Archive for December 2017

Long Time US Policy Reversal on Israel-Palestine issue

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

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



The indignity of being Muslim in India

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

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

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

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

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

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

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

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



In Indian Occupied Kashmir, a father’s fight against forgetfulness

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Tufail was killed on June 11, 2010, near a sports stadium in the old city of Srinagar in Indian-Occupied Kashmir

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

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

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

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

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

Dec 8th, 2017 | By

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.



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

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

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