Tensions in Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan region divided between Pakistan and India but claimed by both in its entirety, have escalated in recent weeks following a decision by New Delhi to downgrade the Indian-administered area’s semi-autonomy.
According to local News one, an 8-year boy died on the spot in Neelum Valley, where many other injured including House burnt by Indian Army firing across the Cease Fire Line.
Of the total mobile phone base of over 60 lakh in Kashmir, BSNL has nearly 80,000 postpaid phones operating in Kashmir. Over 5,000 postpaid mobile phones of government officials and police are already functional.
Ask Jeremy Corbyn to attend the UNHRC to demand the restoration of basic human rights including the freedom of speech and communication, the lifting of curfews, and to allow the humanitarian aid organisation and international observers to enter the region.
Toqeer Gillani, a leader of Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front, said Saturday the group will cross the frontier near Chakotay. He said they would spend the night at the midway point and resume their on-foot journey early Sunday.
That the pre-requisite for reconciliation, good neighbourliness and durable peace between them is a commitment by both the countries to peaceful co-existence, respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;
He also directed them to hold Parent-Teacher meet on October 01 in all Schools across the valley and also finalize all the modalities for opening schools and colleges in coordination with district administration across Kashmir Division.
Pressing upon Pompeo to tell the Indian government “to immediately lift the communications blackout and adhere to international human rights standards in Jammu & Kashmir”, they give instances of how amidst communications blackout there are “increasingly disturbing reports of human rights abuses.”
A daughter of former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir called on world leaders to intervene to help the people of the region, who are facing “economic, humanitarian, psychological and health crises.”
The team visited Srinagar and several villages in the districts of Shopian, Pulwama and Bandipora. Their report incorporates eyewitness accounts of the restrictions imposed on the people since the Centre’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir. The names of the eyewitnesses were changed to protect their identities.
The resolution also calls for Corbyn to meet the high commissioners of both India and Pakistan to ensure there is “mediation” and restoration of peace and normality to prevent a potential nuclear conflict.
I just request to Mr Narendra Modi if you are planning to kill us all, get it over with. Just announce it we all Kashmiris will travel back to Kashmir and we will die with our people, don’t kill us every day. You can never rule a Kashmiri. All you can do is kill us all, that’s how you get Kashmir.
India in the arrogance of power is brutalizing the people of Kashmir, and the fact is it is never going to get any solution and if the people of Jammu and Kashmir are raising the voices against the tyrannical rule of India the killings or the least is Imprisonment as the form of punishment. There are gross human rights violations in Kashmir so India should stop its brutality in Kashmir and as a concerned citizen of the State we request to:
An FIR (first information report) has been registered against 11 young men most of whom are students for the ‘crime’ of chanting slogans against Pakistani occupation of the large part of the State of Jammu Kashmir including Gilgit Baltistan.
This is the story of Nasir and all other Kashmiris who are far away from their homeland for their jobs and studies. They have been in traumatic condition due to unanticipated lockdown of Kashmir Valley.
The protests were called against India’s abrogation of Article 370 which gave the Indian part of Kashmir, a special status. They were also demonstrating against India’s communication blackout at the region for the last 35 days.
Out of the 36 persons who received pellet injuries, eight were reported in the first week of the clampdown, the official said. More than 200 incidents of stone-throwing have been reported during this period.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addressed his nation and said: “the future of the state would be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people ascertained through a referendum held under the auspices of the UN.”
Shehla Rashid challenges the removal of Section 370 & the J&K Reorganisation Act in Indian High court
A total of seven petitioners including Rashid and Faesal have moved the apex court in challenging the removal of Section 370 of J&K and the J&K Reorganisation Act which has bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
The report was prepared after conversations with hundreds of affected people in and around Kashmir valley; all of whom were too afraid to speak on camera.
Speaking to reporters before being whisked away by the police, he said the patients are unable to relocate to hospitals due to restrictions. “They can’t buy medicines either because of the cash crunch,” he said.
the Monday’s rally was different in that the emotionally charged participants said they wanted both India and Pakistan out of their motherland to pave way for an independent state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Kashmiri Pandit community in the US held a rally applauding the Indian government’s decision to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued on Friday, the hardline separatist leader, who advocates Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan, said people should organise peaceful protests and demonstrations in their areas of residence.
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories on August 5.
The book “Kashmir Misgovernment” is divided into four main chapters and an Introduction section, in which Gulab Singh Dogra’s loyalty to the British government is being shown swankily, primarily this section reveals that how the British Government brought the Gulab Singh Dogra’s subjugation to Kashmir.
