India Using Rape As A Weapon of Occupation: George Galloway

Geneva, Switzerland. June 9, 2011. British parliamentarian George Galloway a veteran campaigner on Kashmir spoke to the seminar at the UN in Geneva, entitled, “Defending the Democratic Processes.” The seminar was a parallel activity, organized by International Educational Development and co-sponsored by IIFSO, IHRAAM and WMC. The seminar presented the views of persons involved in some of the situations where the will of the people has prevailed, as well as persons involved in situations where the will of the people has been frustrated.

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All India Level Essay Competition

Kashmir Youth Intellect

A Global academic group of young Kashmiris

'Kashmir Youth Intellect'', a global academic group of young Kashmiris, is pleased to announce an All India Level Essay Competition titled ''Locating common ground for Resolution of Kashmir: Respecting Local aspirations''. Kashmiris are also invited to participate. We have the eminent and impressive panel of Judges who are the noted Intellectuals and known widely.

They are:

1) Dr. Angana Chatterji, Professor, Social & Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies and Co-Convener, International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir.
2) Ms. Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal, Executive editor, Kashmir Times and a peace activist.
3) Mr. Gautam Navlakha, Democratic rights activist and Editorial Consultant, Economic and Political Weekly.
4) Professor. G.R Malik, Head of Department, English, Central University, Kashmir. An eminent scholar of the sub-continent, with a profound knowledge of the history of Kashmir.
4) Ms. Rita Manchanda, Program Executive of South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Co-ordinator of women, media, peace and conflict programs of SAFHR.
5) Ms. Victoria Schofield, Internationally acclaimed author and writer on Kashmir and related topics.

Word Limit: 3000 words.

Age Limit; Open to All.

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Kashmir resolution key to regional peace: Dr Fai

NEWS BY :: NISAR AHMED THOKAR :: GREATERKASHMIR.COM

Islamabad, Feb 18: Terming resumption of dialogue process between India and Pakistan as a positive development, the Executive Director of Washington based Kashmiri American Council, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai has said the two countries had no choice, but to address the Kashmir dispute for the sake of peace and prosperity in South Asia.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Dr Fai said, "It is agreed that the dialogue is the only way to reduce tension, news_19_2_2011_13but the ultimate objective of the talks should be the settlement of the long-standing issue of Kashmir that happens to be the root-cause of tension in the region".  Underling the gravity of Kashmir issue, Dr. Fai said, Kashmir should be on top of agenda during the forthcoming Indo-Pak talks.  Quoting Pakistan Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Fai said  he mentioned that dialogue would be meaningful if Kashmir was part of the agenda.

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Kashmiris participation will lend credence to India- Pakistan talks: Dr Fai

Islamabad, Pakistan. March 5, 2011: Kashmiri American Council, Executive Director, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai has said the Kashmiris’ representation in the Indo-Pak dialogue would lead to a just and equitable solution of the dispute besides lending credence to the ongoing peace talks. “Bilateral approach to resolve the Kashmir dispute has totally failed,” Dr Fai said while addressing a function organized by National Defence University here on.


He maintained that India and Pakistan had more than 158 rounds of talks so far and there had been no progress regarding the settlement of long-outstanding Kashmir issue that happens to be the bone of contention between the two countries. “Kashmiri Hurriyat leadership has always supported the dialogue process, but the only thing they demand was the empowerment of the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” he said adding a mechanism should be evolved whereby Kashmiris could be made an essential component of the process.

 

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Talks Between India and Pakistan Must Include Kashmiri Leadership: MirWaiz

Washington, D.C. February 6, 2011. “I would like to thank the people of Pakistan for their complete and unconditional solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and their eagerness to help the people of Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination which was guaranteed at the United Nations Security Council as early as 1948, said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman, All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) while addressing a seminar, Speakers of Kashmir Solidarity Day event held at George Mason University on Feb 5 2011“India-Pakistan Relations: Breaking the Deadlock Over Kashmir.” The seminar was held at the George Mason University and was attended by over 300 students, faculty, scholars and community leaders. Other speakers included: Ms. Victoria Schofield, Hon. Dagfinn Hoybraten, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Ms. Iffat Gardezi, Mr. Ali Shahnawaz Khan, Mujtaba Mumtaz Wani, Ms. Insha Zulfikhar Khan, Ehtisham Kayani, Professor Yu from GMU and Israr Mirza, the President of PSA..

 

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