Using coronavirus, Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue at UN

Shah Mahmood Qureshi
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

New Delhi, Mar 30: Pakistan has yet again raked up the Kashmir issue and this time the country has linked it to the coronavirus outbreak.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office made public the letter written by its foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the UN Secretary General and the president of the security council. In the letter he describes as dire humanitarian situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Apni Party: The new political outfit in Kashmir which will include Kashmiri Pandits

altaf-bukhariNew Delhi, Mar 09: A new political outfit called the Apni Party has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir.

The political party was launched by former minister, Altaf Bukhari. At least 31 political leaders are expected to join the party including former ministers and MLAs from the JKPDP and JKNC.

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NIA makes big breakthrough in Pulwama attack case: Man who shielded bomber arrested

New Delhi, Feb 29: In a major breakthrough the National Investigation Agency has arrested a key person in connection with the Pulwama attack. The Over Ground Worker (OWG) has been identified as a Shakir Bashir Magrey, a resident of Kakapora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

Bashir a furniture shop owner is accused of providing shelter to the suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar. He is also accused of providing logistics to the bomber. The Pulwama attack had claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans.

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Kashmir among top 10 conflicts to watch out for this year: Report

armykashmir2New Delhi, Feb 18: Any attack in Kashmir can increase the risk of escalation between India and Pakistan.

It also will result in a strong Indian response, the report of the Munich Security Conference says. Kashmir is among the 10 conflicts to watch out for this year, the report also

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2G back in Kashmir from today

kashmir02gNew Delhi, Jan 25: Mobile internet and broadband services are being restored in Kashmir from Saturday.

The decision was taken following a review meeting that was held at Jammu. Following the meeting, a notification to this effect was issued by the Jammu and Kashmir, Home Secretary.

Recent ISIS arrests are just a ‘needle in South India’s jihadi haystack’

isis-mn1While our attention was diverted toward terrorism in Kashmir and away from homegrown terrorism down south, intelligence agencies have now turned their heads towards the region which needs a lot of effort to counter the radicalisation that has spread. Counter-terrorism expert Animesh Roul explains how one should go about it?

There have been a series of raids in the past couple of months in South India. The raids are largely focused on the Islamic State and the deep infestation of radicalisation in South India.

The National Investigation Agency has learnt that the ISIS has been teaming up smaller radical groups in South India to expand its base. To discuss this issue further, we caught up with counter-terrorism expert, Animesh Roul from the New Delhi based policy research group Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict.

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Disintegration of Hizbul Mujahideen and why it’s on the verge of extinction

ter-mnFrom carrying out operations based on intelligence to squeezing out funds for terrorists, the government has come a long way in bringing the fall of Hizbul Mujahideen. The terror outfit is now on the verge of extinction

The Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Dilbag Singh made a significant statement related to the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Singh said that the Hizbul Mujahideen is on the verge of being completely wiped out in South Kashmir, the stronghold of nearly all terrorist organisations in the Valley. The statement came in the backdrop of three terrorists associated with the outfit being killed in an encounter that was carried out at the Shopian district of South Kashmir. A week ago, the security forces had also gunned down the district commander of the Hizbul, Harun Hafaz at Doda in a gunfight.

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Only 5 out of 36 Union Ministers to visit Kashmir

ministers-jkNew Delhi, Jan 21: As part of the outreach programme, five Union Ministers would travel to Kashmir today. Out of the 36 ministers, only five will be travelling to three districts in Kashmir starting today.

This is part of the outreach programme by the government in the wake of Article 370 being abrogated.

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#HumWapasAayenge: Kashmir Pandits observe 30 years of mass exodus from Valley

kashmir-panditsNew Delhi, Jan 18: The Kashmiri Pandits took to the social media to mark the 30th anniversary of the mass exodus from the Valley. They posted videos of themselves by reciting the Hum Aayenge Apne Watan dialogue from an upcoming movie, Shikara.

As Kashmiri Pandits complete 30 years in exile this weekend, let our cry for justice be finally noticed. We have shown unimaginable resilience, and today we resolve to return home. Kashmiri Pandit friends: please record this video statement and put it up with #HumWapasAayenge,” theatre personality Chandan Sadhu tweeted.

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NIA takes over case against Davinder Singh, three Hizbul terrorists

Davinder Singh

New Delhi, Jan 18: The National Investigation Agency has taken over the case against DSP Davinder Singh and three Hizbul Mujahideen operatives.

The NIA re-registered the case originally filed by the Jammu and Kashmir police based on the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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