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Pro-India Kashmiri politician tortured in custody, say UN experts

7 june,2021 UN experts ask the Indian government to respond to allegations of rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – United Nations experts have expressed...

UN Experts Ask India for Clarifications on Human Rights Violations Against 3 Kashmiri Me

5 june , 2021 The independent experts say they are concerned about “allegations of arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance and torture and ill-treatment committed...

Kashmir: COVID looms large among political prisoners

30 May 2021 Hundreds of political prisoners languishing in overcrowded Kashmiri jails are at risk of contracting COVID-19, which has already been detected in multiple...

23 jail inmates Covid positive in Jammu & Kashmir; 219 new prisoners under mandatory quarantine

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‘Sehrai’s 2 Covid positive sons recovering in custody’

May 30, 2021 Two sons of former Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai who have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for “raising...

India sacks Kashmir employees for threatening ‘security of state.

Three workers dismissed from services after government implements a series of new laws aimed at stemming ‘anti-India’ sentiment. 23 May,2021 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – On May 1,...

Palestine solidarity: Kashmir’s vocal past and muted present

‘Absence of street protests doesn’t mean they are not concerned’ May 18, 2021 SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  Kashmir, which is being spoken of as a second Palestine...

KASHMIRI ARTIST DETAINED OVER ‘WE ARE PALESTINE’ GRAFFITI

May 17, 2021 As Palestinians faced devastating Israeli aerial strikes and dozens of children were killed in Gaza, a neighbourhood in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar...

Religious Preacher Arrested Two Days After ‘Praying For Palestine’

Preacher Sarjan Barkati was arrested allegedly for expressing solidarity with Palestinians during a sermon in his native village May 17, 2021 As support for the Palestinian...

Three Jamaat workers booked under UAPA in south Kashmir

May 17, 2021 Police have booked three workers from proscribed Jamat-e-Islami organization under Unlawful Activities Act in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Police sources told news agency...

Procuring oxygen made difficult for Kashmir charities

Indian government orders medical staff not to speak with media May 16, 2021 SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir The India-administered Kashmir government asked manufacturers on Thursday to stop...

UN probe sought into death of Kashmiri leader Ashraf Sehrai

Malaysian group says 77-year-old gave his life to liberation struggle 12 May 2021 JAKARTA, Indonesia Denouncing the recent death of pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Ashraf Sehrai in Indian...

Modi Has Dehumanised Kashmiris Yet Again With the Arbitrary Sacking of Govt Employees

RightsThe Jammu and Kashmir administration has recently served termination notices on two government teachers and a revenue official after accusing them of being "anti-national"...

Sacked for ‘Going Against Security of State’, Kashmiris See Attempt to Spread Fear.

The termination notices for three government employees – a revenue officer and two teachers – contain no details. 7 May 2021 Thirty-eight-year-old Idrees Jan Mir, does...

Ashraf Sehrai: Pro-freedom Kashmir leader dies in detention

7 May, 2021 Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, a prominent Kashmir resistance leader, who was detained last year, dies inside hospital in Jammu city. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – A...

Plight of Kashmiri prisoners worries rights defenders

Ailing pro-freedom leader complains of worsening eyesight in jail, says son 2 May, 2021 Kashmiri pro-freedom leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai’s “preventive” detention since July 2020 highlights...

Lawless Jails of Kashmir

2 May, 2021 It is said that none truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. During the Mughal period, prisons were...

PSA detention of 2 persons quashed

30 April, 2021 The High Court Tuesday quashed the detention of two persons who were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Allowing their habeas corpus...

Sudden Arrests, No Information: J&K Residents Learn About UAPA the Hard Way

For at least three families, life changed overnight after members were arrested under the stringent law which they had little idea about. 22 April,2021 The ashes...

Kashmir: The link between armed conflict and domestic violence

Cases of domestic violence usually go unreported in Indian-administered Kashmir because of the media's tendency to focus on political issues. Observers say social conflict...

The metaphysics of India’s colonial project in Kashmir

The juridical apparatus of the Indian state is built to criminalise Kashmiri resistance and normalise their oppression. 22 April, 2021 One of the oft-repeated assertions that...

OPINION – Kashmir dispute: A neglected Issue

WASHINGTON  22 April, 2021 Benjamin Franklin, a signer of the US Declaration of Independence from Britain and the man responsible for negotiating a treaty between the...

Indian group says anger, despair persist in Kashmir:

19 april,2021 ‘We had never heard so many people expressing hatred’ openly for Indian state, says group of prominent Indians SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  A group...

New kashmir laws matter of grave concern :UN reports

April 18,2021 Locals face reduced political representation, participation since region's autonomy was revoked, say UN rapporteurs SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir The loss of autonomy in August...

