News Archives 1999

What does 1999 hold in store for Kashmir? The answers will be recorded here as the year unfolds. Check this page for news stories every month.

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December 1999 News Articles

  • Militants attack India's Kashmir police camp again
  • Militancy now in hands of foreigners
  • Rioting at Jammu stand after blast in bus
  • Top militant killed in attack near SOG camp
  • Militants holed in SOG HQ killed
  • Militants attempt to blow up women's police station
  • JKLF ridicules Pak's dream of getting J & K
  • India orders probe into Musharrafs letter to Gilani
  • No talks with Kashmiris: India
  • Advani takes hard line with Hurriyat
  • Inquiry Comm asked to go ahead with Minister’s interrogation
  • Farooq in a fix as Jammu minister defies quit order
  • Security forces skate on J-K's thin ice
  • Indian Troops Man Himalayan Frontline

    November 1999 News Articles

  • Lashkar is our Bajrang: Qazi
  • Hurriyat ready for talks with Centre minus Pak
  • Cop escapes bid on life, 14 killed in Kashmir
  • Top Lashkar-e-Toiba leaders killed in encounter
  • Foreign militants call the shots in J&K
  • UN ignores Taliban plea, imposes curbs
  • High-level meet on Wednesday to review situation in Kashmir
  • Start unconditional talks with political parties: J&K outfit
  • Rockets fired at US, UN offices in Pakistan
  • Commonwealth suspends Pak indefinitely
  • Spell out extent of freedom sought, Hurriyat told
  • 9 troops die in fresh attacks in Valley
  • Taliban vow not to hand over Laden
  • India summons Pak deputy to protest Lahore Lashkar meet
  • Hurriyat signals new line to Delhi
  • Indian officer, 17 Pakistani troops die in Uri fighting
  • Taliban threaten US with divine retribution
  • Pakistan attack on Uri post beaten back
  • One killed, 26 injured as three blasts rock Muridke
  • Dawat to fight for Islamic Pakistan
  • Pak rulers allow Lashkar to hold 3-day teror camp
  • J-K ministers helped a dubious Pakistani
  • Kashmir issue cannot be sidelined, says Musharraf
  • Briton sends Email To Launch Jihad in Kashmir

    October 1999 News Articles

  • New strategies to fight militancy in J&K
  • Gujral says Nawaz provided details about terrorists with Stringers
  • Army launches offensive in Kashmir, Pir Panjal
  • Kashmiri leaders ask PM to visit Kashmir
  • Lashkar to intensify attacks in Kashmir next month
  • Only solution to Kashmir is jihad: Lashkar rebels
  • In Kashmir, Osama backs the wrong horses
  • Pak ready to take up Kashmir issue with India
  • Pak trying to replicate Afghan strategy in J&K
  • Pak rules out army pullout from LoC
  • Pakistan to pull back its troops along border
  • Major offensive planned against J&K militants
  • The India factor in Pakistan events
  • Kargil was a key reason for Sharif ouster: Jamaat
  • Kashmir can spark off nuclear conflict: Sir Michael
  • Meeting the threat in Kashmir
  • Pak hackers spin web around Kashmir
  • US: We can help build up a damaged Kashmir
  • Amanullah escorted out of Pok and then set free
  • Only Vajpayee can solve Kashmir problem: Farooq
  • US think tank draws up new Kashmir map
  • JKLF men stopped second time, Pak arrests Amanullah

  • Congress bid to dislodge NC boomeranged
    Some NC leaders want to join Vajpayee Government
    Congress washed out in J-K, Soz loses deposit
    Low Anantnag turnout dashes Opp hopes of winning seats
    Electioneering ends in Anantnag

  • With some force, Pak stops JKLF's attempt to cross LoC
  • Pak hints at resumption of dialogue with India
  • Violators will be shot at, Army warns JKLF
  • Kargil intrusion a Pak blunder: Amanullah
  • Hurriyat adopting a pro-active militant line, says Farooq
  • India warns Pak against JKLF plan to cross LoC
  • Security forces instructed to punish intruders on Oct 4

