India, Pakistan trade barbs over ‘OIC Resolution’ on Kashmir

New Delhi rejects the OIC resolution, which slammed India’s actions in Kashmir, as Islamabad calls India’s reactions ‘untenable’. Pakistan and India have traded barbs over a “unanimous resolution” passed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that criticised New Delhi’s decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status last August. The OIC resolution, a copy of which Al Jazeera has obtained, rejected India’s Kashmir decision and demanded that “India rescind its illegal step”. [The OIC] rejects the illegal and unilateral actions by India on August 5, 2019, to change…

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China urges UNSC resolutions to put an end to Kashmir Dispute

“China position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear. It is an issue left over from history between India and Pakistan which should be resolved properly and peacefully in accordance with the UN Charter, relevant Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements,”Zhao Lijian the foreign ministry spokesman — stressed in his speech during a news conference in Beijing. China on Monday urged India and Pakistan to resolve their dispute over Kashmir “properly and peacefully.” “China‘s position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear. It is an issue left over…

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China threatens India with ‘Liquid Bomb’ that could be much more Dangerous than Ladakh & Doklam

By Younis Dar After troubling India militarily in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, Beijing could now hurt the South Asian country by drying up the crucial rivers that flow into the country through Tibet. China has indicated that it is going ahead with building mega-dams on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo, which flows from Tibet into northeast India. Beijing’s control over the key rivers flowing into India gives it a chokehold on India’s economy, effectively crippling India’s interests in the North East region. The country’s occupation of Tibet,…

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Fearing a winter war, India keen for a Quick Disengagement with China from Ladakh: Beijing Experts

India vs China: Experts say the Indian military had left no stone unturned in prepping for a potential winter war in the testing conditions of the rough mountainous terrain of Ladakh, where temperatures dip well below minus 35 degrees Celsius. By Mansij Asthana At a time when the current ongoing stand-off at the Line of Actual Control border in Eastern Ladakh between the militaries of Asian neighbors India and China enter its seventh-month, Beijing has fired another shot by stating that New Delhi’s military is eager for disengagement out of…

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Biden disappointed with CAA, NRC; Seeks restoration of people’s rights in Kashmir

Democratic presidential nominee and former U.S. vice president Joe Biden wants India to take necessary steps to restore the rights of Kashmiris, and has expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the implementation of the NRC in Assam. According to a policy paper —‘Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim American community’ — posted recently on his campaign website, these measures (the CAA and the National Register of Citizens) are inconsistent with the country’s long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy . A group of Hindu…

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Amid voting in US, Donald Trump Jr shows J&K as part of Pakistan

In a goof-up, Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of US President Donald Trump while predicting results of the 2020 presidential elections, shared a distorted map of India, showing Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan. Predicting a “red wave”, Donald Trump Jr posted a world map with majority of countries filled in with red, the Republican Party’s colour, to indicate that his father will emerge victorious in the election. The map, predicting election results posted by Trump Jr on his Twitter handle, shows a predominantly red world map with…

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Saudi Arabia’s special G20 Summit currency note, shows entire J&K as a Separate Territory

New note, which celebrates G20 summit, has been criticised by New Delhi and reignited conversations about administration of territory A new 20 riyal note issued by Saudi Arabia to commemorate the kingdom’s presidency of the G20 has sparked controversy as it depicts disputed Kashmir as a state independent from either India or Pakistan. The banknote, printed last week by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, has a portrait of King Salman and the logo of the Saudi G20 summit on one side, and an artistically rendered world map on the other.…

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700 Km traffic jams in Paris as residents flee ahead of 2nd Covid-19 lockdown

Dystopian images of logjams that stretched for 435 miles (700 kilometers) at one point Thursday evening — exacerbated by the upcoming long holiday weekend — were a grim sign of a return to the dark days of the spring. Parisians fleeing for the countryside jammed the roads ahead of France’s lockdown to slow the spread of resurgent coronavirus infections, and there was only a sprinkling of people hurrying along city sidewalks Friday as the nationwide restrictions went into effect. Dystopian images of logjams that stretched for 435 miles (700 kilometers)…

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Talks with India only if Kashmir ‘Siege’ is lifted: Imran Khan

Imran Khan says he is open to dialogue if Kashmiris are given the right to self-determination as per the UN resolutions. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that he is prepared to hold talks with neighbouring India only if it lifts its “military siege” on Indian-administered Kashmir and gives its residents the right to self-determination. Khan made the remarks during a short video address released on Tuesday to coincide with the anniversary of the day Indian security forces entered the part of Kashmir it administers in 1947, two months…

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Ladakh isn’t only target, China has ramped up military presence across LAC

Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party is executing plans to control Buddhist culture in Tibet while the People’s Liberation Army builds a military wall on the border with India. China has been massively ramping up its military infrastructure, not just around the stand-off locations but along other stretches of the Line of Actual Control under the People’s Liberation Army’s Western Theatre Command. The deployment and the renewed focus on infrastructure upgrade has prompted Indian officials to suspect that the rapid militarisation of the border may be also linked to continuing efforts by President…

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