Tag: Kashmir

Defence Minister’s reply in Parliament blasts those alleging rapes by Army in Kashmir

Indian army rescuing flood victims in Kashmir in 2014 (representative photo)

Newsroom Staff New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today informed the Rajya Sabha that no Armed Forces personnel serving in areas notified as “disturbed areas: under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 have been prosecuted during the last three years. The Defence Minister in a written reply, in response to a query by Avinash

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Who will protect the rights of the Kashmiri Pandits

Lalit Shastri Who will protect the rights of the Kashmiri pundits who are victims of terror and were driven out of their homeland? It is high time we stop eulogising those who have spread terror in Kashmir by calling them militants instead of terrorists. These people are threatening the integrity and sovereignty of our country.

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Anti-national rally on JNU campus

Lalit Shastri The culprits and their advocates and apologists, like the New York Times (India’s Crackdown on Dissent, What Passes for Sedition in India), politicians of different hues, including the Leftists, many journalists, small but vocal section of the intelligentsia, and a coalition of rag-tag opportunists have seemingly ganged up to politicize what is an anti-national act. They are

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Army captain, 4 others killed in Pampore Terrorist attack

Newsroom24x7 Staff Srinagar: Army launched today around 3 pm the final assault and security forces entered the Government Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building at Pampore in South Kashmir where a group of terrorists were holed up. At the time of writing this, the EDI building was on fore and the Army assault against the terrorists

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J and K Governor sets a 24-hour deadline for BJP-PDP’s intent on the road ahead

Newsroom24x7 Desk Srinagar : Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra has sought clarification from ruling BJP-PDP on their intent of running the state government, and has asked them to clarify by tomorrow. People’s Democaratic Party (PDP), under Mehbooba Mufti’s leadership, has been contemplating on the road ahead regarding running of J and K

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Kashmir calls for a bandh, as violence erupts over truck attack victim’s death

Newsroom24x7 Desk Srinagar: Violence erupted in many parts of Kashmir Valley on Sunday after a victim of the October 9 fire-bomb attack on a truck in Udhampur died in Delhi. This death triggered a demand from separatists and others, who called for a bandh on Monday, amidst violent protests and disruptions. Police sources revealed that

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India-Pakistan must resolve Kashmir issue by being good neighbors, say Pak PM

Newsroom24x7 Desk Lahore : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his concerns on Kashmir and addressed the Indian counterpart on good neighborly behavior for resolving the Kashmir conflict. Sharif expressed his opinion while speaking to the media at Governor’s house in Lahore. PM Sharif stated India and Pakistan should live like good neighbors and resolve

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Kashmir unfinished agenda of partiton – says Pak Army Chief

Newsroom24x7 Desk Islamabad : Not letting go of any opportunity, Pakistan gain raked up Kashmir issues and termed it as unfinished business of yester years. This time, the ‘K’ word got attention when Pakistan army chief Gen Raheel Sharif termed Kashmir as part of the ‘unfinished agenda of partition’ for which he said, the world

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US, Iran nuclear deal, infiltration of terrorists in Kashmir and Pakistan’s nuke threat

Lalit Shastri US President Barack Obama and Foreign Secretary John Kerry and everyone in their team have reason to pat their back on the historic Iran nuclear deal that will ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful and will positively contribute to regional and international peace and security. The high water mark of this

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Geelani placed under House arrest, Protesters face police action

Newsroom24x7 Staff Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: A crowd protesting outside the residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani was dispersed by Police today after the separatist leader was placed under house arrest just before he was about to leave his residence to address a seminar in the State capital. Yesterday, two other Kashmiri separatist leaders Shabbir Ahmed

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CIA views Kashmir as the site of the world’s largest and most militarised Territorial dispute

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) views Kashmir as the “site of the world’s largest and most militarized territorial dispute with portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and Kashmir), and Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas)”. Notwithstanding the numerous incidents of unprovoked firing and violation

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