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India's planned resettlement of Hindus in Kashmir Valley won't be smooth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Parth M.N.   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 00:00

[From the LA TimesHis two-room apartment in a run-down township is a far cry from Chand Pandita's hometown of Anantnag, 150 miles away, in the disputed territory of Kashmir, where pristine agricultural fields spread to the horizon.

 

"Not a day goes by when we do not miss our home," said Pandita, sitting in his two-room apartment in Jagdi Township, a poorly maintained Indian government-run housing complex with about 4,200 apartments for Hindus who fled Kashmir 25 years ago after deadly attacks by radical Islamists. Several men around him nodded in agreement.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 02:21
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11 active terror mails in Kashmir Valley run from Pakistan: US PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rahul Tripathi   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 00:00

[From Economic TimesNEW DELHI: The United States has confirmed to India that of the 23 most active terror email accounts operating in the Valley, 11 are functioning from Pakistan and four of these were created using mobile phones with Pakistan numbers.

 

Of the remaining, two were created in the US and two others, which show as having been created in India give Pakistani mobile numbers as their alternate contact.

 

This crucial information is part of a 78-page response by the US Department of Justice to a detailed request that Home Ministry had made to them under the Indo-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty since most servers are located in US jurisdiction. The response is to a compilation of requests New Delhi had sent between August 2014 and January 2015.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 19:03
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Pandits who stayed on in Kashmir valley giving up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sumit Hakhoo   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 00:00

Only 651 families left, face economic and social problems

[From Tribune News Service]: Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA-government in New Delhi is making plans to resettle displaced Kashmiri Pandits back in the Valley, Hindus who did not migrate after the eruption of separatist insurgency in 1989-90 are leaving their homes now due to economic and social pressures.

Isolated and ostracised, only 651 families comprising around 2,500 persons are left in the Valley who endured one of the most violent periods in recent history of J&K.

About 3.5 lakh Hindus had left the Valley after militant organisations started a selective killing campaign in 1989, but thousands of families stayed back in the hope that the situation would improve.

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Motion on Kashmiri Pandits tabled in UK Parliament PDF Print E-mail
Written by PTI   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00

[As reported in various newspapers] London, Jan 22: The first-ever motion to commemorate the displacement of Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir 25 years ago has been tabled in the British Parliament.

The Early Day Motion (EDM) was tabled by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of British Hindus, led by lawmaker Bob Blackman and supported by four other MPs.

The EDM reads: "That this House commemorates with deep sadness the 25th anniversary of the attack in January 1990 by cross-border Islamic militants on the population of Jammu and Kashmir; expresses its condolences to the families and friends of all those who were killed, raped and injured in this massacre.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 23:09
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US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00

[From Business Standard]: ANI  |  Washington: American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state.

They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve.

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