Archive for April 2019

Kashmir Again at Crossroads

Apr 29th, 2019 | By

What Future Holds for Kashmir if BJP Wins Indian Elections 2019? Ishaal Zehra General elections are underway in India, and in next four weeks, 900 million people there will be eligible to cast a vote to choose their next Prime Minister. Polls predictions so far suggests the potential re-election of BJP with Modi in power

Kashmir web blackout: Shutdowns hit disputed region

Apr 17th, 2019 | By

The internet has been shut down in two towns in Indian-administered Kashmir. Researchers have found the disputed region has more web blackouts than anywhere else in the world, costing businesses billions of dollars. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports.

From scholars into militants: Educated Kashmiri youths are joining an anti-India insurgency

Apr 17th, 2019 | By

By Joanna Slater SRINAGAR, India — He was the kind of professor students adored, always ready to help with books, advice or small loans. His colleagues in the sociology department found him reliable and ambitious, a scholar whose research on consumerism might propel him to a post elsewhere in India. So it was out of

‘Living here is expensive. Dying here is extremely cheap’: Kashmiri voters speak out

Apr 17th, 2019 | By

By Sugam Pokharel and Nikhil Kumar, CNN Kashmir resident Gulam Rasul has seen it all: Two wars between India and Pakistan which were sparked by the disputed region as well as dozens of other armed conflicts. Over the years, he’s given up dreaming for peace. “If you can’t give us peace, give us the bunkers