The people of occupied Kashmir have been facing the worst kind of Indian state terrorism in their just struggle for freedom from India’s occupation of their homeland. New Delhi has given its troops and police personnel unbridled powers under draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Public Safety Act and Disturbed Areas Act to commit all kinds of atrocities on the Kashmiris to intimidate them into submission.
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In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have imposed ban on internet services suspending twenty two social networking sites for a period of one month. The Home Department of the occupied territory in an order issued on April 26, 2017 directed all Internet Service Providers that “any message or class of messages to or from any persons or class of persons relating to any subject or any pictorial content through the following social networking sites shall not be transmitted in the Kashmir Valley, with immediate effect, for a period of one month or till further orders, whichever is earlier”. »

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Indian occupied Kashmir is on the boil due to widespread protests by students from the second half of April 2017. The students’ protests were triggered by the raid of Indian Army personnel on Government Degree College, Pulwama, subjecting the students to torture on April 15. The use of brute force on the students of Pulwama Degree College by occupational forces had resulted in the injuries to more than fifty students including girls. These students were protesting against the setting up of a check-post by Indian police adjacent to the college building. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, February 18 (KMS): India and Pakistan have had more than 150 official rounds of talks in the last seven decades to discuss conflicts and differences between them. The by-product of every round of talk was an agreement to meet again to talk. In consequence, the peace process between India and Pakistan has always remained an illusion. Talks have always proved barren because both India and Pakistan have never defined the parameters of talks. The talks were never meant to be time bound with specific benchmarks that would define and characterise progress. What was the common goal of talks? What are the objectives? To settle differences? What are the differences? How will they be resolved? When? Should we identify steps to resolve differences? Who are the important actors involved in those differences? How are those differences being revealed? »

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