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WhatsApp transcripts: Onus now on world to take India to task, says FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sunday hoped that following the release of WhatsApp transcripts by the Mumbai police, the international community would hold India accountable for its state-sponsored actions vitiating the environment and endangering peace and security in South Asia. “The reckless regime of New Delhi has shown how its ac

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Role and Responsibility of Global Kashmiri Diaspora

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“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” Winston S. Churchill. The disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir stands apart as the most cantankerous of conflicts, with the catastrophic possibility of nuclear devastation. After all India and Pakistan have fought three wars and

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Freedom of Dissent

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Norrani

THE fundamental right to dissent from the state’s views or from conventional wisdom is now being systematically denied by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India. The signs were obvious no sooner had he assumed power in May 2014. The slogan ‘Congress mukt Bharat’, (an India freed totally from the Congress party) indicated a plan on

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Kashmir: Shining Example of Pluralism & Diversity

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

“…It is really difficult for me to distinguish between a Hindu Kashmiri and a Muslim Kashmiri. You people speak one language and have one culture. While the rest of the country burns in communal fire, I see a ray of hope in Kashmir only…” Mahatma Gandhi, August 1947.  “The alternative to chaos in

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Faith and courage

  0 comments   |     by F.S. Aijazuddin

I HOPE I still have the courage to acknowledge the Judaic DNA strain in my faith, for my spiritual genes are the umbilical thread that links me today through Christianity, through Judaism, to that figure in indiscernible antiquity — the prophet Abraham. I can never become a Jew. As a human being, though, I ought to have the

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Russia Can Benefit from Azerbaijan’s Strengthened..

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

Russia Can Benefit from Azerbaijan’s Strengthened Relations with Iran & Pakistan Azerbaijan’s recently strengthened relations with Iran and Pakistan following their governments’ full support of Baku’s territorial integrity in line with four UNSC Resolutions on the matter could greatly benefit

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The Battle for Jerusalem: Turkey’s Erdogan Stakes His Claim

  0 comments   |     by Dr. James M. Dorsey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t mince his words at this month’s opening of parliament. In his first assertion of a claim to a lost non-Turkic part of the Ottoman empire, Mr. Erdogan declared that Jerusalem is Turkish.

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Malicious campaign of 'calumny' on against soldiers of Muslim faith: 91 civil servants

  0 comments   |     by Satyamev Jayate

As many as 91 former civil servants have, in an open letter, sought investigation into what they call “malicious campaign of calumny” against soldiers of the Muslim faith in the Indian armed forces, stating “the assaults against the dignity of our Muslim citizens, as indeed physical assaults, are becoming commonplace.”  The latest

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Tripartite dialogue over Kashmir: Only way out

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Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Strategic Policy, disclosed in an interview with Karan Thapar that India displayed a desire to hold a conversation with Pakistan. He added that we support any conversation that moves us forward. However, he also emphasised that there are three parties to the dispute: Pakistan

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UN rights chief slams India over arrests, restrictions on NGOs

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GENEVA: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet voiced her dismay on Tuesday at the arrest of activists in India and restrictions to the work of non-governmental organisations. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights appealed to New Delhi to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs. Bachelet regretted what she called the application of v

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