    August 1999 News Articles

  • Kargil II: a letter war in Washington
  • Militants attempt to blast J&K secretariat
  • Hurriyat is open to talks with Delhi, attacks Pak
  • Pakistan not to stop JKLF marchers
  • Hurriyat looks forward to `new initiative' after polls
  • Kargil intrusion was a mistake: Moulvi Umer
  • Infiltration in J&K continues despite preventive measures
  • 10 Lashkar-e-Toiba militant shot dead in Budhal, Mandi
  • Delhi directs States to knock out Osama's agents
  • Pak fires 8 more missiles in Hamirpur village
  • Subrahmanyam committee visits Kargil, Drass area again
  • Jaswant refuses to meet Aziz
  • India to crush Laden's plan to launch jehad against India: Advani
  • Laden may have stinger missiles: CRS
  • India rejects Nawaz Sharif's Kashmir plebiscite demand
  • RR unearths ISI plan to give Doda control to LET
  • Kupwara turning into Afghanistan
  • HUJI chief for J&K among 6 top ultras eliminated in Rajouri
  • India denies secret deal with Pakistan on J&K
  • Sharif-Vajpayee together in a secret deal
  • Kargil posed greater threat to peace than earlier wars: Annan
  • Pakistan's Contempt for Accords
  • A strategy for peace
  • Jammu & Kashmir: Need for multi-dimensional governance

  • Mufti duo's main fight against election boycott
    BJP nominee's son-freed at last but scared
    No force used to bring outvoters in Srinagar: CM
    Between the ballot and the bullet
    Hurriyat in a hurry to keep the Muftis down
    Pase 2 of Jammu & Kashmir polls today
    The post-Kargil scene in Kashmir
    Low turnout, fear of militants mar elections
    Hurriyat makes rounds on polling day in new media avtar
    Kargil vote for peace
    Kashmir Valley tense on the eve of elections
    Local issues to influence polls in Kargil
    Angry CM threatens terrific action against ultras
    Pak seeks international observers to monitor polls in J&K
    Boycott means nothing but NC's victory: Mehbooba Mufti
    Partition harmed Muslims interests: Sikander Bhakt
    Kashmiris can't be exploited with green flags: Umar

  • We will hold on to forward posts: V. P. Malik
  • Militants attack security forces, politicians in Valley
  • Handicapped girl molested, killed by militants
  • JKLF leader plans to cross LoC
  • Jaswant rules out change in country's stand on LoC


    August 1999 News Articles

  • Benazir may settle in India soon says Pak minister
  • Phantoms of the Soap Opera in Kashmir
  • Hurriyat Criticizes Pakistan
  • Arrests of LeT's operatives expose Lashkar's deep roots
  • Lies cost Pak dear, says Amanullah
  • Pakistan PoWs to be handed over to ICRC
  • Nexus established between Assam and Kashmir ultras
  • Pakistan troops launch major build-up along LoC
  • Mufti Befooling Masses For petty political gains: CM
  • IAF shoots down Pakistan spy plane over Gujarat
  • Pakistan thinking of opening LoC: Sartaj
  • India rejects Kashmir talks as army camp hit
  • J&K militants raid Army camp, kill five
  • As LoC stays tense, migrants keep away
  • A fatal miscalculation
  • Kargil was Pakistan's biggest blunder
  • Pakistan intensifies shelling
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba vows jehad
  • Kargil panel terms set out
  • Sharif Government to send instant message to Mujahideens
  • Stop terrorism first, says India
  • Pakistan was ready to launch major offensive: Dixit
  • Pakistan seriously considering American formula for Kashmir
  • India target of Bin Laden's terror: US daily
  • Infiltration bid foiled in J&K

