Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir ’

In South Kashmir, a month of curfew is taking a psychological toll

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

Apart from causing anxiety and depression, the enforced lockdown has made people angrier, say residents. By Rayan Naqash and Ipsita Chakravarty On July 8, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, bringing a new regime of curfews to the Valley. As protests against Wani’s



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



In Solidarity With Kashmir and Kashmiris

Jul 29th, 2016 | By

We the undersigned, in United Kingdom and internationally are deeply concerned about the armed violence perpetrated by the Indian state through its 700,000 strong army on civilians in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir since the 8th of July 2016. More than 47 people have been killed on the pretext of crowd control since then. More



Indian authorities re-impose curfew in Kashmir’s main city

Jul 29th, 2016 | By

Authorities have re-imposed curfew in the main city of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir to prevent a protest march to the main mosque called by separatist leaders before Friday afternoon prayers. Residents say government forces visited homes in Srinagar before dawn and asked them to stay indoors. One resident, Bashir Ahmed, says police didn’t allow bakers



Repealing AFSPA Only won’t Make Much Difference in Kashmir

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

By Ishaal Zehra While it’s been four years that the United Nations has asked India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the Indian Army has continued with its horrendous practice of killing innocent, un-armed Kashmiris taking the death toll to 64 in a recent strife that hit the valley of Kashmir after



Kashmir Has Its Own Identity

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

Kashmir Has Its Own Identity To the Editor: The headline from your July 22 editorial, “Kashmir in Crisis” could not sum up the situation in Kashmir better. You noted that “The unrest is a major setback for peace in the long-troubled region claimed by both India and Pakistan.” We would like to stress that the



Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Authorities continued curfew and restrictions on Tuesday in the Kashmir Valley. “Curfew shall continue without any relaxation in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts while restrictions will remain in force in parts of Srinagar, Sopore and Kupwara,” a senior police official told IANS. An unruly mob on Monday torched an irrigation department office in Anantnag



Kashmir, and the Inheritance of Loss

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

By Basharat Peer SRINAGAR, Kashmir — On July 8, Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old rebel, was shot dead by Indian soldiers and police officers in a small village in the central part of Indian-controlled Kashmir. News of his killing spread as fast as the bullets that had hit him. Cellphones, emails, social media went wild: “They’ve