All Party Delegation Returns New Delhi Empty-Handed

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: An all-party delegation seeking to end turbulence in Kashmir concluded its two-day visit with no breakthrough, but Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh saw some positives even as he lashed out at the separatists for their refusal to meet the MPs. Visibly unhappy at the stubborn refusal of Hurriyat leaders to meet some MPs who […]

‘We Were Never Invited For Talks’

SRINAGAR:Reacting to Rajnath’s press conference All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that as always, this press conference is full of lies, deceit, denial and contradictions. Hurriyat Conference said that they never officially invited us and at the same time blames us of rejecting it. It is not only shameful but speaks volumes about their truthfulness, […]

Clock Can Be Reversed Back To 1948: Yechuri

SRINAGAR:Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury Monday said that it is the right time to renew India-Kashmir relationship and start from the very thread that connected the both in 1948. Yechuri said that he doesn’t take it to heart that Syed Ali Geelani refused to meet. “Please understand that it was not […]

After All Party Delegation Debacle, What Next?

Hurriyat Conference (united) leaders refused to meet the All Party Delegation (APD) led by Rajnath Singh that arrived in the blighted vale on September 4, 2016. The refusal is along expected lines; the Hurriyat leaders given their political philosophy of maximalism would not meet a delegation from India.  Moreover, the Hurriyat’s  remit and Constitution does […]

‘J&K Was Never A Part Of India’

SRINAGAR:Coming down heavily on Home Minister, Rajnath Singh’s claim during a press conference in Srinagar that J&K was, is and will remain India’s integral part, AIP supremo Er Rashid Monday said that claim is far away from reality.  “J&K was never Integral Part of India but was in fact a sovereign country when Indians were […]

Kashmir Missed A Chance: Naeem

SRINAGAR:Senior PDP leader and Education Minister Nayeem Akhter here on Monday said that the parliament members had gone to meet the separatists leaders unconditionally and the intent and purpose of Chief Minister sending invitation letters to the separatist leaders had to be understood. Akhter said, “Parliament members representing the entire country stood at the gates […]

Day 59: Kashmir Embroiled In Protests, Clashes

Srinagar: Scores of people on Monday were injured as clashes and protests continued across Kashmir on the 59th day of civil uprising amid curfew and lockdown. Since early morning, several thousand personnel of police and CRPF were deployed across Old City of Srinagar, Maisuma, Lal Chowk and Batamalo areas who enforced curfew-like restrictions. The forces […]

Kashmir An Internationally Recognized Dispute: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Reacting to Home Minister Rajnath Singh statement that “Kashmir is an integral part of India”, Hurriyat (M) said that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally-accepted dispute since 1947. “The proof of which lies in United Nations’ resolutions on it, promises made by the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru to Kashmiris, umpteen  Indo-Pak accords […]

Teacher’s Day In Kashmir:‘Curfew School’ Kids Paint ‘Dashed Hopes’ on Canvas

Anantnag:It was teacher’s day yesterday. But in curfewed Kashmir, kids celebrated it differently. The schools though closed from last two months didn’t deter teachers and students from teaching and learning—in the atmosphere of everyday atrocity. In one of the curfew schools in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, students performed, amid joy and agony. Joy, that they […]

‘Saudi’s not competent to handle Hajj’

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Monday said that the Islamic world must fundamentally reconsider the management of hajj due to “Saudi rulers’ oppressive behavior towards God’s guests”. In a thunderous message to the Hajj pilgrims posted on the Leader’s official website on Monday, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the ritual pilgrimage as a “heavenly, earthly, […]

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