Kashmir Issue: Antonio Guterres hopes for peaceful resolution between India and Pakistan

Kashmir Issue: Antonio Guterres hopes for peaceful resolution between India and Pakistan

New Delhi has been categorically rejecting any scope for third-party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying that India’s stand has been clear for decades and the two countries can discuss the issue bilaterally. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he hopes the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan can be solved peacefully. “Well, the position of the UN and the resolutions that were taken are the same, remain the same. We have, as you know, a peacekeeping operation there. We are, of course, committed,” Guterres said on…

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‘War Crimes In Kashmir’: UK asked to nab Indian Army Chief, Home Minister and other Senior official over Kashmir ‘War Crimes’

'War Crimes In Kashmir': UK asked to nab Indian Army Chief, Home Minister and other Senior official over Kashmir 'War Crimes'

A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India’s army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir. Law firm Stoke White said it submitted extensive evidence to the Metropolitan Police’s War Crimes Unit documenting how Indian forces headed by Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane and Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah were responsible for the torture, kidnapping, and killing of activists, journalists, and civilians. The law firm’s report was based on over 2,000 testimonies taken…

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Despite rise in billionaire’s wealth but over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in 2 years of pandemic: Oxfam

Despite rise in billionaire's wealth but over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in 2 years of pandemic: Oxfam

According to Oxfam, billionaires’ wealth has risen more since COVID-19 began than it has in the last 14 years. At USD 5 trillion, this is the biggest surge in billionaire wealth since records began. The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic saw incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 16 crore people were forced into poverty even as the world’s ten richest men saw their fortune more than double to USD 1.5 trillion (over Rs 111 lakh crore) at a rate of USD 1.3 billion (Rs 9,000…

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Imran Khan unveils new National Security policy, ‘Kashmir at core of ties’ bats for better ties with India

Imran Khan unveils new National Security policy, 'Kashmir at core of ties' bats for better ties with India

Pakistan desires to improve its relationship with India, though a “just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir” issue will remain the core of bilateral relations, according to Islamabad’s new National Security Policy released on Friday. Past governments had focused solely on military security and never planned beyond this, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said while addressing a ceremony at which he released the public version of the policy. “We’ve never had the concept of a coordinated national security policy,” he said. National security adviser Moeed Yusuf said the…

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South Asia hostage to ‘Kashmir Issue’, India mistook peace overtures for weakness: Imran Khan

South Asia hostage to 'Kashmir Issue', India mistook peace overtures for weakness: Imran Khan

Ties between India and Pakistan are currently at an all-time low following a string of high-profile terror attacks in recent years that were all blamed on Pakistan-based terror groups. India has said that terrorism and talks cannot go together. The whole of South Asia is hostage to the issue of Kashmir and Islamabad’s overtures for peace were mistaken by New Delhi as a sign of weakness, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday. Delivering the inaugural address at a conclave organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Khan…

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UAE Princess Hend bint Faisal Al Qasim calls Zee News anchor ‘Terrorist’ for ‘Promoting Islamophobia’

UAE Princess Hend bint Faisal Al Qasim calls Zee News anchor ‘Terrorist’ for ‘Promoting Islamophobia’

UAE princess Hend bint Faisal Al Qasim has lashed out at an organiser for inviting Zee News anchor Sudhir Chaudhary to her country blaming him for “promoting Islamophobia” through his TV broadcasts. Addressing Chaudhary as a ‘terrorist,’ the UAE princess reminded the organiser how the controversial TV anchor had been routinely defaming Islam and its followers. She wrote “how dare how dare you to invite an Islamophobe to my peaceful country” In her subsequent social media post, she tweeted, “In 2019 & 2020, Sudhir Chaudhry ran shows on Zee News…

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Cites Terrorism; US issues advisory for Americans traveling to J&K

Cites Terrorism; US issues advisory for Americans traveling to J&K

In its advisory, the US State Department urged US citizens not to travel within 10 kilometers of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict. The US has issued level two and three travel advisories for India and Pakistan, saying while American citizens are urged to reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence, those going to India must exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism. In its advisory issued on Monday for India, the US State Department urged US citizens not to travel to…

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‘No Row with India if Kashmir Issue resolved’: PM Imran Khan

‘No Row with India if Kashmir Issue resolved’: PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that the two countries, Pakistan and India, had only one issue — the Indian-Occupied Kashmir, and advocated resolving it like “civilised” neighbors. Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that the two countries, Pakistan and India, had only one issue — the Indian-Occupied Kashmir, and advocated resolving it like “civilised” neighbours. “It’s all about human rights and the right of the people of Kashmir for self-determination as guaranteed by the United Nations Security Council 72 years ago. “If that right is given to them, we…

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United Nations Human Rights Official responded on India’s rejection of Kashmir Comments

United Nations Human Rights Official responded on India's rejection of Kashmir Comments

India had recently said that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet’s comments on the circumstances in Kashmir are “unwarranted and do not reflect the ground reality.” The United Nations Human Rights Office has responded to India’s recent rejection of the UN Human Rights chief’s remarks that “restrictive measures in Kashmir can result in human rights violations and foster further tensions and discontent”. The UN Human Rights chief had described India’s use of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act as well as “frequent” temporary communication blackouts in Kashmir as…

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‘Hopeful’ that dialogue can happen between two countries: United Nations on India-Pakistan war of words

‘Hopeful’ that dialogue can happen between two countries: United Nations on India-Pakistan war of words

“We heard the remarks, and I think, despite the tone and the content of the remarks, we always remain hopeful that dialogue can happen,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said. Despite the “tone and the content” of the remarks made by India and Pakistan against each other during the UN General Assembly, “we always remain “hopeful” that dialogue can happen between the two nations, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. India slammed Pakistan at the UN after Prime Minister Imran Khan raked up the issue of…

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