• Kashmir 2018-07-15 10:25

    India’s Defence minister rejects UN report on Kashmir, terming it ‘baseless’

    TEHRAN _ India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, rejecting the recently-released United Nations (UN) first-ever comprehensive report on human rights situation in Kashmir, has dubbed it “baseless”.

  • Kashmir 2018-07-12 13:05

    Militant recruitment increasing, 2018 could be worst year for Kashmir: report

    TEHRAN - The militant groups in Kashmir have stepped up the recruitment of local youths following the end of Ramazan ceasefire, according to a report published by Indian Express. As many as 82 local youths have joined the militant groups this year till June-end, including 27 in June itself.

  • Kashmir 2018-07-08 11:49

    Complete shutdown in Kashmir on rebel commander’s anniversary

    TEHRAN - Authorities have imposed restrictions in Indian controlled Kashmir ahead of slain rebel commander Burhan Wani’s second death anniversary on Sunday, while the strike call given by the separatist leadership on Saturday evoked decent response in the valley.

  • Kashmir 2018-07-05 13:14

    In Kashmir, 74% increase in disabilities in 3 years due to conflict

    In three years – between 2015 and 2017 – when the BJP-PDP coalition government was in place in Jammu & Kashmir, 31,085 people were certified as disabled in different districts, marking 74 percent jump from 17,898 people in three preceding years, according to a report published by India Spend, a data-driven, public-interest news website.

  • Kashmir 2018/07/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Understanding Iran’s traditional position on Kashmir

    Almost two months ago, the Supreme Leader of Iran, during a meeting with top government functionaries and foreign emissaries, spoke of myriad problems facing the Muslim world and emphasized the importance of resisting against the arrogant, oppressive powers. He referred to conflict-marred states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Myanmar and Kashmir.

  • India 2018-07-01 11:00

    Kashmir pull-out part of BJP’s grand strategy for general election, says report

    The decision of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to pull out of an alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu & Kashmir was part of a “grand strategy” for parliament election, says a report by the Concerned Citizens Group (CCG) led by veteran leader and former minister Yashwant Sinha.

  • Nitasha Kaul 2018-07-01 09:17

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “India’s energy needs would imply not giving up on close relations with Iran under U.S. pressure”

    Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri economist, poet, academic and novelist, based in the U.K. She teaches Politics and International Relation at the University of Westminster, London.

  • Muslim 2018-06-28 12:28

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities like Muslims”

    Prof. Dibyesh Anand is an Indian analyst, author and academic, based in the UK. He teaches at the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of book ‘Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear’.

  • Modi 2018-06-28 12:22

    Modi government has no policy on Kashmir or Pakistan, says former minister

    Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi government, former Union Minister and seasoned politician Arun Shourie on Monday said it was a “one-trick horse” with no concrete policy either on Kashmir or Pakistan.

  • Afghanistan 2018-06-26 10:56

    By Syed Zafar mehdi

    U.S. war machine has found a convenient scapegoat in the shape of Pakistan to hide its failures in Afghanistan

    Raza Rumi is a leading Pakistani journalist, political analyst, and author, currently based in the U.S. He is the editor of Daily Times, Pakistan and the Visiting Faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, U.S. and Scholar in Residence at Honors Program, Ithaca College, U.S.

  • Kashmir 2018/06/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    UN report opportunity for India, Pakistan to reboot Kashmir policy

    A fortnight ago, the United Nations released its first ever report detailing human rights violations in Kashmir, across the Line of Control (LoC), highlighting a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces.

  • Kashmir 2018-06-24 15:52

    Pakistan to facilitate UN enquiry in Kashmir if India reciprocates

    Welcoming recommendations made in the recent UN report on Kashmir, Pakistan has said it was ready to facilitate the Commission of Inquiry as proposed in the report to Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir, if India gives a similar access to the UN team to visit Indian-controlled-Kashmir.

  • A scene from “It Rains Slowly” by Saeid Nejati 2018-06-20 19:18

    Iranian movies picked to screen at intl. festivals

    TEHRAN – A number of Iranian films has been selected to screen at two festivals in Kashmir and Italy.

