Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir Valley ’

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



Restrictions continue in Kashmir; heavy security deployed

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

Authorities on Tuesday continued restrictions in south Kashmir while heavy deployment of security forces was made at other places to maintain law and order in the Valley. “Restrictions shall remain in force in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama towns,” a senior police officer told IANS. “Heavy deployment of security forces has been made in Srinagar



Wajahat Habibullah: A season of loss in Kashmir

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

For days after the killing of Burhan Wani, every TV channel rang with acrimonious debate. Wani was described by India as a terrorist and by Pakistan as a martyr. The media resounded to argument and indignation. The number of dead and injured continued to rise relentlessly. Among the earliest to be killed was Yasmina of



Kashmir In Grief

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

By Amitava Kar The turbulence following the July 8 killing of Burhan Wani by Indian security forces is a blow to peace in the long-troubled region claimed by both India and Pakistan, where an insurgency movement peaked in the 1990s, then dwindled, but never completely melted away. Can deep loss, once it finds utterance, be