Amid soaring temperatures over his ‘Kashmir’ remarks at OIC, Chinese FM Wang Yi arrives in India

Amid soaring temperatures over his 'Kashmir' remarks at OIC, Chinese FM Wang Yi arrives in India

Amid speculations and uncertainty surrounding his visit, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in India on Thursday. He is likely to meet NSA Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday. The visit comes just days after India slammed Yi for his Kashmir remarks at OIC. In response to his remarks on Kashmir, India had reiterated that the reference to India was ‘uncalled for’ and underlined that Kashmir was India’s ‘internal matter’. “On Kashmir, we have heard again today the calls of many of our Islamic friends.…

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Jawaharlal Nehru of internationalize the ‘Kashmir Issue’ by taking it to the United Nations: Nirmala Sitharaman

Jawaharlal Nehru of internationalize the Kashmir Issue by taking it to the United Nations: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday accused India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru of internationalizing the Kashmir issue by taking it to the United Nations. Speaking in Rajya Sabha Sitharaman said the issue should not have gone to the global forum as it was an internal issue. Nehru had appealed to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) through a petition filed in January 1948 — after the outbreak of the first war between India and Pakistan. Based on his petition, the council had established the United Nations Commission for…

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Wants to debate Narendra Modi on TV to ‘Resolve Differences’: Imran Khan

Wants to debate Narendra Modi on TV to ‘Resolve Differences’: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that he would like to have a TV debate with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve differences between the two neighbouring countries. Khan made the remarks during an interview with Russia’s state-run television network RT on the eve of his maiden two-day visit to Moscow—the first by a Pakistani premier in over two decades—during which he will hold talks with President Vladimir Putin and review exchange views on major regional and international issues. “I would love to debate with Narendra Modi…

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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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Social media giants accused of ‘Silencing’ Kashmir Voices

Social media giants accused of ‘Silencing’ Kashmir Voices

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are taking down accounts of Kashmiris, a report by a Kashmiri diaspora group says. A report by a Kashmiri diaspora group has accused social media giants Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram of silencing Kashmiri voices in the digital spaces through the frequent suspension of the accounts of artists, academics, and journalists based in and outside the disputed region, a move termed by experts as “reprehensible”. A 30-page report by the Stand With Kashmir (SWK), titled “How social media corporations enable silence on Kashmir”, claims that since 2017,…

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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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The rise of Taliban in Afghanistan and how it might impact Jammu & Kashmir

The rise of Taliban in Afghanistan and how it might impact J&K

Many in the government believe that an unstable Afghanistan might have a direct impact on Jammu and Kashmir like that in the 1990s when militants trained in Taliban and Al-Qaeda camps entered the Valley and carried out multiple attacks. By- Aalok Sensharma It was on August 5, 2019, when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rewrote history by abrogating Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the erstwhile state into two union territories (UTs) — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. By ending the…

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UNGA Chief Volkan Bozkir ‘Saddened’ by India’s reactions to his Kashmir Statements

UNGA Chief Volkan Bozkir 'Saddened' by India's reactions to his Kashmir Statements

General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir is ‘saddened by India’s reaction to his statements on Kashmir, according to his Deputy Spokesperson Amy Quantrill, who has asserted that they were taken out of context. She said at a news briefing on Tuesday, “The President was saddened to see a press statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, which portrays his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir from a selective perspective, while they are consistent with the longstanding UN position regarding this issue.” She added, “It is regrettable that the President’s remarks were…

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not affect China’s stand on Kashmir Issue: Zhao Lijian

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not affect China's stand on Kashmir Issue - Zhao Lijian

China on Monday again defended its controversial USD 60 billion CPEC project with Pakistan, disregarding India’s protests as it is being laid through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, saying it is an economic initiative and has not affected its principled stand on the Kashmir issue. Leaders of China and Pakistan have praised the progress of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in recent days as the two close allies celebrated the establishment of 70 years of their diplomatic relations. India has protested to China over the CPEC, the flagship project of China’s Belt and…

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Saudi Arabia – Pakistan vow to reset ties strained over Kashmir Issue

Saudi Arabia - Pakistan vow to reset ties strained over Kashmir Issue

Saudi Arabia and longstanding ally Pakistan signed several agreements Saturday and vowed to reset ties strained by months of disagreement over policy on the Kashmir dispute.On his seventh visit to the wealthy kingdom since his 2018 election, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a warm welcome by Saudi officials in the western coastal city of Jeddah.He was greeted by Saudi Arabia’s de-facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the airport, before holding talks with Saudi officials at Jeddah’s Al-Salam Palace.“They affirmed the depth of relations between the two…

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