Similarly, Pakistan’s pulsating standpoint on the disputed nature of entire Jammu Kashmir, ignoring the decade’s old stand on the human rights situation in Indian administered Kashmir and a new policy to respond only if India eyes on Azad Kashmir speaks the nature of interests both are negotiating through backdoor channels.
He cited the discovery of charred bodies of Kashmiri youth from the debris of five houses destroyed by the Indian forces at Bahmnoo and Kakpora in Pulwama, which had been burnt beyond visual recognition.
“He was supposed to stay with me at my rented accommodation in Jamia Nagar but decided to book a hotel because my flat was shared by a couple of other persons,” Malik Aabid told The Hindu.
“We continue to be very concerned by reports of detentions, and continued restrictions on the residents of the region,” a senior State Department official told reporters.
Sitting outside the police station alongside Rah on Tuesday were dozens of other locals who said their relatives were also in custody – among them 21 boys from the most recent night raid.
The occupation authorities continue to maintain strict curfew with the deployment of thousands of Indian troops in every nook and corner of the Kashmir valley, turning it into a military garrison and big concentration camp.
In addition, the continuing human rights violations and long terms imprisonments of the political activists in Gilgit-Baltistan under Pakistani administered part of the Jammu Kashmir state are also fuelling the catastrophe being created by the Government of India.
Although after the inception of armed insurgency and counterinsurgency in Kashmir in 1989 my parents were confronted with an uncertain future, in which the political fate of Kashmir was unknowable, they sustained their ideals through those difficult times.
Thousands of people have been detained in Kashmir over fears of outbreaks of unrest after the BJP government stripped of the special status to the State two weeks ago, government sources told AFP.
“Our neighbour is knocking on the doors of the international community saying India made a mistake. Talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror,” he categorically said.
After Friday prayers hundreds of Kashmiri based Seminary Students organised a massive rally in the Iranian city of Qom to protest against the scrapping of a constitutional provision that granted special status to Indian-administered Kashmir.
This freedom was not possible without the hardships of forefathers of Indian soil and its because of all those sacrifices today, Indian Citizens can enjoy the freedom and breathe fresh air without any occupation.
Everyone I met is in shock. There is a strange numbness. We heard about the killing of two protestors but there is no way to confirm. Kashmir has been turned invisible even inside Kashmir. The forces on checkpoints have specific instructions to disallow journalists to cross the barrier.
Both India & Pakistan are on the same page in occupation, division, subdivision of JK & looting resources. It’s clear that in JK, you have to resist against your own occupied in your private area. POK & GB peoples can’t go there to help IOK peoples in any way.
After so many sacrifices We JK peoples are still not even part of our own issue locally or internationally. We don’t have our political system or else. We just have Pakistani gun in our hand to keep up this proxy war.
Their policies have even been contradicting mainly with what they said before getting into power. Later they have also made many claims that were never to be accurate, and the promises they made were then lost like never existed.
I have heard so much about Kashmir, such a beautiful name, its supposed to be such a beautiful part of the world, right now its just bombs all over the place. US President
“I honestly don’t think Trump has the slightest idea of what he’s talking about. He has either not been briefed or not understood what Modi was saying or what India’s position is on 3rd-party mediation. That said, MEA should clarify that Delhi has never sought his intercession,” Shashi Tharoor tweeted.
Trump told Imran Khan that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in the dispute. The US President further told Pakistan PM Imran Khan if he would love to help if Pakistan wants him to.
A state government official Thursday alleged that police did not allow him to carry his father’s body to home in Srinagar from Jammu as a convoy of Amarnath yatra pilgrims was moving towards the Valley.
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“We wholeheartedly and sincerely want them to come back, but will oppose any move to settle them in separate colonies as it negates the very fabric of our social, cultural and mutual bonds,” he said.
No less than 22 individuals are lacking and feared lifeless after a flood ransacked right into a village in Muzaffarabad’s Neelum Valley late Sunday night time reported on Monday.
Abdul Qadeer, an employee of an English army officer, Major Butt of the Yorkshire Regiment then posted at Peshawar, hailed from Swat (Many versions about his origin). He had come to Srinagar with his employer who was a casual visitor on leave from the army wanting to spend the hot summer in the cool climate of Kashmir.
Indian atrocities and barbarism has crossed all the limits, people will face tougher days ahead: S. A Geelani
He said that this world body has testified our stand that Indian armed forces under the undemocratic and unethical shield of legal impunity continue the genocide of Kashmiris, with bullets, pellets, torture, rape, humiliation and incarceration.
According to the latest reports, Zaira has rejected the offer. According to a tweet, Zaira was introduced to The Big Boss-13. He has offered Rs 1.2 crore, but Zaira has rejected the offer.
