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Indian Violation of the UN Resolution Regarding Plebiscite in Kashmir

Jan 12th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Every year, January 5 is celebrated in remembrance of the pledges of the UNO; as on this very day in 1949, UNCIP (United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan) resolution was adopted in which Kashmiris right of self-determination was granted through a free and impartial plebiscite, while still living under Indian occupation.



A Never-Ending Nightmare in Kashmir

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

By Jean Drèze First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law. “Like all the detained youth, I was beaten, and hung upside down. I was kept naked, tied to a



The True Face of Incredible India

Jan 9th, 2018 | By

Ever since the Hindu extremist party BJP took reins of power in India, it has embarked on a massive spree of defence spending. The scale is indeed unprecedented in the Indian history. For the year 2017-18, the Indian Govt allocated a staggering Rs. 3,59,854 crore (US$ 53.5 billion) for Defence. By Haroon Malik Shining and



Chemical Or Incendiary Weapons in Kashmir?

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

By Atta Rasool Malik The Romans believed that war was to be waged with weapons, not with poison. The notion has gained moral authority in the warfare over the period of times. Modern efforts to ban chemical weapons dates back to the Brussels Declaration (1874), which prohibited the use of poisons and poisoned bullets in



Kashmir Valley shuts down after woman killed in Shopian encounter

Dec 21st, 2017 | By

By Peerzada Ashiq Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday after authorities imposed restrictions in view of a bandh call given by separatists to protest killing of a woman during an encounter between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Most shops, offices and business centres remained shut



India Pakistan race to tap water in disputed Kashmir

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent’s diminishing freshwater supplies. The archrivals have been building duelling power plants along the banks of the turquoise Neelum River for years. The two projects, located



French Journalist Jailed in Kashmir

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

By Mudasir Ahmad The police has said that Comiti Paul Edward defied the conditions of his business visa, but his lawyers have denied the charge. Srinagar: Standing on the front porch of his lawyer’s office in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Friday morning, French journalist and filmmaker Comiti Paul Edward looked tense. “We have decided not



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