As the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir suffer, world looks the other way

(By Abdul Majid Zargar) More than two months have passed since three young men from Kupwara went missing .Lured by Army into employment through an intermediary, the trio left their homes 17th November only to remain untraced till date.

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India’s political climate needs a change

(By Kuldip Nayar) I AM the daughter-in-law of Mrs Indira Gandhi’. I have not been able to comprehend this remark by Congress President Sonia Gandhi even after two weeks. The question is that of Rs. 90 crore which the defunct National Herald, had obtained from the government and had not paid back. A court has . . . → Read More: India’s political climate needs a change

Pakistan’s battle with its own demons

Finding some room for romanticism and color was essential in politics. The adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz has won on this front with, hard work and sincerity from his team.

A note of appreciation is due to the Indian foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj for having joined the “Heart of Asia” . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s battle with its own demons

What has Modi achieved from his Lahore stopover

(By MK Bhadrakumar) The controversy over the untimely, intemperate remarks by a top functionary of the Bharatiya Janta Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Ram Madhav, regarding “Akhand Bharat” only goes to show what an uphill task Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces if he chooses to carry forward his so-called historic coup last weekend to . . . → Read More: What has Modi achieved from his Lahore stopover

India going off-balance

(BY M.K. BHADRAKUMAR) At a meeting with the president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at his residence in New Delhi last Friday, the functionaries of the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which mentors the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reportedly expressed “grave concern” over the mishandling of the country’s . . . → Read More: India going off-balance

Can India escape from Modi mindset?

Prime Minister Narendera Modi’s high ambitions of re-shaping India on an extremist Hindutva model and region as India dominated South Asia with other counties relegated to vassal status has come to a naught rather quickly. His invitation to all heads of SAARC countries to attend his inaugural ceremony was the first step in this regard; . . . → Read More: Can India escape from Modi mindset?

Another Muslim beaten to death in India

(By DAVID BARSTOW and SUHASINI RAJ) Amid a politically charged national debate over religious intolerance, a Muslim man was beaten to death on Monday by a mob of Hindus who suspected him of stealing a cow, a revered symbol in the Hindu religion. It was the fourth time in six . . . → Read More: Another Muslim beaten to death in India

Nawaz assured Obama action on LeT

(By JAKE CARTER) He said the joint statement issued after the meeting between Prime Minister Sharif and US President Barack Obama had dispelled the negative impressions being created in media about the bilateral ties Pakistan’s nuclear program and action against militancy.

“The leaders emphasised the importance of a sustained and resilient dialogue process between the . . . → Read More: Nawaz assured Obama action on LeT

The revival of Kashmir issue

(By Shamshad Ahmad) Former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri deserves praise for rejuvenating the Kashmir issue. Nobody else could do it; not even Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his last two consecutive speeches in the UN General Assembly since he assumed office for his third term.

After the nuclear tests in South Asia, first by India . . . → Read More: The revival of Kashmir issue

Pakistan nukes a necessity due to Indian aggression

Pakistan has every right to develop tactical nuclear weapons to defend itself in view of the hostile attitude of its nuclear-armed neighbour, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.

In an interview with PTV on Tuesday, he said the country’s nuclear programme was not meant for war but for the prevention of war . . . → Read More: Pakistan nukes a necessity due to Indian aggression