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On August 5, 2019, the right-wing BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi unilaterally rescinded Kashmir's semi-autonomous status by revoking Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution.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

Kashmir Press Club closure is the latest blow to media freedom in the conflict-torn region, journalists say

By Niha Masih  and Shams Irfan NEW DELHI — In Indian-controlled Kashmir, a region mostly off-limits to foreign reporters that is rife with communications blackouts and...

In Kashmir, India batters press freedom and journalists

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN and SHEIKH SAALIQ SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For five years, Sajad Gul wrote about conflict wracking his homeland, a disputed Himalayan territory...

Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir Through a Young Photographer’s Lens

By Majid Maqbool Chennai-based documentary photographer Siva Sai Jeevanantham (26) was in his early 20s when he first visited Kashmir to intern with a local...

Masrat Zahra: An award-winning Kashmiri journalist’s haunting past

Over a year ago, Masrat Zahra, a 28-year-old photojournalist from Srinagar, Kashmir found her photo on a poster of a militant outfit for “last...

UK asked to probe Indian officials over Kashmir ‘war crimes’

A London-based law firm has filed an application with British police seeking the arrest of India’s army chief and a senior Indian government official...

‘Hopes Shattered,’ Says Family of Scribe Sajad Gul, Booked Under PSA After Getting Bail

By Kaisar Andrabi Srinagar: A day after the Jammu and Kashmir district court at Bandipora on January 15 granted bail to 23-year-old journalist Sajad Gul in a...