Tensions between the two countries have flared and there has been intermittent cross-border firing since August 5 when New Delhi flooded India administered Kashmir with troops after it revoked the region's special autonomous status.
Exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani security forces over the Line of Control, claims the lives of a man and his two pre-teen children in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and a 24-year-old woman in India-administered Kashmir.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
Residents appear relieved after facing difficulties during the long communications embargo, but the disputed region continues to simmer with anger after India abrogated its limited autonomy on August 5.
Chinese President Xi Jinping tells visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation [in disputed Kashmir] was clear, official Xinhua news agency reported.
Mobile and internet services have been disconnected in India-administered Kashmir since August 5 when New Delhi stripped the region of its semi-autonomous powers and deployed tens of thousands of extra troops to enforce an unprecedented crackdown.
Sabah Hamid resigned from the foundation after realising it was willing to award Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite his increasing authoritarian grip on power, infliction of state violence and communication shutdown in Kashmir.
US President Donald Trump renews his willingness to mediate negotiations between India and Pakistan over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, claiming he has "never failed as an arbitrator."
India's actions in Kashmir are evidence that the country is unable to convince Kashmiris to merge with India.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan rules out talks with India unless New Delhi reverses its actions on disputed Kashmir where a military siege and harsh communication blackout entered its 46th day on Thursday.
Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
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