Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir Valley ’

Why Kashmir is flaring up again?

May 10th, 2018 | By
Why Kashmir is flaring up again

By Sadiq Shaban Around this time of year, when scorching heat starts to grip most parts of mainland India, the picturesque valley of Kashmir, high up in the Himalayas, starts receiving tourists in droves. Famed for its salubrious weather and lush scenery, Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in the Indian subcontinent. But



The systematic use of rape as a weapon of war in Kashmir

Apr 5th, 2018 | By

Rouf Dar The rape and murder of Asifa Bano contains within it the story of Kashmir’s marginalised communities. On January 10, Asifa Bano, an eight year old Muslim girl from the Bakerwal community was abducted from Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir. It was later found that she had been drugged, tortured and raped while



Afzal Guru: The Hero of the Kashmir’s Struggle

Feb 12th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat The 9th of February is being celebrated as the martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru 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



Kashmir Valley shuts down after woman killed in Shopian encounter

Dec 21st, 2017 | By

By Peerzada Ashiq Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday after authorities imposed restrictions in view of a bandh call given by separatists to protest killing of a woman during an encounter between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Most shops, offices and business centres remained shut



India Pakistan race to tap water in disputed Kashmir

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent’s diminishing freshwater supplies. The archrivals have been building duelling power plants along the banks of the turquoise Neelum River for years. The two projects, located



Dissent silenced by pellets, bullets in IOK: Shabbir Shah

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are struggling to achieve the right to self-determination, promised and acknowledged by the world community including India. Shabbir Ahmad Shah said this while talking to an



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



Kashmir, the Paradise that Breaks Your Heart

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

By Shome Basu A look at the lives of locals and those affected by pellet guns during the weeks of violence and protests in the Valley, before the curfew was finally lifted after 51 days. On August 5, Umar Yousuf, a class 11 student from Budgam, was hit by pellets in his left eye in



Right to self-determination only solution to Kashmir dispute: APHC

Aug 23rd, 2016 | By

In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyet leaders have rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertions in which he called for dialogue on Kashmir within the Indian Constitution. They said solution to the Kashmir dispute lies in granting right to self-determination to Kashmiris in accordance with the UN resolutions. APHC Chairman,



India to reject UN team’s request to visit Kashmir

Aug 15th, 2016 | By

India is set to reject a UNHRC move to send a team to Jammu and Kashmir, pointing out that the domestic human rights panel was already at work while other institutions like Parliament and the Supreme Court had also discussed the situation in the state. A carefully worded response, while noting that a visit by