LeT welcomes Moon’s statement on Kashmir

LeT welcomes Moon’s statement on Kashmir

News Agency of Kashmir 11/2/2008 8:02:49 PM

Srinagar, Nov 2 (NAK): Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has welcomed the statement of United Nations, Secretary General, Banki-Moon that India and Pakistan should work together for an amicable solution to the Kashmir imbroglio.

In a tele-statement to News Agency of Kashmir Spokesman of the outfit Dr Abdullah Gaznavi quoting LeT chief Abdul Wahid Kashmir told News Agency of Kashmir that Lashkar welcomes the statement of UN chief.

“The duty of UN was to stress on the Indian and Pakistani government to settled the Kashmir dispute as the same is laying in the UN assembly for the last sixty years and such any effort on the part of United Nations will help the Kashmiris to attain for what they were struggling from the last six decades” Lashkar chief Abdul Wahid kashmiri was quoted as saying by Dr. Abdullah Gaznavi in a statement.

“The Lashkar chief has further requested the UN chief to visit the valley to have an on spot assessment of the atrocities being committed on the people of Kashmir and has asked the people to make every effort to fail the so called electoral process” he said adding LeT chief condemns the attack on Nayeem Khan out side jail in Kathua by the activists of Shiv Sena. (NAK)


UN under Pressure?

UN under Pressure?

Huriyat chairman Molvi Mohammad Umar Farooq on Friday urged United National secretary general Ban-Ki-Moon to fulfill the commitment United Nations has on Kashmir. Mirwaiz also welcomed Moon’s statement that India and Pakistan should resolve this long pending dispute. Mirwaiz while addressing Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid, Srinagar also welcomed Moon to visit Kashmir. It is being expected that the UN chief, during his present visit to India, would discuss with Indian leaders about the explosive Kashmir freedom issue, but Indians are mad after him and coercing him not to encourage the “Kashmiri terrorists”. It seems Indo-US has applied pressure on UN custodian Ban-ki Moon to avoid Kashmir issue and concentrate on other issues in South Asia. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, who was scheduled to arrive in India on a two-day visit today, is expected to discuss the conflict situation in Sri Lanka with Indian leaders and other government officials, Indian media reports said. The UN Chief is scheduled to meet Indian leaders .including opposition leader BJP’s LK. Advani. The current global financial crisis is expected to dominate the discussions that Mr. Moon will have with the Indian leaders. Amid calls for the revamping of international financial institutions, the two sides would be looking at ways to prevent recurrence of such an economic crisis. Significantly, the visit comes just before the meeting of world leaders called by the US to discuss the financial meltdown that is threatening the economies of most countries. The issue of climate change is also expected to figure prominently in the discussions. The two sides are also expected to discuss issues related to the region, especially the situation in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, media reported. It is amply clear the same Indo-US tragic influence has made shift the Presidential poll outcome of Maldives. In the run off, the president was declared lost the election to the standard criminal and the now opposition leader. It is unfortunate that UN chief behaves like a small time leader advancing the interests of the USA and its strategic partners, like India. UN has a long pending commitment on Kashmir as this the world organization that was entrusted with the job of holding a plebiscite in Kashmir. But 61 years have passed since this commitment was made. Just few das ago on October 27, when the entire world was observed UN day, a complete shut down was observed in Kashmir to wake up United Nations from the deep slumber it is in about Kashmir. The people of Kashmir hope that these reports reach Moon and during his stay in India, he raises the issue of long pending issue with Indian leadership. So far his statements are positive. It remains to be seen if he would leave India on a positive note on Kashmir or once again close his eyes as that of the UN as well on this pestering issue.

Hurriyat (M) meeting on

Hurriyat (M) meeting on

Updated at 1425 hours IST

Srinagar, Oct 22: A special meeting of Hurriyat (M)’s executive and general council is on at Hurriyat headquarters in Rajbagh here.

Sources said the meeting is being presided over by the chairman of the conglomerate, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. “ Leaders have been asked to put forth their views and suggestions to counter the forthcoming assembly elections in the state,” sources said, adding, “Deliberations are on.”

58 ceasefire violations by Pak since 2003: Antony

58 ceasefire violations by Pak since 2003: Antony
21 Oct 2008, 0613 hrs IST, TNN

NEW DELHI: Pakistan had violated the five-year-old border ceasefire as many as 34

times since January but the Army has managed to thwart a maj
ority of the infiltration
bids across the Line of Control this summer.

“A total of 58 incidents of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani side have taken place since the ceasefire came into effect in November 2003. Our troops suffered four fatal and 13 non-fatal casualties in them,” defence minister A K Antony told Lok Sabha on Monday.

The step-up in ceasefire violations this year — 34 of the 58 incidents — could be due to Pakistani army’s increasing frustration at the relative inability of outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed and al Badr to push their militants across the 778-km LoC in larger numbers.

Infiltration bid in J&K on decline: Antony

Infiltration bid in J&K on decline: Antony

NEW DELHI : Infiltration bids in Jammu and Kashmir from across the international border are on decline, Defence Minister A K Antony said in response to a question in Parliament today.

Citing figures of infiltrations, the minister stated that there were only 243 infiltrators during April to September 2008 as against 419 infiltrators during the same period last year.

During the current year, 193 terrorists were killed while 157 were arrested in the same period this year.

A multi-tier arrangement, including deployment of troops, surveillance devices, Line of Control fence, state and Central security forces has proved effective in discouraging infiltrators, he said.

Pakistan had violated the five-year-old pact on ceasefire 58 times since the ceasefire agreement came into effect from November 2003, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Replying to a another question in Parliament, Defence Minister A K Antony said since January 2008, Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) have been fired upon 34 times, while the total ceasefire violation by Pakistan has occurred on 58 counts.

On measures taken up by the Government to prevent recurrence of such incidents, Antony said, protests are registered through the established mechanisms of hotline, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Director General of Military Operations.

“Strong retaliatory action is taken against any attempts of violation of the LoC, while maintaining adequate restraint to prevent escalation,” he added. (PTI