Indian Home Minister Amit Shah confirmed Tuesday new regulations on Kashmir will ensure New Delhi takes over the two portions held respectively by Pakistan and China. Shah asserted that India’s ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will ensure Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin are part of India’s Jammu and Kashmir, India Today reported.The BJP will make sure Kashmir, the only Muslim-majority region in India, becomes an integral part of the South Asian country. “Kashmir is an integral part of India; there is no doubt over it. When I talk about Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Aksai Chin are included in it,” Shah reportedly proclaimed. Kashmir is India’s only Muslim-majority region. Under BJP, Muslims and Christians have faced systemic harassment at the hands of Hindu nationalists incited by the ruling party. India, Pakistan, and China all have competing claims to the Himalayan region of Kashmir. A … [Read more...] about Modi Government Declares Chinese Kashmir Part of India
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Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press Updated 12:39 am CDT, Monday, May 6, 2019 FILE - In this July 19, 2009, file photo, an Indian Border Security Force soldier, right, and a Pakistani Rangers soldier face one another at a daily closing ceremony at the Wagah border post near Lahore, Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a tough stance on Pakistan the centerpiece of his re-election campaign, equating it with a “New India.” “India has quit the policy of being scared of Pakistani threats,” Modi said at a recent election rally, mocking the ever-present possibility that Pakistan could use its nuclear weapons. “So what do we do then? Are those being saved for Diwali?” he said, referring to India’s own arsenal and the Hindu festival of light. less FILE - In this July 19, 2009, file photo, an Indian Border Security Force soldier, right, and a Pakistani Rangers soldier face one another at a daily closing ceremony at the Wagah … [Read more...] about Modi flexes muscles in Kashmir to woo India’s Hindu voters
World India has launched airstrikes on Pakistan for the first time in almost 50 years in the wake of a terrorist attack earlier this month that killed 40 Indian soldiers. On February 14, a 20-year-old Kashmiri suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle into an Indian military convoy in Awantipora, just south-east of the capital of India-controlled Kashmir, Srinagar. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in decades and triggered a dramatic escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan, who India accused of breaching the long-standing ceasefire by having a “direct hand” in the attack. Kashmir has been contested territory ever since the Partition in 1947, and is now split between India and Pakistan, with a small portion is also controlled by China. The nuclear-armed neighbours are separated by a contentious “line of control,” rather than by a stable borde. India-controlled Kashmir is widely recognized as one of, if not the, most … [Read more...] about Jammu and Kashmir: Why Is India Bombing in Pakistan and are they Going Back to War?
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press Updated 1:49 am CST, Monday, February 18, 2019 Members of various Indian Hindu organizations light candles as they pay tribute to the Indian soldiers killed in Thursday's attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, in Jammu, India, Sunday, Feb.17, 2019. Members of various Indian Hindu organizations light candles as they pay tribute to the Indian soldiers killed in Thursday's attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, in Jammu, India, Sunday, Feb.17, 2019. Photo: Channi Anand, AP Photo: Channi Anand, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Members of various Indian Hindu organizations light candles as they pay tribute to the Indian soldiers killed in Thursday's attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, in Jammu, India, Sunday, Feb.17, … [Read more...] about Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Kashmir experiences bloodiest year since 2009 India and Pakistan approve the Kartarpur Corridor, connecting Sikh shrines Corridor raises concerns about activating the Sikh separatist Khalistan movement Kashmir experiences bloodiest year since 2009 November was the bloodiest month of the year for separatist militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir. According to official figures from Indian security forces, 37 separatist militants were killed in November and 227 militants have been killed in Kashmir this year. The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), which supports the separatist militants, does not dispute those figures, but goes farther and says that 2018 was the bloodiest year for everyone in Kashmir since 2009. JKCCS says that 528 people were killed in Kashmir in 2018, of which 145 were civilians, 234 were separatist rebels, and 142 were Indian security personnel. There are three major Pakistan-sponsored … [Read more...] about World View: Pakistan and India Agree to Support Sikhs as Separatist Violence Surges in Kashmir