Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan branded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi "cowardly" on Friday and promised to raise New Delhi's decision to strip Indian Kashmir of its autonomy at next week's UN General Assembly session.
A bipartisan group of four influential U.S. Senators, including Sen. Lindsay Graham (R.-S.C.), have written to Trump to take immediate action to “facilitate an end to the current humanitarian crisis” in Kashmir. Joining Graham were Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D.-Md.), Todd Young (R.-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D.-Md.). Graham, Young and Cardin are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D.-Wash.) has once again tweeted her concern over human rights violations in Kashmir and also fired off a missive to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to press the Indian government to “immediately lift the communications blackout and adhere to international human rights standards in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Addressing the growing media criticism of India’s crackdown in Kashmir, India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, told the Press Trust of India on Sept. 10 that some sections of the American media, especially the liberal media, is focused on a perspective on Kashmir that has being "pushed forward" by those who are "inimical" to India's interest.
Pakistan's foreign minister warned Wednesday that the situation in Indian Kashmir risked sparking an "accidental war", and urged UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet to visit the troubled region.
The Kashmir imbroglio, which once again catapulted itself into the international headlines in the wake of the revocation of Article 370 of India’s constitution and the consequent tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi, has continued to simmer in U.S. Congressional and Trump administration circles, with the House Foreign Affairs Committee likely to discuss the situation in Kashmir sometime this month.
California Congressman Ro Khanna’s recent tweet in reply to an article on Hindutva has divided the Indian-American community. While many Hindu-American’s reject Khanna’s call, there are a few progressives and anti-Hindutva activists who are lauding and supporting Khanna. On Aug. 29 Khanna tweeted: “It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva ...
The UN rights chief on Monday voiced alarm over the situation in Kashmir, following India's decision to revoke the autonomous status of the Muslim-majority region last month.
Erstwhile U.S. Secretary of Defense, Retd. Gen. Jim Mattis has said that Pakistan is the “most dangerous country” in the world because of what he believes is the high degree of radicalization of its society and Islamabad’s proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Authorities on Sunday tightened a month-long security lockdown in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar after breaking up religious processions by Shiite Muslims who defied a ban.
Pakistan on Saturday said it had denied India's President Ram Nath Kovind permission to fly through its airspace — access to which is usually granted — due to New Delhi's recent "behavior."
The lifting of New Delhi's communications restrictions in Indian Kashmir depends on Pakistan stopping deploying "terrorists" and fomenting unrest there, India's national security adviser said Saturday.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, addressing several thousand Muslims Americans at the 56th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Houston, Texas, became the first Democratic presidential candidate to castigate India for its recent actions in Kashmir calling it “unacceptable” and urging New Delhi to immediately, lift the “communications blockade” imposed on the only Muslim-majority state in the country.
Pakistan granted consular access to an alleged Indian spy on death row Monday, sparking claims from New Delhi that the prisoner was under "extreme pressure" and unable to speak freely during the meeting.
Tony Perkins, the chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Anurima Bhargava, the only Hindu American member of the Commission, on Aug. 29, put out a joint statement expressing concern over what they alleged was the Indian government’s “Religious Test” for Muslims in the country’s northeastern state of Assam.
Thousands rallied across Pakistan Friday in mass demonstrations against New Delhi's actions in disputed Kashmir, with Prime Minister Imran Khan leading the most ambitious public protests targeting India in years.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for mass demonstrations across the country to protest against Delhi's actions in Indian-administered Kashmir, as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.
Longtime career diplomats at the U.S. Department of State and the National Security Council, and South Asia observers have heaved a sigh of relief that President Donald Trump, during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France, had expunged the word ‘mediate’ from his lexicon.
In its first report on Kashmir in nearly two decades, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) — considered the U.S. Congress’ own think tank — has indicated that the Trump administration caught napping by the Narendra Modi government’s revocation of special status for Kashmir provided for under Article 370 of India’s constitution, is scrambling to prevent India-Pakistan tensions in the aftermath of New Delhi’s action.
Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed to have convinced President Donald Trump that the Kashmir imbroglio is a bilateral issue to be resolved by India and Pakistan, during their meeting on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France on Aug.25 and there’s no need for Trump’s mediation, the growing tensions and arrests in Kashmir continued to raise concerns among U.S. lawmakers.
Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighborhood they call "Kashmir's Gaza" as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation.
A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate the "explosive" situation.
The sonnet, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free …” by American poet Emma Lazarus engraved on a plaque inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty has long been a national symbol for America’s embrace of immigrants.
President Donald Trump Aug. 19 called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to alleviate tensions between India and Pakistan that have precipitated international concern in the wake of the Indian government’s decision to revoke Article 370 and 35A of its constitution that provides special status for Kashmir.
Pakistan extended its military chief's tenure Monday, ensuring stability in what is arguably the country's most powerful position as tensions soar with rival India and Washington is expected to announce a withdrawal deal in Afghanistan.