Interview with India's External Affairs Minister: 'With More Weight Comes More Responsibility'

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar defends his government's isolation of Kashmir and explains how his country is doing better on climate protection than the Europeans.
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Remapping Indian Occupied Kashmir: A Multi-Pronged Travesty – OpEd

The second Presidential Order on the Reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir by India in 2019 is yet another outlandish decision The post Remapping Indian Occupied Kashmir: A Multi-Pronged Travesty – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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Deathly Silence: An Inside Look at Kashmir

Kashmir has been largely cut off from the outside world for months and the internet remains cut off. Residents share stories of state violence and terror.
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RSF breaks the silence forced on journalists in Indian-administered Kashmir

News In a series of exceptional videos released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the 100th day of a blackout on all communications in the Kashmir Valley, RSF’s local correspondent interviews nine local journalists about the terrible constraints they have had to work under as a result of this blackout.
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Bigotry and Ideology in India and Kashmir: the Legacy of the Babri Masjid Mosque

With the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code of 1973, (which authorizes an executive magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than four people in any area), in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, mainland India gets a small smattering of what Kashmir has been facing since August 5. A disused sixteenth-century mosque in Ayodhya, More The post Bigotry and Ideology in India and Kashmir: the Legacy of the Babri Masjid Mosque appeared first on
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Nepal Rejects New Indian Map Over Kalapani Territory – OpEd

The Government of India released a new political map of India after two new Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh The post Nepal Rejects New Indian Map Over Kalapani Territory – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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EU Delegation In Kashmir – OpEd

The ruling BJP led NDA Government took a major political decision of amending the Constitution by abrogating Article 370 that The post EU Delegation In Kashmir – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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Pakistan new UN envoy vows to promote Kashmiris' struggle for self-determination

Pledging to promote Pakistan’s national interests at the United Nations, Pakistani Ambassador-designate to the UN Munir Akram said on Saturday that his mission is to help advance the legitimate struggle of people of Indian-occupied Kashmir for “Azadi” and
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Allow Free Entry To Jammu & Kashmir And Expose the Bluff Of Critics And Separatists – OpEd

It is now around ninety days since Narendra Modi government removed the special status for Jammu & Kashmir and effectively The post Allow Free Entry To Jammu & Kashmir And Expose the Bluff Of Critics And Separatists – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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Pakistan will always be voice of Kashmiris at UN: Outgoing Pak envoy

Pakistan told the International community Wednesday that it would stand by the people of Jammu and Kashmir until they exercise their right to self-determination through a UN-supervised plebiscite to achieve freedom from the Indian occupation.
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Headlines for October 31, 2019

Tens of Thousands Evacuate as New Blazes Erupt in Fire-Ravaged California, Chile Calls Off U.N. Climate Talks Amid Massive Protests Against Inequality, Protesters Confront JPMorgan Chase CEO Over Fossil Fuel Investments, Youth Climate Activists Stage Sit-In at House Speaker Pelosi's Office, Keystone Pipeline Breach Spills Oil in North Dakota, House Readies Vote to Formalize Impeachment Process, Top Immigration Official Grilled Over Move to Deport Critically Ill Immigrants, "Not Qualified" Rating from Bar Association Draws Tears from Judicial Nominee, India to
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Headlines for October 31, 2019

Tens of Thousands Evacuate as New Blazes Erupt in Fire-Ravaged California, Chile Calls Off U.N. Climate Talks Amid Massive Protests Against Inequality, Protesters Confront JPMorgan Chase CEO Over Fossil Fuel Investments, Youth Climate Activists Stage Sit-In at House Speaker Pelosi's Office, Keystone Pipeline Breach Spills Oil in North Dakota, House Readies Vote to Formalize Impeachment Process, Top Immigration Official Grilled Over Move to Deport Critically Ill Immigrants, "Not Qualified" Rating from Bar Association Draws Tears from Judicial Nominee, India to
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Kashmir: Self-Determination is the Solution

It is a pity that some groups and individuals are urging palm oil importers in India to refrain from buying the commodity from Malaysia. The Solvent Extractors Association of India, India’s top vegetable oil trade body is one such outfit. Apparently, this boycott is a sort of “punishment” for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks More The post Kashmir: Self-Determination is the Solution appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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Far-right Euro MPs lead landmark trip to Indian Kashmir

Nearly 30 Euro MPs, drawn mainly from extreme right-wing parties, will on Tuesday be the first international delegation to visit Indian Kashmir since authorities imposed a security clampdown in August to back the ending of the region's autonomy. The post Far-right Euro MPs lead landmark trip to Indian Kashmir appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| India, News, Politics |

