Obama to demand India for Kashmir issue resolution

Go for a Kashmir solution and help bring stability to the region for a ticket to UN Security Council membership and fulfilling your big power aspirations. That's the broad message President Barack Obama will be bringing to New Delhi during his upcoming November visit to India, preparation for which are in full swing in Washington DC.

The Kashmir settlement-for-seat at high table idea is being discussed animatedly in the highest levels of the US administration, according to a various sources. President Obama himself has decided to revive the process of a US push in this direction, albeit discreetly, because of New Delhi's sensitivities.

Key administration officials are confirming that the UNSC issue will be on Obama's agenda when he visits New Delhi. The US President is expected to announce an incremental American support to India's candidature during his address to the joint session of India's parliament, depending on New Delhi's receptiveness to resolving the Kashmir tangle.

"[UNSC reforms] is something that is under discussion as we prepare for the President's important visit," US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake confirmed on Monday during a read-out of the meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Indian counterpart S.M.Krishna, saying the two had agreed the "President's visit will be a defining moment in the history of our bilateral relations."

The clearest insight into Obama's thinking on the matter comes from Bob Woodward's latest book "Obama's War" in which top US policy makers are shown mulling on defusing the Kashmir situation as part of an exit strategy for US from the AfPak theater.

"Why can't we have straightforward talks with India on why a stable Pakistan is crucial?" Obama is reported as musing at one meeting. "India is moving toward a higher place in its global posture. A stable Pakistan would help." Implicit in the rumination is the idea that settling Kashmir would mollify Pakistan, where, US officials say, hardliners are using the unresolved issue as an excuse to breed an army of terrorists aimed at bleeding India.

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Tu Ne Ujri Hui Jannat Ko Na Daikha Ho Tou Aa Mere Ujrey Howa Bikhrey Howa "KASHMIR" Ko Daikh.
Dedicated To SELF DETERMINATION In Kashmir.

Pro Freedom demos rock in Sringar after Eid prayers

In occupied Kashmir Eid-ul-Fitr, today, was marked with massive anti India and pro freedom protests, clashes between Indian army and demonstrators and a mammoth public gathering at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Thousands of freedom lovers, chanting pro-freedom slogans, took out huge processions from Eidgah in Srinagar and other cities and towns of the occupied territory.

A big march in Srinagar was led by the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq who participated in a sit in at Lal Chowk. APHC leader, Yasmin Raja and other liberation leaders also joined the sit in. Hundreds of youth on motorcycles shouting, "we want freedom", "Kashmir bane ka Pakistan", Jiss Kashmir ko khoon se seencha, wo kashmir hamara hai" etc. gathered at Lal Chowk and. hoisted Pakistani and green flags a top the Clock Tower.

As the Lal Chowk rally was about to end, a mob set ablaze the buildings of Crime Branch of India, Power Development Department, Power Corporation and a police post. Enraged youth torched the barracks of Indian police in Hazratbal, a Central Reserve Police Force camp in Tral and police posts in other places. The troops resorted to aerial firing, cane charge and tear gas shelling.

Thousands of people took to the streets in Bemina, Habba Kadal, Nawab Bazar, Khanqai Muala, Zaindar Mohalla, Khanyar, Sonawar, Sopore, Baramulla, Kupwara, Handwara, Bandipore, Islamabad, Pulwama, Budgam and other towns and cities to protest against Indian state terrorism.

Addressing a gathering of hundreds of thousands of people in Eidgah, the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq vowed to continue liberation struggle till it reached its logical conclusion. He denounced the illegal detention of Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Aasiya Andrabi, Zaffar Akbar Butt, Ghulan Nabi Shaheen, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and others. The Mirwaiz urged India to shun its military might policy and take positive steps for the resolution of Kashmir through tripartite talks.

Addressing similar Eid congregations Hurriyet leaders, including Syed Agha Hassan Al-Moosvi, Nisar Hussain Rather, Javid Ahmad Mir, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza said, India would not be able to suppress Kashmiris’ liberation struggle by brute force. Mohammad Farooq Rehmani addressed a function held in Bandipore through telephone from Islamabad.