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Rights Group Asks Pakistan to Let Pro-independence Candidates Run in Kashmir Election PDF Print
Written by Human Rights Watch   
Friday, 07 July 2006 00:00

The Associated Press reports on Human Rights Watch analysis of lack of free elections in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. It would appear that Musharaff's concept of 'self-governance' is for export only.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 September 2010 20:26
Will Kashmir Stop India's Rise PDF Print
Written by Sumit Ganguly   
Saturday, 01 July 2006 00:00

Excellent summary analysis of the Kashmir conflict vis-a-vis all parties involved, covering various aspects of the problem over the past several decades. From Foreign Affairs Magazine July/August 2006 Issue, Volume 85, Number 4, a publication of the Foreign Affairs Council.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 September 2010 04:39
Pakistan Should Watch Human Rights Abuse in Gilgit and Baltistan PDF Print
Written by Dr. Shabir Choudhry   
Thursday, 08 June 2006 00:00

From the President of International Kashmir Alliance (IKA) in London and leader of JKLF in London; 28 Brook Road, Newbury Pak, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7EY; Telfax: 020 8599 3121/07941 295327

It is disappointing to note that Pakistani secret agencies have resorted to their old tactics and have started harassing those Kashmiris who attended a Kashmir conference in New Delhi. These people were allowed to proceed to New Delhi and allowed back after taking part in this peaceful conference, and many of us thought that Pakistani agencies have changed their heart and attitude, said Dr Shabir Choudhry, Spokesman of International Kashmir Alliance.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 September 2010 18:31
Swamy seeks abrogation of Article 370 PDF Print
Written by Subramanian Swamy   
Wednesday, 07 June 2006 00:00

India's Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, a Harvard-trained lawyer, today demanded abrogation of Article 370 from the Constitution, which accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying the militants have driven out the Kashmiri pandits from the Valley and thus disturbed the religious balance in the State. (UNI)

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:30
Aamir Khan Lends Voice to Kashmiri Pandits PDF Print
Written by Nishant A Bhuse   
Friday, 02 June 2006 00:00

Actor Aamir Khan lends support to KPs thanks to influence from Anupam Kher, Ashok Pandit, and Mahesh Bhatt.

There is no stopping Aamir Khan. After lending his voice to the Narmada dam controversy, the actor is now ready to take up the plight of the Kashmiri pandits.

Aamir will visit refugee camps in Kashmir, meet displaced pandits and talk to the state and central governments for their rehabilitation.

Confirming his stand, Aamir said, "This educated community has suddenly found itself on the streets. I will appeal to the people of Kashmir to support me in this cause and give back the pandits their homes."

Aamir will lead a delegation comprising celebrities such as Anupam Kher, Mahesh Bhatt and Ashok Pandit to Kashmir. Aamir, set to go on a weeklong holiday with his family, said, "I have not fixed a date for visiting refugee camps, but I will do it soon."

The actor decided to support the pandits' cause after Ashoke appealed to him on TV. Said Ashok, "Aamir promised to accompany us to Kashmir and hold talks with the state."

Kher lamented the pandits didn't have a role in the Kashmir talks. He said, "The government is open to dialogue with Hurriyat, but we Kashmiri pandits have no representation. Aamir's assistance is required to put our concerns across."

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said. "It feels great that Aamir, a Muslim, is concerned about Hindu Kashmiri pandits.

In the 1990s, nearly four lakh pandits were driven out of the Valley by terrorists. The ultras set their houses on fire, raped women, hanged children and seized their property.

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