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Sikh Body Writes An Open Letter to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir Issue

A Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh group- Dal Khalsa, has written an open letter to President of Untied States Donald Trump on Kashmir issue.

Organization of Islamic Countries Holds Emergency Meeting on Kashmir; Advocates Plebiscite

A statement released by Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) on August 6 noted that 'following a request from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, an urgent meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir at the level of Permanent Representatives was held in Jeddah on 6 August 2019 to review the recent developments in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK)'.

India Tried to Crush Will of Kashmiri People, We Support Kashmir’s Right to Self Determination: Bhai Daljit Singh

Pro-freedom Sikh leader Bhai Daljit Singh has issued a written statement expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir while reaffirming support for their right to self determination.

NDP Statement on the Status of Human Rights in Kashmir

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), issued a statement on Kashmir issue.

International Kashmiri Scholars Request UN Intervention After Unilateral Indian Action [Read Full Text of Joint Letter]

A number of international Kashmiri scholars have requested immediate intervention of the United Nations (UN) in the Kashmir crisis. Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN) has written a letter addressed to Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. António Guterres.

UN Resolutions Prohibit Any Unilateral Action to Change Disputed Nature of Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmiri Diaspora Groups

In a written statement issued on August 5 (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), various Kashmiri diaspora groups 'rejected' and condemned the Indian government's decision of abrogating article 370 and 35 A that guarantees the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Texts of China’s Response Statements on India’s Moves in Kashmir and Ladakh

China has objected to Indian government's move to strip disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir of 'special status' and divide the region into two parts to be controlled by the Central Government of India.

Modi Dispensation Murdered Democracy; Plunged Region Into Further Turmoil : SAD Mann, Dal Khalsa

Endorsing the Kashmiris’ unequivocal right to self determination, the SAD (Amritsar) and Dal Khalsa said by scrapping article 370 of the constitution, the government of India has plunged the region into further turmoil.

India’s Move in Kashmir Threatens Regional Stability: Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the "irresponsible, unilateral and irrational behaviour" by India in the 'disputed' territory of Kashmir, with the country's top civilian and military leaderships warning New Delhi's crackdown was destabilising the region.

India Alerts Army and Air Force As Rajya Sabha Debates Revocation of Art 370

The Indian Government on Monday moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gives special status to internationally disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, partially controlled by India and Pakistan.

Copy of Order Issued by Indian President to Apply Indian Constitution on Jammu and Kashmir

Indian government's Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah today moved a Constitutional Amendment Bill to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. He also moved a bill to reorganise the state of Jammu and Kashmir and make it a Union Territory and Ladakh to be Union Territory without legislature.

Amit Shah Moves Amendment Moved To Revoke Article 370; Reorganize Jammu and Kashmir

Indian government's Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah today moved a Constitutional Amendment Bill to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. He also moved a bill to reorganise the state of Jammu and Kashmir and make it a Union Territory and Ladakh to be Union Territory without legislature.

Kashmiris Must Be Allowed To Exercise Right To Self Determination: Pak PM Imran Khan

Amidst reports of panic amongst Kashmiris in Indian administered Kashmir, caused by a series of orders and announcements by the Indian establishment, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Kashmiris must be allowed to exercise their right to self determination according to UN SC resolutions.

Panic Grips Kashmir After India Orders Pilgrims, Tourists to Leave Immideately

With no clarity from the authorities, the region's shaken residents are viewing the government order as yet another instance of the "psychological warfare" they say is being waged by India against them.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

Kashmir Shuts Down to Protest Against Indian PM’s Visit

Kashmiri people reportedly observed a complete shut down on Sunday (Feb. 3) as a token of protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. The Tribune has noted in one of its news reports that "[c]losed markets and deserted roads greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival in Srinagar as Kashmir observed a shutdown...".

Ignoring India’s Objections, Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls Another Pro-freedom Kashmiri Leader

In a written statement issued by All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a group of pro-freedom Kashmiri organisations, it is said that on Saturday (Feb. 02) evening at 8:35 pm, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on phone and discussed the current volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Authorities Stop Simranjit Singh Maan from Visiting Kashmir Valley

Former Member of Parliament, and president of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) S. Simranjit Singh Mann was on Sunday (Dec. 30) disallowed to visit Kashmir.

Human Rights Body Worried Over Pattern of Excessive Force Used Against Civilians In Kashmir

Responding to the recent clashes between security forces and civilians near an encounter site in Pulwama, Kashmir, leading to the death of seven civilians, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director, Amnesty India said.

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