KASHMIR-RIGHS

UN chief Guterres offers to mediate Kashmir issue

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September 20, 2019 United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday has once again offered to mediate the escalating Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India. The UN secretary-general has emphasized on the need for respecting human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir which is under stric

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Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

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A prominent rights group in occupied Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by Indian forces who have faced a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) on Monday released a

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India's tribal women see little hope in election

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For years they've been told about the power they can wield with their votes, and how elections can bring so much change to this sprawling, often-chaotic nation. But few of these women, marooned at the fringes of Indian society, believe such talk anymore. They've been hardened by decades of forgotten promises, and by the countless politicians who showed up before elections with flowery w

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Kashmir’s Information Blockade-A Report by the Network of Women in Media

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A Report by the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) and the Free Speech Collective (FSC) A month after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5, 2019, the continuing shutdown of communication in the Kashmir valley has resulted in the throttling of independent media. Laxmi Murth

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ICJ condemns Indian revocation of Article 370

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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard at a roadblock at Maisuma locality in Srinagar The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has condemned the legislative steps taken by India in occupied Kashmir and urged the Indian government to "respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of people in Jammu and Kashmir." India rushed

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CHINA REJECTS INDIAN MOVES IN KASHMIR

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BEIJING - Beijing has criticised India’s decision to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, a state that borders China, accusing New Delhi of undermining its territorial sovereignty. China’s statement was most critical of the impact of India’s actions on the mainly Buddhist region of Ladakh - an area of strategic i

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India used banned cluster bombs amid Kashmir tensions

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India used banned cluster bombs amid Kashmir tensions

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Pulwama, Pakistan and the China Factor

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Less than two months before the convening of the most important global gathering in the neighbourhood of Pakistan and India, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum in Beijing on April 25, the Pulwama Incident threatened the stability of the world’s most strategic region, where four nuclear powers interface with each other, while another, Israel, hovers in th

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South Asia’s Kashmir predicament

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Though the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir atops the South Asian region geographically, this troubled valley appears to have become somewhat a proverbial tail of the region which is currently wagging the dog. For over seven decades, India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads over Kashmir, a predominantly Muslim region largely-held by India but exclusively clai

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How Modi used Kashmir to stoke nationalist sentiment and woo...

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How Modi used Kashmir to stoke nationalist sentiment and woo India's Hindu voters   The government cited unspecified security threats for the twice-weekly ban, but the move is symptomatic of the heavy handed approach Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationa

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