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In pictures: Funeral of martyred youth, civilian killed in Shopian area

Nov 5th, 2018 | By

By Vikar Syed Braving chilling cold thousands participated in the funeral procession of a local martyred youth Irfan Ahmad Bhat in Shopian. Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla Thousands of people on Sunday attended funeral procession of slain youth killed in an encounter at Khudpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Braving chilling cold,



Of life and death in Kashmir

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

By Sanna Irshad Mattoo When the black smoke settles down on a pile of debris, a layer of ash adds up on the remnants of memories. With each gunfight, fallen militant, funeral, a house turns into a mound of broken concrete and charcoal, underneath hiding years or decades of life. Slowly, within a few moments, remnants



Group of British MPs present report on Kashmir’s ‘human rights tragedy’

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

In a report presented to the UK Parliament, The All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) has condemned the Indian government for using “excessive force against Kashmiris and refusing to allow independent observes” from Britain to enter Jammu and Kashmir to monitor the true scale of the “human rights tragedy” there. Labour MP Chris Leslie, the chairman



In Kashmir, Indian Forces Security Searches Lead to Sexual Abuse

Aug 15th, 2018 | By

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

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

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

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

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

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

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

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

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

May 21st, 2018 | By

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’

May 16th, 2018 | By

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