Posts Tagged ‘ Jammu and Kashmir ’

Until Kashmir issue is resolved, ‘dance of death and destruction will have no end’: Geelani

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that the peace, stability, and development of whole South Asia are connected to the resolution of the Kashmir issue. “For peace and development of the region, 5 million people of the whole of Jammu and Kashmir have to decide their future political destination,” Geelani



A Never-Ending Nightmare in Kashmir

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

By Jean Drèze First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law. “Like all the detained youth, I was beaten, and hung upside down. I was kept naked, tied to a



An earthquake measuring 5.1 struck north east of Thang, Jammu and Kashmir

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck 111 km north east of Thang, Jammu and Kashmir today in the early morning hours. There was no immediate report of any injury or destruction in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Further details are awaited. Yesterday, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale jolted



Abrogation Of Article 35A Will Put A Question Mark On The Accession Of Jammu To India

Oct 25th, 2017 | By

By Ishaal Zehra Diwali, a Hindu ritual, has just wrapped up and so is the hearing of the case pertinent to Article 35A of Jammu and Kashmir’s state legislature. The plea was likely to be heard on August 29, but the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government sought for some more time to file



The Kashmir Upspring

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

By Sadiq Zafar A month has passed and peace seems to be an unimaginable thing in the valley of Kashmir. Burning in the political inferno, only the people of Kashmir are at the suffering end while the Indian state seems to be busy in drafting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendments. With hundreds of



Kashmir: A story of defiance amid grief

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

People in Indian-administered Kashmir aim their anger at security forces as death toll and eye injuries mount.  Human rights activists say the security forces enjoy impunity from prosecution [EPA] By Elizabeth Puranam Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – For Abdul Rehman Mir, the grief over the death of his son has turned to anger. He is sitting



Paralysed for nearly 50 days, Kashmir is living its worst nightmare in decades

Aug 26th, 2016 | By

By Ishfaq Ahmad Shah It is 9.30 pm on Sunday. Srinagar is tense. An 18-year-old boy has died after a teargas canister, reportedly fired by government forces, hit his chest. In the interiors of the city, some people are protesting. Pro-freedom songs are being blared through the public address systems of mosques. Night curfew is



UN asks India to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

The United Nations has asked India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, saying it had no role to play in a democracy. This comes amid clamour for withdrawal of AFSPA from Kashmir. A United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur today urged India to repeal the controversial law that gives its military special powers



Kashmir Valley without news – Newspapers must observe social contract

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

For the third straight day, newspapers have remained off the streets in the Kashmir Valley. The Tribune’s Srinagar edition was also a victim of the ban on newspapers after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani. The authorities are pulling out all the stops to contain a new trend. Locals would earlier remain behind closed



Authorities clamped media as Kashmir violence flares

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

TV and newspapers shut down as part of efforts to control unrest By David Keohane in Mumbai Authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have clamped down on the media, shutting newspapers and television stations as they try to control the violence that has flared in the region following the death of a rebel separatist commander last week.