Apparently feeling the heat over its role in the Mumbai terror attacks,the Lashkar-e-Toiba has made conciliatory noises in the main theatre of its operations,Kashmir.
One person was killed and two others injured in an explosion at a scrap dealer’s shop in Udhampur district.
Susan Rice identified Kashmir as one of the ‘hot spots’ and bracketed it with conflict-torn regions like the Balkans and Golan Heights.
A prominent Indian American Kashmiri group in the US has launched a letter writing campaign appealing to US lawmakers to pressurise Pak to act firmly against terror groups operating from its soil.
Mohammad Ahsan Dar,a close associate of Syed Sallahuddin chief of Hizbul Mujahideen,was co-ordinating activities of Lashker-e-Toiba,Hizbul,Jaish-e-Mohammad and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
The incoming Obama administration should stay away from any high-visibility focus on the Kashmir issue as it would likely evoke Indian resistance and risk fuelling Pakistani expectations of a settlement favouring Islamabad,a Congressional report has warned.
A civilian,who the police claimed was deaf and dumb,was shot dead by Army guards when he allegedly intruded a high-security Army premises housing officers.
One of the most abiding symbols of Kashmiri culture is the pheran.
The Army Chief said the encounter at Poonch is taking time because of the difficult terrain and the force’s strategy to avoid casualty.
In a strange twist of fate,just a day after his nephew took over as the youngest chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Within 24 hours of taking oath as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.
Militants exchanging heavy gunfire with security forces in Poonch are suspected to be from Pak-based JeM,said the Army.
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there was a need to defeat the ideology of terrorism which could be achieved only after delinking religion from it.
As the gunbattle in Bhati Dhar forest in Poonch district entered the sixth day,the army has adopted a ‘wait and watch’ strategy to take on the holed-up terrorists in caves.
Barack Obama’s statement regarding American intervention in Kashmir is his first ‘foreign policy mistake’,a leading US expert on South Asia said.