“I was made a human shield as a child. I have carried this burden till now; today I feel the need to talk about it.”
Issues raised at the ninth edition of the homeland security meet included the use of AFSPA in peaceful areas and the existing gaps in the military equipment procurement policy.
Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded the army’s ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations.
As vegetarianism makes makes steady inroads into the community, Kashmiri Pandits find their own culinary tradition coming under strain
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
Guterres’ “reiterates his need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue,” his spokesperson said.
In this turbulent time, the Kashmiri society and the Indian state need to form a mutually interdependent and harmonising communion rather than a confronting polarity.
The seemingly endless cycle of tragedy in Kashmir has now embarked on a melancholic phase of competitive iconography – that of Burhan Wani the militant and Umer Fayaz the martyr.
Even with the hangul on the brink of extinction, the Kashmir government and forest department continue to fumble over effective conservation plans.
Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of perspective.
In the fiftieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the decision of the International Court of Justice to stay the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav and the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz in Shopian, Kashmir.
Lieutenant Umer Fayaz was abducted last night and his bullet riddled body was found in the Harmain area of Shopian this morning.
Kashmiris must see the rule of law prevail once more in India before they can start believing that it will also prevail in Kashmir.
“This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression.”
The by-election to the Anantnag seat will be held when the situation becomes conducive to a free, fair and peaceful election, the EC said.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik says the current government is pushing a whole generation of Kashmiris towards armed struggle.
Many people in Kashmir see the government ban on social media sites as a sign of the state’s weakness in the face of continuing protests.
The PDP-BJP government has banned 22 social media platforms, claiming that continued instability in the Valley forced the government to take the harsh measure.
Minister in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN Masood Anwar raised the Kashmir issue in his statement to the UN General Assembly session of the Committee on Information on April 25.
The home department’s order appears to primarily rely on section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act (1885) and the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2007 – a decision that some experts say may be unconstitutional.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
In a country beset with serious socio-economic problems, where job creation is at a record low and farm distress shows no signs of relenting, we are busy debating cows, statues and couples in love.
The restrictions on the right to association, representation and non-violent agitation must be removed.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi defended the Indian army’s use of Farooq Ahmed Dar as a human shield in Beerwah, Kashmir, by saying that “peculiar situations require peculiar measures”.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the killing of Abdul Gani Dar yet.
A group of concerned citizens have criticised the Centre’s use of excessive military power in Kashmir and urged it to initiate political dialogue to end violence in the Valley.
Rather than treating Kashmiris as part of the problem, India must involve them in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue.
The central and state governments need to engage with the youth in Kashmir, channelising their energies into vocational training, employment opportunities and engagement with the rest of India.
A group of Kashmiri students in Chitorgarh’s Mewar University were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by locals.
The banners were put up by a little-known political group headed by Amit Jani, who had threatened to kill Kanhaiya Kumar last year.
Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra is not like garden-variety trolls; he sits in judgment over others at the Armed Forces Tribunal.
For those who’ve suffered without justice being meted out, azaadi could well mean having access to justice, even if restorative.
In the thirty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the current situation in Kashmir and Pew Research Center’s report on religious hostilities.
Jammu and Kashmir police has issued an advisory asking its field personnel to avoid returning to their homes for the next “few months”.
In conversation with the directors of Soz: A Ballad of Maladies that reveals how heavy militarisation in the Valley has led to the emergence of political hip-hop, rock and folk music as weapons of resistance.
What happens to the idea of democracy when a man loses his autonomy, is forced to experience an animal helplessness?
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
Polarisation over Kashmir and Jadhav, and the rise of rhetoric in India and Pakistan, only serves to feed into the narrative of aggressive nationalism that’s taken centre stage in India’s political discourse.
The Narendra Modi government claims “the Indian army has a record of maintaining the highest level of humanity,” but cases from Manipur and Kashmir indicate otherwise.
The students were protesting against the violent actions of security forces outside a college in Pulwama on Saturday which left over 50 students injured.