  •  ‘Pakistan welcomes Iran’s mediation to resolve Kashmir issue’ 2018-04-08 11:57

    ‘Pakistan welcomes Iran’s mediation to resolve Kashmir issue’

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tehran Asif Ali Khan Durrani has said that his country would welcome Iran’s offer to help resolve the Kashmir conflict.

  • Pakistan embassy shows solidarity with Kashmiris 2018-04-07 10:49

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Pakistan embassy shows solidarity with Kashmiris

    TEHRAN – The embassy of Pakistan in Tehran hosted a ceremony on Friday to express unity with the Kashmiri people who have long been struggling for self-determination.

  • Iranian, Pakistani FMs discuss Kashmir dispute on the phone 2018-04-05 14:43

    Iranian, Pakistani FMs discuss Kashmir dispute on the phone

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has talked with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif the situation in the Indian-administered Kashmir, IRNA reported, citing Pakistani media.

  •  Sarbaz Roohulla Rezvi    2018-04-04 11:55

    Sarbaz Roohulla Rezvi

    India and policy of recycling militants in Kashmir

    TEHRAN - Just a couple of days after the brutal killing of 17 Palestinian in land day – 30th March - at Gaza border, 17 Kashmiri people lost their lives during different encounters in south of the valley; 13 of them militants and 4 civilians. The encounters costed 3 army personnel for Indian army as well.

  • Eesa Fazili 2018-04-03 10:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ISIL/Al-Qaeda flags cause jitters in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI - The black flags of ISIL and Al-Qaeda at the funeral of 25-year-old slain Kashmiri militant Eesa Fazili in Srinagar last week have again raised eyebrows in Kashmir’s intelligentsia circles and reignited the debate over the presence of these global terrorist organisations in India’s troubled northern state.

  • Iran offers to reduce tension in Kashmir 2018-04-02 20:39

    Iran offers to reduce tension in Kashmir

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi issued a statement on Monday expressing regret at the loss of life in recent tensions in Kashmir, urging both sides of the conflict to show restraint.

  • Syed Mohammad Fazlullah 2018-01-31 09:56

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kashmir bids tearful adieu to a towering Islamic scholar

    KASHMIR - Kashmir has lost one of its towering Islamic scholars and spiritual leaders. Hujjatul Islam Agha Syed Mohammad Fazlullah, the president of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Shariee Shiaan and chairman of Ayatollah Yusuf Memorial Trust, passed away at his ancestral home in central Budgam district of Indian controlled Kashmir early on Monday after a brief spell of illness. 

  • Kashmir Black Day 2017-10-28 20:30

    By Marjan Golpira

    Kashmir Black Day marked in Pakistan embassy in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Pakistani embassy in Tehran observed Kashmir Day, otherwise called Black Day, on Saturday, October 28. It was held a day after the actual day.

  • Asif Durrani 2016-12-07 14:43

    Interview by Ali Kavoosi Nejad

    Pakistan seeking peaceful solution to Kashmir dispute: Amb.

    TEHRAN - Pakistan is one of the Muslim countries and neighbors of the Islamic Republic of Iran which shares a long history and huge cultural commonalities with Iran. Tehran Times correspondent has sit for an interview with Mr. Asif Durrani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Tehran. We have discussed regional issues including recent conflicts on Pakistan-India border, Pakistan and Turkey relations, commercial and economic relations of Iran and Pakistan, and the implementation of the gas pipeline project between the two countries, reviewed the regional changes and also the relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan.

  • هند و پاکستان 2016-11-02 11:47

    Interview by Vahid Pourtajrishi

    India ‘managed’ better ties with Pakistan, despite events in Kashmir

    TEHRAN - An Indian professor of international relations believes that US has to keep both India and Pakistan under influence, since it required both countries to achieve its national interests.

  • کشتار مردم کشمیر 2016-07-19 17:39

    Clashes in Kashmir can be settled only peacefully, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that clashes in Kashmir can be settled only peacefully, calling on the parties to exercise self-restraint.