Archive for February, 2012

‘4 men planted 4 bombs on Samjhauta Express’

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Muzamil Jaleel : Sat Feb 18 2012

Startling revelations by Kamal Chouhan are helping investigators understand how the Samjhauta Express bombs were brought to the capital, who all took it to the railway station and the sequence of events leading to the tragedy that killed 68 passengers, most of them Pak nationals. Tomorrow marks the fifth year since that attack.

Chouhan, arrested last Sunday and produced in court earlier this week, has reportedly said that he has no “regrets” over the Samjhauta bombing. He is said to have told interrogators that there were four “planters” who came in two separate groups to Old Delhi Railway station with four suitcases, each one carrying a bomb.Image Read more…

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Kashmiri youths await ‘Eid gift’ amnesty over clashes

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment
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Route mails through India: Govt to Google, Yahoo

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Press Trust of India 21-Feb:New Delhi: Internet content providers Yahoo, Gmail and others would be asked to route all emails accessed in India through the country even if the mail account is registered outside the country.

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India-Pak to freeze Kashmir for 10 years:Huriyat in loop

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

By Rashid Ahmad | The Honour Magazine2/22/2012 7:28:16
Srinagar: India and Pakistan are working on a peace plan on Kashmir through back-channel peace actors to defrost their relations. The peace plan however is more like providing a ‘safe and respectable’ passage to all the three parties—Kashmiri people, India and Pakistan—from the quagmire they have been caught in. The moderate faction of the Huriyat Conference is reported to have Okayed the plan. Read more…

Categories: Opinion

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment


Guest post byRAZA RUMI

It has taken me some time to finish reading the assemblage book entitled Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. An overly long reading list has been haunting me for the past few months, but I was slow and self-indulgent as I read and re-read many sections of this insightful book which is path breaking in many ways. First, it is a unique collection which emanated from intense thinking and collaborative action; and second, given the fairly recent rise of Indian mass media (also applicable to South Asia in general) this is quite a seminal work of its kind.

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Categories: News

Awakening India- Peace in Kashmir?

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment



LAHORE/NEW DELHI – A subtle shift may be occurring in one of the world’s longest-standing and most intractable conflicts – the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Increasingly, it seems, Pakistanis are questioning what the
Kashmir dispute has done to their own state and society

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Indo-Pak trade far-fetched dream until Kashmir resolution: Hurriyat (G)

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Srinagar—The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani has said the promotion of trade between India and Pakistan was a farfetched dream until the resolution of Kashmir issue. Read more…

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Surrendered militants threaten agitation

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Appeal CM to intervene, fulfill promises
Kaloosa (Bandipora), Feb 19: Surrendered militants on Sunday threatened to launch an agitation against what they termed as government’s “failure” to rehabilitate them.
Hundreds of surrendered militants from various parts of this north Kashmir district gathered at Kaloosa here to discuss the problems faced by them. Read more…

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Why cases of rights abuse by army are stuck

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The defence ministry doesn’t trust J&K Police on probes into rights violations by army personnel, reports Riyaz Wani

Women walk past soldiers on the outskirts of Srinagar
Fear factor Women walk past soldiers on the outskirts of SrinagarPhoto: Faisal Khan

THE POLICE has been lauded for its stellar role in the fight against militancy in Jammu & Kashmir, but the defence ministry does not trust its investigation into human rights violations by armymen. In 19 out of the 24 cases forwarded by the J&K government for sanction for prosecution, the ministry found the probes to be shoddy. In some cases, the ministry even suspects foul play by the police and is still mulling some of the evidence gathered in other cases. Read more…

Why is the hardliner knocking on moderate doors?

February 20, 2012 1 comment

As Islamabad goes into overdrive to improve relations with New Delhi, Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is opening communication lines with civil society.Baba Umar reports

Hurriyat (G) supremo Geelani (left) and Kashmir Committee chief Jethmalani
New alliances Hurriyat (G) supremo Geelani (left) and Kashmir Committee chief Jethmalani

Photo: Abid Bhat

THE VOICE of Syed Ali Shah Geelani has become tremulous over the years but it remains defiant. “Whether Pakistan supports our cause or not, I have unshakeable faith in Allah, who will help Kashmiris. But the only condition is that we must correct ourselves,” says the Hurriyat (G) supremo at his daughter’s residence in New Delhi. Read more…