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Indian stubbornness

August 14, 2019

A senior US State Department official has reiterated the US offer to help India and Pakistan resolve the Kashmir dispute, if asked by both. But unfortunately, India has rejected US President Donald Trump’s fresh offer to mediate on this seven decades old issue. Regrettably, President Trump’s offer...

India refused to listen to the UN Secretary General António Guterres call to refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir, which is recognized as a disputed territory by the United Nations and the Security Council. He said in clear-cut manner that the UN position on Kashmir was tied to its own charter and applicable Security Council...

India has asked Pakistan to review downgrading of diplomatic ties when Pakistan asked Indian High Commissioner to go back to India. Trade relations with India have been suspended. Pakistan has decided to mount a strong diplomatic offensive and take the matter to world capitals and also to the UN, among other steps. The most recent wave of tensions...

The abrogation of occupied Kashmir’s special status is going to have grave impact on the regional peace and consequently will affect world peace as well. India has now opened up a Pandora Box that has the potential to engulf the entire region in flames and it has also opened the door to a potential nuclear catastrophe, Modi is actually playing with fire. India has never...

India’s Narendra Modi government has unilaterally changed the constitutional status of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region by revoking the occupied region’s special status through a presidential order, stoking pro-freedom sentiments in Kashmiris and putting the entire subcontinent at risk of a nuclear war. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday signed...

Indian troops martyred seven more youth in Indian occupied Kashmir in a fresh incident of state terrorism in Kupwara district. The youth were killed in Keran area of the district. Meanwhile, with the recovery of two more dead bodies in the debris of a house after the 40-hour-long cordon and search operation at Pandoshan village in Shopian, the toll has risen. An Indian...

The cluster ammunitions used by Indian army through artillery targeted civilian population in Neelum Valley across LoC in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law. The attack left two civilians, including a 4-year-old boy, dead and 11 others critically injured. Cluster bombs are actually a conglomeration of weapons. When released, they splinter into hundreds,...

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan is right in saying that in the past, dynastic politics prevailed in the South Asian countries, but today all has changed. Like India and Sri Lanka, the rule of dynasties has ended in Pakistan with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) coming to power. The people of Pakistan, particularly...

Prime Minister Imran Khan assured his American counterpart the US President Donald Trump last week that Pakistan “will do everything within its power” to facilitate the process aimed at ending Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war adding that the world owed it to the people of Afghanistan to bring about peace after four decades of conflict. Afghanistan remained...

Security forces personnel martyrdom in North Waziristan tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan after they came under separate attacks by unknown militants is really a shocking development. Ten soldiers were martyred in N Waziristan, Balochistan attacks. Six of them embraced martyrdom in a cross-border attack near Pakistani-Afghanistan border after...

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