January 01: British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd stresses the need for an end to encouragement of violence in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

January 8: Pakistan Foreign Minister Sardar Aasef Ahmad Ali believes the government has quite successfully managed to chip away India’s citadel of maintaining status quo on Kashmir. The Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee on Kashmir, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan says that an international conspiracy was being hatched in the name of elections to divert the attention of the world community from the human rights violations being committed by India in occupied Kashmir.

January 9: India declares occupied Jammu and Kashmir territory a “backward” state, offering tax breaks and concessions to businesses in a bid to get rid of freedom movement.

January 10: UN resolutions on an issue could not become “old or irrelevant”, says George Galloway, Member of British Parliament, adding, “adoption of double-standards or choosing selectivity in the matter of UN resolutions or those in respect of violation of human rights is highly regrettable and unforgivable”. Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan says Britain being a party to the subcontinent partition plan should play effective role in getting the Kashmir issue peacefully and politically resolved in accordance with internationally recognized principles instead of taking an indifferent or partisan attitude. India loses control over ground situation in occupied Kashmir and starts harassing journalists to cover up its massive human rights abuses. Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif criticizes British Foreign Minister Douglas Hurd’s statement in which he had talked about ‘outside interference’ in Occupied Kashmir.

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January 11: AJK Prime Minister Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan tells Robin Raphel that the Kashmiris desire peaceful and political solution of Kashmir problem and greatly value all efforts towards that end.

January 12: Indian authorities clamp curfew on southern Kashmir town of Islamabad following widespread protests after troops torched some 24 houses. The National Kashmir Conference expresses complete solidarity with the Kashmir freedom fighters and assures the brethren in held Kashmir that the Muslims across the globe in general and the people of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan in particular forthrightly support their just struggle for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination. A member of the Norwegian Parliament Mr Athar Ali says that the Indian forces have let loose a constant reign of terror in Kashmir and the people of the territory were deprived of the right of self-determination which was recognized by the world community at the United Nations.

January 13: Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao says India would accept US help in settling dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir but the two countries would eventually have to resolve their differences themselves. Kashmir Watch, a London-based human rights agency, while reminding British Foreign Secretary Prime Minister Douglas Hurd of Lord Mountbatten’s role in presiding over the Indian invasion, says the indifference of Britain towards what is happening in Kashmir, is painful.

January 14: Having failed to quell the freedom struggle through the use of brute and savage security forces, Indian intelligence agencies step up attempts to exploit the sectarian differences between various segments of the Mujahideen to create fissures in the freedom struggle and pit them against each other.

January 15: The occupation troops stormed a local mosque on the pretext of search and besides damaging doors and windows, demolished a portion. In addition, more than 12 protestors were arrested.

January 16: Big anti-India demonstrations were held in Srinagar and Doda to register the Kashmiris abhorrence to the ever-growing blood-thirst of the Indian forces.

January 18: The United States calls for a solution to the Kashmir issue because, as a senior defence official put it, “anybody” interested in stability in an area “that encompasses over a billion people has to look for a way to try to find methods for defusing the Kashmir dispute”.

January 20: Ruling out the involvement of any third party in settling Pak-India disputes, India says it is ready to hear from Pakistan directly what elbow room they require to commence the talks.

January 21: Events in occupied Kashmir remained among the most serious human rights situation in Asia, says Human Rights Watch World report 1995 on India.

January 22: As many as 3007 Kashmiri Muslims are still in detention in the Valley, says an official report of Pakistan conveyed to the Indian Human Rights Commission.

January 24: Two mosques are blown up, 17 people including five freedom fighters martyred and 235 others rounded up two days ahead of India’s Republic Day at different in occupied Kashmir. Some leading US newspapers have criticized the “deafening silence” on India’s human rights record as Clinton administration sets about to promote business deals with that country.

January 26: Eight persons are killed and 30 wounded in three bomb explosions in Srinagar stadium during ceremony to mark India’s Republic Day.

January 27: Senior Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gilani says accession of Kashmir to Pakistan is must. Hindus in Jammu and its surrounding areas go on rampage, looting and putting on fire the Muslim localities and killing innocent Kashmiris in reaction to attack on India’s Republic Day function at Srinagar.

