Archive for October 2019

Kashmir Black Day

Oct 25th, 2019 | By



Kashmir families live in fear as loved ones are detained far from home

Oct 17th, 2019 | By

Relatives tell of 1,000km bus journeys to Agra where prisoners are held after Modi crackdown A reporter in Srinagar, and Ahmer Khan and Rebecca Ratcliffe in Agra The last time he saw her, Mehraj-ud-din Wani assured his wife that he would soon be a free man. Wani was speaking to his wife, Gulshan, from behind



Kashmiri children among prisoners in India crackdown

Oct 17th, 2019 | By

 More than two months after New Delhi revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir, thousands of Kashmiris are still in jail. Among them are children as young as nine-year-old. Some families accuse the Indian government of torture and abuse which has even led to suicides – allegations denied by India’s security forces. But people are



India’s repression in Kashmir is not compatible with democracy

Oct 14th, 2019 | By

People take part in a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Oct. 6. (K.M. Chaudary/AP) By Editorial Board WHEN INDIA’S Parliament abruptly stripped the state of Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy on Aug. 5, the government of Narendra Modi claimed it was a prelude to a new era of



A new India is emerging, and it is a country ruled by fear

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

Amit Chaudhuri Modi’s vision for the country is one that stifles dissent and difference, in defiance of its people’s history Four months have passed since Narendra Modi and the BJP came back to power in India, and more seems to have happened there than in the last 40 years. The sense of severance that many



Opinion | The U.N. Can’t Ignore Kashmir Anymore

Oct 3rd, 2019 | By

By The Editorial Board As India cracks down on a long-disputed region, two nuclear powers face off. Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, was a man on a mission at the United Nations, imploring members last week to persuade India to lift its siege of Kashmir, a longtime flash point between the two nations, which both



In Kashmir, Growing Anger and Misery

Oct 1st, 2019 | By

The conflict turns messier, and everyday life suffers, as the disputed territory remains on lock down. Here are images from the front lines of the Kashmir crisis. Photographs by Atul Loke Written by Jeffrey Gettleman For nearly two months, the flash-point region of Kashmir has been locked down. The Indian government has flooded it with