    July 1999 News Articles

  • Pakistan continues to shell Mushkoh
  • Pakistan re-equipping larger groups
  • Stop shelling Cross-Border Jammu and Kashmir attacks, US tells Pakistan
  • Both diplomatic, political defeats for Pakistan: Advani
  • Reports of build-up of Indian troops along border, unfounded
  • Army blasts its way for a permanent stay at LoC
  • Islamists protest at pullout
  • Kashmir Crisis Was Defused on Brink of War
  • Diplomatic victory for India
  • United States encourages Pakistan to rein in militant groups
  • Islamic Militants kill 19 in Kashmir Strike
  • Kashmir crisis draws United States closer to India
  • All clear in Kargil: Operation Vijay ends
  • Albright to hold talks on India-Pakistan tensions
  • United States warns of possible attack on Americans in Pakistan
  • Pakistani Soldiers buried by Indian Army
  • Nawaz visits LoC areas: New Delhi asked to start talks immediately
  • Army reaches LoC in Mushkoh
  • Pakistan army chief admits his troops crossed LoC
  • India and Pakistan warring over the fate of two Pakistani soldiers bodies
  • Pakistan military plans major offensive in Kashmir, says Afghan opposition
  • United States warns citizens against travel to Kashmir
  • Sanctity of LoC extends to entire Jammu & Kashmir, says United States
  • The Forgotten Kashmiris
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address to the Nation
  • Extracts of Pakistani statement on Kashmir
  • As Peace Hopes Arise, 'Martyrs' Train for Kashmir
  • India should opt for full-fledged war with Pakistan, says Farooq
  • Germany asks Pakistan to implement Washington proposals
  • Pakistan calls off Kashmir invaders
  • PAI accuses Nawaz of Kashmir sell-out
  • Kashmiri separatists tell US to back out of row
  • Troops re-capture Tiger hill after 3 pronged attack
  • India's statement on Nawaz-Clinton Joint Statement
  • Clinton, Sharif statement on Kashmir
  • Clinton, Sharif agree on Kashmir withdrawal
  • Indian forces prepare battle for key Kashmir peak

    June 1999 Nerws Articles

  • Pak attempt at changing LoC irresponsible, says Germany
  • Gen Malik Warns Troops May cross LoC in Kargil
  • Pilot calls for decisive war with Pakistan
  • Islamabad may not shy away from N-option
  • Pak Army chief admits Troops are in Kargil
  • Kashmir town caught in India-Pakistan Crossfire
  • India's Mountaineering Warriors
  • Key peak taken, noose around Tiger Hill Tightens
  • China refuses to bite Sharif bait, Urges Talks
  • Pakistani forces Retreating
  • Clinton asks Sharif to vacate Kargil sector
  • India close to declaring all-out war in Kashmir
  • Pakistan admits its troops are fighting in Kargil-Drass
  • Nawaz calls on G-8 to help avert conflict
  • 'First strike': No change in Pakistan's Nuclear strategy
  • Point 5140 taken, Army attains higher ground
  • India Wins G8 Support Over Kashmir
  • Govt rules out safe passage for Intruders
  • US officials declare Pakistan as culprit in Kargil
  • Dawat Al Irshad is behind Intrusion
  • Concern in Pakistan over Clinton's letter
  • War Not Ruled Out: Sharif
  • Pakistan targeting Kargil because it has No Support There
  • Camp David for Kashmir, writes Benazir
  • Bodies of six Indian soldiers are without their Vital Parts
  • Pakistan Cannot Launch a Major Offensive in Kargil
  • A propaganda disaster for Pakistan
  • Don’t force war, PM warns Pak
  • Bin Laden ‘worked in tandem with Pak’ to push in infiltrators
  • Clinton calls up Vajpayee, appreciates India's restraint
  • Militants fighting in Kashmir enjoy support in the Madrassas


    May 1999 Nerws Articles

    Kargil Conflict News

  • ** Shelling continues, Kargil toll believed around 50
  • ** After Kargil, Drass comes under Pak fire
  • ** Toll reflects 5 days of fighting on Kashmir border
  • ** Plan to shift kargil town
  • ** Intelligence agencies had sounded Army, BSF officials
  • ** Troops thwart infiltration bid
  • ** Fresh Pak bid to push infiltrators
  • ** 300-400 Pak infiltrators trapped in Drass-Kargil
  • ** BSF sweeper killed in Gurez
  • ** Pak bid to capture road link in Kargil foiled
  • ** Infiltrators not allowed to breach LoC in Kargil
  • ** 150 Pakistanis, 90 Indian killed
  • ** Operation flush out may take time to complete
  • ** Air strikes not ruled out, Vajpayee
  • ** India launches air strikes in Kargil sector
  • ** Tension heightens as Pak downs IAF Aircraft
  • ** IAF chopper shot down by Pak infiltrators; 4 killed
  • ** Infiltrators pushed back upto LoC at several places in Kargil
  • ** PM rejects UN offer to depute envoy to India
  • ** Migrants pour into Rajouri, Poonch

