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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Kashmir core issue between Pakistan, India

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Kashmir was the real issue between Pakistan and India and Islamabad would continue pursuing New Delhi for a durable solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspiration of the Kashmiri people.

Top Bush Officials Highlight US Failed Overseas Public Diplomacy

Daya Gamage – Reports to Asian Tribune

The United States war on global terrorism, commenced after the Al Queda attack on American soil on September 11, 2001, has led to a crippling blow on U.S. overseas public diplomacy especially in the Arab and non-Arab Muslim world.

Tiger’s Waterloo?

Tisaranee Gunasekara

In three days time the UN Security Council will debate Secretary General, Kofi Annan’s proposal to impose international sanctions on the LTTE and a number of other organisations engaged in child conscription. The Tigers have, in their usual manner, tried to fudge the issue, demanding that the UN send a representative to discuss the matter, but the chances of the world body falling for this overused ruse are remote.

Kasuri stresses need of early Kashmir solution

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmud Kasuri said that he has impressed upon the Indian Government for an early and final settlement of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Government failed to take action against the accused of 1984 anti-Sikh riots which claimed over 3000 lives - Sardar Tarlochan Singh

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India’s National Commission for Minorities (NCM) chairman, Sardar Tarlochan Singh, is upset with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government here as the latter has failed to take any action against the accused of 1984 anti-Sikh riots which claimed over 3000 lives in the aftermath of assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Tilvin Silva, JVP Secretary Hits Round The Wicket

By our Colombo Reporter.

In an exclusive interview given to the “Asian Tribune,” Tilvin Silva, General Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), dealt with a range of issues, including the current frictions with its main coalition partner in the government, President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Both parties have not been Seeing Eye to eye on some critical issues.

Free Aceh Movement to make proposal for a sustainable peace in tomorrow's talks.

Free Aceh Movement - Gerakan Acheh Merdeka – GAM, Indonesian separatist organization, reiterated that so far the outfit has not come forward to consider anything other than Independence and so far no alternative proposal to independence of Aceh has been officially forwarded to them by the Indonesian Government.

India considering Taslima Nasreen plea for citizenship

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India is considering exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's request for citizenship, Interior Minister Shivraj Patil said.