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Perhaps those in India who did not understand what Kashmiris meant when we held our dead brothers and chanted Shaheed tere khoon se inquilaab ayega (Oh martyr, your blood will start a revolution), know it now. Perhaps they see it, as the intellectual class and civil society smells the stench of hypocrisy as the carcass is out in the open and public opinion starts to shift. Atleast for some of those more loyal than the king majority. Muslims (as well as liberals) in India who had willingly closed their eyes and said, “we are not bad as Pakistan” have a

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Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Chief Amarjit Singh Dulat brings into light, so far, through his revelations, the political unseen scene of Kashmir during ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s reign.In a bold attempt, Dulat has come up with eye-popping revelations on Kashmir’s political scenario during his tenure in office of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and RAW and after 2000, when he was special advisor on Kashmir to Prime Minister Vajpayee. In an exclusive interview to India Today, ahead of the launch of his memoir “Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years, Dulat labels Mehbooba Mufti, President of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Minister

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Ashiq Hussain Ganai’s (29) brothers have vowed to fight for justice till their last breath. Ashiq was allegedly tortured and killed by the army in 1993.shmir Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the human rights body Amnesty International today said the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations, in its new report – Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The report is based on in-depth research in Jammu and Kashmir, including interviews with 58

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Ayesha Amin, the woman who emerged during Omar Abdullah’s rally, asking for justice. As former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was busy in addressing his supporters at Regal Chowk Srinagar on Saturday afternoon, a middle aged woman after trying to break the security cordon, yelled at him, “My daughter was murdered during your rule and your government did nothing. Don’t say you are the sympathizer of the people.” The woman was immediately taken away by some of the National Conference supporters who requested her to calm down. Lot of people including journalists cornered the woman who identified herself as Ayesha Amin

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India gate in the capital city of India on a summer day. Photograph by newdelhi2012.blogspot.co.uk By Liz Hanna, Australian National University India is currently in the throes of yet another extreme heat event, with the death toll rising past 1,100. The current heatwave began on May 21, and is forecast to continue until May 30, with temperatures in many regions exceeding 45C, and reaching 47.6C and beyond. Delhi has now endured seven consecutive days over 44C, the worst extreme heat event recorded in a decade, according to the India Meteorological Department. Even in the mountain town of Mussoorie close to

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Death toll in soaring heatwave sweeping across India has crossed 1,400, CNN reported. With temperatures nearing 50C, nearly 12, 00 people have died in the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Deaths have also been reported in Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat and some other parts of the country. “The heat wave is likely to subside marginally on Thursday and Friday, when stray dust storms or thundershowers are expected. But maximum temperatures will not fall substantially,” B.P. Yadav, the director of the India Meteorological Department, told the Times of India. In New Delhi, forecasters believe the high temperatures will continue into next week.

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At least 800 people are reported to have died in due to intense heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C in some parts of the country. Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say more than 550 people have died in the last four to five days. Another 215 have died in the neighboring state of Telangana, AFP reported. “The majority of the victims are people who have been exposed to the sun directly, usually aged 50 and above and from the working classes,” said P Tulsi Rani, special commissioner of Andhra Pradesh’s

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It is impossible to discuss the dispute between India and Pakistan over the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, without mentioning ‘the plebiscite’: the pledge made by both leaders of recently independent India and Pakistan – Prime Minister Jawaharhal Nehru and Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah – to hold a plebiscite to confirm (or reject) Maharajah Hari Singh’s accession to India in October 1947. Given the hurried nature of the accession, carried out in the face of mounting unrest in the state and a tribal invasion from neighbouring Pakistan, it was Mountbatten – in his capacity as Governor-General of India

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Amidst the controversy surrounding the issuance of passport to Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, former Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) A K Dulat Friday said that Geelani does not need a passport and is only creating issue out of it. “Geelani is creating issue out of it. If at all he is in need of the passport he should have completed all the formalities. I can say that he is not interested in actually getting a passport but is creating issue out of it,” Dulat told KNS over phone from New Delhi. He said that Geelani

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Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affair, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday  caused a stir by declaring that those who cannot survive without eating beef, should go to Pakistan. The union minster in Narendra Modi’s government made the comments responding to a question by India Today Group consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai  at ‘Manthan’ conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak. He said “If you can’t resist eating or sell beef, you should go to Pakistan or any other Arab country. There is no place for you in India.” All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, leader Asaduddin Owaisi who was also present at the panel

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