.: Opinions

Date: 2 Aug 2015

By Zaheerul Hassan

Recently held Russian-Saudi dialogues and signing of agreement over peaceful nuclear programme in St Petersburg on 18 June 2015 indicate that fresh associations of two states will likely to influence the future of Middle East and will bring regionally and the dynamic changes in geopolitics and security environment.

Date: 2 Aug 2015

By Sajjad Shaukat

India has a history of surprise attacks by terrorists, grown at its home or supported by its secret agency RAW. In most of the cases, the aims behind are political. Therefore, India has always blamed Pakistan for various subversive acts.

Date: 2 Aug 2015


There is a relentless battle going on to create icons for the youth to pull them into different directions....

Historians of world, particularly of Kashmir, will write nineties in bold letters. The period saw population up in arms against the mighty Indian state.

Date: 31 Jul 2015

By: Dr. Omar Akhtar

A S Dulat, the man who, in various capacities, was involved in Indian intelligence in Kashmir in the tumultuous 1990s, has recently written a book on his experiences. After reading it, I think it should be renamed ‘What I think of Kashmiris.’

Date: 31 Jul 2015

By M Gulzar Khan

The best thing in Azad Kashmir is that the parents are willing to educate their children. They take interest in girls’ education more than in any other area of Pakistan. The other good thing is that all AJK governments have been opening schools, colleges and universities.

Date: 30 Jul 2015


On 27th July 2015, The Washington Post published a report regarding the gun-battle between the Indian security forces and the so-called militants in Gurdaspur, a border town in Indian Punjab. The report was prepared by Ashok Sharma, an Indian journalist.

Date: 28 Jul 2015

By Abdul Majid Zargar

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born in 1931 in a tiny Southern city of Rameshwarn. Hailing from a humble background, he worked his way hard to become a scientist . In 2002 he was made President of India. He died on July 27, 2015 in Shillong following a massive heart attack. He was recipient of highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

Date: 27 Jul 2015

By Manish Rai

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately after the signing of Iran and P5+1 nuclear agreement declared it as “stunning historical mistake”. Even Israelis has gone one step forward and they are pressing US lawmakers in congress to block the deal, with Israeli Ambassador to US Ron Dermer meeting

Date: 26 Jul 2015

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Peace activist, Kuldip Nayar is partly right that the blood of 600 JKLF militants killed after JKLF’s unilateral cease fire in 1994 is not on his hands. He admits that the security forces went after them and they were killed as sitting ducks. However, it is equally true that JKLF truce was not brokered in reference to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Date: 26 Jul 2015

By Sajjad Shaukat

Waging a prolonged war in Afghanistan, the US and other NATO countries have realized that after the withdrawal of foreign troops, Afghanistan would be thrown in an era of uncertainly and civil war. They recognize the fact and terrorism or stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan is interrelated.

Date: 25 Jul 2015

By Abdul Majid Zargar

If media reports are to be believed, RSS & its political arm BJP have decided to mount another assault on the demography of Jammu & Kashmir by challenging constitutional validity of Article 35 A of Indian constitution which provides a protective shield to the definition, benefits & privileges enjoyed by permanent residents of the State as per constitution of J&K.

Date: 24 Jul 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an official visit, a move seen in Washington here as mark of support for his policies, particularly efforts to improve ties with neighbours including India with pipeline diplomacy, notwithstanding illusionary standoff and crossfire between

Date: 22 Jul 2015


‘I am ashamed of being an Indian and feel disgraced to belong to a nation which is committing war crimes on Kashmiris for their demand of right to self-determination. ’ said Gautam Naulakha speaking at a seminar in Srinagar a few days back. Gautam Naulakha is a well known Human Rights Activist of India. He further said,

Date: 19 Jul 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

US President Barack Obama, as he sought support from his countrymen over the issue, told Americans today that the agreement reached between Iran and six major powers to limit its sensitive nuclear activities will make America and the world safer and more secure.

Date: 17 Jul 2015

By Sajjad Shaukat

Every year, Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and Pakistan including rest of the world celebrate July 19 as the Day of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan, as on this very day in 1947, the historical resolution was adopted by the by the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Abi Guzar,

Date: 16 Jul 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Obviously, India and Pakistan have been fighting each other because of Kashmir, known as paradise on earth, which they jointly occupy, showcasing their relative military might in order manly to terrorize the Kashmiris who seek sovereignty back from both.

Date: 16 Jul 2015

By Manish Rai

The Afghan government and the Taliban held their first official meeting in Pakistan hill station of Murree a significant step beyond an informal gathering that took place in May. The most important thing about the two-day meeting is that the delegations agreed to convene again in several weeks to discuss the possibility of formal peace talks.

Date: 15 Jul 2015

-Dr. Abdul ruff

The deal

Led by the US super power, the so-called UNSC-5+1 countries -- the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany -- reached the landmark agreement with Iran after more than 20 months of intense negotiations, mostly held in Vienna or Geneva.

Date: 15 Jul 2015

By Dr Mansoor Abbasi

Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, popularly known as Mujahid-i-Avval, passed away on Friday, 10th July 2015. He was 91. So much ink has been spent on his role as a freedom fighter against the Dogra rule in Kashmir and his unconditional support for Pakistan, its polity and people. In his political career that spans over six decades, he was more Pakistani than Pakistanis.

Date: 14 Jul 2015

Shujaat Bukhari

Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief A S Dulat’s book Kashmir—The Vajpayee Years has created ripples in the political circles in the Valley. It is undoubtedly the most talked about book on Kashmir in recent years .

Date: 13 Jul 2015

Sunday Island-Sri Lanka

by Rajeewa Jayaweera

Hot on the heels of India’s unilateral decision to send in Para Commandos to kill NSCN (K) insurgents camped out in Myanmar, an independent sovereign country, a recent report by Amnesty International (AI) has exposed "grave human rights violations"

Date: 13 Jul 2015


Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA), are Acts of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces in what each act terms "disturbed areas".

One such act was passed on 11 September 1958 and applied to the Seven Sister States in India's northeast. Another passed in 1983 and applied to Punjab and Chandigarh and was withdrawn

Date: 12 Jul 2015

By Khizar Hayat Abbasi

Admired by millions, Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan was laid to rest on Saturday amidst elaborate Islamic rituals at his ancestral home in small picturesque village of Ghaziabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).


Date: 12 Jul 2015

By Sajjad Shaukat

The Martyrs’ Day, known as Youme Shuhada-e-Kashmir is observed on July 13 every year on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world by the Kashmiris to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris who were martyred in 1931 to free Kashmir from the brutalities of despotic Dogra rulers. The day is the milestone in the history of Kashmiri struggle against foreign occupation.

Date: 11 Jul 2015

By Senator Sehar Kamran

According to Amnesty International on July 1, 2015, “India has martyred one lakh (100,000) people in Kashmir. More than 8,000 disappeared (while) in the custody of army and state police. No one has returned so far.”

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