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In Kashmir, Indian Forces Security Searches Lead to Sexual Abuse

India’s renewed Cordon and Search Operations are proving a nightmare for Kashmir’s women. By Qadri Inzamam Zareena (name changed on request) remembers every detail of that evening: “There was a commotion outside. A group of policemen made their way into the lawn and started kicking and breaking whatever their eyes fell on. We were looking

India’s Modi may spark more violence in Kashmir with intensified strategy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may intensify a crackdown on militants in Kashmir, which risks more violence. His recent actions, including ending an alliance with a regional political party, could trigger more aggressive policies in the troubled area that could incite backlash from locals. The United Nations has accused India of widespread human rights violations

Reporters assaulted by paramilitary officers in India Kashmir

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir state should identify and punish the officers who assaulted freelance reporter Muheet ul Islam, and allow journalists to do their jobs without fear of retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officers from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), a paramilitary group, at approximately 11 a.m. on June 2

Kashmir’s award-winning tormentor

In India today, those who torture in Kashmir are held in high esteem. by Mirza Waheed An ordinary man was tortured in Kashmir in April last year. He was beaten, strapped with ropes to the front of a military vehicle and a cardboard placard was forced on his chest. He was then paraded as a

Mass Uprising in Kashmir

By Seema Mustafa If what is happening currently in Kashmir is seen as anything short of a mass uprising then New Delhi is clearly deluding itself. The hard and angry actions by the Indian Army that has seen large scale human rights violations in the Valley has not quelled the protests but indeed intensified these.

Hundreds protest for Palestine in Kashmir amid Indian crackdown

Hundreds of Kashmiris held rallies across parts of Indian occupied Kashmir on Friday in a show of support for the 62 Palestinians killed in Gaza. The demonstrations took place after Friday prayers and saw local youths battling with Indian soldiers, who fired tear gas, and pellet guns at unarmed Kashmiris. Protestors held placards and banners

‘Modi’s Visit Aimed At Misleading World On Kashmir Dispute’

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in Indian occupied Kashmir has said that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the territory is aimed at hoodwinking the world’s opinion on the Kashmir dispute. According to Kashmir Media Service , the resistance leaders in

Why Kashmir is flaring up again Why Kashmir is flaring up again?

By Sadiq Shaban Around this time of year, when scorching heat starts to grip most parts of mainland India, the picturesque valley of Kashmir, high up in the Himalayas, starts receiving tourists in droves. Famed for its salubrious weather and lush scenery, Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in the Indian subcontinent. But

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People sacrificing lives for dignified Kashmir solution: Waza

In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and the Kashmiri people are sacrificing their lives for a dignified solution to the dispute. Mukhtar Ahmed Waza while addressing a public gathering at Ashmuqam in Islamabad district said, neither New Delhi nor can


Modi’s visit to Kashmir: Joint Hurriyat calls for Lal Chowk chalo on May 19

The Joint Hurriyat leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Monday called for Lalchowk Chalo on Saturday May 19 against the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The leaders, as per a statement, strongly condemned the atrocities committed against people throughout the Kashmir. “The proposed visit of the Indian


JKLF founder Amanullah Khan: First Kashmiri to address press conference at UN’

Paying rich tributes to the JKLF founder Amanullah Khan, senior leader Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said he was a symbol of struggle and his tireless work for Kashmir would remain a corner stone of the struggle for ages to come. “He (Khan) was a noble son of soil who from his youth till the


Until Kashmir issue is resolved, ‘dance of death and destruction will have no end’: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that the peace, stability, and development of whole South Asia are connected to the resolution of the Kashmir issue. “For peace and development of the region, 5 million people of the whole of Jammu and Kashmir have to decide their future political destination,” Geelani


At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir

Dozens of protesters who came out in support of the rebels are wounded in clashes with Indian security forces. by Rifat Fareed Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with


Kashmir students clash with India police

Students protesting Indian rule in disputed Kashmir clashed with government forces on Thursday . Government forces fired tear gas to stop students from marching at several colleges in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar. The students chanted anti-India slogans and marched on the streets in the city center while demanding an end of Indian rule


The systematic use of rape as a weapon of war in Kashmir

Rouf Dar The rape and murder of Asifa Bano contains within it the story of Kashmir’s marginalised communities. On January 10, Asifa Bano, an eight year old Muslim girl from the Bakerwal community was abducted from Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir. It was later found that she had been drugged, tortured and raped while


Senior APHC leader Sehrai For Kashmir Settlement Under UN Resolutions

Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has said that the Kashmir dispute should be resolved by granting the Kashmiris their right to self-determination in line with the relevant UN resolutions. According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in an interview in held Srinagar said, “We


Kashmir: Thousands hit the streets after army killings

Tens of thousands of angry protesters poured onto the streets throughout Indian-controlled Kashmir, hurling rocks and shouting anti-India slogans after soldiers killed four civilians and two suspected fighters. Many protests on Monday centered around the town of Shopian, where the shooting occurred. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries during the demonstrations, which


Kashmir Valley shuts down after woman killed in Shopian encounter

By Peerzada Ashiq Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday after authorities imposed restrictions in view of a bandh call given by separatists to protest killing of a woman during an encounter between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Most shops, offices and business centres remained shut