January 31: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan says that Pakistan is the only hurdle in the way of India in becoming a lord in South Asia.

February 1: Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq rejects Douglas Hurd’s view that 40-year-old UN resolutions on Kashmiris’ right of self-determination have become outdated saying it is the UN commitment to the Kashmiris to get their right to be given to them. Amnesty International again puts India in the dock for widespread torture and deaths in custody in occupied Kashmir.

February 2: US State Department in its annual report for 1994 holds Indian forces responsible for many human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir.

February 3: US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, John Shattuck denies the Clinton administration had backed away from its strong 1993 stance on human rights abuses in Indian-held Kashmir because of its new focus on economic and trade opportunities, saying “the subject of human rights is very high on our agenda.” Pakistan Ambassador Ahmad Kamal in a statement at the 51st session of the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva strongly rebuts India’s allegation that it is abetting terrorism across its border saying the allegation is ridiculous. Amnesty International says their repeated requests for permission to send a team of researchers to the area, have so far not received a positive response. The Indian government has neither turned down the request nor accepted.

February 4: India, bowing to international pressure, agrees to allow the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) an access to detainees in jails and detention centers in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Turkish President Suleyman Demirel appeals to Pakistan and India to settle the Kashmir issue bilaterally through dialogue under the aegis of the Simla Accord. Pakistan ambassador in the United Nations Ahmad Kamal says that right of self-determination is a fundamental right which must be conceded to the peace of Kashmir and Palestine. Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto urges India to give up oppression in IHK and enter into serious dialogue with Pakistan to find out ways for the implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir issue.

February 5: Life in Pakistan comes to a standstill due to strike observed to express solidarity with the Kashmiris fighting for the right of self-determination.

February 6: Pakistan says the Indian concession of allowing ICRC into J&K has been done under pressure and is a mere ploy to stave off international censure coming in its way at the ongoing session of the UNHRC in Geneva.

February 7: APHC leaders scheduled to meet a large group of Members of British Parliament drawn from all the three main political parties, again make it plain that they will not take part in any Indian sponsored elections in held Kashmir.

February 10: The US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Ms Robin Raphel tells a House subcommittee that the Administration has no information on reports originating in India that some Kashmiri militants given permission to attend OIC summit at Casablanca are raising funds in Saudi Arabia. Prof Dr Dhirendra Sharma of science policy at the JN University in an article appearing in India’s Sunday Observer, says “the real challenge to India’s sovereignty over Kashmir, does not come from across the border but from India’s continued violation of social contract with the Kashmiri people”.

February 11: Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says Pakistan will continue supporting Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom by extending fullest moral, political and diplomatic help and will try its best to make the world realize the gravity of the issue.

February 13: The Indian National Human Rights Commission (INHRC) advises the Government that a team of Amnesty International members be allowed to visit Kashmir Valley to take an on-the-spot account of the human rights situation in the insurgency-infested Valley.

February 16: Somewhat piqued after the statement of the Union Home Minister, Mr. S.B. Chavan in the Lok Sabha that the US is fishing in the troubled waters of Jammu and Kashmir, the US embassy in Delhi seeks clarification on Mr. Chavan’s views from the Ministry of External Affairs though this has been done informally.

February 18: An Editorial in Toronto Star terms Kashmir as a “dark stain” on India as more than 17,000 people have been killed in the Kashmir Valley since 1989.

February 24: Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada, leader of the Pakistan delegation at the 51st session of Human Rights Commission makes extensive diplomatic contacts to campaign for Kashmir.

March 2: The United States reaffirms that Kashmir is a disputed territory and that for any resolution of the problem to be stable and long lasting, the wishes of the people of Kashmir have to be taken into account. A report of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) says that India is violating human rights in Jammu and Kashmir.

March 5: Dorab Patel, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a member of the International Commission of Jurists says that Pakistan will not accept general elections in the IHK as an alternative to the plebiscite which the UN resolutions promised to the people of this war-torn state.

