Articles

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



Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir amid deadly fighting

Apr 2nd, 2018 | By

By Aijaz Hussain Massive anti-India protests erupted in several parts of the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Sunday amid fierce fighting between rebels and government forces that left at least 12 militants and three army soldiers dead, officials said. At least four civilians were killed and dozens injured in the latest round of anti-India protests,



How long will Kashmiris Pick up the Dead Bodies of Their Loved Ones

Mar 29th, 2018 | By

By Khalid Baig In the continuing year’s first ten weeks; up till now, 18 Kashmiris have been martyred in the hands of the Indian soldiers indifferent. Without any solid evidence just on the basis of suspicion 200 persons were taken into custody. Indians had suspicion that they were involved in the attacks over Indian Army’s



Kashmiris turn to art to challenge Indian rule

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

Kashmiris use art as a form of protest with satire, in particular, being used as a medium of dissent. By Marta Vidal Cashmere scarfs are usually embroidered with flowers and birds [Courtesy of Crafted in Kashmir] Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Kashmir has a rich tradition of artisan culture. Intricate woodcarvings, colourful papier-mache and exquisite cashmere scarfs



LoC Tension: Does India Wants Atomic War?

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat With the acceleration of firing by the Indian Army and Border Security Force (BSF) across the Line of Control (LoC), which has been targeting the innocent civilians and their property in Pakistani side of Kashmir and Working Boundary, tension has increased between Pakistan and India. However, both Pakistan and India are nuclear



Burhan Wani: Voice of the Kashmiri Youth

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Protests erupted after the Indian security forces martyred 22-year-young Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyrdom of the eminent leader. In the aftermath of his martyrdom, new uprising (Intifada) started in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Unlike the past,



Maqbool Bhat: The Initiator of the Kashmir’s Struggle

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Maqbool Bhat was the initiator of the Kashmir’s struggle, who was hanged by the then Indian regime on February 11, 1984 in Tihar Jail, as the reprisal expressed by New Delhi. In order to pay homage to the initiator of the Kashmir’s struggle, every year, the 11th of February is being celebrated



Refocus on Afzal Guru and the Kashmir Movement

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By  Sajjad Shaukat Muhammad Afzal Guru was hero of the Kashmir movement, whom India secretly hanged and buried inside the Tihar jail complex on February 9, 2013. It triggered protests in Kashmir and widespread condemnations from various political and human rights organisations. Afzal Guru was convicted in 2001 Parliament attack case and awarded death sentence.



Kashmir: Civilian killings threaten new anti-India protests

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

By Rifat Fareed Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir – When darkness descends on the quiet villages of Shopian, everything falls silent. But Sunday evening was different. A quick rattle of gunfire echoed through Pahnoo village in Shopian, a southern Kashmir district that has witnessed increasing violence in recent months. Six men, all locals and two of them