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King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) of Saudi Arabia with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) at the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on June 1, 2019.(AFP file)

Pakistan tries to brush off OIC snub on not discussing Kashmir issue

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The OIC statements, both in English and Arabic, issued for Friday’s Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Niamey, capital of Niger, made no mention of Kashmir in the agenda announced in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia which is currently leading the grouping.
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Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be representing Pakistan at the OIC meeting.(Reuters file)
Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be representing Pakistan at the OIC meeting.(Reuters file)

Kashmir not on OIC meet agenda, in apparent snub to Pakistan

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:24 PM IST
In August, Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi had asked the OIC to “stop dilly-dallying” on the convening of a meeting of its Council of Foreign Ministers on Kashmir, angering the OIC’s Saudi leadership.
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An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control, Kupwara, October 14, 2020(AFP)
An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control, Kupwara, October 14, 2020(AFP)

Keep an eye on Pakistan | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Islamabad is up to its usual tricks — this time to win over Joe Biden
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‘Anti-people orders’: Hurriyat Conference calls for protests on October 31

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Say the Centre’s imperial approach was bound to fail
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‘Jammu and Kashmir has been, is, shall continue to be an integral part’: India slams China over remarks to UN

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 07:03 AM IST
China has unsuccessfully attempted to raise the issue in the UN after India announced its decision in August last year to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcate the state into two union territories.
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Supporters of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) hold signs as they chant slogans during a country-wide protests over the arrest of their leader and student activist Manzoor Pashteen, in Quetta, Pakistan January 28, 2020.(REUTERS)
Supporters of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) hold signs as they chant slogans during a country-wide protests over the arrest of their leader and student activist Manzoor Pashteen, in Quetta, Pakistan January 28, 2020.(REUTERS)

At UN, India advises Pakistan to devote attention to well being of its own citizens

By Press Trust of India | Geneva
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 10:58 PM IST
India’s strong statement against Pakistan came at the ongoing 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva where Pakistan raked up the amended citizenship law and the Kashmir issue.
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India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5 and bifurcated it into two Union territories.(Hindustan Times)
India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5 and bifurcated it into two Union territories.(Hindustan Times)

J-K ‘was, is and shall forever’ remain integral part: India tells Pak at UNHRC

By Press Trust of India | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which is being held here in Switzerland from February 24 to March 20, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), the Ministry of External Affairs, described Pakistan as the epicentre of global terrorism.
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)

‘Kashmir a big problem between India and Pakistan’, says US president Donald Trump

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Trump who had earlier offered to mediate between India and Pakistan, said Kashmir is a “big problem” but refrained from another offer of mediation.
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Pakistan on Thursday expressed hope that US President Donald Trump during his visit to India next week(Bloomberg)
Pakistan on Thursday expressed hope that US President Donald Trump during his visit to India next week(Bloomberg)

Pakistan hopeful Donald Trump will pursue offer of Kashmir mediation

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:51 PM IST
In January, Trump repeated his offer to “help” resolve the Kashmir issue during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. India maintains that there is no scope for any third-party mediation.
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Turkey’s latest provocation was Erdogan’s remarks on Kashmir at an address to a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament where he said latest developments in the region highlighted the urgency of finding a solution.(Reuters File Photo)
Turkey’s latest provocation was Erdogan’s remarks on Kashmir at an address to a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament where he said latest developments in the region highlighted the urgency of finding a solution.(Reuters File Photo)

India lodges protest with Turkey over president Erdogan’s Kashmir remark

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:06 AM IST
Turkey’s top leaders apparently ignored India’s repeated protests about non-interference in the Kashmir issue because they were intent on going ahead with efforts to project their country as a leader of Muslims around the world, said people familiar with developments.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a senior US Senator that India will “settle” the Kashmir issue on its own(REUTERS)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a senior US Senator that India will “settle” the Kashmir issue on its own(REUTERS)

‘Don’t worry, one democracy will settle it,’: Jaishankar to US Senator on Kashmir

By Press Trust of India | Munich
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Referring to the Kashmir issue during a panel discussion, Senator Lindsey Graham said the best way to sell democracy will be to settle the Kashmir issue in a democratic way.
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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi(REUTERS)

Kashmir to remain cornerstone of Pak’s foreign policy: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Article 370 of the Constitution, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was abrogated on August 5, 2019.
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Alice Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, recently visited India.(ANI / Twitter)
Alice Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, recently visited India.(ANI / Twitter)

US diplomat urges India to release Kashmiri leaders detained without charge

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 01:10 PM IST
US diplomat Alice Wells, who has just returned from a trip to the region besides attending the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, said nowhere this shift is more visible than in the Indo-Pacific region.
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India on Thursday said Pakistan will have to take the initiative to create conditions conducive to meaningful engagement between the two sides(ANI/Twitter)
India on Thursday said Pakistan will have to take the initiative to create conditions conducive to meaningful engagement between the two sides(ANI/Twitter)

Onus on Pakistan to take steps for better ties: MEA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Raveesh Kumar was responding to remarks by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump on the margins of the World Economic Forum at Davos.
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The MEA spokesperson put the onus on Pakistan to create a conducive environment to hold talks on bilateral issues between the two countries.(REUTERS)
The MEA spokesperson put the onus on Pakistan to create a conducive environment to hold talks on bilateral issues between the two countries.(REUTERS)

‘World understands Pak’s double standards’, says India in latest attack on Imran Khan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:25 PM IST
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Nagaraj Naidu had earlier attacked Pakistan at the United Nations for raking up the Kashmir issue at the international forum.
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India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Nagaraj Naidu.(Twitter/@NagNaidu08)
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Nagaraj Naidu.(Twitter/@NagNaidu08)

