“My tragedy is slightly complicated. It goes beyond dislocation and loss of home. It goes beyond the fear that struck the minorities, every night, that long dark winter.”
In videos posted on social media, Tej Bahadur Yadav has alleged that soldiers deployed at the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir are being served food of a substandard quality.
Three civilians working as labourers were killed today in a pre-dawn terror attack by two or three militants on a General Reserve Engineering Force camp near the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector of Jammu.
Negative experiences with the state’s judicial system have led many to lose faith in it and forced countless others to shy away from seeking legal recourse altogether.
Only persons born in undivided Jammu and Kashmir or descended from such persons are entitled to permanent residency rights in the state. Hindu refugees from PoK have received residency but not migrants from Pakistan.
‘The boys in prison asked me, “You are not a stone pelter, you have opposed stone pelting, so why has the government jailed you?” And the truth is I had no answer’
Despite courts repeatedly finding no valid grounds for his incarceration, the state kept the noted human rights activist incarcerated under the Public Safety Act.
Although the high court ordered he be released, Parvez remains in custody and has now been handed over to the intelligence wing of the state police.
This is the second instance when the human rights activist has not been allowed to walk free immediately after a court order was issued in his favour.
According to police statistics, the number of stone throwing incidents fell drastically in October – before demonetisation – and has remained stagnant since.
Some are afraid that the “relaxations” offered to students as “bait” for taking the exams in November and not March will mean children missing out on their education.
Businesses and school-going children have suffered the most from the long period of shutdown in the Valley.
Two Kashmiris are looking to do what Facebook has not so far – provide their fellow residents with a way to reach out to friends and family in times of crisis.
Vrinda Grover, Binayak Sen and Other Civil Society Activists Call For End of ‘Repression’ in Kashmir
A statement signed by close to 200 activists, academics, lawyers and other members of civil society has “unequivocally condemned the siege of Kashmir”.
Members of the community have alleged that attacks against them have increased in the wake of the recent protests in Kashmir and they do not feel safe.
Alana Hunt has detailed the dialogues she had on Kashmir with people across the world in her interactive art project ‘Cups of Nun Chai’.
Rayees Ahmad Mir, a minor, has been arrested under the Public Safety Act, while his father is allegedly being unlawfully detained.
Public anger in Kashmir is unlikely to subside anytime soon, especially until New Delhi accepts that there is, in fact, a dispute.
In addition to staffers resigning unexpectedly, the university’s decision to moderate its students’ emails has raised concerns about their freedom of speech.
Militants have been in the building since the early hours of Monday morning, in an encounter that has lasted almost 50 hours.
People in the Valley are using graffiti to show their dissent, and as an arena where disagreements with the state play out.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
Linking water to security might suit the interests of hawks in India and Pakistan, but India, aspiring for a seat in the UNSC, should safeguard rather than violate bilateral treaties.
The suicide attack comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from Baramulla, killing 19 soldiers.
According to police officials, curbs in the town were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the wake of the separatists call for a march to the area.
‘We have attempted a new paradigm of friendship in the last two years which is without precedent and what did we get in return? Pathankot, Bahadur Ali, and Uri,’ said India’s external affairs minister about Pakistan.
In conversation with Asaduddin Owaisi on his experiences in the recent all-party delegation to Kashmir and how he thinks peace could be restored in the Valley.
According to a report by the Indian Express, the court said, “It is manifest that so long as there is violence by unruly mobs, use of force is inevitable.”
“The land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centres of ancient times is now host to the Ivy League of terrorism. It attracts aspirants and apprentices from all over the world,” the Indian response said.
In a red rag to the Indian government, Sharif spoke of the “murder” of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, whom he described as a “young leader”. India hits back, says this shows Pakistan’s “continued attachment to terrorism.”
Australia, Canada and the UK issue fresh travel advisories for citizens to avoid Kashmir, Indo-Pak border areas and five northeastern states.
Uri a Reminder that India Needs Better Intelligence and Security Outside Vital Locations, Say Experts
Experts are divided on whether India should retaliate with surgical strikes against Pakistan or employ a diplomatic-economic-social offensive instead.
A 19-year-old woman died of cardiac arrest in the Shopian district during security force action against stone-pelting protestors on Monday.
International leaders have condemned the Uri attack, while Pakistan has denied any role in it.
The Indian response must be calm and measured, and must begin by establishing as complete a picture of the incident and its dramatis personae as possible.
With Prime Minister Modi vowing to punish the perpetrators, a high level meeting chaired by the home minister reviewed the situation following the attack.
The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has challenged the order for Parvez’s 10 day judicial custody in a sessions court.
Pakistan’s pursuit of actions to confront and counter India will likely gain momentum in the face of New Delhi’s evolving policy on Balochistan.
Normal life remained disrupted in the Kashmir Valley for the 69th consecutive day on Thursday.
India’s statement came in reaction to the remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.