News Analysis - Jammu & Kashmir


Jammu & Kashmir

  • Fake Encounters for Personal Gain (February 05, 2007)
    Elements of the Indian army and paramilitary cooperated with rogue police officers to perpetrate several cold-blooded murders of innocent civilians in Kashmir and faking them as counter-insurgency encounters for personal recognition and awards.<More>

  • Hurriyat Wants to Stop Violence (January 30 , 2007)
    In sharp variance with its past of supporting armed insurgency as a means to achieve a “solution” to the Kashmir question, the Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella group of separatist organizations has called for a cessation of violence as means to achieve their objectives.<More>

  • Massive Aid for J&K (December 26, 2006)
    The Prime Minister's Special task force on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has proposed a Rs 8,302-crore (USD 1.8 billion) aid package to develop that state and proposed another Rs. 200 crore (USD 43.47 million) to develop a satellite business city satellite business city..<More>

  • Hizb ‘Commander’ Killed (November 29, 2006)
    Security forces killed the ‘commander’ of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s South Kashmir division Mohammad Ashraf Shah who is ranked 2nd in Hizb’s hierarchy and earned a reputation of clever and ruthless terrorist who also tried facilitating a ceasefire.<More>

  • J&K Autonomy Working Group DoA? (October 27, 2006)
    The Hindu reported that the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Autonomy Working group promised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 5 months ago may be dead on arrival (DoA) because of a lack of suitable leadership to lead the group and procedural issues.<More>

  • India Holds Pak Responsible for Terror (August 24, 2006)
    India says it has evidence of Pakistan’s continued support for terrorism and the involvement of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in the 7/11 serial blasts after anti-terrorism squad (ATS) killed a Pakistani in Mumbai and captured another in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).<More>

  • Kashmir Blast Targets Political Rally (July 10, 2006)
    Terrorists targeted a political rally by moderate National Conference party in Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir by hurling a grenade killing 5 people, including a former legislator, and injuring 60 others.<More>

  • Top Security Meet to Review J&K (July 05, 2006)
    Senior members of the security apparatus met recently to review the increase in infiltration from Pakistan, the continued existence of terror infrastructure in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and use the bait of human rights violations to distract attention.<More

  • Nepali Workers Executed in Kashmir (June 13, 2006)
    About 15-18 unidentified gunmen lined up 15 Hindu Nepali laborers and in cold blood killed 8 and injured an equal number in south Kashmir while another group exploded 3 grenades in a crowded bus stand in Jammu killing 1 and injuring 31 Hindu pilgrims.<More

  • The Decreasing Relevance of Hurriyat (May 29, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defied terrorism and continued his roundtable discussions with various groups with Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and proposed setting up 5 groups to consider various issues but vowed to fight terrorism from Pakistan.<More>

  • Legal Dilemma on Handling Kashmir Massacre Accused (May 23, 2006)
    The Army is considering various options to try 5 officers, including a Brigadier, for the alleged murder of 5 Kashmiri civilians suspected of being foreign terrorists involved in the massacre of 36 Sikhs at Chattingsphora village in Kashmir on Mar 20, 2000.<More

  • Naxal Violence Unseats Terrorism in J&K (May 19, 2006)
    Junior Home Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal admitted in Parliament that the Naxal menace in India is more threatening, cause more disruption, and resulted in more deaths that the Pakistan-inspired terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.<More

  • No Siachen Pullout, Troop Reduction in J&K (May 18, 2006)
    Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee told Parliament that India would not pullout of Siachen as it did not get ironclad guarantees from Pakistan and that the threat perception has not changed to warrant a troop reduction.<More>

  • US Bans LeT Fronts as LeT Kills Hindus (May 2, 2006)
    On the 3rd anniversary of invasion and occupation of Iraq from the al Qaeda over the weekend, Ayman al-Zawahiri accused the US of giving a “strong impetus to the Indian nuclear programme, while doling out orders to Pakistan.” <More>

  • Army Says J&K situation is better (April 13, 2006)
    The Indian Army has said that there is a “marked improvement” and “discernable drop” in the infiltration levels leading it to believe that this has “led to the development of an opportunity to move decisively towards resolution of the conflict in the State.” <More>

  • PM Convenes Round-table Meeting on J&K (February 27, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh convened a round-table meeting on Jammu & Kashmir.<More>

  • US Admits Kashmiri Terror Camps in Pak (February 20, 2006)
    The US admitted that Kashmir-oriented terrorist camps exist in Pakistan and little is being done to dismantle them.<More>

  • J&K to get Interpol Arrest Warrants (February 15, 2006)
    The Jammu & Kashmir police have created solid legal cases against Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammed ideologues and leaders to obtain Interpol arrest warrants.<More>

  • Former PoK PM Welcomes Indian Offer (January 31, 2006)
    Former Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayoom said that the Pakistani Government should have accepted Indian help after the earthquake four months ago. <More >

  • Mush Wants Demilitarized Kashmir (January 28, 2006)
    Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf urged the Indian Government to respond positively to his plan of demilitarization and "self-governance" in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).<More>

  • LeT Deep Inside J&K Admin (January 19, 2006)
    The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) police investigating the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) plot to kill former J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed expressed disbelief to the extent of their penetration of the state apparatus. <More>

  • Jihadis Accept Kashmir UN Resolution is Impractical (January 16, 2006)
    The Muttahid Jihad Council (MJC), a conglomerate of terrorist groups based in Pakistan, has for the first time said that the implementation United Nations resolutions are irrelevant.  <More>

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