California Indian Americans host first-of-its-kind Kashmir Conclave

Eminent citizens, speakers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists converged in California recently to discuss Jammu and Kashmir and the way ahead after the abrogation of Article 370 by the Narendra Modi government on August 21, 2019. The first-of-its-kind Kashmir Conclave was held May 13, at India Community Center in Milpitas, California. The Kashmir Conclave team, hosted by a group of individuals mainly Kashmir natives played a crucial role in organizing the event, including accomplished entrepreneurs, lawyers and doctors. The team members include Jeevan Zutshi, Zara Hashim, Irfan Ali, and Tasawar Jalali.

Choking funding to terrorism is a need of the hour

Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can therefore be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to research conducted by Nicola Limodio, Assistant Professor of Finance at Bocconi University Visiting Fellow at the Economics Department and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University.

Ex-Army chief Deepak Kapoor, former senior military officers join Rahul Gandhi in Bharat Jodo Yatra

A group of retired armed forces officers, led by former army chief, General Deepak Kapoor (retd) joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Haryana’s Kurukshetra on Sunday. Gen Kapoor was accompanied by Lt Gen R.K. Hooda (retd), Lt Gen V.K. Narula (retd), Lt Gen D.D.S. Sandhu (retd), Air Marshal P.S. Bhangu (retd), Maj Gen Satbir Singh Chaudhary (retd), Maj Gen Dharmender Singh (retd), Maj Gen Bishambar Dayal (retd), Col Jitender Gill (retd), Col Pushpender Singh (retd), and Col. Rohit Chaudhry (retd).

US Congress seeks info on Kashmir from Indian envoy

IANS-   The US Congress has told the Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla that despite his “update” on the situation in Kashmir, many people have painted “a much different picture”, and asked him to provide answers to several queries, including how many have been detained under the Public Safety Act, on reports of the use […]

Modi sued in US court over alleged Kashmir human rights violations

Two Kashmiri citizens have sued Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a U.>S federal court Thursday days before his appearance in Houston, Texas, alongside President Donald Trump, alleging his administration violated international law  and human rights with the unilateral annexation Aug. 5 of their predominantly Muslim homeland, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. […]

Kashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston

IANS-   Celebrating the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organized a meeting of the community members in Houston with the head of BJP’s Foreign Affairs Department, Vijay Chauthaiwale. All the heads of Kashmiri Pandits’ community organizations from India and community members from […]

Celebrations abound in wake of revocation of Article 370 and California Kashmiris’ new-found freedom

Ritu Jha- The excitement, emotion, compassion, and fear were visible at the celebration of the abrogation of Article 370 and integration of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions into India as well as giving hope of visiting the lost land. People from various community organizations showcased their solidarity with Kashmiris over Kashmiri Kahwas (tea)at the India […]