April - May 2007
From Devinder Thakur
I wish to draw the attention of your readers to a report that has been published
in the Asian Age "Plebiscite is not possible in Kashmir Euro MP" Asian
Age 6th March 2007. Baroness Emma Nicholson MEP should be congratulated
as she has done great service to the Kashmir issue by putting the records straight.
Her report "Kashmir -:Present Position and Future Prospects" has
been a subject of fierce attack by the pro Pakistan Euro MPs, and for the first
time, a report that reflects the true ground realities as they exist both
in the POK as well Indian Kashmir. For the first time an MEP has taken
the bull by the horn by stating quite categorically that there can be no plebiscite
unless Islamabad was prepared to change its policy. The relevant UN Resolution
clearly stipulated the condition that there should be complete withdrawal
of Pakistani troops from POK as well as those who settled from outside Kashmir
like Punjabis and Pathans from areas such as Gilgit and Baltistan and
Chinese withdrawal from Aksai Chin. She has also drawn the attention
of EU to the terror that is being sponsored into the India Kashmir from across
the line of control and also the plight of the Kashmir Pundits who
are languishing in the refugee camps in India.
From K. Dewan
Finchley, North London
Thondi is a town in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. This town has a Muslim
majority. In the last local body elections Muslims won control of the local
They have stopped providing cleaning and garbage collection services to the
Hindu areas of the town. Schooling facilities for Hindu children hae been discontinued
because funds for this service are not provided. Hindus hve been told that
they can get these services if they convert to Islam. This is our Bharat.
From: The Lord Rana MBE
Dear Mr Ralleigh
Thank you for sending a copy of India Link International. It is a very good
publication and I wish you many more years of ongoing success.
If you would be interested I could send an article for publication regarding
the links between India and Ireland.
Lord Rana MBE
“Honour to India” Awards
India Link International Magazine is pleased to announce the establishment
of Annual International Awards called “International Honour to India” Awards
to those Indians who have migrated abroad and subsequently invested time,
money and professional expertise in helping the land of their birth. The
International Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held in London.
Awards will be made under the following categories:-
Category No. 1 Any overseas Indian who returned to India and rendered valuable
services in the development of India.
Category No. 2: Any overseas Indian who remained overseas but helped his
less fortunate countrymen from abroad either by investment or charity works.
Category No. 3: Any overseas Indian who has excelled himself in any profession
and business that has brought credit to the country of his origin. i.e. India.
Nominations are invited for each category. Please submit information either
by email or a letter giving the name of the person, his address and the reason
why you consider the person worthy of getting the award.
The India Link International Awards Panel will receive nominations, scrutinise
them and select three in each category. A team commissioned by the panel
will appraise the nominations. Where possible, members of the team will visit
the area where work has been carried out. They will then present a report
to the panel to enable them to make a final selection from each category.
The last date for receiving nominations is 31 July 2007 for this year.
Please send nominations to :
International Awards Committee
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