A change in society is the need of the hour

(By Tariq Khosa) Hard talk is one thing but tall claims should be made carefully. “Daish will not be allowed in Pakistan and Afghanistan,” said our army chief during a week of military diplomacy in the US recently.

Music to American ears? Can the chief prevent diehard Taliban and their surrogates in Af-Pak from heading . . . → Read More: A change in society is the need of the hour

24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation on Friday to be the guest of honor at India’s 66th Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015 in New Delhi (WSJ,Reuters, NDTV). Modi — @narendramodi — tweeted: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over… invited President Obama to be the . . . → Read More: 24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

Indian Kashmir will be ours – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chief of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), on Monday said that the vexed issue of Kashmir was the root cause of hostility between India and Pakistan.

“Much of the ensuing hostility in the subcontinent is due to the festering dispute of Kashmir,” he said.

Bilawal, the scion of highly influential Bhutto family, . . . → Read More: Indian Kashmir will be ours – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Kashmiri lessons from Scottish referendum

(By Andrew Whitehead) Several thousand Kashmiris will be voting in a historic and much awaited referendum, this week.

That vote will determine whether a region with a distinct identity can successfully secede from a much larger nation.

Their ballots will be cast, however, in Glasgow – not in Srinagar or Jammu.

Of the . . . → Read More: Kashmiri lessons from Scottish referendum

Modi’s Gujarat massacre not forgotten

PM Narendra Modi faced a hostile welcome during his first visit to India’s Muslim-majortiy state of Kashmir. The trip also comes amid calls to revoke the region’s special status, as India analyst Sumit Ganguly tells DW.

India’s newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, was greeted on Friday, July 4, by empty streets in . . . → Read More: Modi’s Gujarat massacre not forgotten

Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir protest against military firing range

Villagers in what is described as one the most scenic regions in Kashmir are demanding the Indian government shuts down a firing range, which has killed and wounded dozens of people.

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Saba Imtiaz’s “Karachi you are killing me”

February 5, 2012 Headline of the day: ‘Books not bombs at Pakistan Literature Festival’

Oh joy.

The Karachi Literature Festival is Kamran’s wet dream. Every year, we basically stop work for two days and Kamran sends off the entire newsroom to the festival to report on who wore what and who’s writing what. His idea . . . → Read More: Saba Imtiaz’s “Karachi you are killing me”

Secular India’s death grip on Indian Occupied Kashmir

[Bismillahnews.in -06-01-14-New Delhi-Sohail Siddiqui] Sahara Group the RSS tool to aid state Oppression on Indian Muslim masses through Urdu Newspapers [Urdu Daily Rashtriya Sahara from 10 cities] and Tv Channel suffered a drastic set back when Aalami Samay Tv Channel in late night live show on [Current events]Urdu Halaat e Hazra held a panel discussion on the statement of senior Aap Leader . . . → Read More: Secular India’s death grip on Indian Occupied Kashmir

Aam Aadmi Party: A positive change

JAMMU, Dec 10: Self-styled freedom fighter and chairman of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday commended the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly polls and termed its success as a “positive change”. “This is a welcome change which has happened in the capital city of India. . . . → Read More: Aam Aadmi Party: A positive change

India’s biggest threat

A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists, as distinct from Indian nationalists, consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in him a soulmate. He is not praised by himself; significantly, he is always pitted against Nehru. By A.G. NOORANI 

“The communalism of a majority is apt to be taken for nationalism.”

– Jawaharlal Nehru on January . . . → Read More: India’s biggest threat