‘Spews venom, propagates false narratives’: India takes on Pakistan at UN

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Munir Akram had recently spoken about the Kashmir issue, saying it will be handled by the UN.
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At the SCO, China could muster support to persuade India to soften its stance on Pakistan and Kashmir(VIA REUTERS)
At the SCO, China could muster support to persuade India to soften its stance on Pakistan and Kashmir(VIA REUTERS)

India must take note of the China-Pakistan nexus | Opinion

By Jayadeva Ranade
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:31 PM IST
China has made its hostility clear. Hosting the SCO summit at this time can turn out to be counterproductive
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Finance Ministry may raise divestment goal to Rs 1.5 lakh cr for FY21 and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Russia will deliver the five S-400 air defence systems ordered by India under a $5.4-billion deal by 2025(REUTERS)
Russia will deliver the five S-400 air defence systems ordered by India under a $5.4-billion deal by 2025(REUTERS)

Russia says it will deliver S-400 systems in 5 years

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 01:31 AM IST
At a briefing at the Russian embassy, ambassador Nikolay Kudashev described New Delhi’s actions in Jammu and Kashmir as an internal matter, and said the Kashmir issue should be handled bilaterally by India and Pakistan instead of being taken up at the UN Security Council.
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Discussing the tensions with India, Khan said he made an effort to talk to the Indian government and Prime Minister Modi.(REUTERS)
Discussing the tensions with India, Khan said he made an effort to talk to the Indian government and Prime Minister Modi.(REUTERS)

India not responding to Pakistan’s peace overtures: Imran Khan

By Imtiaz Ahmad & Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Pakistan has repeatedly tried to internationalise the Kashmir issue after India, in August, passed laws and resolutions in Parliament bifurcating the erstwhile state into two Union territories and scrapping constitutional provisions that gave the region special status.
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Russian Envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev at ‘Days of Moscow’ event in Delhi in 2019.(ANI/Twitter)
Russian Envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev at ‘Days of Moscow’ event in Delhi in 2019.(ANI/Twitter)

‘Bilateral matter’: Russian envoy says no doubt on India’s Kashmir approach

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Moscow’s envoy to New Delhi Nikolay Kudashev said the Kashmir issue is a strictly bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300, had previously only been available to the Russian defence forces.
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(Reuters file photo)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(Reuters file photo)

‘Not ready for peace with India without resolving Kashmir issue in just manner’: Pak Foreign Minister

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Ties between India and Pakistan came under severe strain after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5. Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s demand that US President Donald Trump should mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue.
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India strongly criticised Pakistan and China for raising Kashmir during closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on Thursday(VIA REUTERS)
India strongly criticised Pakistan and China for raising Kashmir during closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on Thursday(VIA REUTERS)

Pak cornered at UNSC, faces heat on terrorism

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:49 AM IST
India strongly criticised Pakistan and China for raising Kashmir during closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on Thursday
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China and Pakistan tried, for the third time, to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations on Wednesday but the efforts were thwarted by India’s diplomatic allies who left Beijing isolated(HT Photo)
China and Pakistan tried, for the third time, to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations on Wednesday but the efforts were thwarted by India’s diplomatic allies who left Beijing isolated(HT Photo)

‘Desperate measures’: Govt on China-backed Pak bid to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:00 PM IST
China and Pakistan tried, for the third time, to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations on Wednesday but the efforts were thwarted by India’s diplomatic allies.
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Pakistan’s attempt to raise Kashmir issue failed as other UNSC member countries felt it was a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.(AP Photo)
Pakistan’s attempt to raise Kashmir issue failed as other UNSC member countries felt it was a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.(AP Photo)

Pakistan’s bid to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC fails yet again

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 06:44 AM IST
China, Pakistan’s ‘all-weather ally’, stood alone in the Pakistani corner to get the Security Council to focus on the Kashmir issue. The attempt failed as other member countries felt Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.
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French President Emmanuel Macron with PM Narendra Modi(AP file photo)
French President Emmanuel Macron with PM Narendra Modi(AP file photo)

Prez Macron raised Kashmir with PM Modi, France says following issue ‘closely’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 02:52 PM IST
The matter came up during the conversation on Friday, according to a statement from the Elysee Palace, which added the two leaders agreed to work together to ease tensions in West Asia by urging all parties to show restraint.
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India has claimed that the developments in Kashmir are its “internal affair”(ANI Photo)
India has claimed that the developments in Kashmir are its “internal affair”(ANI Photo)

What has the world said on Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Privately, most European and Western diplomats and officials describe the changes made by India in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 as an internal matter of the country.
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Japan on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue(ANI Photo)
Japan on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue(ANI Photo)

Japan for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue through dialogue

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 07:52 PM IST
A day after India and Japan held the first combined dialogue of their defence and foreign ministers, popularly known as the 2+2 dialogue, Japanese foreign ministry spokesperson Atsushi Kaifu told reporters here there wasn’t a detailed discussion on the Kashmir issue during the talks.
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hat the two countries were able to make progress on this project in a year of heightened tensions is all the more surprising and welcome(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
hat the two countries were able to make progress on this project in a year of heightened tensions is all the more surprising and welcome(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)

Kartarpur: A corridor of peace | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Any attempt to fan separatism by Pakistan will undo this move
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The Foreign Ministry also pointed to comments made by members of European Parliament (MEPs) on conclusion of their Kashmir visit that were largely supportive of Indian line.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Foreign Ministry also pointed to comments made by members of European Parliament (MEPs) on conclusion of their Kashmir visit that were largely supportive of Indian line.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘There is a difference’: Foreign Ministry rebuts criticism on J&K visit by MEPs

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Ministry of external affairs spokesperson defended the government’s move of facilitating the visit of 23 European lawmakers to Jammu and Kashmir and said that the move is in the larger interest.
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