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Indian police arrest French journalist for filming in Kashmir

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

By Fayaz Bukhari An Indian court on Monday remanded in custody a French journalist for five days after he was arrested in the disputed Kashmir region for filming a documentary without permission and violating visa regulations, police said. The freelance journalist, Paul Comiti, was arrested on Sunday in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir



Kashmir conflict: Pellet injuries leave boys in India struggling to adapt to blindness

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

Story by Annie Gowen It was months before Faisal Ahmed Dar finally stepped back on the cricket field. He had been his team’s top batter. But Faisal, 16, was recovering from a pellet wound that robbed him of 93 percent of sight in his left eye. As he healed, playing was out of the question.



Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir ‘fed up’ with India’s human rights abuses

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

As the world observes the UN-sponsored Human Rights Day, rights violations continue to be a major issue in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Since 1989, nearly 70,000 people have been killed in violence that separatist leaders say the UN has done too little to prevent. For the past year, the remote, northern region was gripped by widespread



In Indian Occupied Kashmir, a father’s fight against forgetfulness

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Tufail was killed on June 11, 2010, near a sports stadium in the old city of Srinagar in Indian-Occupied Kashmir

By Rifat Fareed Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo was at home when a crowd of people rushed to him with the news that changed his life forever. His only son was killed. It has been seven years since Mattoo’s life seemingly came to a standstill. He stopped going to work and his hair



Senior Azad Kashmir figure calls for Turkish mediation

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly asks Turkey to initiate dialogue between India, Pakistan By Kubra Chohan Shah Ghulam Qadir, the speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly, has asked Turkey to initiate a dialogue between India and Pakistan. “I think Turkey can move to ask India and



Islamic State (ISIS) asks Kashmiris to behead Indian troops

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

An article in Islamic State magazine ‘Rumiyah” asks Kashmiri Muslims to restart their fight “under the banner of Khilafah” and behead Indian and Pakistani troops who confront them. The article, originally published in Urdu but translated by a Kashmir centric, pro-IS media group ‘Al-Qaraar’ in a Telegram post dated December 1, asks Kashmiri Muslims not



Indian Held Kashmir is Being Ripped Apart

Dec 8th, 2017 | By

By Atta Rasool Malik “It is very difficult to give an exact figure but, we have killed around 200 In Kashmir.” The assessment of local terrorists is around 110-120. Similarly, the foreigners are about 100”. It was so sad to listen Lieutenant General Sandhu addressing a press conference in Indian occupied Kashmir two days ago.



Yasin Malik Hits Out At Fellow Leaders For Pinning Hopes On Kashmir Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

Senior Kashmiri leader Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday said he doesn’t see any window for anyone among the leaders in the present circumstances to hold talks with Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma. “Who’s against the dialogue? I have met everyone. Haven’t I said I have met RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) members? I have me Leftists and



‘We have completely failed to show the truth in Kashmir’: 2017 Rafto Prize winner

Nov 30th, 2017 | By

Irfan Mehraj Interview: The 2017 winner of the Rafto Prize for human rights spoke with The New Arab about his thoughts on the long-running Kashmir dispute. Parvez Imroz is a well-known human rights lawyer and activist at the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCSS) and the 2017 recipient of Norway’s prestigious Rafto Prize for human rights.



Ordeal of Kashmiri prisoners: ‘Forced to drink urine, eat human waste’

Nov 29th, 2017 | By

The families of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Delhi’s Tihar jail are worried over their safety as reports and pictures of thrashing of several inmates went viral on social media. Even as chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, spoke to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and expressed concern over the “alleged harassment and manhandling of some Kashmiri inmates”