Kashmir Issue At UNGA 74th Session And Nuclear Discourse – OpEd

The Kashmir issue has more significance in view of the nuclearization of South Asia as many security experts around the The post Kashmir Issue At UNGA 74th Session And Nuclear Discourse – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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India Possibly Trying To Appease China On Kashmir – OpEd

The recent meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to as the 2nd India-China The post India Possibly Trying To Appease China On Kashmir – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
| 1, Opinion |

India, Pakistan sign pact on cross-border temple visits

India and Pakistan signed an agreement on Thursday allowing Indian pilgrims to cross the border to a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed rivals at a time of tension and clashes elsewhere on their frontier. The pact will introduce visa-free access from India to the Pakistani town of Kartarpur, home to a temple that marks the site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, died. “Today is a day of celebration,” Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal
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Pakistan reaffirms support for OHCHR’s call to probe into violations in Kashmir

Pakistan reaffirmed its full support to the call by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) for an investigation into the gross and systematic human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the situation in the disputed region has now become
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Is Xinjiang Inspiring Modi’s Crackdown in Indian Kashmir?

The ongoing crackdown by the Xi administration in the Xinjiang region has been described as an effort to “re-engineer” the Uyghur identity and as a form of “cultural genocide.”
| China & the World, Human Rights, Level 2 Article |

Pakistan PM stresses ‘avoiding military conflict’ in Gulf as he concludes Saudi visit

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed “avoiding of military conflict and pursuing constructive engagement of all parties” as he concluded his talks with the leadership of Saudi Arabia on the current Gulf situation, PM House said Wednesday. The statement issued on the conclusion of Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia said, “the Prime Minister conveyed Pakistan’s readiness to facilitate efforts for de-escalation of tensions and resolution of differences and disputes through peaceful means.” During his day-long visit to the Kingdom,
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Kashmiri children among prisoners in India crackdown

More than two months after New Delhi revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir, thousands of Kashmiris are still in jail, including some as young as nine-year-old.
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India partially lifts communications blackout in Kashmir, internet still down

According to a recent report, Kashmiris are resisting the clampdowns and shutdowns imposed by the Indian Central Government “through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience”.
| Access, Advocacy, Censorship |

Pakistan opposition heading towards large scale anti-government protest

As major opposition parties in Pakistan are flexing muscles to hold anti-government protest, the authorities in the country have prepared themselves to tackle the opposition move. Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman announced a protest rally on October 31 which he named “Azad March” is basically an anti-government move. He already had warned the government against creating hurdles in the way of the “Azad March” and said that the march will be peaceful. There are reports that the Pakistan Peoples
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Malaysia to study impact of India’s planned trade action

Author:  Mon, 2019-10-14 05:19 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said his government will monitor the trade situation with India, which is reported to be considering trade curbs on the Southeast Asian nation over his criticism of actions in Kashmir, news wire Bernama reported. Government and industry sources told Reuters last week that New Delhi is looking for ways to limit
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Kashmir: The Calm Before The Storm – OpEd

Ever since the abrogation of Article 370, terrorist activities in Kashmir have been on a comparatively low key and though The post Kashmir: The Calm Before The Storm – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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Erdogan Wants The World Stage, From The Kurds To Kashmir – Analysis

By Kabir Taneja The United States (US) President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced that he was revoking the support being provided The post Erdogan Wants The World Stage, From The Kurds To Kashmir – Analysis appeared first on Eurasia Review .
| 1, Analysis, World News |

For Some in Kashmir Marriage Equates to Sexual Slavery

This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. The post For Some in Kashmir Marriage Equates to Sexual Slavery appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Asia-Pacific, Editors' Choice, Featured |

Malaysia hopes conflict over Jammu and Kashmir can be resolved through negotiation

Malaysia has expressed the hope that the conflict between India and Pakistan over Jammu and Kashmir can be resolved through negotiation without the use of force.
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Imran Khan’s ‘Mission Kashmir’: Sensitizing The Desensitized – OpEd

He may be struggling to coup with daunting challenges at home, but when it comes to international forums where being The post Imran Khan’s ‘Mission Kashmir’: Sensitizing The Desensitized – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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Beauty Apart,The Strategic Significances Of Kashmir During British Era – OpEd

Kashmir is best known as ‘a garden of eternal spring’ and a ‘tourist’ paradise’. Nature itself when creating this valley The post Beauty Apart,The Strategic Significances Of Kashmir During British Era – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
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No Development Without the Politics of Mass Mobilization and Demilitarization in Kashmir

Amidst that pandemonium of 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was the first state in the newly freed Indian subcontinent to have its own written constitutional plan. The constitution guaranteed enfranchisement of all adult citizens, men and women, and took particular care to protect the dignity and religious freedoms of minorities. The admirable egalitarian and democratic quality More The post No Development Without the Politics of Mass Mobilization and Demilitarization in Kashmir appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism

