Kashmir-Rights

US Paper Asks India to End Rights’ Violations in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by News on 23, May 2017

WASHINGTON: Pressure is mounting on India over human rights abuses in Kashmir. After a recent US State Department report on Human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir, top US newspaper the New York Times has also warned that Indian democracy may lose its credibility in the face of abuses in Kashmir. In its hard-hitting editorial, the US paper said the Indian army “reached

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Kashmir in Revolt - Schoolgirls in Uniform Rushed out of a Higher

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani on 20, May 2017

ON April 24, schoolgirls in uniform rushed out of a higher secondary school, picked up whatever they could lay their hands on, and started hurling the projectiles on police vans. This was in the busy Lal Chowk area the commercial hub of Srinagar. The people have shed fear of the gun and approach security forces and police defiantly. They chased the police vans, booed the policemen and shouted &

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Army Personnel Using 'Human Shield': The Rights Thing

  0 comments   |     by Editorial –The Hindu on 27, April 2017

The Army must act quickly on reports of the use of a human shield by its personnel Reports of Army personnel using a young man as a human shield in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district must not only invite a swift inquiry and justice, but also compel the Army and the government to issue clear statements on the unacceptability of this shocking practice. A short video cli

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Religion, Terrorism and Caste Oppression in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by LISA SEMINAR on 17, April 2017

London Institute of South Asia (LISA) held a seminar on ¯Religion, terrorism and caste oppression in South Asia‖ on 25 August 2016 at the Advanced Legal School, University of London. Spread across South Asia is a group of forgotten people numbering in the hundreds of millions. Despised by their countrymen and viewed as subhuman, even the shadows they cast are believed to be

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It is Time for the United Nations to Act on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 14, April 2017

In the territory of Kashmir, disputed between India and Pakistan, members of a militant organisation called Hizb-ul Mujahideen wage a campaign of violence against what they regard as Indian occupation of their region which is known by India as the State of Jammu and Kashmir and internationally as Indian-administered Kashmir. In early July a popular 22-year old member of the organisation,

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Why Ajit Doval's doctrine on Kashmir fell Flat

  0 comments   |     by Gowhar Geelani on 20, March 2017

Today, Kashmir is more anti-India than before. Kashmir has refused to surrender. It has declined to give up. It has not wilted under pressure. And it continues to have hopes to change the status quo. The rise of Hindutva politics in India poses a serious threat to the very idea of India. Besides, the tacit approval of majoritarianism by the current regime in New Delhi, and

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Khalistan the Next Kashmir? The Followers of the Sikh Religion

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 05, March 2017

The followers of the Sikh religion have long demanded enhanced autonomy within India, with some even going as far as to call for the creation of their own sub-national state of Khalistan in their native Punjabi homeland. This part of the country strategically straddles the Pakistani border and is thus an area of zero compromise for the central Indian authorities, unless, of course, the socio-po

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Kashmir - Human Rights - The Role of the Indian Government

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 28, February 2017

The role of the Indian government and the Indian army in the liberation of Bangladesh is well documented and is much trumpeted about particularly by right wing politicians and some former senior army officials in the full glare of television channels. It would be a denial of truth to say that Pakistan is not reciprocating by aiding and abetting the Azadi lovers of Kashmir. Such is the

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Why Ban Mobile Internet in Kashmir?

  0 comments   |     by Gowhar Naz on 14, February 2017

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Kashmir solution - Kashmir continuing to suffer

  0 comments   |     by Dawn Editor on 05, February 2017

ON this Kashmir Solidarity Day, with the people of India-held Kashmir continuing to suffer from the latest bout of violence and repression by the Indian state, some long-standing realities need to be reiterated. First, India will never be able to bury the Kashmir dispute — not inside IHK and not in its relationship with Pakistan. To the proud, defiant and infinitely courag

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