Tag Archives: Kashmir

World Silence on Kashmir Deafening

Unfortunately, Pakistan's Foreign Office, the Foreign Minister and the embassies so far have failed in getting Kashmir the attention that is needed. While Kashmir has been a focus of foreign policy of Pakistan for many years, its treatment has become a command exercise in the embassies with dull programs for the ‘inner circle’ only without creating an impact in the host society.

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India’s Modi Pushing South Asia into War, Chaos

Modi and his hawkish followers did their best to divert the attention of the international community from the Kashmir crisis and isolate Pakistan. But they utterly failed.

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Myth of Media Freedom in India

Press freedom has deteriorated over the past five years in India for a variety of reasons, the most important being the rule of right-wing Hindutva nationalists who try to redefine India and Indians.

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India’s Perfidy With the International Community

Modi’s plans aside, his colonial action will backfire and serve as a blessing for the Kashmiris. India’s misadventure has in fact paved the way for Pakistan to internationalize the issue. It is now established that India is an illegal occupier and it ultimately will have to leave the entire Kashmir. 

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Modi Ushers in a New Intolerant India and Revokes Multicultural Democracy

The Modi government, in ushering a new era of “one nation (read Hindu), one India,” has completely misunderstood the original intent of the special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir. The space for minorities, particularly Muslims and the tribal population in northeast India, has shrunk. Outside Jammu and Kashmir, Article 371, which gives constitutional and legal status and powers to those tribal communities in acknowledgment of their distinct culture and practices, also appears to be in jeopardy.

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Why the World Remains Indifferent to India’s Clampdown on Kashmir?

The silver lining, by its action India has brought Kashmir “front and center” into international focus.

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Kashmir’s Jurisprudence and UN’s Credibility

Imtiaz Gul, Editor in Chief, Matrix Mag, on the implications of the Indian abolition of Special Status of Kashmir and says the credibility of the permanent members of the UN Security Council is at stake if they do not take a common position against violation of UN resolutions on Kashmir.

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Why OIC Remains Ineffective on Kashmir

The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference held in Abu Dhabi recently was unique in many ways: it was held at a time when India and Pakistan were on the verge of war over Kashmir; Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, for the first time, was invited to address an OIC conference; Pakistan’s Foreign …

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A Moment of Introspection for India and Pakistan

The current calm in tensions between both the neighbors at this point in time provides an opportunity for soul searching for both India and Pakistan. India must ask the question why Kashmiris feel so deeply alienated and are ready to die. Pakistan must ask the question whether the militants allegedly operating from its soil have become an albatross around its neck. Pakistan also needs to ask how these militants and proscribed groups are undermining the Kashmiris’ just cause.

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Why India Wants Kashmir But Not Kashmiris?

India cannot keep the people of Kashmir under its rule through brutal suppression and human rights violations. The only solution is implementation of UN resolution calling for plebiscite in the disputed region.

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