March 9: The 51st session of the UN commission on Human Rights officially circulates a memorandum concerning human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. US Assistant Secretary Robin Raphel says a resolution of the Kashmir issue is not only “long overdue”, it is “essential for the long-term stability of the region as a whole”. If Pakistan and India make a request “the Unites States has offered to assist” in a solution.

March 11: War of words between government of India and Amnesty International takes an extraordinary turn with the AI demanding that Indian forces’ personnel suspected of involvement in torture and ill-treatment of detainees in Jammu and Kashmir be suspended from active duty during the course of investigations.

March 13: Notwithstanding the repeated assurances of Indian administration that its forces will not enter the Holy Charar Sharif town of Central Kashmir where some prominent Mujahideen have been camping for last two months, the situation in and around the town continues to be grave with both security forces and the freedom fighters fortifying their bases.

March 17: India is once again under the fire for its human rights record in Kashmir at a hearing of the House Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific.

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March 18: Members belonging to the main political parties at a parliamentary debate marking the Commonwealth Day, urge Commonwealth initiative to resolve the Kashmir issue. The US secretary of state, John Shattuck, and director of Asia watch, Asia, Gender Zevak, advise the Clinton administration to use its influence to bring an end to the deplorable situation. In an address to the sub-committee of Congress, Shattuck terms the situation in Kashmir like a blazing inferno which could flare up any time.

March 29: Sir Frederick Bennett, Conservative MP for 34 years and now a Privy Counselor for life, says the people of Kashmir would be the only people regaining their freedom having once thrown the yoke of imperial domination yet deprived of the right of self-determination, forced instead to exchange one alien rule by another, and much more rigorous one, than that of the outgoing British Raj.

March 31: US Secretary of State Warren Christopher says resolution of some seemingly intractable international problems during last two years has given hope that solution of Kashmir issue would also be found. Leaders of the liberation groups reject the idea of elections held under the Indian constitution in Jammu and Kashmir as a ploy to placate world opinion, and threatens his party will make any such polls in Jammu and Ladakh impossible.

April 1: APHC demands of the Human Rights Commission to send a fact-finding mission to occupied Kashmir to stop India from its repressive acts.

April 2: The Chairman of the National Assembly’s Kashmir Committee, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan says Pakistan will not approve of any Camp David-style agreement on Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. Jammu-Kashmir Peoples League leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah while speaking at the foreign correspondent club reiterates that elections are no alternative to “right of self-determination” and says if polls are at all organized in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the people in unison will boycott them.

April 4: The disclosure by Prof P.O. Dhar, who was secretary to Indira Gandhi and a member of the Indian delegation at the Simla talks, says that Indira and Z.A. Bhutto had a “secret understanding” for converting the Line of Control in Kashmir as a permanent solution to the dispute has caused many Kashmir observers to raise eyebrows and speculate if it is intended to signal India’s willingness to begin negotiations with Benazir Bhutto on this basis. German President, Herr Roman Herzog says Kashmir is the most serious conflict in the region and bloodshed must stop there.

April 9: Indian Prime Minister, in his message of felicitations to Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on her assumption of office in October 1993, offered to discuss all aspects (of Kashmir). Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan S.K. Lambah tells daily The Nation that India is ready for a dialogue on Kashmir with Pakistan at any time, at any level and without any condition.

April 14: Lord Eric Avebury, Chairman of the British Parliamentary Human Rights Group, bitterly criticized the British government for putting too much faith in a political process in held Kashmir reminding that not more than four percent of the people of Kashmir had taken part in the last elections for the Lok Sabha in 1989.

April 15: Thomas M Cox Chairman British and Pakistan Parliamentary Group in House of Commons, Gary Waller, MP and Maxwell tell a joint Press conference that they will approach Clinton Administration through their government to pressure India to resolve Kashmir dispute as it is a threat to regional peace.

April 19: Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukerjee says he is ready for talks with Pakistan at “anyplace, anytime” but an upcoming South Asian summit is not the forum for such bilateral discussions.

April 25: A national lobby of the British Parliament on Kashmir is launched as a ‘standing body’ to create awareness about the Kashmir among the British people and seek wider support across the country for its resolution.

April 27: The ambassadors of the European Commission in India meet Kashmiri guerilla leaders for talks to find a political solution to the crisis in the Indian-occupied state.

