» 08/07/2013, 00.00
INDIA - PAKISTAN
India/Pakistan crisis reignites in Kashmir Valley
New Delhi accuses Islamabad for death five Indian soldiers along the border. It is the third such incident since the beginning of the year. AsiaNews sources recall attack a few days ago against the Indian consulate in Jalalabad: "Pakistan is afraid of losing control in Afghanistan."
Srinagar (AsiaNews) -
"Certain incidents do not help improve relations between Pakistan and
India" says Omar Abdullah, chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir after the
killing yesterday of five Indian soldiers. According
to New Delhi, Pakistani troops crossed the border in the area of Poonch and fired
on the Indian military, but Islamabad denies any involvement. It
is the third
exchange of fire since the beginning of 2013 along the border. Many
analysts see it as a sign of a new crisis between the two countries.
For over 60 years the region of
Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by the two neighbors. In
1949 - at the end of the first Indo-Pakistani conflict - the territory was
divided: New Delhi obtained Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad the Northern Territory
and Azad Kashmir. A
division that has not stopped the tensions between the two nations becoming a
"war" without end.
attempts at dialogue and stabilization of relations, the peace process is still
far from being achieved. Not
only because of events in Kashmir: AsiaNews Sources - anonymous for security
reasons - point to the attack
on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad (Afghanistan), which took place on
attack - the sources say - was political.
It is not the first time that India's diplomatic missions have been
targeted. New Delhi is becoming increasingly popular in Afghanistan, and this
2008 and 2009, the Indian embassy in Kabul was hit: 75 people died in the
in the Afghan capital, in 2010, two guest houses were attacked and six Indians
lost their lives. In
both cases, India has always accused the terrorists of the Pakistan-based group
Lashkar-e-Taiba, also responsible for the Mumbai
attacks in 2008.
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One of the Mumbai attack planners arrested
President Zardari says his country has no links to terrorists, but is its victim instead. Today another blast hits the Swat Valley during Eid al-Adha celebrations.
Swat Valley, all out war between army and Taliban. Over one hundred victims
Tens of thousands are fleeing the conflict. The military targets the Islamic fundamentalist’s outposts. The son of the Taliban spiritual leader, Sufi Muhammad, is killed. The International Committee of the Red Cross reports a 2humanitarian crisis”. Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States confirm their battle against the “Taliban Threat”.
Nearly 500 deaths in the monsoon rains in northern Pakistan
They are the worst rains in 80 years. More than 6,000 victims feared. The area most affected is the north-west of Pakistan and the Swat Valley, a place of tourism. Many areas are isolated.
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