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Narendra Modi’s government fails to act on rape

Apr 18th, 2018 | By

The media must question Modi about the involvement of his party members in these atrocities, write signatories including Meena Kandasamy, Sarah Green and Pragna Patel In the context of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK, we are deeply shocked at the gut-wrenching violence against women and children in India being defended by politicians



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

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

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



Asifa Bano: The child rape and murder that has Kashmir on edge

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the restive state on edge. Sameer Yasir, an independent journalist based in Srinagar, reports on how the investigation has split the region along religious lines. On the morning of 17 January, Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala was sitting outside his home when



Kathua Brutal Rape Murder Case: Shameful, Heinous and Disgusting

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Javid Ahmad Wani An eight year old nomad girl (Asifa) was abducted and then serially raped and murdered in a gruesome way. The only sin of the girl was that she belonged to a bakarwal family whom the accused wanted to drive out of the village, they were residing temporary. The accused committed the crime



Kashmir is not a Graveyard

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

Ali Sukhanver Shakurbasti is an area in the northwest of Delhi; a few days back this area became the focus of all attention because of a really unbelievable, really a shocking incident. A 27-year old man raped his eight-month-old cousin; a baby-girl. The incident is no doubt another blob of shame for the Shinning India



After Shahid Afridi, American Comedian Gets Trolled for His Tweet on Kashmir

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

It’s not surprising anymore when a tweet on Kashmir will almost always mean falling into the trolls’ net. Just days after Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi faced the wrath of Indian cricketers and others when he tweeted on the ‘bloodshed’ in Kashmir, an American stand-up comedian became Twitter’s favourite hit spot. Comedian Jeremy McLellan was recently



Kashmir students clash with India police

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

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



Indian war crimes in Kashmir must end now

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

By Rouf Dar Comment: India is engaged in every kind of war crimes denounced by international humanitarian law, writes Rouf Dar. A few days later, April descended on Kashmir, and brought the killing of 18 Kashmiris by Indian armed forces in Shopian district. In comparison to Palestine and the wider Middle East, Kashmir is not so



Kashmir pellet injuries bring back memories of 2016 uprising

Apr 5th, 2018 | By

Kashmir’s main hospital is overwhelmed with victims of pellet guns bringing memories of mass blinding two years ago. Rifat Fareed Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Mohsin Nabi is lying on a hospital bed in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir. His face and left eye have small visible holes of iron pellets fired by the Indian



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

Apr 5th, 2018 | By

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