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 […]

148 soldiers killed in J&K since 2015, says Govt

148 soldiers killed in J&K since 2015, says Govt

New Delhi: There were 15 militant attacks on the army last year as the government forces lost 68 soldiers, the Lok Sabha was Friday informed. The year 2016 also recorded 449 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Jammu and Kashmir border. In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Subhash Bhamre, […]

‘Surgical strike’ was carried out after specific input about militants planning attacks: Govt

‘Surgical strike’ was carried out after specific input about militants planning attacks: Govt

NEW DELHI: The cross-LoC surgical strike was carried out by the Indian army after “specific and very definite” inputs about militants at launch pads in PaK planning attacks in this country, the government said on Friday. The strikes were carried out with absolute precision and the targets were completely destroyed with no casualty being suffered […]

Situation not right for elections: Omar

Situation not right for elections: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that situation for conducting the parliamentary polls was not as conducive as it was during 2014 assembly polls. “The government has to create conducive environment to conduct the by-polls in the two constituencies (Srinagar and Anantnag),” Omar said during a press […]

At UN council, India accuses Pakistan of ‘compulsive hostility’

At UN council, India accuses Pakistan of ‘compulsive hostility’

Geneva/New Delhi: The Indian Representative to the UN on Wednesday asked Pakistan to rein in its “compulsive hostility” towards it and to fulfil its obligation to vacate the territory of PaK, which has become a “hub for the global export of terror”. Exercising its right to reply during a UN Human Rights Council session in […]