The separatist leaders said that for any meaningful dialogue to take place, the government must first acknowledge that there is a dispute that has to be resolved.
The Hizbul Mujahideen has distanced itself from Musa’s threat to behead Hurriyat leaders for terming the Kashmir struggle political and not religious, but some militant outfits have come out in support of him.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
Bipin Rawat’s warning to civilians trying to protect militants will only spur further anger, especially at a time when support for militancy in Kashmir is very high.
The Yashwant Sinha-led delegation of “concerned citizens” has in its report observed that there is anger among the people due to India’s refusal to recognise Kashmir as a politically contentious issue.
When the struggle against the tormentor becomes a torment itself, it is imperative to speak out.
The government should hold multiple rounds of talks, engage with experts on the possible solutions already laid out and be ready to work with Pakistan.
Keeping promises – and not repeating slogans and rhetoric – holds key to winning confidence of state’s people, Opposition MPs to tell Modi government on Wednesday.
Hurriyat leaders refuse to hold talks with opposition MPs, insist government invitation for dialogue is “deceitful”.
The all-party delegation begins its Srinagar visit today. But they won’t be talking to the Hurriyat, the only political force that appears to have legitimacy in the Valley.
Several Hurriyat leaders and associates have been arrested since Saturday, even as government makes plans to hold talks with Kashmir separatists.
The home minister has invited all stakeholders in the Kashmir issue to a discussion, even as beefed up security led to clashes, killing a teenager.
The crisis in Kashmir continues with protesters holding an ‘Azaadi march’ to the district headquarters, today, even as curfew remains in place.
The Modi government may have not begun the current slide towards chaos in the Valley, but by ignoring the many signals of growing anger that emanated from the region, it has opened the doorway to hell.
Tuesday was comparatively a peaceful day in the Kashmir Valley, but security measures remained in force in anticipation of unrest.
An official said that police and paramilitary personnel had been deployed across Kashmir for strict implementation of the prohibitory orders.
Hospital and police sources have said the death toll will likely rise as scores of critically injured people are being treated.
Mirwaiz welcomes Modi government’s stand that separatists have every right to meet with Pakistani and other foreign representatives in India.
India’s hardline stance against the Hurriyat that became apparent in 2014 will be under scrutiny later this year during the Heart of Asia Summit.
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A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
Seven mysterious killings last week – with a three-year-old as the latest victim – have sparked widespread anti-government anger, though the police blame inter-militant rivalry for the violence