Kashmir News

Media silenced in Kashmir

Dec 11th, 2019 | By

Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of Kashmir Times, addressing a seminar on ‘Media Freedom for Kashmir’ organised in Thrissur on Tuesday by the Kerala Media Academy in association with the KUWJ. Internet and cellphones restricted, says Kashmir Times executive editor As all means of communications have been restricted, the media in Kashmir are struggling for



BJP Leader Thrown Out Of Asia Pacific Summit For Disrupting Pakistan’s Speech On Kashmir

Nov 21st, 2019 | By

Pakistan National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri raised the Kashmir issue at the summit. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Jolly was thrown out of the Asia Pacific Summit, 2019 in Cambodia on Tuesday when he tried to disrupt the speech of Pakistan National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on Kashmir issue. In a video circulated



Top Kashmiri leader asks Pakistan to withdraw from peace pacts with India

Nov 12th, 2019 | By

Syed Ali Shah Geelani urges Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to respond to India’s “annexation” of disputed Kashmir by dissolving Tashkent, Shimla and Lahore agreements, and “re-designation” of de facto border to “ceasefire line.” Islamabad must withdraw “from all aspects” of several peace accords with India and re-designate the de facto Kashmir border Line of



OIC expresses ‘deep concern’ over Kashmir

Sep 26th, 2019 | By

OIC contact group meet on sidelines of UN General Assembly, ask India to ‘rescind unilateral illegal actions in Kashmir’ The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over the worsening human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian move to scrap its special status. In a statement issued following a



UK’s Labour Party passes resolution for ‘self-determination’ of Kashmir

Sep 26th, 2019 | By

The UK’s Opposition Labour Party on Wednesday passed an emergency motion on Kashmir, calling for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to seek international observers to “enter” the region and demand the right of self-determination for its people. “The conference urges the Labour Party to ask Jeremy Corbyn or ensure someone is represented to attend the UNHRC



Jammu & Kashmir: Situation in Valley very bad, no freedom of speech, says Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad

Sep 25th, 2019 | By

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the situation in the Kashmir Valley was “very bad”, reported PTI. Azad, who is the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, is currently on a six-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir. “I spent four days in Kashmir and arrived here to spend two more days in



Kashmiri leader calls on EU to react to the situation in Kashmir

Sep 16th, 2019 | By

Demonstration in Birmingham, United Kingdom India’s lockdown of Kashmir has caused a humanitarian and human crisis in the region. Ahead of a debate on Tuesday in the European Parliament on the situation in Kashmir, Masood Khan, president of Azad Kashmir, warns about the situation and calls on EU to condemn India’s actions. Kashmir consists of



’20 protests a day’ in Kashmir despite lockdown

Sep 16th, 2019 | By

Kashmir has seen an average of nearly 20 protests a day against Indian rule over the last six weeks despite a security lockdown to quell unrest, a senior government source told AFP news agency. Altogether there have been 722 protests since August 5, with the main city of Srinagar, Baramulla district in the northwest and



Allegations Of Human Rights Violations in Kashmir Must Be Investigated: UK

Sep 4th, 2019 | By

The UK on Tuesday said any allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir since India revoked the Article 370 of the Constitution must be “thoroughly, promptly and transparently” investigated. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told MPs in the House of Commons in the first parliamentary session after a long summer recess that he had raised the



‘I don’t know if my wife’s alive’ says British man after Kashmir lockdown

Sep 4th, 2019 | By

Basit Mahmood A British man says he is ‘falling apart’ after not hearing from his wife for over three weeks, after Kashmir was placed under curfew by the Indian government. Wanting only to be identified by his first name, Adeel, 33, says he doesn’t know if his ‘wife is even alive’ after a communications blackout