Poonch: Pakistan's mindless shelling scars education in schools of Jammu and Kashmir

India third largest terror target after Iraq and Afghanistan: US report

In June while designating Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a "specially-designated global terrorist", the State Department had said the militant group has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 attack in "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir".

The PDP was quick to welcome the statement saying it was happy if Abdullah is asking for talks with Pakistan.

"For how many years are you going to wait? Grave strategic blow for India", Rahul had earlier tweeted.

The CM said that dialogue is imperative as the two countries face pressing development issues.

In the latest "Country Report on Terrorism 2016", released on Wednesday, the United States used "Azad Jammu and Kashmir" to describe Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

He said nations like China and the U.S. could be used to mediate the Kashmir conflict which has hit the relationship between India and Pakistan for the past 70 years.




Citing examples of Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Mufti said that wherever America has intervened, it has not helped matters. Sometimes you have to do it.

Farooq Abdullah says dialogue is the only solution. "We have to talk bilaterally, and what can America, Turkey or England do with us?" she told reporters at Anantnag in south Kashmir. US President Trump himself said that he wants to settle Kashmir problem.

"Positive reporting about the state and its people by the media outlets will not only create a soothing impact on the minds of people here, but also help the people of rest of the country in understanding Jammu and Kashmir and its people better", she said.

The BJP and like-minded parties have strongly criticised Farooq for his statement, while many people took to social media platforms to condemn him.

"If you and I have some tensions and we are unable to sort out the differences, then we use friends to sort out the problem", he said. "His flip-flops on Kashmir reek of hypocrisy", Mr Rao said in remarks that were later echoed by Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh.

"How many more wars will you fight?"

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