  • Farooq rules out nuclear war between India, Pakistan
  • India won't permit Pak to trigger exodus of Hindus
  • The rebellion of the Indian Kashmiri Muslim is Over
  • Farooqs mother blows lid off family rift, backs Omar
  • Hurriyat distances itself from world peace meet on Kashmir
  • National Conference MLA shot dead in J&K
  • J&K groups warn Pak mercenaries
  • No plans to contest polls under present dispensation: Hurriyat
  • Militants kill four of a family in Kashmir
  • 90 per cent of PoK people want to end Islamabad's control: book
  • Pakistani holy warriors kill for Kashmir
  • Temple bells ring after 10 yrs in Srinagar

    April 1999 News

  • US Acknowledges Pakistani involvement in terrorism
  • India, Pak bitterness must end: Farooq
  • UK Deports Pak ultra involved in Kashmir insurgency
  • Pakistan changed PoK's demographics
  • Sharif fears derail of normalisation process
  • Britain ready to solve South Asian problems again
  • Pak Army, ISI ignore Lahore Declaration
  • Farooq's Greater Autonomy Proposal
  • Autonomy Committee Recommendations
  • Pro-Pak rights campaigner blames Pak, APHC
  • Former Kashmir Prime Minister is Dead
  • Soz Brings Down BJP Govt., Expelled For Life
  • An Interview with Shabir Shah
  • KAC calls for intra Kashmiri dialogue
  • Border children live with bleak future
  • Free Gilgit, Balatistan from clutches of Pakistan
  • 70,000 Kashmiris liquidated in Pak-sponsored militancy in JK
  • Government defends NC leader with militant links
  • Abu Bakar killed in Surankote encounter
  • Indo-Pak Taskforce sets up target of Rs 10,000 crore
  • VDC members repulse militants' attack
  • ISI pumps several crores to revive militancy in J&K
  • Shabir Shah denies he is after power, assails ‘changing’ Pak rulers’ mood
  • Traffic is back on the streets of Srinagar, and curfews are less common
  • Tarigami attacks Farooq for being loyal to BJP
  • Woman, 3 daughters killed by militants in Poonch
  • 3 of family gunned down in Thathri

    March 1999 News

  • Secessionism is Now J&K's most Profitable Commercial Venture
  • Militants Turn Fire on jean-clad Young Girls in Valley
  • United States Think-Tank Proposes Sovereign Kashmir Entity
  • Surrendered Militant Bares Sex, Sleaze of Secessionists
  • Top Militant Exposes ISI, Hurriyat Designs
  • Amnesty Report Blames Pakistan for Trouble in J&K
  • Valley Stage to New Morality Play
  • Will Kashmiris Board The Bus?
  • My Islam does Not Teach Me to Kill
  • Annan Pleased with PM-Sharif Lahore Meet
  • Summit Provokes Rush of Activity by Kashmiri Separatist Groups in UK
  • Evidence of Pakistan Support to Ultras in J&K: Amnesty
  • Plot to Kill Sharif: Trail Leads to Harkat
  • Militants Kill Girl for Resisting Rape
  • Don't Miss the Bus
  • Hurriyat for return of Kashmiri Pandits
  • Scandal of the "Disappeared" in Kashmir

    February 1999 News

  • The Bus Stops at Attari
  • OPEC Chief Hails Indo-Pak Talks
  • Jammu and Kashmir Militants Target Jeans, Cable TV
  • An Islamic Leader's Advice to Kashmiris
  • Terrorism that Takes the Lives of Innocent Civilians is Never Justified, Fai
  • Sharif predicts era of peace with India
  • Massacre of innocent people in Rajouri
  • Shabir Shah asks Indo-Pak meet to adopt CBM's with the people of J&K
  • The "Jang" on Corrupt Pakistan
  • UK Freezes Jammu and Kashmir Separatists' Fund
  • How the Rich Captured Pakistan
  • Christians in Pakistan Float own Taliban
  • Jammu and Kashmir Rebels Advertise in Pakistan Papers
  • In 'Sammy Sandwich' Country, They Get Ready for Islamic Revolution


  • January 1999 News

  • `Pakistan Society Turns Fundamentalist'
  • January 26 to be Observed as A Day of Protest, says Shabir Shah
  • United States Absolves Pakistan of Complicity in Indian Bombing Plot
  • NHRC asks J&K Government to hold talks with Migrants
  • Education Policy should Thrust on all round development, says Sheikh Nazir
  • Security Forces did well in J&K in 1998, says General Malik
  • Sultan Shahin Accuses Mirwaiz Farooq of Ingratitude


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