Pakistan condemns Jaishankar’s statement on PoK

Pakistan on Tuesday called on the international community to take “serious cognizance” of India’s aggressive posturing about taking physical jurisdiction’ of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, saying such “irresponsible and belligerent” statements from New Delhi have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region. Continue Reading

Kashmir has been made a prison, will visit Abdullah: Vaiko

Kashmir has been made a prison, MDMK chief Vaiko alleged on Monday and said he would visit National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, now under detention, in Srinagar at an appropriate time. Continue Reading

SC asks Centre to restore normalcy in J&K

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir authorities to see that normalcy is restored on a selective basis in the state while keeping in mind national interest. Continue Reading

SC notice to Centre, J&K on Vaiko’s plea

The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce before court former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, who is allegedly under detention following the scrapping of the state’s special status. Continue Reading

Pakistan hub of terrorism, India tells UN

Describing Pakistan as the ‘hub of terrorism’, India has strongly hit back at the country for raking up the Kashmir issue at the Security Council, saying Islamabad misused the UN forum to spread ‘baseless and deceitful’ narratives about it. Continue Reading

SC turns down Vaiko’s plea to produce Farooq Abdullah before court

The Supreme Court today declined a petition filed by MDMK chief and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko insisting urgent hearing of a habeas corpus seeking to produce National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. Continue Reading

Vaiko moves SC seeking release of Farooq Abdullah

MDMK leader and Raya Sabha MP Vaiko today filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court seeking the release of National Conference leader and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah from detention. Continue Reading

Lack of response to J-K’s Art 370 issue upset me more: IAS officer

IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who resigned recently and claimed he did so over “denial of freedom of expression” to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday said more than the scrapping of special status under Article 370, “the lack of response” to it was more upsetting. Continue Reading