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Volume 1, No. 8 - January 2002

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It is Pakistan, Stupid
Editorial Team

For the past few weeks, the international media has seen a number of so-called South Asia experts expound on the Kashmir issue. However, their lack of a full grasp on the history of Kashmir is particularly shocking, and leaves the audience without sufficient perspective on the most critical front of the international war against terror.........More.....

Living under the shadow of Article 370
Sunil Fotedar, Subodh Atal and Lalit Koul

There have been numerous suggestions that the Indian government needs to grant 'special powers' to the state of Jammu and Kashmir to defuse the ‘nuclear flashpoint’. What 'special powers' are left to be doled out to the state government?

So what is this Article 370?............................More......

Terrorism Update
By Subodh Atal
Kashmir Herald Staff Writer

Post-September 11 America: Tilting Back to a Terrorist Sponsor

September 11 was a landmark, earth-shaking event for America. The biggest, most murderous attack ever on American soil by foreign forces shook its self-confidence, sent its economy into a tailspin, and changed the security environment in the nation permanently. Such is the havoc that terrorism causes, and it would be but natural to expect that Americans would understand the evils of global terrorism like never before. But did it?.........More........

The Year in Numbers
At the end of the year 2001, much has changed in the global terrorism picture. But in Jammu and Kashmir, the song remains the same. The ISI-sponsored terrorist violence has claimed over 3,300 lives in the state (incidentally that approximates the latest estimates of the World Trade Center toll). Nearly a third of them were civilians, many of them women and children...........................More.........


Profile of Terrorists and Terrorist Outfits Operating from Pakistan
Though these pages, Kashmir Herald will present profiles of various terrorist organizations and terrorists that are based in Pakistan and are creating havoc in Kashmir. In this edition, we profile two major terrorist organizations, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), that have been involved in recent terrorist attack on Indian Parliament in New Delhi. We also present the profile of Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist outfit.

Click here to view profiles presented in this edition......

CIA Director George Tenet and Mullah Omar Conversation
Kashmir News Network Exclusive

Mr. Tenet: Here’s the video tape of Bin Laden, Al-Zawahiri and Mohammed Atta sitting around a camp fire outside Jalalabad plotting the September 11 attacks.....
Mullah Omar: I don’t believe that. How did you get that tape? That used to be a super-secret............More......

Human Rights in Pak-Occupied Kashmir: Screams of the Oppressed
Sreeram Sundar Chaulia

On 28th May 1999, the Supreme Court of Pakistan delivered a stinging broadside of Islamabad’s oppressive, undemocratic and colonial subjugation of the Northern Areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, pronouncing “it was not understandable on what basis the people of Northern Areas can be denied the fundamental rights.....More.....

The Survival Agenda of General Musharraf
R.N. Prasher 

Kargil intruders were freedom fighters till United States told Nawaz Sharief to rein in the mischief-maker General Musharraf and forced him to withdraw the Pakistani regular army from Indian territory...............More.....

Open Letter to Prime Minister of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Lalit Koul

21 years back, I rode my bicycle for 8 miles to attend an election rally in a town in Jammu & Kashmir. And I rode my bicycle for 8 miles only for one reason. That was to listen to THE BEST orator living in India at that time. That orator was not only THE BEST orator but was also one of the highly respected nationalist leaders in India......More....

Kashmir Herald is unique in analyzing the news and events in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, and has gained international recognition within the eight months of its existence. It deals with terrorism and ethnic cleansing from a broad international perspective that has become immensely relevant to policy makers after September 11. Building upon its successful launch as an online magazine, a print version is being planned. The print version will be available in limited numbers sometime in the first quarter of 2002. Readers who would like to receive the print version should contact Kashmir Herald Staff at:

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