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Kashmir Earthquake Donations
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Earthquake in Pakistan
There was a devastating earthquake in the northern parts of Pakistan and India about 24 hours ago. The epicenter of the 7.6 intensity earthquake was about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Islamabad. Latest numbers are more than “18,000 killed and 40,000 wounded.
Via The Acorn comes this Nawaz Sharif interview about Kargil. Insisting that he was kept in the dark over Pakistan Army’s Kargil aggression, former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharief has said the then Pakistan Army chief General Pervez Musharraf and two other top military commanders toppled his government in October, 1999 as they feared their… Continue reading Kargil
Hope in Conflicts?
There have been some positive developments in two major conflicts recently. I am not sure whether these will amount to much as a little progress is often followed by a lot of backtracking. But may be I’ll be proven wrong this time. In the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan: Moderate Kashmiri separatists of the… Continue reading Hope in Conflicts?
Kashmir: More Than Terrorism
In a previous post, I wrote: […] would you acknowledge that Palestine, Chechnya and Kashmir issues are about more than just terrorism? Joshua Scholar in turn asked: What is the situation in Kashmir about? I’ve been wondering about Kashmir ever since I heard an Indian ambassador claim that militants were killing Hindu civilians simply to… Continue reading Kashmir: More Than Terrorism
My Life in Kashmir VII
Another brother of our Colonel neighbor was an Additional District Magistrate (ADM). He visited us in mid-November and informed us that Sheikh Abdullah had been freed from prison and made Prime Minister of the state on 7th or 8th November 1947….
My Life in Kashmir VI
A few days later, three women came to the house we were staying in. They were the mother, sister-in-law and elder sister of my sister’s friend. The sister-in-law had a deep one inch wide wound in her neck which had become septic…
My Life in Kashmir V
Our neighbour and his brother were Colonels in Maharaja’s army. They were on the border but their families were at home. Same day it came to be known that their families had planned to shift to some safer place. Our guardians requested them …
My Life in Kashmir IV
Initially, Muslim majority provinces were to form Pakistan and the rest India. States were to decide their future according to wishes of their people. Baluchistan, Sind, NWFP, Punjab and Bengal were Muslim majority provinces. It was decided to divide Punjab and Bengal …