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Thousands protest in Kashmir over rape of three-year-old

May 14th, 2019 | By

Police said the girl was hospitalised in critical condition on May 8 but her condition has stabilised. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Indian-administered Kashmir, angered by the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl by a neighbour who lured her to a school bathroom, which escalated into intense clashes between protesters and



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



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



Kashmir – An 18-Month-Old Victim in a Very Old Fight

Jan 21st, 2019 | By

Renewed conflict in Kashmir is killing and blinding the young as politicians remain unwilling to find a just resolution to the old dispute. By Malik Sajad Mr. Sajad is a graphic novelist from Kashmir. = Malik Sajad, a writer and visual artist, is the author of the graphic novel, “Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir.”



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