19th July – accession to Pakistan day

(Kashmir Media Service) 19th July is of special significance in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. On this day in 1947, genuine representatives of majority of Kashmiris passed the resolution of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan. The resolution reflected the aspirations of the majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Every year the day is celebrated by Kashmiris living on ...

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How I was deported from India

Christine Mehta In an exclusive first-person account to The Hindu, Christine Mehta recalls how she was forced to leave India ostensibly for her scathing report on the draconian AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir On Friday, November 8, 2014, as I was leaving my house in Bengaluru with a friend, three police officers approached us. I knew why they were there. ...

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Impartial Investigation Needed in Sopore Killings

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai Washington, June 30, 2015 (KMS): While the international community looks the other way when targeted assassinations occur elsewhere around the globe, it is hardly surprising that we should see this going on in a country so highly disputed as Kashmir. Even more so, where there has been continued resistance to occupation and to many years of ...

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Separate Homeland for Pandits: Disturbing Development

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai After a meeting Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had in Delhi on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, official statements from the Indian government indicate that the CM had assured Modi that the state government intends to acquire and provide land for creating composite townships for displaced Kashmiri ...

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Kashmir: Urgency in dialogue process

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai “All of us remain concerned that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir should be solved through peaceful negotiations and should be willing to lend all the strength we have to the resolution of this matter.” President Nelson Mandela at the NAM Summit – September 2, 1998. In matters of international conflict resolution, that can only imply ...

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