India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

New Delhi: India on Wednesday clearly put the onus on Pakistan for resumption of dialogue, asserting that it should commit to end the state-sponsored terrorism. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said in the Rajya Sabha that the government was ready to talk to all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to normalise the situation there. “Pakistan […]

Pakistan a great blessing for Muslims: Geelani

Pakistan a great blessing for Muslims: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday termed Pakistan as “centre of hope” of Muslim Ummah saying the country was a “great blessing for Muslims”. In a statement issued here, Geelani while greeting the Pakistan government, its Army and people on ‘Pakistan Resolution Day’ said the country has a political importance in the […]

Critical period awaiting Muslims of India and J&K: Dr Qasim

Critical period awaiting Muslims of India and J&K: Dr Qasim

SRINAGAR: Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) chief Dr Muhammad Qasim on Monday said the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is “a clear sign that BJP has set its eyes on building Ram Temple in place of Babri Masjid before the general elections of 2019”. In a statement issued here, Dr […]

Position on Kashmir not affected by CPEC: China

Position on Kashmir not affected by CPEC: China

Beijing: China has reiterated that Pakistan and India need to settle the issue of Kashmir by resuming dialogue. “China’s stand on the disputed valley will not be affected by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said during a routine press conference in Beijing on Friday. “On the Kashmir issue, China’s position is […]

Gilgit-Baltistan row: Don’t provide India opportunity to harm our movement: Shah asks Pakistan

Gilgit-Baltistan row: Don’t provide India opportunity to harm our movement: Shah asks Pakistan

SRINAGAR: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said Pakistan’s move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province “will prove detrimental to the disputed nature” of Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued here, Shah said the future of Jammu Kashmir is “yet to be decided through referendum and such moves will harm […]

Resistance groups oppose Gilgit Baltistan merger move

Resistance groups oppose Gilgit Baltistan merger move

Srinagar: Reacting to reports suggesting Pakistan authorities have moved a proposal to declare Gilgit and Baltistan (GB) as the fifth province of Pakistan, Kashmiri resistance leaders said the move will have “adverse consequences” for Kashmir. Senior pro-freedom leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told Kashmir Reader that there is a “considerate opinion” among the entire pro-freedom leadership […]

The Illusion of CPEC Participation

The Illusion of CPEC Participation

Mehbooba Mufti, at a seminar, stated that “Jammu and Kashmir could become a corridor of economic activity in the region and the country could take huge benefits of the economic activities going on across the Line of Control(LoC). She then posed the question, “why can’t we be partners in economic growth and share the benefits […]

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