May 3: UN Human Rights Commissioner Jose Ayala Lasso meets Muslim leaders who complain about rampant rights violations in the Indian-held Kashmir.

May 4: Pakistan President Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari rules out the third option of independent Kashmir for the resolution of the Kashmir issue because it betrays the basic philosophy of the 1947 Partition Plan. Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao says that Kashmir issue can be resolved only in a “conducive and congenial atmosphere between India and Pakistan.”

May 7: Pakistan Foreign Minister Sardar Asef Ahmed Ali says Simla agreement is an open document and there are no secret clauses.

May 9: Several hundred homes are gutted on the eve of Eid as a mysterious fire rages through Chrar Sharif where freedom fighters have been under siege of the Indian army for two months. Pro-liberation groups say that the incident is the handiwork of Indian troops.

May 12: Anti-India protests engulf Kashmir Valley as a result of destruction of the 650-year-old mausoleum of Sheikh Nooruddin Wali (R.A.) and an adjacent mosque. However, India blames Pakistan for engineering destruction of a shrine in Kashmir and issues a strong warning against ‘interference in its internal affairs’.

May 13: Angry Kashmiris defy a curfew and hold noisy demonstrations across the Kashmir Valley for the third day to protest against the burning of a mosque and the shrine of Sheikh Nooruddin Wali in Charar Sharif.

May 14: The US Assistant Secretary, Ms Robin Raphel says that Kashmir remains a primary source of tension between India and Pakistan and the violence and destruction that occurred in Charar Sharif is “deeply saddening”, adding that “unfortunately, it is only the latest incident in a tragic conflict that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. This conflict must be ended peacefully and as soon as possible”.

May 15: The leadership of Pakistan Muslim League demands of the government to suspend all kinds of commercial and diplomatic ties with India in protest against burning of the holy shrine and its adjoining mosque in Charar Sharif. The Senate of Pakistan unanimously adopts resolution condemning Charar Sharif sacrilege.

May 16: The OIC Contact Group on Kashmir strongly condemns the “brutal Indian military operation” in Charar Sharif and urges India to withdraw its forces from there. A formal resolution is moved in US Congress calling on Pakistan, India and the legitimate representatives of the people of Kashmir to enter into negotiations and resolve the Kashmir conflict peacefully.

May 17: Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukerjee says New Delhi is committed to resolving all its disputes with Islamabad, including over Kashmir, bilaterally and peacefully. He rules out third country mediation in Kashmir. Yet another revered shrine is besieged by the Indian troops soon after the burning of Charar Sharif.

May 18: On the eve of the Black Day to protest against the desecration of the Charar Sharif shrine, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto calls upon India to start negotiations with Pakistan on the modalities to hold plebiscite in Kashmir. APHC rejects New Delhi’s offer of talks on Kashmir, saying it will not enter into any dialogue with New Delhi unless it admits Kashmir as a disputed territory.

May 20: King Hassan-II of Morocco, chairman of OIC, expresses deep anguish and indignation at the destruction of the holy shrine of Sheikh Nooruddin Wali by Indian armed personnel adding that this outrage is shared with the peoples of Kashmir and Pakistan not only by Muslims but all peace-loving people across the world.

May 25: Damascus Declaration signed in the OIC Information Ministers’ Conference endorses the resolution of OIC countries demanding a peaceful solution to Jammu and Kashmir. Uzbekistan supports Kashmiris right of self-determination as set out in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Pakistan President Farooq Leghari says failure of 600,000 Indian troops to overcome a small valley of Kashmir has proved that the freedom movement of Mujahideen is not only indigenous but also sustainable.

May 29: New Delhi decides to extend federal rule over Indian-occupied Kashmir by another six months after the election chief said polls could not be held by mid-July, when the latest term of central rule expires.

June 2: Iran renews its mediation offer for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue, which has been hanging fire on subcontinent for the last four decades. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Hungary, Dr. B.A. Malik says the resolution of Kashmir under the UN Security Council resolutions is the responsibility of European and civilized nations.

