Raising Kashmir issue at Congress more urgent than before: Ilhan Omar

LAHORE: US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that meeting victims of Indian ceasefire violations and “seeing them suffer” had made it all the more necessary than before to raise Kashmir issue at the Congress. “Having met the Kashmiri people in Azad

Hindu hardliners close stores in protest against Kashmir tweets

AHMEDABAD: Hundreds of Hindu nationalist protesters marched in the Indian state of Gujarat on Saturday, prompting closure of stores owned by several multinational companies caught up in a furore over social media posts supporting Kashmir. The messages were posted last

Kashmiris observe right to self-determination day with full vigour

MUZAFFARABAD: People of Jammu and Kashmir across Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday observed the Right of Self-determination Day with a renewed pledge to continue their ongoing struggle with full vigor for securing their legitimate right of self-determination through the

PM asserts to stand by Kashmiris against Indian atrocities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asserted that Pakistan will stand by Kashmiris till the right of self-determination is achieved. “I reassure my Kashmiri brothers and sisters that Pakistan will continue to provide all possible support and stand shoulder to

Kashmiris in occupied valley observing Black Day today

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC and around the world are observing Black Day to reject India’s illegal occupation of the valley. India illegally and cruelly occupied Jammu and Kashmir on October 27, 1947, violating the formula of

On UN Day, Pakistan calls for implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: As the international community celebrated United Nations Day, Pakistan reiterated its call for the world to work towards the implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. “It is deplorable that these universal ideals

Enforced disappearances in IoK a ‘grim reality’: Pakistan tells UN

NEW YORK: Pakistan has told a UN panel that enforced disappearances in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) were a “grim reality” and called for pursuing investigations into the cases. “Enforced disappearances in IIOJK have led to torture, custodial

‘Speak and stand up’ for Kashmiris: Pakistan urges UNHRC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to “speak and stand up” for the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to realise their right to self-determination. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN office in Geneva,

‘No country should take advantage of Afghanistan’ says Modi at UNGA address

NEW YORK: In his address to the UN General Assembly, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern over the situation in Afghanistan, saying it was essential to ensure that the war-torn country’s territory is not used for terrorist activities. In

Kashmir is not India’s internal matter: Pakistan responds to Indian assertion

NEW YORK: Pakistan categorically rejected India’s claim at the United Nations that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part, saying the state was an internationally recognised disputed territory. “Jammu and Kashmir neither is a so-called ‘integral’ part of India, nor

Sheharyar Afridi briefs Amnesty International official on Indian violations in Kashmir

NEW YORK: Sheharyar Afridi, chairman of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, briefed leading human rights organization Amnesty International, on the worsening human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Afridi met Senior Advocate Lawrence Moss Senior Advocate

FM Qureshi thanks Turkey for supporting Kashmir at UN

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and reviewed their close bilateral relations. They discussed steps to further enhance

Indian war crimes

Pakistan has shared with the world another dossier of Indian involvement in war crimes and genocide in occupied Jammu and Kashmir along with the gross human rights violations against Kashmiris. These are serious violations of the customary rules and treaty

Pakistan shares dossier of Indian involvement in war crimes, genocide in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has shared with the world another dossier comprising incriminating audio, video and documentary evidence on gross human rights violations, war crimes, genocide and torture against the Kashmiris by the “fascist Modi regime” in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu

Registering cases against Syed Geelani’s family show India’s descent into fascism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed Indian authorities for registering cases against the family of Kashmiri resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani. In a statement, the prime minister said “snatching the body” of Syed Ali Geelani and registering cases against

India-Taliban relations

After taking control of Kabul, the Taliban have claimed the right to raise a voice for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir. This places them directly at loggerheads with India, who has been one of the most vociferous opponents of the hardliner’s

Will Syed Ali Geelani’s demise impact the Kashmiri freedom movement?

Veteran Hurriyat leader and the icon of the Kashmir freedom movement, Syed Ali Geelani, has passed away in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani was a stalwart of the Kashmiris resistance against the atrocities by Indian forces. His

OIC delegation concludes 5-day visit to Pakistan, AJK

ISLAMABAD: The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has concluded its 5-day visit to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The 12-member IPHRC delegation was led by its Chairperson Dr Saeed Al

What can we do to support Kashmir’s cause?

When it comes to Kashmir, Pakistan has always supported Kashmiris’ struggle against India, specially after the abrogation of Article 370 of its Constitution which stripped Kashmir of its status as an independent state back in 2019.  The Kashmir issue is

Pakistan stands firm with Kashmir’s struggle: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan stands solidly by Kashmiris in their just struggle to the right of self-determination and would continue to highlight the Jammu and Kashmir dispute at the international level. “Our ultimate objective remains

Two years of Kashmir siege

It has been two years since the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been placed under a debilitating communication and economic blockade. The fascist Modi regime continues to perpetuate untold atrocities against hapless Kashmiris and manages to get away

FM Qureshi urges India to end state terrorism in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday called upon India to rescind its unilateral action of August 5, 2019, on Jammu and Kashmir and end all forms of oppression and state terrorism. “India must respect the United Nations Security

PM pays tribute on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day and reiterated Pakistan’s support for the people of the occupied territory. In a statement on Twitter, he said “We stand with Kashmiris on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day & pay tribute

India probes use of drones in airbase blast in IoK

NEW DELHI: India is investigating the suspected use of drones after two explosions rocked an Indian Air Force Station in the northern region of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The explosions in the early hours of Sunday injured two people and

Modi’s U-turn on IoK

Indian Prime Minister Modi will hold an all-parties meeting with Kashmiri political leaders in New Delhi where the revocation of the autonomous status of the region and fresh elections are on the cards. The meeting is certainly a walk back

Qureshi writes to UN calling for action against Indian repression in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon United Nations Security Council (UNSC) President and the UN Secretary General to take note of the repression in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a letter addressed to the

UNGA president regrets India’s reaction to Kashmir remarks

NEW YORK: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir has expressed regrets that India took his recent remarks on Jammu and Kashmir out of context, saying they were consistent with the long-standing UN position regarding the dispute. “The president

Pakistan urges ICRC to set up medical corridor in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan handed over dossier to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to set up an international humanitarian medical corridor to provide medical assistance to the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The dossier was presented by

Pakistan ready to talk if India revisits August 5 decisions: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan would willingness to talk out differences and resolve outstanding issues through dialogue if India was willing to revisit the unilateral decisions taken on August 5, 2019. “If India is willing to

Kashmir remains central to ‘meaningful dialogue’ with India: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said durable peace, security and development in the region hinges on peaceful resolution of the long-standing Jammu and Kashmir dispute. “We, therefore, believe that the two sides [India and Pakistan] need to discuss all outstanding issues