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On August 5, 2019, the right-wing BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi unilaterally rescinded Kashmir's semi-autonomous status by revoking Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution.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

Father Of 5 Dies ‘Inside Army Camp’ In Gurez

Srinagar: The death of a middle-aged man in Gurez Valley of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has led to claims and counter claims between army and...

“We even don’t know where he has been buried”: Kashmiri parents say their son killed in a staged encounter

By MALIK NISAR The killing of the elder son Imran has left many questions unanswered and the deep scars on the Abdul Qayoom Dar’s family...

Detainees held without trial in Kashmir accuse police of widespread abuse

By Joe Wallen MUMBAI Kashmiris detained and released without trial under a controversial law allowing preventive detentions have told the Telegraph they were tortured by the Indian police. Exclusive...

‘He Was Killed in a Staged Encounter’: Kashmiri Family Rejects Police Version After Son’s Death

Srinagar: Abdul Qayoom Dar last saw his son, Imran Qayoom, on July 20 near a fuel station, barely 500 metres from their residence in south...

“meant to intimidate”: Months after police raids, Kashmir human rights groups remain dormant

By Qadri Inzamam, Haziq Qadri SRINAGAR — ON THE MORNING of October 28, 2020, rights activist Parveena Ahanger was startled by the sound of revving engines outside her...

‘Imaw Traw Ath Taar, Zouri Kar Kath’- Kashmir’s Long Affair with Surveillance Before Pegasus

By Manan Shah With Pegasus Spyware becoming a vocal point that violates the basic right to privacy and expression, the world is rather startled and...