Since the late 1980s Pakistan's military establishment has used youth from Jammu and Kashmir to join its various terrorist proxies like Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taibah and Jaish-e-Mohammed, said the director of Amsterdam based think-tank, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies, Junaid Qureshi. Junaid told the UN that rejection of India was the slogan dictated to the youth of Kashmir as Islamabad's aim was Islamic Caliphate and merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan. He added, "Today, led by its Foreign Minister, Pakistan is demanding a return of the autonomy that Jammu and Kashmir had earlier enjoyed under the Indian Constitution. The same Constitution against which, it started this proxy war in which Kashmiris were massacred".
Aftab Rasool, who hails from Trehgam in Kupwara, cracked UPSC Exam 2019 with 412th rank. Son of a former policeman, Aftab told ANI, "My parents supported me throughout. My message to Kashmiri youth is whatever you are following, follow it by heart. Work hard and be dedicated."
India hit back at Pakistan for raking up Jammu and Kashmir in the UN General Assembly. Slamming Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, India said that Jammu and Kashmir is its 'integral and inalienable' part. India exercised its Right of Reply in the high-level debate of 75th session of UNGA. Indian delegate Mijito Vinito said, "The leader of Pakistan called for those who incite hate, violence to be outlawed. But as he went on, we were left wondering, was he referring to himself? This hall heard the incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself. Instead, we saw lies, misinformation, war mongering and malice spread through this Assembly. The words used by the leader of Pakistan demean the very essence of the United Nations." Earlier, Vinito had walked out of hall during Pakistan PM's speech. Imran khan's pre-recorded statement was played at UN General Assembly. Junior diplomat Vinito picked up his papers, left the hall as Khan's speech was played. Imran Khan had raised kashmir issue and criticised Indian govt on several issues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address UN General Assembly on saturday.
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Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) activist Amjad Ayub Mirza spoke to Hindustan Times' Senior Editor Aditi Prasad. The PoK activist exposed Pakistan's brutalities in the region. Why PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan residents want to join India? Watch the full video for more.
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Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, India promptly responded to Khan's comments and requested the United Nations for the floor to exercise Right to Reply in response to Pakistan's statements. Indian delegate Mijito Vinito, who had earlier walked out of the hall when Imran Khan's pre-recorded statement was played, presented India's stand. Mijito said, "Leader of Pakistan today called for those who incite hate and violence to be outlawed. But, as he went on, we were left wondering, was he referring to himself? This Hall heard incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself, who had no achievements to speak of, and no reasonable suggestion to offer to world. Instead, we saw lies, misinformation, warmongering and malice spread through this Assembly.""This is the same country that provides pensions for dreaded and listed terrorists out of State funds. The leader, whom we heard today, is the same person who referred to the terrorist Osama Bin Laden as a "Martyr" in his Parliament in July. The same leader who spewed venom today admitted in 2019 in public in US that his country still has about 30,000-40,000 terrorists who have been trained by Pakistan and have fought in Afghanistan and in Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is integral and inalienable part of India. Only dispute left in Kashmir relates to that part of Kashmir that's still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pak to vacate all those areas that it's in illegal occupation of," he added.
Located on the outskirts of Jammu city near the airport, the dargah of Shamsuddin Rehmatullah popularly known as Peer Budhan Ali Shah is among the most revered pilgrimage centres in Jammu and Kashmir. Inspite of being the dargah of a Muslim saint, the shrine is thronged by people from various faiths, who come to pay their obeisance and seek the blessings of the holy saint. Locals have a great faith in him and believe that his shrine protects them from the mishaps and evil spirits.
Jammu and Kashmir administration is gearing up to revive the tourism sector of the Union Territory which was hit by the lockdown last year and the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Prominent tourism players of Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) gathered during the annual general meeting (AGM) to discuss the revival of the crucial sector. Abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 A followed by the pandemic had affected the tourism adversely. The aim is to retain the glory of this prime sector which provides employment to lakhs of people in the Valley. The Tourism Department also organised water sports and Shikara racing on Dal Lake to promote tourism and invite tourists to visit the beautiful Kashmir.
An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Samboora area of Jammu and Kashmir on September 27. Police and security forces are still on the job. Further details shall follow, Kashmir Zone Police has informed.