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New Delhi: Turkey has raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council, with a call for resolving the issue on the basis of UN resolutions. “We reiterate our call to the Government of India to ease current restrictions in Jammu Kashmir,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the 47-member Council in Geneva, according to news reports. “We wish for the resolution of the issue through peaceful means on the basis of the relevant…

Kupwara: Terming the killings in Kashmir in the past 30-years as unfortunate, former chief minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said that there is a dire need for dialogue with people of J&K and Pakistan while the Government of India is unmoved by the killings here. Mehbooba Sunday visited the house of the slain cop in Zurhama village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district along with other party leaders to express sympathies…

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has appealed to the foreign delegation to “facilitate a dialogue between India, Pakistan, and people of Jammu and Kashmir for the resolution of this long-standing dispute of the region.” APHC also called on the 24 nation delegation to bring an end to decades of uncertainty and suffering of the people of J-K, “For the sake of peace in this highly volatile region to use its good offices and help…

Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan has accused Islamabad of “only paying lip service” to Kashmir cause and said the government has failed the expectations. It also demanded Islamabad to snap diplomatic relations with India. Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ameerul Azim and Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the wife of detained Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, had addressed a joint conference at Mansoora on Monday, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported. “The government has failed to meet the nation’s expectation. They [rulers] are only paying…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) on Wednesday cancelled its yearly election and formed an ad hoc committee, days after authorities here barred it from holding any polls until it clarified its position on terming Kashmir a disputed territory. On Monday, Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary issued three notices to the president of the bar association asking them to explain its Constitution which terms Kashmir a disputed area. Choudhary barred the…