On the fateful night accused had exchanged heated arguments with the woman leading to a verbal altercation between the two. The accused person grabbed the woman and tied a scarf around her neck and gradually pulled it leading to her death on spot.
According to the list, 210 relatives of separatist leaders currently live abroad. The documents also mention that 112 children of the separatists study in foreign lands, out of which 21 belong to 14 well-known separatists.
Formal investigations on a large scale have been launched against the top leadership of the JuD for terror financing after the registration of FIRs against them during the last two days,” said a spokesperson for the CTD, Punjab
The specifications listed by CRPF indicate that the force is looking for a fairly potent variant. The device should have a continuous output of 153 decibels (db) sound pressure level at a distance of 1 metre and 121 db at 100 feet, the RFI says.
A total of 113 militants were killed between January and June 16 this year, 257 were killed in 2018, 213 in 2017 and 150 in 2016, taking the total number of those killed during the period to 733, it said, these include many known figures such as Zakir Musa and Burhan Wani.
The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,107 women and damaged 109,191 residential houses and other structures. It maintained that Indian troops and police subjected at least 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in the period.
“Social media has helped him to bring his business to the customers. He received most of the customers from social media for his online store rather than for my offline store.
Two militants and an army man have been killed in an ongoing encounter between government forces and militants in Marhama Sangam village of Bijbehara belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday
9 years Kashmir boy Zidane Hamid makes Guinness World Record. Zidane Hamid belongs to Rawlakot Pakistan administrated Jammu Kashmir. He arranged all the elements of the periodic table in a short time of 5 minutes and 41 seconds.
Kashmir is a powder keg, a nuclear flashpoint in South Asia. This dispute has consumed more than 5 lakh lives only from 1947. Kashmir which is having 5000-year-old history was an independent country till it lost its sovereignty at the hands of Mughals on 1585 A.D.
Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind commander Zakir Musa has been killed in a gunfight with Indian army in Daddsara village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
We must not allow any of the above to happen. We have a lot of strategic and human interests in (J&K) and the country as a whole and we must protect both these.
“Kashmir is a situation in which anything can happen at any time. It’s like a pressure cooker. More and more young people are joining militancy”.
He believed people of Azad Kashmir and people of Gilgit Baltistan were deliberately kept apart by the policy makers of Pakistan. This segregation and policy of divide and rule resulted in misunderstandings and lacked sense of belonging.
‘Operation Gibraltar’ is a major event in the history of Pakistan and Kashmir. Whatever it’s intent and purpose, it had a far-reaching effect on the history of India, Pakistan and Kashmir. It changed the course of history in the Sub – Continent.
In order to have a realistic and pragmatic view on the present struggle in Kashmir, it is important to understand the legal position of Kashmir at the time of the Partition of India.
Eventually, Jinnah, Mountbatten and Nehru unanimously agreed that Rulers of the Princely States should decide future of their states, by taking geographical position and composition of their subjects into consideration.
“However, Imran Khan must do more about Kashmir. We have to resolve that issue. We have to save the Kashmiri people, and we must involve them in the peace process. Nobody in the Indian subcontinent has suffered or struggled more than Kashmiris.
This agreement is known as Karachi Agreement, the agreement remain hidden till 1992 when High Court of AJK was hearing a petition on Gilgit Baltistan and court nullify the Karachi Agreement but latter AJK’s supreme court restored it in its pure form.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CEASE FIRE LINE IN THE STATE OF JAMMU KASHMIR
An ‘independent state’ is a rising phenomenon in either side of Jammu and Kashmir which gradually evolved as a result of the impasse on the Kashmir dispute, generally known as ‘Third Option’. Several politicians are the advocates of ‘third option’ popular names among those are Maqbool Butt, Amanullah Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Yasin Malik.
The labourers of this factory were paid daily wages of 41/2annas per head which was perceptibly too scarce, especially in view of the escalating of cost of living and the huge profit it grossed.
“I feel the only way is through dialogue and political settlement of the Kashmir issue not through military means,” Imran stressed.
The people of that area were oppressed and subjected to worst treatment. Feudalism, landlordism, moneylenders, everything was there. And there was repression from the British government and Maharaja as well. We were in school those days, and this ill treatment did not let us to be mute spectators. We started resistance against this oppression when our age was just around 15 years.
Frankly, I don’t think both countries will. Even Pakistan, which keeps talking about freedom for J&K, is basically hostile to the idea. After all, Islamabad is only a few miles from the border of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and if J&K becomes independent, Pakistan would find the international border too close to its capital.
“India is suffering from the arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice, but has utterly failed to do so, and the Indian might can never deter us from our much-cherished goal of right to self-determination,”
The term Kashmiriat or Kashmiriyat has come to signify centuries-old indigenous secularism of Kashmir which has been expended and crumple many times in History. According to some sources of history, Kashmir was a great state in the past, and it has been extended to Ghazni and Gujrat.
