Pakistan says UNSC must end selectivity in implementing resolutions on Kashmir, Palestine disputes

Pakistan has said that the UN Security Council must end “selectivity” in implementing its resolutions, especially long-standing “disputes” such as Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi made the remarks during a Security Council debate here last week on ‘upholding international law within the context of the maintenance of international peace and security.’ “The Council needs to be more consistent and unbiased in its actions. Selectivity in implementation of its resolutions and decisions, especially on long-standing disputes, notably Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine must end.…

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Narendra Modi calls for ceasefire, Mehbooba praises the ‘Difficult Decision’

Arriving in Jammu and Kashmir days after the announcement of a ceasefire for Ramzan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to youths to return to the mainstream, calling himself “a disciple of Kashmiriyat”. Welcoming the ceasefire as a sign of the Centre’s “big heart”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti assured the PM that the people would respond to the gesture. Inaugurating the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydel Power Project, Modi said in Srinagar, “Whether it is the withdrawal of thousands of cases against students or the decision of ceasefire taken in…

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New York Times urges United States to help resolve Kashmir imbroglio

Terming India’s ceasefire in Kashmir for the month of Ramadhan an “olive branch” for starting dialogue process anew, New York Times in its editorial has suggested tripartite dialogue involving India, Pakistan and Kashmiris, while urging the US to channelize its efforts to end Kashmir imbroglio. “Yet the obvious and growing danger of the Kashmir conflict demands trying again and again, however elusive the goal. It may be too much to expect either side to surrender territorial claims on Kashmir, but India’s Ramadan olive branch, however inauspicious, could become the start…

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“Every stone picked by misguided youth destabilises Kashmir”: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his one-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, appealed to the Kashmiri youth to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream. PM Modi was speaking for the first time after the centre announced a unilateral “ceasefire” with terror groups during the month of Ramzan. “My appeal to these misguided youth is to return to the national mainstream, which is their own family, and participate in the development of Jammu and Kashmir,” PM Modi said while inaugurating the 330-MW Kishanganga power project. “Every stone or…

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Lal Singh threatens to pull the govt down, if Rasna case not handed over to CBI

Dares Kashmiri politicians to hold rallies in Valley ‘Entire Jammu will be on roads if demands not met’ Challenging Kashmiri mainstream politicians to hold rallies in Kashmir like him, former Minister and BJP MLA, Chowdary Lal Singh on Sunday said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should order Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in Rasana-rape-and-murder case otherwise the “Dogras won’t care if the government remains or falls”. He was addressing a “Dogra Swabiman” rally which was attended by hundreds of people who marched from Samba and Kathua districts and reached…

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J&K can provide electricity to entire country: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Jammu and Kashmir has the potential not only to generate electricity to meet its own needs, but also to provide power to other parts of the country. The government is making efforts to ensure that all households in the state are electrified, as the focus is to improve the existing power distribution system, the PM Modi said. “Jammu and Kashmir has many rivers that have potential for electricity generation. This state has the potential not only to meet its own requirements, but can also…

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Pakistan to raise Indus Waters Treaty ‘Violation’ with World Bank

Pakistan will raise the issue of India’s alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with the World Bank, a media report said today, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu Kashmir. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry told media that a four-member delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali is in Washington to hold talks with the president of World Bank, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that the issue of construction of the Kishanganga…

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