ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 — Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen militant group withdrew its unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir this evening, accusing New Delhi of not responding positively to its call for tripartite talks involving Pakistan to settle the Kashmir issue and directed its field commanders to resume their operation in the state.
Govt regrets decision
NEW DELHI, Aug 8 — India singled out Pakistan for sabotaging the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir and gave a clarion call to all those “who have taken to arms to return to the path of peace.”
NEW DELHI, Aug 8 — The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today met
twice informally to take stock of situation arising out of the
withdrawal of 16-day-old ceasefire by the Hizbul Mujahideen. The CCS,
which met for the second time just before the ceasefire ended at 5.30
p.m., also took note of the Hizbul’s announcement and drew up a
strategy to deal with the new situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
of Thackeray case improper: HC
MUMBAI, Aug 8 — The Mumbai High Court today termed as “improper”
the dismissal of riots cases against Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, and
admitted the state government’s appeal against it saying that “it