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Pallone Recognized by Hindu American Foundation for Introducing Kashmiri Pandit Resolution PDF Print
Written by Rep. Frank Pallone   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:00

[Official Press Release from Congressman Frank Pallone's office.] Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06), chair of the India Caucus’ Kashmir Task Force, Tuesday evening was recognized by the Hindu American Foundation for introducing a Congressional resolution recognizing human rights violations of Kashmiri Pandits. In a Capitol Hill reception devoted to promoting the understanding Hindu American issues, the organization thanked Pallone for his work introducing the resolution.

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Rep. Frank Pallone's Resolution on Kashmiri Pandits in U.S. House of Representatives, H. Res. 1601 PDF Print
Written by Rep. Frank Pallone   
Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

[Click Here for a PDF version of this Resolution] H. RES. 1601 -- Recognizing that the religious freedom and human rights violations of Kashmiri Pandits has been ongoing since 1989. (Introduced in House - IH)

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2011 20:37
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A Perspective on Kashmir Imbroglio PDF Print
Written by Maj. Gen. (Ret'd) Afsir Karim   
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 00:00

From Eternal India Monthly Magazine, June 2010
 
The significance of the geo-strategic factor as a root cause of the confrontation between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has not received the attention it deserves because it has been paraded by Pakistan as an unfinished agenda of partition, according to Pakistan being a Muslim majority area Kashmir should have been automatically allotted to Pakistan. The point is that Pakistan’s relentless quest for Kashmir is not related to its demographic composition but to its strategic location, the occupation of the areas later named Azad Kashmir (AK) by Pakistan created a strategic cushion between its heartland and India; occupation of Northern Areas of Kashmir gave Pakistan tremendous strategic advantages in the region as it has common boundaries with Tibet Xinjiang and Afghanistan, Central Asian countries are its next-door neighbours. Annexation of this area provided Pakistan direct access to Tibet, Xinjiang and Central Asia while it blocked all routes between India and these regions. Therefore even if the princely state of Kashmir was not a Muslim majority area Pakistan would have found other reasons to claim it, (like ‘the main rivers of Pakistan rise in Kashmir and this area should be under the control of Pakistan’ etc.), it would have demanded its merger and would have tried to annex it.

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Bad Company: Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and the Growing Ambition of Islamist Militancy in Pakistan PDF Print
Written by Ashley J. Tellis   
Thursday, 11 March 2010 00:00

Testimony by Ashley J. Tellis
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
United States House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
March 11, 2010

Excerpt from below: "Washington should certainly use its influence with both India and Pakistan to encourage the dialogue that leads to a resolution of all outstanding disputes, including the vexed problem of Kashmir. But, unfortunately for those who advocate pressing India, the impediments to a lasting peace in South Asia do not emanate from New Delhi. Rather, they are incubated in Islamabad, or to be more precise, in Rawalpindi. So long as the Pakistani Army and the security establishment more generally conclude that their private interests (and their conception of the national interest) are undermined by a permanent reconciliation between India and Pakistan, they will not rid themselves of the terrorist groups they have begotten and which serve their purposes—irrespective of what New Delhi or Kabul or Washington may desire."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2011 22:07
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Address to Conclave of Kashmiri Pandits PDF Print
Written by K. N. Pandita   
Sunday, 15 November 2009 00:00

Address to Conclave of Kashmiri Pandits:
Siri Fort, New Delhi 15 November 2009
Under the auspices of All India Kashmiri Samaj

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 03:38
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