Asif, who says police shot him with pellet guns even though he was an innocent bystander, thinks he will be arrested once he becomes an adult.
Jammu and Kashmir, in Urgent Need of Child Protection, Sees Poorest Implementation of Centre’s Scheme
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that couldn’t secure any funding for the first six years after the implementation of the Integration Child Protection Scheme in 2009.
The situation in Hajin, where a BSF constable was killed last week, continues to be volatile, with the police and army conducting search operations and locals allegedly supporting militants.
The court saying too much time has passed for concrete evidence to emerge is against established laws, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society argued.
Jammu and Kashmir police recently lost six young men in an ambush. But social media warriors seem to care only for likes and shares.
Dissatisfied with both the government and separatists, countless young people in Kashmir view local militants as the only ones willing to fight for them.
This week’s column looks at how photographs and pictures help us process trauma but also produce it, in addition to a piece on the poor treatment of domestic workers in India.
The overall strategy underlying Modi’s foreign policy is sound. The challenge going forward must take into account the changed global geopolitical terrain.
Kashmiris must see the rule of law prevail once more in India before they can start believing that it will also prevail in Kashmir.
While tensions in Kashmir are on the rise again, numerous large cracks are beginning to show in the ruling coalition.
The restrictions on the right to association, representation and non-violent agitation must be removed.
At a public convention attended by thousands on November 13, the PDP questioned the Hurriyat’s protest methods and what it aimed to achieve.
Businesses and school-going children have suffered the most from the long period of shutdown in the Valley.
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”.
Twenty-eight schools have been set on fire in less than two months. The government and the separatists continue to trade blame for the attacks, with little effort to prevent them.
Alana Hunt has detailed the dialogues she had on Kashmir with people across the world in her interactive art project ‘Cups of Nun Chai’.
A report by People’s Union for Civil Liberties said the “brutal military methods” had only alienated the people who have lost faith in the democratic institution since complaints of excessive force had not been registered or properly acted upon.
Students are protesting the state government’s decision to hold exams despite schools being shut for 100 days this year.
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.”
A 19-year-old woman died of cardiac arrest in the Shopian district during security force action against stone-pelting protestors on Monday.
The Ordnance Factory Board declined to provide information on the pellet guns saying it is “sensitive defence information”, but details of other defence equipment are freely available on its website.
Normal life remained disrupted in the Kashmir Valley for the 69th consecutive day on Thursday.
A 19-year-old was killed and at least 20 others injured when security forces and protestors clashed in Bandipore on Tuesday morning.
The government, through the all-party delegation, should ask Kashmiri nationalists what they want and see how far it can go to accommodate them within the framework of the constitution.
The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir has reached 69. Fresh clashes occurred even as authorities lifted curfew from all areas of Kashmir after 53 days.
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.
Several Hurriyat leaders and associates have been arrested since Saturday, even as government makes plans to hold talks with Kashmir separatists.
Rajnath Singh announced that an alternative to pellet guns will be available soon, however the various stakeholders remained unconvinced.
The government’s goal should be to create incentives for all shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir to engage politically with the question of what kind of relationship the state should have with the Indian Union.
The crisis in Kashmir continues with protesters holding an ‘Azaadi march’ to the district headquarters, today, even as curfew remains in place.
In her Independence Day speech, Mufti blamed the successive central leaderships, starting from Jawaharlal Nehru, for the problems of Kashmir and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the issues, completing the process started by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Masood Hussain, an artist deeply moved by the pictures of blinded children in tumultuous Kashmir, makes digital art to capture their plight.
Generation after generation in Kashmir are crushed in slow motion, and the longings of a people are inscribed on the scars and burns of their young.
Protests in Kashmir and Gujarat bring us a new turn in status quo politics – but the costs on the road to change have been far, far too high.
The use of pellet guns in Kashmir is a clear violation of human rights and humanitarian law – and needs to be banned immediately.
Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, a four-time CPI(M) legislator from Kulgam, speaks to The Wire about the problems in Kashmir and how the process of diffusing the crisis could begin.