Kashmir

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  • A. G. Noorani 2019/03/18

    By A. G. Noorani

    Kashmir matters, and Kashmiris too

    TEHRAN- Relations between India and Pakistan have nosedived since Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014. If anyone thought that he would make up the loss by a conciliatory policy towards Kashmiris, they were mistaken. It was never part of his agenda. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) would have none of it. The game is to accuse dissent within Kashmir as a movement that is Pakistani sponsored, and ruthlessly crush it.

  • China wants ‘discussions’ on blacklisting JeM chief 2019-03-17 10:15

    China wants ‘discussions’ on blacklisting JeM chief

    TEHRAN - China and India, the two regional heavyweights, are again at loggerheads, this time over China blocking the move to blacklist a Pakistan-based chief of a terrorist outfit.

  • Kashmir newspapers run blank front pages 2019-03-12 10:08

    Kashmir newspapers run blank front pages

    TEHRAN - To register their protest against the government’s move to stop advertisements to two prominent newspapers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, newspapers in the region ran blank front pages on Sunday.

  • India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria 2019-03-10 10:15

    India’s Pakistan envoy returns to Islamabad

    TEHRAN - In a move that marks the de-escalation of political and diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan, New Delhi’s envoy to Islamabad joined back office on Wednesday.

  • U.S. asks its citizens not to visit Kashmir 2019-03-10 10:08

    U.S. asks its citizens not to visit Kashmir

    TEHRAN - Following escalation of tensions in the region, the U.S. government has issued a travel advisory for its nationals, asking them not to visit “most of Jammu and Kashmir”.

  • Lessons from the Indian brinkmanship 2019-03-09 10:40

    By Asif Durrani

    Lessons from the Indian brinkmanship

    What lessons have we learnt from Mr. Modi’s misadventure in the past week? Alertness to face the enemy on the diplomatic and military fronts has been the major takeaway for Pakistan of this episode which won accolades globally from friends and foes. The second important lesson which our policy makers may have learnt is that in the international arena, it is your own prowess which saves the day for you. Third and most important gain from Pakistan’s point of view has been the internationalization of Kashmir dispute, much to the chagrin of India. Fourth, and pleasantly surprising for Pakistan, was Russian offer of mediation between Pakistan and India, which, of course, India did not like a bit.

  • Pakistan govt cracks down on militant groups 2019-03-06 22:07

    Pakistan govt cracks down on militant groups

    TEHRAN - In a significant move, Pakistani authorities have reportedly detained 44 members of various militant groups, including relatives of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar,

  • Foreign Minister Zarif 2019-03-05 21:58

    Tehran mediating between Pakistan, India

    TEHRAN – Iran has been acting as mediator to help settle a dispute between Pakistan and India which has intensified over the past few weeks.

  • Pakistan to free captured Indian pilot in effort to defuse Kashmir standoff 2019-03-01 12:29

    Pakistan to free captured Indian pilot in effort to defuse Kashmir standoff

    India is waiting for the release of a pilot who has been in Pakistani custody since he was shot down over Kashmir on Wednesday, a goodwill gesture which could defuse the gravest crisis in the disputed border region in years.

  • India-Pakistan war 2019-03-01 11:35

    Amidst ‘war-like situation’, India, Pakistan conduct surgical strikes

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    TEHRAN - From diplomatic offensive to military action, India has moved swiftly to take ‘revenge’ from arch-rival Pakistan for the recent terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

  • Beena Sarwar 2019-02-28 13:13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Events unfolding between India and Pakistan very frightening’

    TEHRAN - The heightened tensions between India and Pakistan – the two warring neighbors – in the wake of recent terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir have brought them on the warpath again.

  • Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran 2019-02-25 16:03

    Islamabad hopes to keep militants in check after attack on IRGC frayed ties with Tehran

    Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran

    In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking Pakistan’s Balochistan province with Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province.

  • Kashmir 2019-02-24 10:04

    Separatists arrested in Kashmir in overnight raids

    TEHRAN - Situation continues to be tense in Indian-controlled Kashmir with more than 100 separatist leaders and activists detained in overnight raids, sources said on Saturday.

