China vows to help Pakistan after India spoke of reclaiming occupied Kashmir

China vows to help Pakistan after India spoke of reclaiming occupied Kashmir

China has on Nov 4 “promised” to support Pakistan in protecting its “territorial integrity” right after India vowed to take back the part of its Kashmir region which is still under Pakistani occupation. The remark followed a visit to China by Pakistani Prime Minister Mr Shehbaz Sharif who was reported to have briefed Beijing on the current situation in the Valley. “China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, development interests and dignity, and in achieving unity, stability, development and prosperity,” the timesnownews.com Nov 4…

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‘Promoting freedom integral part of US policy’: Biden to Kashmiri leader

Promoting freedom integral part of US policy - Biden to Kashmiri leader

US President Joe Biden has said that “defending democracy, promoting freedom, human rights, respecting the rule of law and treating everyone with dignity are the important part of core values of the foreign policy of the United States and American society”. Biden expressed these views in his recent letter to Raja Muzaffar, a Washington-based veteran Kashmiri leader, according to a message released to the media on Sunday. “The challenges facing our world today demonstrate how interconnected we are and how the fates of all people are bound together. From famines…

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India’s vow to reclaim PoK sends shivers down Pakistan-China’s spine

India’s vow to reclaim PoK sends shivers down Pakistan-China’s spine

After talks, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif came out with ‘Kashmir-obsessed’ statements that betrayed their nervousness. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s recent statement reaffirming New Delhi’s resolve to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has pressed a panic button in both Pakistan and China. What has given Islamabad and Beijing more jitters is a Srinagar based senior Indian Army Commander’s remarks that “We will not look back once given orders”. Again another message from Rajnath, “Dhairya rakhiye,” (be patient) as some people in his public…

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Timeline: 75 years of partition and India-Pakistan tensions

India and Pakistan were born 75 years ago out of a bloody division of the Indian subcontinent by the colonial British. India and Pakistan were born 75 years ago out of a bloody division of the subcontinent by the colonial British, an event commonly referred to as partition. Today, the two nuclear powers are deeply troubled neighbours, at odds mainly over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Here are key dates in the fraught relations of the nuclear-armed rivals: 1947: Partition of India Overnight on August 14-15, 1947, Lord Louis Mountbatten,…

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China voices opposition to India’s reported plans to hold G20 meeting in J&K

China voices opposition to India’s reported plans to hold G20 meeting in J&K

“China’s position on Kashmir is consistent and clear cut. It is a legacy issue between India and Pakistan. It should be properly resolved in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and bilateral agreements,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said. China on Thursday voiced its opposition to India’s reported plans to hold the next year’s meeting of G-20 leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, echoing close ally Pakistan’s objection, and underlined that relevant sides should avoid “politicising” the issue. “We have noted relevant information,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told…

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#BoycottIndiaProducts: Condemning controversial comments against Prophet Mohammed (SA) boycott call growing across Gulf Nations

#BoycottIndiaProducts: Condemning controversial comments against Prophet Mohammed (SA) boycott call growing across Gulf Nations

The remarks by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal drew international condemnation with some Islamic countries demanding an apology. While Malaysia, Iraq and Libya joined more than a dozen Muslim nations in condemning the controversial comments against Prophet Mohammed by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and now-expelled leader Naveen Kumar Jindal, online campaigns such as #BoycottIndiaProducts and #Stopinsulting_ProphetMuhammad are trending on Twitter and Facebook in several Gulf countries, reported Bloomberg. The remarks drew international condemnation with some Islamic countries demanding an apology. The Congress has asked why the country should…

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OIC slams India over BJP’s derogatory remarks, calls upon UN to take measures to address ‘Practices Targeting Muslims’

OIC slams India over BJP’s derogatory remarks, calls upon UN to take measures to address ‘Practices Targeting Muslims’

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has slammed India for the comments against the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and called upon the UN to take necessary measures to address “the practices targeting Muslims in India”. “These abuses come in the context of the escalation of hatred and abuse of Islam in India and in the context of the systematic practices against Muslims and restrictions on them, especially in light of a series of decisions banning headscarves in educational institutions in a number of Indian states and demolitions of Muslim property, in addition…

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Pakistan rakes up Kashmir Issue at UNSC debate, India slams the move

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir Issue at UNSC debate, India slams the move

India has slammed Pakistan for dragging in Kashmir during the UN Security Council open debate on “Maintenance of International Peace & Security — Conflict and Food Security”. “The Pakistan representative made unwarranted remarks, which symbolises nothing but a Pavlovian response aimed to misuse any forum and every topic, to propagate false and malicious propaganda against my country,” said Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Rajesh Parihar in terse, but hard hitting comments. Inalienable J&K and Ladakh were, are and will always remain an integral and inalienable part of…

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Monitoring Yasin Malik trial very closely: Tariq Ahmad Minister in UK Parliament

Monitoring Yasin Malik trial very closely: Tariq Ahmad Minister in UK Parliament

The British government is monitoring the trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik very closely, UK Foreign Office minister Tariq Ahmad told the House of Lords on Tuesday. Lord Ahmad, however, pointed out that Malik, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was charged under Indian law and therefore part of an independent judicial process. The minister, who is in-charge of South Asia and the Commonwealth in the Foreign Office, was responding to questions in the Upper House of the UK Parliament on a range of issues when…

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Removal of 370 is slap on the face of Muslims, Al-Qaeda chief Al-Zawahiri on Kashmir Issue

Removal of 370 is slap on the face of Muslims, Al-Qaeda chief Al-Zawahiri on Kashmir Issue

Al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri, one of the world’s most dreaded terror outfits, has released a video about Kashmir. In the 47-minute video, titled ‘Repeated Tragedies in Kashmir and Palestine’, Zawahiri has criticised Arab countries for supporting India by comparing Kashmir to Palestine. The video begins with anti-India photographs in Kashmir, in which people are seen pelting stones. A similar picture of Palestine is also shown. This video has been released by As-Sabah Media. Since the 9/11 attacks in the US, the world’s most wanted terrorist and al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri is seen…

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