Posts Tagged ‘ 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



In Kashmir, Indian Forces Security Searches Lead to Sexual Abuse

Aug 15th, 2018 | By

India’s renewed Cordon and Search Operations are proving a nightmare for Kashmir’s women. By Qadri Inzamam Zareena (name changed on request) remembers every detail of that evening: “There was a commotion outside. A group of policemen made their way into the lawn and started kicking and breaking whatever their eyes fell on. We were looking



India’s Modi may spark more violence in Kashmir with intensified strategy

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may intensify a crackdown on militants in Kashmir, which risks more violence. His recent actions, including ending an alliance with a regional political party, could trigger more aggressive policies in the troubled area that could incite backlash from locals. The United Nations has accused India of widespread human rights violations



Narendra Modi’s government fails to act on rape

Apr 18th, 2018 | By

The media must question Modi about the involvement of his party members in these atrocities, write signatories including Meena Kandasamy, Sarah Green and Pragna Patel In the context of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK, we are deeply shocked at the gut-wrenching violence against women and children in India being defended by politicians



French Journalist Jailed in Kashmir

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

By Mudasir Ahmad The police has said that Comiti Paul Edward defied the conditions of his business visa, but his lawyers have denied the charge. Srinagar: Standing on the front porch of his lawyer’s office in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Friday morning, French journalist and filmmaker Comiti Paul Edward looked tense. “We have decided not



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



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



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