Posts Tagged ‘kashmir’

Lightning kills over 100 animals belonging to nomads in Kashmir

   A few nomadic families of Bakerwal community, en route seasonal migration towards hilly areas, suffered a major loss on Tuesday after more than a hundred sheep and goats were killed in the lightning and thunderstorms in a village of Rajouri. Officials told that three nomadic families from Kalakote Tehsil were on their seasonal move; […]

Pakistan FM lauds Iran Leader’s ‘continued support’ for Kashmir

Press TV – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has lauded the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for his “continued support” for the people of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir. “The continued support of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for the people of Kashmir is praiseworthy,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry […]

Multiple civilians wounded as grenade left by earlier clashes goes off in Kashmir

The blast took place on Monday while local residents were clearing debris left by heavy fighting earlier in the day, local media reported, suggesting that an unexploded grenade could have caused the tragic incident. At least seven people, including minors, have been wounded, with various news outlets giving conflicting numbers so far. Indian media quoted […]

Exclusive: Change of demography in Kashmir

  Asif Haroon Raja Indo-Pakistan unabated antagonism Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the Partition in 1947 which was left behind by the British and it has bedeviled Indo-Pakistan relations. The two arch rivals went to war thrice over Kashmir and reached the brink of war several times even when both acquired nuclear capabilities. Armed […]

‘Dear World, How is the Lockdown?’, ask Kashmir and Gaza through memes

The coronavirus has infected over 1.3 million people in the world and forced the rest to seek shelter in self-isolation (unlike the refugees in Greece or the migrant laborers in India who cannot afford to do so in a world where self-isolation is a privilege). The world is now experiencing an unprecedented lockdown which has […]

Fresh snowfall damages crops in North Kashmir

   The fresh snowfall on Saturday has caused damage to almonds ,apricots and other vegetables in north Kashmir parts Including Gulmarg Tangmarg and other parts on Saturday. According to KNS Correspondent in hilly areas of north Kashmir received about 5 inches of fresh snow and plains of northern Kashmir have received one to two inches […]

Pakistan PM Khan calls on world to stop ‘Nazi-inspired ideology’ in India amid Kashmir & Citizenship Act unrest

The Pakistani prime minister made the comments while tweeting about ongoing violence in Delhi between supporters and opponents of India’s new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The unrest has caused the deaths of at least 20 people as of Wednesday. “Today in India we are seeing the Nazi-inspired RSS ideology take over a nuclear-armed state of […]

Trump to confront Modi on ‘religious freedoms’, Kashmir, tariffs & other US ‘concerns’ during India visit

Trump will raise a number of “concerns” with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the trip, a White House official said on Friday, singling out the “religious freedom issue” as “extremely important” to the US administration. “Prime Minister Modi in his first speech after winning the election last year, talked about how he would prioritize […]

At least 4 injured in grenade attack in India-controlled Kashmir, including civilians and military personnel

Unidentified militants reportedly targeted a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol in the city, wounding two officers as well as two bystanders. A CRPF spokesperson told local media that those injured were transported to a hospital to receive treatment. The explosion reportedly caused panic among bystanders who were shopping at a weekly flea market. Security forces […]

2 Indian personnel killed in clash in Kashmir – report

The clash took place near the city of Awantipora in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, ANI News reported. According to the report, an Indian military officer and a policeman have lost their lives.Police confirmed an “encounter” with militants but have not revealed any details so far. Police confirmed an “encounter” with militants but have not […]

Failure to keep track of history lessons on Kashmir

By Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani The author is President of London based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights – NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations. My family like any other family in the Valley remains behind the locked doors from 05 August 2019. The twin impact of the brutality of Indian […]

India orders drawback of 7,000 troops sent to Kashmir after security review

A total of 72 companies drawn from various paramilitary branches were ordered to return from Kashmir on Monday, Indian media has reported. Each company comprises 100 people. The decision to scale down the presence of troops in the predominantly Muslim region was made as the government in New Delhi evaluated the security situation there as […]

Refugee crisis over Kashmir could dwarf all others & ‘trigger war between nuclear-armed states’ – Imran Khan

Khan made his remarks while opening the UN-sponsored Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday. He warned that if India tries to change the demography of its Muslim-majority Kashmir region, it will trigger “another refugee crisis that would dwarf other crises.” From there on, the ensuing chaos and tensions could spiral into an open […]

India Test Fires Nuke-Capable Missile Amid "Israeli Model" For Kashmir Controversy

Following a major row over controversial comments from a senior Indian diplomat who in a recent televised speech called for the adoption of the “Israeli model” in Indian-administered Kashmir, New Delhi has added fresh fuel to the fire by another successful test launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Agni-III, on Saturday. This comes after a series prior short-range […]

500+ combat robots set to strengthen Indian Army defenses in Kashmir – media

The Defense Ministry is looking for around 550 “robotic surveillance units,” each with a 25-year lifespan, according to Indian media, citing military sources. “These robots should be capable enough for water fording with minimum 20cm depth,” an unnamed officer told Livemint. READ MORE: India’s quest for military upgrade: Modi’s big geopolitical challenge for years to […]

Perception war has begun: EU observers in Kashmir, Indian liberals cry foul

The visit by 23 EU parliamentarians, technically the initiative of little-known non-governmental group Women’s Economic and Social Think Tank (WESTT), is an “unofficial” one, since neither European Union nor the Indian government are directly involved, yet given the noise you would think it’s one of the biggest threat to the “Liberal Order” since World War […]

‘Artificial wall broken down’: Kashmir’s autonomy in India officially ceases to exist

On Thursday, India’s Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was officially split into two new union territories – Jammu and Kashmir in the west, and Ladakh in the east. Their newly-appointed lieutenant governors have been sworn in office in Srinagar and Leh, respectively. Having become union territories, each entity is now directly ruled by […]

Indian Occupied Kashmir: People continue to suffer under military siege

Source Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people of Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continue to suffer immensely due to strict military siege imposed by India. Normal life remains crippled on the 76th consecutive day, today, in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu due to restrictions and gag […]

Pakistani PM Khan slams media’s ‘double standard’ on Hong Kong and Kashmir

   Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused media outlets of a “double standard” by focusing on anti-China protests in Hong Kong and not covering enough the issue of disputed Kashmir region. Speaking after a trip to Beijing, Khan reiterated his support for the Chinese government, saying that while Hong Kong “is a part of […]

Grenade attack in Kashmir injures 10 amid India clampdown

A grenade attack in Kashmir’s southern city of Anantnag has injured 10 people, including a traffic policeman and a journalist, police says to ANI and on Twitter, blaming “terrorists.” Many people in Kashmir have been seething since India stripped its portion of the Muslim-majority region of autonomy on August 5, shutting off phone networks and imposing […]

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