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Bloody Kashmir Remains in Uproar After 30 Years of Turmoil

May 11, 2018 (DESPARDES Report) — New Delhi has asked its security forces deployed in Indian-held Kashmir to focus on arrest of militants, rather than elimination (search-and-kill operations) — the death toll has mounted from a low of 117 fatalities in 2012 to 358 in 2017, and 132 so far this year. A senior government official told Indian daily The Hindu that according to an assessment by the Central agencies, the emotional upsurge at funerals of militants killed in encounters was inspiring further support for armed resistance to Indian occupationRead More


OIC Contact Group on Kashmir Holds Emergency Meeting in Jeddah

Kashmir Women Movement (UK & Europe) launched in London to highlight at international level gross human rights violations by Indian forces in the occupied Himalayan valley. May 2, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held an emergency meeting in Jeddah on 30th April. The meeting was called in the context of recent killings of 20 innocent Kashmiri civilians at the hands of Indian occupation forces. Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, led Pakistan delegation to the meeting which was chaired by Ambassador Abdullah Al Alim, theRead More


Kashmir Solution Lies Not With U.N., But With India, Pakistan and Kashmiris

By MOHAMMED AZHAR ALI KHAN: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the United Nations is following developments in Kashmir “closely” – presumably the ceasefire violations in Kashmir by Indian and Pakistani forces and the unrest in Indian Kashmir. But the solution lies not with the United Nations – which arranged a cease-fire in 1949 and has largely maintained it – but with India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris. There are subtle signals that the two countries are beginning to realize that the Kashmir dispute is an albatross that is shacklingRead More