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Heroes are not pawns: Army officer’s daughter exposes pseudo nationals

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Donita Angela Jose ‘I love our defence force, but I’m critical about how it functions in Kashmir.’ Just to widen this nationalism versus jingoism debate. I’m the daughter of an Army officer and I would never let anybody undermine the agonies of an Army man who guards his nation by keeping his own body



Kashmir Accession to Pakistan Day

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Every year, Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and Pakistan including rest of the world celebrate July 19 as the Day of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan, as on this very day in 1947, the historical resolution was adopted by the by the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference



Another Kashmiri Leader Martyred

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year-yound Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent leader. Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security forces, demonstrations have continued.



Burhan Wani : Kashmir new generation freedom fighter

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Burhan Wani was part of a new generation of young, educated Kashmiri freedom fighters using social media to spread their demands for independence from Indian rule, turning growing Internet use in the restive region into a powerful recruiting tool. Wani, whose death in a shoot-out with government forces has triggered deadly clashes with protesters in



Martyrs’ Day: Genesis of the Kashmir’s Struggle

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat The Martyrs’ Day, known as Youme Shuhada-e-Kashmir is observed on July 13 every year on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world by the Kashmiris to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris who were martyred in 1931 to free Kashmir from the brutalities of despotic Dogra rulers. The



Indian terrorism in Kashmir imperil peace, says FO

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Pakistan on Thursday blamed Indian policies in Kashmir for jeopardising the prospect of durable peace in the disputed Himalayan territory which remained under curfew for the sixth consecutive day with the death toll rising to 38. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded an immediate end to what it called the ongoing abrasive human rights



Kashmiris decry world’s silence over killings

Jul 14th, 2016 | By

By Dilnaz Boga As the death toll rises to 37 in Indian-administered Kashmir following a bloody crackdown on mourners and protesters this weekend, Kashmiris are lamenting the lack of international condemnation for the violence meted out to them. By Monday, authorities recorded at least 30 deaths and 200 people injured after police and paramilitary troops



Eye Injuries Flood Kashmir Hospitals After Police Fire Pellets at Protesters

Jul 14th, 2016 | By

By Hari Kumar and Nida Najar Patients, some with severe eye trauma, have overrun hospitals in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, doctors said on Wednesday, after security forces used pellet guns to break up demonstrations that have shaken the region. Widespread protests broke out on Saturday across the Kashmir Valley over the death of a



From funerals to freedom for Kashmir: undoing the Great Indian Democracy

Jul 12th, 2016 | By

By Nitasha Kaul Indian desperation to possess the territory of Kashmir in its entirety, even if it means sacrificing all Kashmiri, and many Indian, lives, is a blot on Indian democracy. A Kashmiri Muslim family runs for cover as protesters clash with Indian security forces in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, July 10, 2016. Dar



Kashmir seethes as 25 killed in clashes with Indian forces

Jul 12th, 2016 | By

Indian authorities struggled to contain street protests yesterday by Kashmiris defying patrols and a stringent curfew after at least 25 people died in clashes that followed the killing of a top rebel leader. Paramilitary troops and police in riot gear patrolled villages and towns in the Himalayan region. Most shops were shuttered, businesses were closed,