Conflict-Fatigue & Collective Denial: The Conundrum Of Violence Against Women

Co-authored by Aishwarya Bhattacharyya April 18,2021 “Their murders written away as suicides or mishaps, a test of fire where no wife returns alive, suicide-by-proxy” -Meena Kandasamy,...

Teenage militant’s killing in shopian shutters many hopes .

April 18,2021 Faisal had left home just two days before the encounter. “I have accepted my fate and decided to die as a martyr,”...

India’s devastating ‘Operation All-Out’ in Kashmir

April 17,2021 Afigure in the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the struggle for the right to self-determination in the disputed Himalayan valley changed drastically. Wani was shot...

India prioritizes tourism over COVID-19 concerns in Kashmir

14 April 2021 Indian authorities in the disputed Himalayan region Kashmir are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new tourists despite the resurgence of coronavirus infections...

Three brothers, one war, and a mother’s hope.

A four-year-old boy was sitting beside his mother, next to his elder brother’s cold body, in the family’s modest house in Dadsara village of...

‘J&K Public Safety Act Shall Be Deemed to Be an Act Passed By Parliament,’ Admin Tells HC.

Despite differing on the maximum period of detentions without trial, the J&K administration has said the PSA doesn't contradict the National Security Act. Defending the...

Amnesty International’s latest human rights report comes down heavily on the Indian government’s clampdown on civil liberties in Kashmir

India has attracted strong criticism in Amnesty International’s latest human rights report, with the Narendra Modi government’s coercive handling of Kashmir getting highlighted. Amnesty International...

‘India’s illegal actions won’t change Kashmir’s status’

Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to condemn the attempts by Modi-led fascist Indian...

Twitter is silencing pro-Kashmir accounts, UK-based political groups say

UK political group Tehreek-e-Kashmir says Twitter is suspending Kashmiri and Pakistani accounts without reason while organised Indian accounts and groups are openly harassing, abusing...

Stone_throwing returned in kashmir.

Security forces fire and lob tear gas shells to quell protests against an anti-militancy operation in a Pulwama village Stone-throwers in Srinagar. Security forces fired and...

Kashmiri scholar urges UN’s women commission to focus on plight of women in IIOJK

Dr Shagufta Ashraf has highlighted the dire conditions of Kashmiri women in IIOJK and has requested the UN's women commission to focus on the...

India has human rights issues, including ‘unlawful killings’: US report

US state department has said that India has several significant human rights issues, including unlawful and arbitrary killings, restrictions on freedom of expression and the...

‘Daylight loot’: Kashmir farmers suffer as rivers illegally mined

Start of the apple season hampered by unabated mining of rivers, hitting thousands of farmers as government officials admit lapses. Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir – Ghulam Mohammad...

Lockdown on thoughts’: Kashmiris slam India’s free speech curbs.

Recent order asking government employees to share social media details latest in a series of measures aimed at curbing free speech. – Sadia Munawar is...

HC quashes PSA detention of Pulwama man

D A RashidSrinagar, March 28, 2021, 1:10 AMUPDATED: March 28, 2021, 1:13 AMRepresentational Photo J&K High Court has quashed detention of a man from south Kashmir’s...

Kashmir Ceasefire Deal: The Rationale And The Next Step – Analysis.

Surprise developments in protracted conflicts are rarely an overnight success. Nor do they happen in isolation or involve only the parties in the dispute....

With No Women’s Commission, Domestic Violence Continues Unabated in J&K.

The former head of the J&K women's commission still receives complaints from women facing violence. Srinagar: “Hello! I am calling from Saderkoot Payeen village....

Valley protest triggers biggest crackdown since 2019.

Police said they had arrested 39 'stone-throwing' youths during dozens of raids after people gathered to protest at Jamia Masjid on Friday The first protest...

India’s evictions of forest dwellers fuels kashmir fears.

PAHALGAM, India: Ghulam Khatana's family lived half their lives in a simple log hut in Kashmir's forests, until around 200 men brandishing guns and...

Shadow lives .

International women's day in kashmir. A Kashmiri muslim woman regains her composure as others retreat during a protest of the death of teenager Zahid Farooq...

J&K Admin to Monitor Social Media of Employees, Says No Pay for ‘Errant’ Officials

Along with personal details, including addresses, the heads of government departments have been asked to provide details of social media accounts. Srinagar: The Jammu and...

JK Govt employees to disclose Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered for social media profiles of the government employees, including Facebook and Twitter, before a salary or allowance...

Are India’s saffron rulers ‘competing’ with Nazi Germany in persecuting satirists?

“Hear nothing see nothing say nothingLied to, threatened, cheated and deceivedLed up garden paths and into blind alleysHear nothing see nothing say nothing” (The 1982...