Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is a state that has been among the many bones of contention between India and Pakistan. On a human rights level, atrocities against the Muslim majority residents of the state AND minorities are the same.

Yet, the current ruling dispensation’s settler-colonial project is going beyond the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley province and into the Hindu-majority Jammu province.

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Spurious excuse of terrorism provides cover for illegal detentions, torture, sexual violence, expropriation of land, murder, collective punishment, censorship

WhatsApp auto-disabling accounts of Kashmiris because of internet ban

In a statement, WhatsApp said it “cares deeply about providing users everywhere with the ability to privately communicate with their friends and loved ones”, but accounts will nonetheless expire after 120 days of inactivity, and accounts will need to be “re-added” to groups

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has introduced a Congressional resolution urging India to lift the restrictions on communications in Jammu and Kashmir as swiftly as possible and preserve religious freedom for all residents.

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Prevalence of mental disorders and distress have reached epidemic levels, with 37% of adult males and 50% of females suffering from probable depression; 21% of males and 36% of females from a probable anxiety-related disorder and 18% of men and 22% of women suffering from probable PTSD