Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir ’

Crackdown on lawyers narrows road to justice in Kashmir

Sep 25th, 2019 | By

Lawyers go on strike after security forces arrest senior advocates amid unprecedented lockdown imposed on August 5. By Menaka Rao & Anumeha Yadav For nearly a month, Shafia Ganai, a softly-spoken 19-year-old undergraduate student of sociology in northern Kashmir’s Bandipora, has visited the police station every day. “The security forces took my brother Mohsin, a



‘India talked of peace and calm in Kashmir. I saw the opposite’

Aug 23rd, 2019 | By

A first-person account of life in Srinagar after India imposed curfew and a communications lockdown. By Sasha Bhat The Indian government revoked the special status accorded to Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution earlier this month. A presidential decree issued on August 5 revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution, which guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority



I Was in Kashmir When India Seized Control. This Is What I Saw

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

By Sanna Wani On Monday, the Indian government announced that Kashmir’s constitutionally-mandated autonomy would be revoked and political rule imposed from Delhi. This northern territory, claimed by both India and Pakistan and ruled in part by each, had been largely autonomous since it agreed to join India in 1947 as its only Muslim-majority state. Now



On the ground in Kashmir, feelings of loss, betrayal and helplessness as Srinagar remains in lockdown

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

Srinagar residents say they feel robbed by New Delhi’s decision to revoke their Muslim-majority state’s seven-decade-long autonomy A communications blackout and curfew have left Kashmiris in disarray, fearing the Hindu nationalist government’s next move Fahad Shah “You need to stay inside, don’t come out!”The warnings are being bellowed at homes from large speakers mounted on



Kashmir: The world’s most dangerous conflict

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

Author David Ehl The dispute over Kashmir has poisoned relations between India and Pakistan since the two became independent countries in 1947. Here’s an overview of how tensions have grown more dangerous over the past seven decades. Like so many conflicts around the world, the dispute over Kashmir began with independence from a colonial power. In 1947,



Thousands protest in Kashmir over rape of three-year-old

May 14th, 2019 | By

Police said the girl was hospitalised in critical condition on May 8 but her condition has stabilised. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Indian-administered Kashmir, angered by the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl by a neighbour who lured her to a school bathroom, which escalated into intense clashes between protesters and



Pakistan ‘will accept’ decision of Kashmiris: Qureshi

Feb 8th, 2019 | By

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said “Pakistan will accept” the decision of the people of Kashmir through plebiscite. Qureshi was responding to the Sky News journalist Dominic Waghorn in an exclusive interview on World View whether Pakistan had plans to “liberate” Kashmir. Waghorn noted that “there are many in Kashmir who don’t want freedom



Kashmir – An 18-Month-Old Victim in a Very Old Fight

Jan 21st, 2019 | By

Renewed conflict in Kashmir is killing and blinding the young as politicians remain unwilling to find a just resolution to the old dispute. By Malik Sajad Mr. Sajad is a graphic novelist from Kashmir. = Malik Sajad, a writer and visual artist, is the author of the graphic novel, “Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir.”



Of life and death in Kashmir

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

By Sanna Irshad Mattoo When the black smoke settles down on a pile of debris, a layer of ash adds up on the remnants of memories. With each gunfight, fallen militant, funeral, a house turns into a mound of broken concrete and charcoal, underneath hiding years or decades of life. Slowly, within a few moments, remnants



Group of British MPs present report on Kashmir’s ‘human rights tragedy’

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

In a report presented to the UK Parliament, The All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) has condemned the Indian government for using “excessive force against Kashmiris and refusing to allow independent observes” from Britain to enter Jammu and Kashmir to monitor the true scale of the “human rights tragedy” there. Labour MP Chris Leslie, the chairman