State refugees can be given full citizenship barring land rights, like the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, without undermining J&K’s unique constitutional status in any way.
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.
Despite home minister Rajnath Singh’s assurances that pellet guns aren’t being used often by the security forces, doctors and civil organisations say otherwise.
“Will our brother return? We won’t complain even if they have tortured him”, ask family members of 20-year-old Manzoor Ahmad, who has been ‘missing’ in army custody since August 31.
Attempts to revoke Article 35A seen as attempt by Centre to change special status and may lead to “uprising”, finds report.
Home Ministry Admits It Has Standard Operating Procedures On ‘Human Shield’ But Doesn’t Give Details
The Centre had admitted in 2013 that a draft on such a policy was circulated to the states and armed forces.
In the eleventh episode, Urmilesh discusses how media covered the Article 35A row and the likely political repercussions if Kashmir’s special status is tampered with.
Data shows that post demonetisation – announced on November 9, 2016 – the number of fatal instances in Kashmir have in fact gone up.
“Our situation is complicated. Whether we are on duty, or at home, we constantly fear for the safety of our family. Terrorists have opened a front against the police force in Kashmir. At home, we are the easiest targets.”
The state human rights commission had on July 10 directed Jammu and Kashmir to pay Dar Rs 10 lakh as compensation.
A struggling e-commerce and start-up community says it has become nearly impossible to build a sustainable business.
Freny Manecksha’s Behold, I Shine: Narratives of Kashmir’s Women and Children brings women and their challenges to the front and centre, bringing the reader into the very home of Kashmiris.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
“The government thought by killing Burhan they will control militancy. But his martyrdom has infused new life to the movement.”
Feroz was a symbol of humanity in his village, where he promoted literacy, sports and organised picnics for children. His neighbours and friends say he was their leader, friend and guide.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
While tensions in Kashmir are on the rise again, numerous large cracks are beginning to show in the ruling coalition.
Protest is Kashmir is not just about clashes with the army or marches. Other forms of protest may not be as loud, but they are everywhere.
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.
As the recent controversy at Jhajjar shows us, university management often gloss over the obvious prejudices against Kashmiri students.
Even as the Indian army focuses on fighting militants in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, we might do well to first better understand the churning within Kashmir.
Karra’s decision may become a rallying point for the dissenting voices within the PDP, putting the already beleaguered government in more trouble.
From treating pellet injuries to navigating the tension between political strife and the urge to maintain neutrality, Kashmir’s doctors share their experiences from the unrest in the Valley.
For the first time since 1990, the anger in Kashmir and support for azadi from India is stretched across society in the Valley.
The Valley is witnessing an unprecedented spell of protest and violence, which is unlikely to abate unless the BJP-led Centre embarks on an earnest effort to resolve the core issue of Kashmir’s autonomy as envisaged in the constitution.
Months after clashes broke out among students at the institute, there is renewed discontent over the disruptions to studies caused by the current unrest in the Valley.
The Modi government may have not begun the current slide towards chaos in the Valley, but by ignoring the many signals of growing anger that emanated from the region, it has opened the doorway to hell.
“The attempts in Pakistan by various players to ingratiate themselves to the people of J&K in the run up to the so called elections in territories under Pakistan’s illegal occupation will not succeed,” said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.