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On August 5, 2019, the right-wing BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi unilaterally rescinded Kashmir's semi-autonomous status by revoking Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution.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.

India: Repression Persists in Jammu and Kashmir

(New York) – Indian authorities are restricting free expression, peaceful assembly, and other basic rights in Jammu and Kashmir three years after revoking the region’s special autonomous status,...

Outrage as another Kashmiri journalist stopped from flying abroad

Yet another Kashmiri journalist has been stopped by the Indian authorities from flying abroad as outrage grows over a continuing clampdown on press freedom in Indian-administered...

Another Kashmiri Journalist Stopped From Leaving Country, No Reason Given

New Delhi: Independent Kashmiri journalist Aakash Hassan, who writes on human rights, digital technologies and South Asian politics for several Indian and foreign publications, was...

Indian Govt Stops Kashmiri Journalists From Travelling Overseas, Gives No Reason

Srinagar: Pulitzer Prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo, invited to the international photography festival Arles Rencontres after winning a Serendipity Arles Grant 2020, was set to fly to...

As J&K Govt Vows Justice For Slain Officer, Family Wants His Wish Fulfilled: To Bring Their Dead Son Home

By AAMIR ALI BHAT / Article14 Kulgam (Jammu & Kashmir): On the evening of 12 July 2022, Asif Mushtaq Lone, 29, was idly scrolling through Facebook...

Kashmir: 21-Year-Old Died Because of Torture in Police Custody, Alleges Family

By Jehangir Ali / The Wire Srinagar: Grief-stricken cries emanate from the corner window of a single-storied house in Srinagar’s Natipora locality. Then they crash into...