Kashmir

Residents in Soura neighbourhood of Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, plant barricades to keep security forces out. For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely-populated enclave in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain ...

“The position of the United Nations on this region (Kashmir) is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions.” Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, August 8, 2019.   India, disregarding ...

The Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is in lockdown after the government revoked a special status granted to the troubled region. On Monday, Interior Minister Amit Shah told India’s parliament that the federal government would scrap Article 370, ...

The concept of self-determination is  a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights. It is the idea of government by the consent of the governed eternally memorialized in the soaring prose of President Thomas Jefferson in America’s ...

Politics is an art of possible. It is an art of turning your failures into success. These words may seem a bit old school but their application in Modern times cannot be undermined. The question remains how? Well, as we ...

Insurgency began to gain momentum in Kashmir after the elections of 23 March 1987. Syed Muhammad Yousuf Shah, a candidate of Muslim United Front, was contesting from Amira kadal Constituency. As the results were declared, the less popular Ghulam Mohiudin ...

The year of 2018 was one of the deadliest years in the history of Kashmir with 586 People killed, 160 of which were civilians including 31 children and 18 women. According to the Reports, 120 cases of Damage to the ...

‘Last night was the most horrifying night of my life. Sound asleep, in the middle of the night some noises around your house awaken you up. You turn on the lights and peep from the gap in curtains, see men ...

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 and Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990, passed by the Indian parliament in September 1990, grant Indian troops absolute authority to curb the civil rights of the Kashmiri people ...

Kashmir issue has been the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy since 1947. The region is the source of rivers flowing into Pakistan and Pakistanis have strong apprehensions that if Kashmir remains under Indian occupation, their country will be strangulated as ...