People also stayed away from the election process at several areas in lower belt of Rafiabad including Ferozpora, Drusu, Saidpora, Parraypora recorded zero Percent votes. In Hajjin area of Bandipora, only 61 votes were polled out of 8171
Jammu and Kashmir have recorded over 46 per cent turnout in Jammu and Baramulla constituencies, where voting is underway in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections,
“these baseless thunders may lure the majority vote bank and Saffron brigade may once again succeed to befool its people, but an issue like Kashmir need a pragmatic and statesmanlike dealing which at least in Delhi rulers is hard to find.”
BJP in its Manifesto says: We are committed to abrogation of Article 370 and annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the provision is discriminatory against non-permanent residents and women of Jammu & Kashmir. 35A is obstacle in the development.
“In the given circumstances Er. Rashid seems to be the best choice among the candidates for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency.
My vote is for him. ,” Faisal said in a Facebook post.
“In the first quarter of 2019, at least 18 cases of destruction of civilian properties were reported in Jammu and Kashmir. Out of the 18 cases, 15 are residential houses and 3 are cowsheds,” report added.
Hari Singh was more than a Hindu king who ruled over a Muslim majority state. He rose above the communal stereotyping and stood by his words, ‘Justice is my religion’.
Under Article 370 Shaikh Abdullah tried to protect the “State Subject Rule 1927” in which some basic rights of the citizens of the state of Jammu Kashmir were protected including.
“Narendra Modi’s government at the Centre is responsible for creating an environment which forces the youth of the state to join militancy,” Azad said at an election rally here.
“As the center has imposed the ban on Jamaat and JKLF, we’ll try to revoke the ban if we are voted to power. It is up to the center to decide whether the ban be revoked or not, but still we demand that this ban should be revoked at an earliest,” she said.
“I challenge BJP to repeal Article 370 as its abrogation may help us to get freedom,” Dr. Abdullah said while addressing a gathering today.
The INC, which released its election manifesto at its New Delhi party headquarters, said that Jammu and Kashmir and its problems deserve a large-hearted approach that will eschew muscular militarism and legalistic formulations and look for an innovative federal solution.
The film is showing the indiscriminate pallet gun shooting, direct firing on people, injured people, and dead bodies of Kashmiris carried out daily.
The film is 1 hour and eighteen minutes long which show two different aspects of the valley, it shows the beauty of the river and peaky mountains and bloodshed and mourns of its people.
India blames two militant Islamic groups, which it says enjoy Pakistan’s support, for the attack. Pakistan denies the charge and, following the warming ties between Islamabad and Washington in the post-Sept. 11 war on terrorism, it announced a crackdown on the two militant Islamic groups.
The undeclared war between India and Pakistan make people not to visit the Neelum valley because of firing threats. Many time people have been stopped or evicted from Neelum Valley by force.
Have you leaned more about human nature than the man in the street can learn without so much as opening a book? Have you derived from history any illumination of our present condition, any guidance for our judgments and policies, any guard against the rebuffs of surprise or the vicissitudes of change?
Kashmir’s importance to India and Pakistan lies mainly for its strategic geographic location and water resources. Kashmir provides direct access to China on the northeast, Afghanistan and Turkestan on the northwest, and both India and Pakistan on the south.
Unlike conflicts in Palestine and Northern Ireland, not much has been written about Kashmir. But a body of work, penned mostly by ‘outsiders’, has emerged in the past 67 years.
The geographical features enhance the natural beauty of the Valley. Its elevation, a mere 2,000 feet at the start, gradually rises till it attains a respectable height of 8,000 feet. On both sides there are high mountains and peaks. Nearly all the forest wealth of Azad Kashmir is to be found in this part of the State.
About 5,000 years old Sharada Peeth temple is a highly respectful place of worship for Hindus around the world. According to sources in the Indian foreign affairs ministry a prominent announcement on the Peeth Corridor is expected to be made within a few days.
Ahhh! Outside was cold as I closed the door of the car and came out, cold wind kissed on my cheeks; a cooled ray passes by my nerves and through the backbone. Around us, there were woods, small, young and old trees. There the resort is surrounded by the trees of Himalayan poplar, walnut, Deodar, Pine, fir and other trees of fruit.
Neelum valley is one of the most beautiful valleys of Pakistan Administrated Jammu Kashmir, and it hosts several brooks, freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, and a river.
Since olden times, the village Shardi was renowned for the following two things: temple of Goddess Sharda, and Sharda Peetham (Centre for Advanced studies)