June 3: US Ambassador Frank Wisner says Pakistan, India and the people of Jammu and Kashmir must together work out an agreement to solve the Kashmir issue

June 16: Turkmenistan urges India to exercise restraint in occupied Kashmir and expresses concern over the tragic incident of Charar Sharif.

June 23: A bipartisan resolution is moved in the US Senate condemning Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and urging both India and Pakistan to enter into negotiations with the legitimate representatives of the Kashmiri people to resolve the dispute peacefully.

June 24: US Ambassador to Delhi Frank Wisner arrives in Indian-occupied Kashmir on a four-day visit, the first by a senior Washington envoy since the launching of liberation movement by Kashmiris five years ago.

July 4: President of the State of Palestine Yasser Arafat reaffirms his support to all people struggling for their right of self-determination especially the brotherly people of Kashmir, in compliance with the relevant UN Resolutions. Former Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata says Kashmir is a thorny issue and unless India takes initiatives to resolve this key problem, peace in South Asia remains threatened.

July 5: The Amnesty report for 1994 says that in Jammu and Kashmir, deaths in custody as a result of torture or shooting have reached extraordinary levels and none of the perpetrators is brought to justice.

Four foreign tourists – two Americans John Donald and Donald Fred Hustchins, and two Britons Paul Well and Keith Moningan, are abducted by unknown persons from the tourist resort of Pahalgam, 100 kms from Srinagar.

 

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July 6: British High Commissioner to India Sir Nicholas Fenn while addressing a gathering of businessmen and industrialists in London says the Kashmir issue is the main hurdle in the development of economic cooperation between  countries of South Asia region.

July 13: Indian authorities impose curfew in parts of Jammu and Kashmir amid clashes between police and Kashmiris commemorating the martyrdom of several Kashmiris on July 13, 1931.

The Kashmir issue gains across-party support in British Parliament where the dispute finds persistent echo second only to the Parliament in Islamabad.

July 15: Former Indian Foreign Secretary J.N. Dixit proposes that New Delhi accept a popular Kashmiri demand for a plebiscite in the Himalayan region.

July 20: New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, in a report titled On the Razor’s Edge, says the kidnapping this month of four journalists in Kashmir is just the latest example of a full clampdown on any independent reporting in that region.

July 24: Former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Shaharyar M. Khan, currently serving as the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Rwanda, and J.N. Dixit, India’s Foreign Secretary until 1992, tell Wilton Park conference sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London that a political solution of the Kashmir conflict has to be found, one which also fulfils the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

July 30: Chairman of the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Human Rights Commission, Rajai Khorasani, expresses deep concern over the atrocities being committed by the Indian occupation forces against the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

August 4: The Washington Post lambastes India over the reign of state terrorism its armed forces had unleashed in occupied Kashmir.

August 11: The deputy head of Asian Desk in Foreign and Commonwealth Secretariat Nick Kay admits that the atrocities committed in the occupied Kashmir have been noted on the international level. The Kashmir issue should be solved by mutual negotiations between Pakistan and India according to Simla agreement.

August 13: J&K police recovers headless body of one of the Western hostages about 50 km south of Srinagar. Pakistan expresses deep shock over the killing of Norwegian hostage and appeals for immediate release of the remaining four Western hostages.

Mr. Gerald Kaufman, MP and a former shadow foreign secretary of British Labour Party, says Kashmir is a disputed matter and it should be resolved according to the UN resolutions,

August 16: The OIC fully supports the struggle of the Kashmiri people and sympathizes with the people of Kashmir, who are suffering as a result of the Indian atrocities in Indian-held territory.

August 18: A representative of the World Muslim Congress and Chairman, Kashmir Commission of Jurists, Srinagar, Jalil Andrabi tells the 47th session of the sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities at Geneva that India’s denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir is a perpetual threat to peace in South Asia.

August 31: The Iranian ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Mahdi Akhondzadeh calls for an early resolution of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India in accordance with the wishes of their people.

September 4: At least 15 persons are killed and over 20 others injured in car bomb explosion outside the State Bank of India branch in Srinagar.

September 7: 3 persons including correspondent Yousuf Jamil are injured in bomb attack by unidentified armed persons on the BBC office in Srinagar.

