Saturday, 14 December 2019

Tag Archives: Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir crisis calls for United States engagement

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and India have jointly administered the Jammu and Kashmir region since 1948, when the United Nations negotiated a cease-fire between the two South Asian countries and decreed that the Kashmiri people would determine their own future. That there is a hotly disputed region adjoining two nuclear-armed adversaries should ...

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Amir Khan visits LoC to express solidarity with Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: Former WBA unified light-welterweight world champion England’s Amir Khan of Pakistani-origin slammed Indian atrocities in Kashmir, saying he is in Pakistan to show his all-out support for the brave people of Jammu and Kashmir. Amir, 33-year old, expressed these views during a press conference held at Amir Khan Boxing ...

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UN Security Council to hold ‘closed door’ meeting on Kashmir

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council will on Friday hold a “closed door” meeting to discuss India’s move to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said. UNSC President Joanna Wronecka told reporters said that they would discuss “the Jammu and ...

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Kashmir in lockdown a military prison: Indian activists

SRINAGAR: The entire state of Kashmir is currently a prison and under military control, a fact-finding team of Indian activists who visited the region since the imposition of a lockdown said. In their report “Kashmir Caged” released at the Press Club of India, they said people expressed pain, anger, and ...

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India never respected the autonomy of Kashmir: Riz Ahmed

BIRMINGHAM: British actor and activist of Pakistani decent, Riz Ahmed is the latest celebrity to expressed his concern over the on-going situation in occupied Kashmir. He took to Instagram and condemned India’s recent decisions to revoke special status of the occupied Kashmir. “Article 370 of the Indian constitution, guaranteeing the ...

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Thousands protest in Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

SRINAGAR: Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar, a police official and two witnesses said. The demonstration soon after Friday prayers was the largest since ...

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Kashmir status remains unchanged: United Nations chief

NEW YORK: In a major endorsement of Pakistan’s principled position on Kashmir, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres made it clear that the UN position on this dispute continues to be governed by the UN Charter and the relevant Security Council resolutions. In a statement issued by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric ...

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Hundreds protest in Dhaka over India’s Kashmir stance

DHAKA: Hundreds of Bangladeshi protesters took to the streets of Dhaka on to protest neighboring India s decision to scrap special status for Kashmir. Many of those joining the protest outside Bangladesh s national mosque were members of the Islamist political party Islami Andolan Bangladesh. Leading party member Maulana Zakaria ...

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Amnesty signals danger of unrest in region as India isolates Kashmir

SRI NAGAR: Amnesty International, a global rights group, has cautioned India that its decision to amend the status of the Jammu and Kashmir would pave way for an increase in violence. In a statement, Amnesty International asserted that “the unilateral decision” made by India without consulting stakeholders “amidst a clampdown ...

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