  • China-India 2019-02-21 09:07

    China urges India, Pakistan to ‘exercise retraint’

    TEHRAN - China, a regional giant, has urged two estranged neighbors Pakistan and India to exercise restraint and conduct dialogue to achieve resolution of outstanding issues.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-21 09:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan PM offers cooperation, demands ‘actionable evidence’ from India

    TEHRAN - Almost a week after a deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 44 members of India’s central reserve police force, Pakistan’s premier finally broke his silence on Tuesday.

  • India withdraws security of Kashmiri separatists 2019-02-19 10:01

    India withdraws security of Kashmiri separatists

    TEHRAN _ Stung by the deadly attack on its security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, Indian government has decided to withdraw security cover of separatist leaders in the region.

  • Kashmir attack 2019-02-19 09:57

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kashmir attack: Kashmiri students, traders face backlash from Hindu extremists

    TEHRAN _In the aftermath of the deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir last week, Kashmir Muslims working and studying in different Indian cities are facing a backlash from Hindu extremists.

  • Kashmir attack 2019/02/17

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After Kashmir attack, war drums beating again

    TEHRAN - The war drums are beating again, this time deafeningly. Following the ghastly attack on a military convoy in Indian controlled Kashmir on Thursday, which left more than 40 dead, India is seeking revenge.

  • ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 2019-02-07 01:48

    Pakistan observes ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, reaffirms support to Kashmiris

    TEHRAN - Pakistan on Tuesday observed Kashmir Solidarity Day, with top political and military leaders extending support to the people in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and calling for resolution of the long-standing territorial dispute.

  • Kashmir’s splendors, arts and cuisine come to Iran in exhibit 2019-02-06 10:06

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Kashmir’s splendors, arts and cuisine come to Iran in exhibit

    TEHRAN – The Economic Cooperation Organization Cultural Institute observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday by hosting a walk-through exhibition, which showcases arts and cuisine as well as photos of natural beauties of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

  • Modi 2019-02-04 23:22

    Modi visits Kashmir amid complete shutdown

    First time since his Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the coalition government in Indian controlled Kashmir late last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the conflict-torn region on Sunday.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-10 11:54

    Norwegia offers to mediate on Kashmir dispute

    TEHRAN - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said that her government is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Erna Solberg in an interview with Indian news channel NDTV said the Kashmir dispute cannot be solved only from a military standpoint and that popular support was also important, a report in Kashmir Media Service said.

  • Iran, India trade ties on strong footing 2019-01-10 11:46

    Raisina Dialogue: 'Ensuring zero tolerance towards terrorism need of hour'

    TEHRAN - Asserting that no country is immune to the “existential threat” of terrorism, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the need of hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an “instrument of convenience”.

  • Turkey-Pakistan 2019-01-07 23:19

    Turkey bans for UN resolutions on Kashmir

    TEHRAN - Turkey has joined the debate over the long-standing issue of Kashmir, saying the imbroglio should be resolved according to the relevant United Nations resolutions.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-05 23:08

    Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

    TEHRAN - Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley.

  • On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire 2019-01-02 20:21

    On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire

    TEHRAN - The intermittent border skirmishes continue between India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, escalating political and military tensions. Over the past few days, the armies of the two countries have again accused each other of trading fire on the Line of Control (LoC), the line dividing the two countries, in the disputed Kashmir region.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-02 20:14

    2018 deadliest year in a decade in Kashmir

    TEHRAN -The year gone by has been the most deadly year in a decade in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as the disturbed region continues to reel under fierce fighting between Indian forces and militants.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    YEAR IN REVIEW – SOUTH ASIA:

    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • Pakistan-Kashmir 2018-12-25 11:50

    Pakistan PM raises Kashmir with UN chief

    TEHRAN - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned United Nations chief Antonio Guterres this week and raised the issue of Kashmir, a U.N. spokesman has said. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General, did not divulge details about the conversation between Mr. Khan and Mr. Guterres but confirmed that the phone call took place.

  • Alqaeeda commander 2018-12-23 22:17

    Al-Qaeda commander killed in Kashmir

    In a significant boost to Indian government’s counter-insurgency operations in the conflict-torn Kashmir valley, six militants were killed in an encounter on Saturday.