Kashmir tension soars after India scraps limited autonomy status

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signed a presidential decree revoking the decades-old special autonomous status for the Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. This brings all of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region fully under New Delhi’s rule. The Pakistani foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi. denounced the “illegal” decree, as violating a UN resolution, while the president of the Pakistan-controlled region of Kashmir warned that the two countries could “go to war.” Communications were blocked and troops patrolled the capital of Srinagar on Monday; public movement was heavily restricted, and some local leaders placed under house arrest.  Israel, the UK, Germany and Australia have advised their citizens to avoid traveling to Kashmir and visitors there to leave at once.

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7 thoughts on “Kashmir tension soars after India scraps limited autonomy status

  • Aug 5, 2019 @ 14:03 at 14:03
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    Good – get the Pakistani’s out of Kashmir

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  • Aug 5, 2019 @ 14:59 at 14:59
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    In Germany, said that NATO needs missiles to strike at Russia.”Europeans are very vulnerable”: expert urged NATO to defend against the Russian Federation

    In Germany, said that NATO needs missiles to strike at Russia

    A German military expert called on NATO countries to modernize weapons to counter the entire “spectrum of threats” from Moscow. He particularly drew the attention of the European countries of the alliance to this. Russian experts also expressed concerns about the breakdown of the INF. At the same time, the Russian Federation is proposing that the US and NATO introduce a moratorium on missile deployment instead of this treaty.

    Countries NATO should upgrade weapons, as of today, the alliance can not resist the whole “range of threats” from Moscow, he told the Süddeutsche Zeitung Expert German Society for Foreign Policy Christian Melling. First of all, he addressed his warning to European states in the organization. Melling is convinced that the Russian rocket 9M729 “within a few minutes can hit all European capitals except Lisbon.”

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    • Aug 5, 2019 @ 18:33 at 18:33
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      How this comment related to this particular post? You either a troll or graphomaniac, or more probably both.

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    • Aug 6, 2019 @ 1:00 at 1:00
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      good idea the us taxpayer are sick and tired of funding 80% of NATO the EU has the capability to defend itself stop sucking on the us by the way i spent 4 years in the cold war us army germany working 15 hr shifts while the german army was off duty in 7 hrs drinking beer

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  • Aug 5, 2019 @ 16:38 at 16:38
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    “Gravediggers of the INF Treaty”: Russia accused the United States in the destruction of the contract. The Russian side called the US the “grave-diggers” of the INF

    Russia accused the United States in the destruction of the contract

    The Russian side called the United States the “grave-diggers” of the INF. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stressed that Washington is solely responsible for breaking the treaty, and it is “incorrect” to place it on Russia. He also called for a broader agreement on nuclear control, in which France and the United Kingdom would be involved.

    Russia blamed the breach of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) on Washington.

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  • Aug 5, 2019 @ 20:10 at 20:10
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    Sanction Answer: Russia sharply reduced coal supplies to Ukraine.The answer to the sanctions: Russia has reduced the supply of coal to Ukraine

    Sanction Answer: Russia sharply reduced coal supplies to Ukraine

    The supply of Russian coal to Ukraine in June 2019 fell immediately by 85%. This is due to the fact that Russian companies are required to receive permits from the Russian government for the export of coal every month. Meanwhile, Ukraine cannot do without coal from Russia. He has now begun to be brought to Kyiv through Belarus, experts say.

    Supplies of Russian coal to Ukraine in June fell by 85%. This follows from the data of the Central Dispatching Office of the Fuel and Energy Complex (CDU TEK), reported by Kommersant.

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  • Aug 5, 2019 @ 21:36 at 21:36
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    Pakistan wants its $3 billion back from the US, bc the ISI is getting the shakes from being denied its shake down money. Pak will do nothing and India knows it, is taking advantage of the fact that Pak cannot strike..

    Go there, is safe & rates are cheap right now.

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