The renowned novelist joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss India’s drift toward authoritarianism. The post The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism appeared first on The Intercept .
| Deconstructed, Deconstructed Podcast |

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million, trigger global cooling

THE YEAR is 2025 and militants have attacked India's parliament, killing most of its leaders. New Delhi retaliates by sending tanks into the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan. The post India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million, trigger global cooling appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| India, News, Pakistan |

Sales galore as Indian web giants woo reluctant festive shoppers

Author:  Glenda KWEK | AFP ID:  Sun, 2019-09-29 05:46 NEW DELHI: E-commerce giants Amazon and Walmart-backed Flipkart kicked off a crucial battle for shoppers on Sunday ahead of India’s massive festive season as retailers search for a much-needed boost to sales amid a slowing economy. October and November — when much of India’s 1.3 billion
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Kashmir crisis leaves lucrative apple orchards to rot

Author:  Parvaiz Buhkari with Aishwarya Kumar in New Delhi | AFP ID:  Sun, 2019-09-29 04:28 SHOPIAN, Kashmir: Farmers in Kashmir are deliberately leaving their apples to rot, undermining the restive territory’s most lucrative export as bitterness toward the Indian government grows. New Delhi has deployed tens of thousands of extra troops since early August, when
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Kashmir lockdown limits people's access to mental healthcare

Doctors are now warning that India's recent move revoking autonomy in Indian-administered Kashmir and its security lockdown are limiting people's access to mental healthcare services.
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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Stepping Away From a Disastrous War Over Kashmir

War looks inevitable now, but the escalation between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has invited international involvement. The post It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Stepping Away From a Disastrous War Over Kashmir appeared first on The Intercept .
| Voices, World |

Trump and the Kashmir Catastrophe

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have much in common, not least extensive use of Twitter to communicate their thoughts, policies and intentions. The arrangement for a Modi-Trump meeting on September 22 in Houston Texas, at a rally of Indian-Americans, known as “Howdy Modi!” was greeted enthusiastically by India’s leader (“The special gesture of President More The post Trump and the Kashmir Catastrophe appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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OIC calls on international community to expedite assistance to people of Jammu and Kashmir

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the international community to accelerate its efforts to help the people of Jammu and Kashmir decisively achieve their legitimate rights. It stressed that “lasting and durable peace in South Asia res
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Headlines for September 25, 2019

Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco
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50 Days of Kashmir Under Lockdown – in Pictures

It is 50 days into the lockdown in Kashmir since roads were blocked off, schools shut, and internet and communication services stopped. On Aug. 5, India’s federal government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a curfew in the Muslim-majority area after amending the law to revoke the partial autonomy and statehood of Jammu and […] The post 50 Days of Kashmir Under Lockdown – in Pictures appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Active Citizens, Asia-Pacific, Civil Society |

Headlines for September 23, 2019

4 Million Take to the Streets for Global Climate Strike, Trump Admin Ignored CBP Report Linking Climate Change and Increased Migration, Honduran Woman and 21-Month-Old Son Die While Attempting to Reach U.S., New Deal Would Force Asylum Seekers to Return to El Salvador Despite Obvious Dangers, Calls for Impeachment Grow as Trump Acknowledges Ukraine Phone Call About Bidens, U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Impose Iran Sanctions, as Rouhani Heads to UNGA with Peace Plan, Arab Parties in Israel
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Iran Reacts to Developments in the Kashmir Valley

by Giorgio Cafiero Without doubt, the Indian government’s bold decision to revoke Article 370 of the Indian constitution, thereby ending the special legal autonomy Kashmir has enjoyed for over 70 years, has left Tehran in a difficult position. Fostering closer… Continue Reading  
| Analysis, India, Iran |

Why Should Kashmiris be Indian?

Many Muslims follow the traditional 40-day grieving period, but Kashmir has been grieving for decades. Now, 46 days later, even the grief is helpless, and soon the voices of outside support will fade. Today, too, Indian sympathy for the state is a quid pro quo. “They are one of us,” say the hashtag supporters, completely More The post Why Should Kashmiris be Indian? appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, and Ignoring Kashmir

Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to the outbreaks of war, disease, and famine outside of their sovereign territory absent serious extraterritorial reverberations. At the same time lesser states were vulnerable to the manipulations and territorial/imperial ambitions of leading states that generated colonialism, interventions, and sustained an exploitative Europeanization of world
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Kashmir crackdown: Restore normal life, says India's top court

Despite the Indian government claiming that everything is back to normal, Kashmiri media organisations say their staff are harassed and often fail to get to work because of roadblocks.
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Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir

While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a “democratic” and “secular” India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely More The post Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status
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Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State’s Special Status

“Modi’s government is the killer of small children. He keeps saying all is calm in Kashmir. Is this calm?” The post Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State’s Special Status appeared first on The Intercept .
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