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India’s Modi pledges to win hearts of Kashmiris

India’s Modi pledges to win hearts of Kashmiris

SRINAGAR: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he wants to win the hearts and minds of the Kashmiris, adding that the will of ex-Indian PM Attal Behai Vajpayee for linking Kashmir with India would be fulfilled.


Kashmir’s Yaseen Malik, others held by Indian police

SRINAGAR: Indian police and paramilitary forces arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with many party leaders and activists in his native Maisuma area of Srinagar, Indian troops martyred two more youths in Sopore town on Monday.


Kashmir’s Geelani, Mirwaiz denied travel documents

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyet Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would not be able to attend the forthcoming meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation due to non-issuance of travel documents to them by the Indian authorities.

Complete shutdown observed in West Kashmir over Shopian carnage

SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown was observed in West region of occupied kashmir on Friday to pay glowing tributes to the two women, Aasiya and Neelofar, who were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian five years ago in 2009.

Fear and cautious hope for India’s Muslims in Modi era

NEW DEHLI: Millions of India’s Muslims fear Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi’s landslide election will fuel religious discrimination, intolerance and even bring bloodshed, but some are also prepared to give him a chance.