kashmir

The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, currently a Union Territory is the major dispute between India and Pakistan. Over the last three decades, the people in the region have witnessed egregious violations of human rights and civil liberties.

On August 5, 2019, the right-wing BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi unilaterally rescinded Kashmir's semi-autonomous status by revoking Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution. Since then, the local administration has clamped down on critics, dissenters and put hundreds in jails.

Fears are running high among locals that the ruling dispensation under the grab of development is implementing its settler-colonial project which is going beyond the Muslim majority Kashmir valley province and into the Hindu-majority Jammu province.

11 Years After Kashmiri Teen Died From Police Torture, No Probe, No Chargesheet. His Family Aren’t Giving Up

Srinagar: On 25 August, exactly eleven years since her brother died, vomiting blood from his bleeding lungs after a day and night in the custody...

All men in family framed; mother, daughter in Kashmir seek justice

By MALIK NISAR Malik Nisar and Sajad Gul Dusk is falling in the Kashmir valley and Zoona Begum makes sure she closed all the doors and...

Global Spotlight on Harassment of J&K Journalists Grows With UN Experts’ Latest Letter

By Shakir Mir Srinagar: The UN Special Rapporteur for protection of right to freedom of expression’s “serious concerns” over the reports of arbitrary detentions and intimidation...

In Kashmir, one man’s long struggle to get justice for his wife killed by tear gas

By Safwat Zargar At the time of his wife’s sudden death in 2019, Mohammad Rafiq Shagoo didn’t think that seeking a police investigation into the...

Eleven years later, family of teenager ‘beaten to death in custody’ awaits justice

By Pirzada Shakir The family of one of the teenagers killed in the 2010 civilian uprising has demanded the filing of charge sheet against the...

Killing the story: How the Kashmiri press was silenced after the region lost autonomy

Journalist Irfan Amin Malik was having a quiet evening at home with his family. It was August 14, 2019, the eve of Indian Independence...