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Mullen says raised Balochistan issue with India

 Geo news Wednesday, December 09, 2009 WASHINGTON: Chairman of the US Joints Chief of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said he has raised the issue of interference into Balochistan with the Indian leadership, Geo News reported Wednesday.
Talking to Geo News correspondent Sami Ibrahim, the US Army Chief said he held talks over the reservations of Pakistan with his Indian counterparts both former and the present one Gen Deepak in addition to the Indian political leadership.

Resolution of Kashmir issue needed for peace: Mullen

Washington, Dec 9: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman U.S. Joint Chiefs Staff on Tuesday has said that Kashmir is a principal question which Pakistan and India have to address in the long-term security perspective. The chief urged India and Pakistan to settle the Kashmir issue, stressing that the resolution of this 62-year old dispute was important for restoring peace to the South Asian region. Addressing Washington-based foreign correspondents at the Foreign Press Centre, Admiral Mike Mullen said that Kashmir was a principal question which Pakistan and India needed to address.

Israeli army targeted Gaza civilians: U.N. report

Dubai, September 17: The Israeli armed forces, in their three-week war in Gaza earlier this year, deliberately targeted civilians using disproportionate force in action which amounts to international war crimes, a United Nations report has concluded.

Judge Richard Goldstone’s grim findings on the Gaza conflict conclude that “actions amounting to war crimes and possibly, in some respects, crimes against humanity were committed by the Israel Defence Force.”

Kashmiri leaders call for pragmatic approach to resolve dispute

London, August 17:  In London, Kashmiris in United Kingdom at a gathering underscored the need for a workable, pragmatic and joint strategy to resolve the Kashmir which is a bone of contention between Pakistan and India.

A round table on Kashmir was organised by World Kashmir Freedom Movement (WKFM) at the weekend  was moderated by eminent Kashmiri American physician, Dr. Ahmed Qazi, member of General Council, WKFM.

New York Times analyses Shopian rape case

New York, August 16:  The rape and murder of two young women of Shopian in occupied Kashmir has become the focal point for bottomless Kashmiri rage at the continuing presence of roughly 500,000 Indian troops in the disputed territory. 
 
According to Kashmir Media Service, the New York Times correspondent Lydia Polgreen writes that how and where Asiya, a 17-year-old high school student, and her 22-year-old sister-in-law, Nilofar, had been gang raped before their deaths.

Kashmir peace conference in Washington DC

Washington, July 23:  Tenth International Kashmir Peace Conference will be held today , 23 July 2009, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at the Cannon House Office Building, Room 345, and on Friday, 24 July 2009, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, at the Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room 2168, of the United States Congress in Washington DC, USA.

MPs urge US on Kashmir solution

Washington, July 6: European legislators and top experts have urged the United States to step up efforts towards resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Speaking at a conference on ‘Kashmir Issue  Centrality of Kashmiris’ Rights,’ the speakers emphasized the rightful inclusion of Kashmiri voice in Pakistan-India dialogue process to resolve the decades-old conflict in accordance with wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

KSC leader for result-oriented dialogue on Kashmir

Oslo, June 22 (KMS): The Executive Director of Kashmir Scandinavian Council (KSC), Sardar Ali Shahnawaz Khan has welcomed the meeting between the heads of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Russia hoping that it will create conducive atmosphere between the two countries to initiate dialogues on Kashmir dispute.

Sardar Ali Shahnawaz Khan, in a statement issued in Oslo, said that the focus of the engagement should be settlement of the dispute and authentic voices of Kashmir should be included in the parleys to maker it result oriented.

Shawl welcomes renewal of Pak- India dialogue

London, June 18 (KMS): The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl has welcomed the renewal of dialogue between India and Pakistan at the leadership level.

Professor Shawl in a statement issued in London hoped that the meeting in Russia between the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh would pave way for a constructive, productive and result-orientated engagement between the two countries.

US favours resumption of Pak-India dialogue: Dr Fai

Washington, June 18 (KMS): The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre Washington, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, while quoting William Burns, the US Under-Secretary of State, has said that the US favours resumption of dialogue between Pakistan and India and wants the Kashmir problem to be solved keeping in view the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.