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The Report “Rebel attack leaves eight dead in Indian Kashmir” in India Aboard (January 1, 2918) uses the phrase “Indian Kashmir” in the headline and then goes on to say “Indian-administered Kashmir”. It says, “Kashmir was divided between rivals India and Pakistan at the end of British colonial rule over the subcontinent in 1947.” All these are factually incorrect and should not have a place in a newspaper owned by NRIs and one that claims to represent Indians Abroad. have you heard of American Kansas or USA -administered Texas? Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and one of its 29 states. Kashmir was never divided between India and Pakistan as this report claims. That Pakistan is illegally occupying parts of Kashmir is entirely different matter. Indian Parliament has categorically resolved that the whole of Kashmir including the Pakistan Occupied territory is part of India. India Aboard shouldn’t blindly reproduce reports from foreign Press agencies which are inaccurate and patently mischievous. India Abroad should make its position clear on the status of Jammu & Kashmir as an integral part of India and print a correction. India Abroad owes its readers and all Indians an apology.
Gaurang G. Vaishnav
Edison, NJ, USA
Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America
(World Hindu Council of America)
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Help victims of Jammu Kashmir Floods
September 8, 2014
Donations to help the victims of Floods in Kashmir, India
The flood situation has worsened in Jammu and Kashmir (September 7th, 2014) as more areas have submerged in the waters leaving a trail of death and destruction. The death toll has reached 160 due to floods in Jammu-Kashmir area. Thousands of families are still stranded and awaiting help in their homes across the valley. South Kashmir districts are the worst hit by the catastrophe with many areas still cut off from the headquarters. Over 30 per cent of capital Srinagar city is under flood waters. Over 1Million population is affected in Jammu division. Jammu city has been cut off from Pathankote after authorities closed down the three important bridges on Tawi. The fourth bridge on Tawi has been damaged due to gushing waters. Indian army has pressed 103 columns into service to help in rescue and relief of the people affected by the worst ever floods in Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 11,000 civilians have been rescued so far. 2000 civilians have been provided food and temporary shelters.
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