit here on Tuesday, a day after India called off the foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan over the latter’s envoy holding talks with Kashmiri separatists. Ahead of the meeting, Geelani termed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to cancel the India-Pakistan foreign



‘Kashmir dispute continues to pose threat to regional peace’

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Top Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Yasin Malik met Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, in New Delhi and discussed latest political and human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq talking to media in New Delhi after meeting



India not sincere to resolve Kashmir dispute: Hurriyet leaders

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, have said that the cancellation of Pak-India foreign secretary level talks by New Delhi has reinforced the Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership’s stance that India has never been serious in settling the Kashmir dispute through talks.



India not ready to shun its rigid policy on Kashmir: Tramboo

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

The Chief Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, has said that the cancellation of foreign secretary level talks by India with Pakistan has validated the fact that New Delhi is not ready to shun its policy of reluctance towards finding a solution of the Kashmir dispute. Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo



Kashmiris will never surrender: Engineer Rasheed

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

In occupied Kashmir, the independent member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has termed the Indian government’s decision of calling off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan as an eye-opener for those who were praising Modi when he assumed office and expecting him to show some sincerity in resolving the Kashmir dispute. Engineer



India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is our identity: RSS

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

The Hindu extremist organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, while lifting the curtains from real face of India, which has so far been claiming to be a secular country, has said ‘India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity’. Mohan Bhagwat said this while attending the golden jubilee celebrations of the



Former Raw Chief flays BJP for canceling talks with Pak

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Former chief of India’s intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Amar Singh Dulat has criticized the BJP government’s decision of canceling foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan on the pretext of the meeting between Hurriyet leaders and Pakistani High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, in New Delhi. A S Dulat, who also served as advisor on