September 9: A general strike called to condemn bomb attack on journalists paralyses the Kashmir Valley.

October 13: Chairman of the United Kingdom Parliamentary Human Rights group, Eric Avebury describes the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir as one of the greatest tragedies of modern times, and demands urgent measures to curb the Indian oppression of the innocent people and for the solution of the dispute.

October 17: A 3-member delegation from occupied Kashmir led by APHC chief, Mir Waiz Umar Farooq, visiting Cartagenda, Colombia, for the Non-Aligned Summit, is detained for six hours by local authorities on Indian accusation that they are ‘terrorists’.

October 18: The President of the Security Council, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari of Nigeria, receives three leading members of the Pakistan Kashmir delegation and discusses with them the latest situation in the disputed valley.

October 24: Chinese President Jiang Zemin in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister, reaffirms his country’s unwavering support for the people of Kashmir.

October 25: Foreign diplomats based in New Delhi criticize India’s handling of hostage issue.

October 27: The United States reaffirms its position on Kashmir as a disputed territory and says it remains concerned about the situation in the Valley.

November 10: Calling upon India to end its atrocities in the occupied Kashmir, Pakistan’s President Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari appeals to the Commonwealth Secretary General to use his good offices “to help resolve the longstanding dispute in Kashmir”.

November 11: Bitten and sore by the overwhelming media and human rights reports against its six-year-old campaign of suppression and repression in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India launches multi-million dollar propaganda war against Pakistan accusing it of aiding and abetting what it called as “terrorism” in the valley.

November 13: Chinese Vice-President of the Religious Bureau with the status of Minister of State, Lev Muhammad Ali says that the Kashmir issue be solved according to the UN resolutions.

November 21: Following Election Commission’s rejection of polls in the Indian-held territory, the occupation personnel intensify their operations against the defenseless Kashmiris and start using helicopters during crackdowns. The occupied Kashmir newspapers suspend their publication for an indefinite period to protest the threats being hurled by an Indian armed agents’ organization.

November 22: The highest-ranking UN official on human rights, Mr. Jose Ayala Lasso, in his annual report holds the Indian government responsible for ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights in occupied Kashmir and to take the necessary measures to punish the government officials responsible for abuses in the occupied territory.

November 29: Organizer of National Lobby on Kashmir, UK, Mr. George Galloway, MP, says that the aim of lobbying in the European Parliament was to build global pressure and moral weight to start peace process for solving the Kashmir problem.

December 1: American South Asian expert, Rodney Jones says Kashmir is a potential flashpoint that can lead to nuclearization of the conflict and urges both Pakistan and India to resolve the issue through negotiations.

December 8: A US State Department official says there has been no change in the US policy on Kashmir, which it continues to view as a dispute, that needs to be resolved by India and Pakistan in association with the people of the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.

December 9: The President of Guinea, General Lansana Conte, says that the Kashmir is a matter of profound concern for OIC, which is making efforts to seek a fair and just solution of the dispute.

The AJK Prime Minister, Sardar Abdul Qayyum while giving foreign journalists an update on the current situation prevailing in Indian-held Kashmir in the Belgian capital, warns that a real danger of a nuclear conflict exists in the area due to India’s expansionist designs.

December 12:  OIC Foreign Ministers Conference adopts a comprehensive resolution on Jammu and Kashmir dispute with several new elements.

December 15: Prime Minister John Major of Britain and Prime Minister James Bolger of New Zealand say that they support an approach that would resolve the Kashmir dispute peacefully through dialogue and negotiations.

Rajya Sabha extends President’s rule in occupied Kashmir for another six-month term effective from January 18. Earlier, President’s rule had been extended in the state for seven times.

December 24: Russia desires Pakistan and India to settle the Kashmir issue through negotiations under the Simla Agreement, and expresses its readiness to play any role if requested by the two sides. Pakistan delegation addressing the third UN General Assembly committee session, takes India to task by exposing the human rights situation in Indian held Kashmir.

December 31: A report released by the Kashmir Monitoring Forum says that the Indian military machine exterminated 3,000 Kashmiris during 1995 to pulverize the freedom struggle.


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