Category: Kashmir

Calls To Address Deteriorating Environmental Situation In Pakistan Administrated Kashmir

In a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Press for Peace Foundation UK, environmentalists and civil society representatives have called on the government to address the deteriorating environmental situation in the region of Azad Kashmir. A statement issued at the end of the virtual panel discussion on Monday said that the process of diverting rivers for power generation projects has […]

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Indian forces in Kashmir kill militant suspected of targetted killing

Indian forces in Kashmir killed two militants on Wednesday, one them suspected of gunning down a bank manager this month, police said, part of a stepped-up counter-insurgency effort that has triggered an exodus from the Muslim-majority region. India has been fighting an Islamist separatist insurgency in Kashmir since the late 1980s. Muslim Pakistan also claims the region over which the […]

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Countering Targeted Killings In Kashmir

The threat By targeting defenceless men and women belonging to the indigenous minority Hindu community as well as non-locals working in Kashmir, Pakistan sponsored terrorists have succeeded in creating a fear psychosis here. Unfortunately, rather than expressing solidarity and reassuring the terrorised people, local political parties seem to be more interested in extracting political mileage from this humungous tragedy by […]

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Towards A Peoples’ Auqaf (Muslim Endowments) In Jammu And Kashmir

Waqf is a charitable endowment permanently dedicated by an individual to (Allah) God to provide services to the community. It is perpetual which means ‘once a waqf always a waqf’ and it cannot be alienated. The institution of Muslim endowments Kashmir was first established under the name of ‘Idara auqaf islamia and later Muslim Auqaf Trust and then as Jammu […]

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Decoding Targeted Killings In Kashmir

Tuesday turned out to be yet another bloody day in Kashmir. While a targeted attack in the Soura area of Srinagar left a policeman dead and his seven-year-old daughter injured, three innocent civilians sustained injuries due to a grenade hurled at security forces in Yaripora area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir. Though a terrorist group calling itself ‘The Resistance […]

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India’s Kashmir sees upsurge in violence, tense after separatist convicted

Indian security forces have killed six militants in Kashmir in the past 24 hours while militants shot dead a female TV performer and a police officer, officials said on Thursday, following the conviction of the region’s best-known separatist. A New Delhi court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding “terrorist” activities and for […]

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Indian court convicts Kashmiri rebel leader of terrorism

An Indian court on Thursday convicted a top Kashmiri separatist leader in a terrorism-related case that carries a maximum sentence of the death penalty or life imprisonment. Mohammed Yasin Malik had been charged with terrorist acts, illegally raising funds, being a member of a terrorist organization, and criminal conspiracy and sedition. Judge Praveen Singh set May 25 for hearing arguments […]

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Wages Of ‘Armed Struggle’ in Kashmir

In the nineties, when Rawalpindi’s sponsored proxy war erupted in Kashmir, the domestic pro-Pakistan lobby on ISI’s payroll had assured locals that ‘azadi’ [freedom] was just “around the corner.” However, even after more than three-decades of unprecedented violence and bloodshed that has claimed thousands of lives, and vitiated the peaceful environment of J&K, the promised ‘azadi’ is still elusive, and […]

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Pakistan PM seeks urgent aid for Afghans

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has underlined the need for the delivery of urgent humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. At the end of a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Sharif issued the call at a meeting with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha in Makkah. The Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad said Sharif affirmed […]

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Who Is Telling The Truth About Jammu And Kashmir?

Every year, Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day (KSD) on Feb. 5 to show its solidarity with Kashmiris and spread its propaganda. Many lies have been spread about Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in the media and at various forums, seminars, and webinars for a long time. The idea of KSD came from Qazi Hussain Ahmed, a radical politician from the Jamaat-e-Islami […]

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