Archive for August 2015

Modest Diplomacy of Kashmir’s Bus Service Endures

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

India and Pakistan are known for their tense relations, but one modest program aimed at bridging those differences in the hotly contested Kashmir region has endured for more than 10 years. The Kashmir bus route has been ferrying families across the Line of Control since April 2005, braving occasional gunfire, in what has become an



Kashmiri Separatists Under House Arrest ahead of meeting with Pak NSA , AniNews.in

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

Kashmiri Separatist leaders, who were invited by Pakistan to meet its National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz when he comes to India for the NSA-level talks, were placed under house arrest by the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday. Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani were placed under house arrest in Srinagar



Pakistan again raises Kashmir issue at UN; seeks OIC intervention – The Times of India

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

Pakistan has once again raised the Kashmir issue at the UN security council, seeking mediation from the world body and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to resolve the issue. Speaking during an open debate on the subject of regional organizations and contemporary global security challenges on Tuesday, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi



The Need for Restraint in Kashmir – The New York Times

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

More than 50 years after India and Pakistan were created in the partition of the British colonial empire, the disputed region of Kashmir remains a dangerous flash point. Cross-border violence has surged in recent months, raising new fears that the attacks could spiral out of control and set off another war between the two nuclear-armed