New thinking and New action plan needed to resolve Kashmir Issue, Nationalists must unite!

By Hashim Qureshi Since a long time, I have been suggesting that all nationalist parties and organizations in J&K State should be dissolved. New ground situation has to be taken into account and three or four persons should be identified from big or small nationalist groups to form a Central Committee. This committee will have consultations with experts and the agenda should be to re-unite the state, struggle for opening all road links, set a claim for fundamental rights, rights for development and announce a definite anti-terrorist policy. The demand…

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Amid pandemic woes Kashmir’s big fat wedding to become lean

The new norms restrict the number of guests between 30 and 50 As the season of big fat wedding season sets in Kashmir, the pandemic and the new norms have cut its size and dulled down the traditional flavor. The new norms, which have been set in place, restrict the number of guests between 30 and 50— depending on the threat perception based zones. Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Shahid Chaudhary, said that the wedding ceremonies would require prior permission and social-distancing would be mandatory. “Thirty to fifty guests would be…

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Israeli’s Blueprint: Kashmir the next Palestine in making

Danish Geelani “As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic amid a global race to stop its spread, India has passed a new law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.  The new domicile law announced by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs on 1 April grants permanent residency rights, which entails owning and buying property and access to government jobs, for anyone who has resided in Indian-administered Kashmir for a period of 15 years.  The move has sparked anger in the contested region, with…

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Non-locals to be ‘Considered & Dealt with as RSS agents’: The Resistance Front

The offshoot of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued an open threat to the non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir saying that they’ll be considered and dealt with as the agents of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “We openly declare that any Indian who comes with an intention to settle in Kashmir will be treated as an agent of RSS and not as civilian and will be dealt with appropriately,” the Resistance Front said in a statement. The Resistance Front, which is owning up terror attacks in Kashmir, is an offshoot of the…

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Kashmir completes 300 days of lockdown amid military siege

In Kashmir, the inhumane lockdown imposed by RSS-backed Narendra Modi-led fascist government on August 05, last year, when it revoked the special status of the territory, has completed 300 days. An analytical report prepared, today, by Senior Editor of Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Raza Malik, on the completion of 300 days of unrelenting military siege and lockdown in the occupied territory, revealed that Indian troops martyred 134 Kashmiris including 4 women during the period. It said that at least 1,299 people were critically injured due to the use of brute…

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KSCAN writes letter to UN Security Council for immediate intervention to prevent forced demographic change in J&K

Open letter to the UN Secretary General, the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and the UN Security Council: Requesting an immediate intervention to prevent forced demographic change in Jammu and Kashmir May 23, 2020 To: His Excellency, António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations His Excellency, Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect Her Excellency, Karen Smith, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Office on Genocide…

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“Kashmir in terrible lockdown within lockdown”: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday questioned the role of the judiciary pointing to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the politicians who are living in a locked down state for nearly 10 months and hoped that the country would “understand the enormity of injustice faced by those in detention”.“As we began Lockdown 4.0 yesterday, my thoughts were with the people of Kashmir who are in a terrible Lockdown within a Lockdown. The worst sufferers are Mehbooba Mufti and her senior colleagues who are still in detention in a…

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Regular Internet blackout thwart fight against coronavirus across Kashmir Valley

For three days without internet or phone service this month, Rouf Ahmad found himself cut off from his family in Indian-administered Kashmir while his mother was receiving treatment for the coronavirus disease. The 23-year-old sociology student is under quarantine in a hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, and could not contact the rest of his family to tell them about his mother’s condition as she was treated in the same hospital. “I used to update my sisters and father many times a day about my mother’s status,” he told the…

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Junaid Sehrai among two rebels killed during 15-hour gunbattle in Srinagar

By : Tahaa Yaseeen Scores of houses razed down 3 CRPF men, 1 Cop injured in the firefight 4 Youths injured after damaged structure collapses Internet, phone services cut 240 Rebels active, 73 killed this year: DGP Two Hizbul Mujahideen rebels including Junaid Ashraf Khan ‘Sehrai’ whose father is chairman of the separatist conglomerate Tehrek-e-Hurriyat, were killed on Tuesday after a 15-hour long gun battle with forces in a densely populated area in downtown Srinagar, officials said. A senior police official said the gunfight raged between rebels and forces at…

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Lockdown 4.0: Ongoing countrywide lockdown has been extended till May 31

By: Tahaa Yaseen • Public spaces, flight ops, shopping malls to remain shut• Offices, shops to reopen with conditions• States to decide Red, Green, Orange Zones The ongoing countrywide lockdown has been extended till May 31, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced on Sunday. In an order, the NDMA said lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period of 14 days in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to…

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