Articles

Calls for India to release Kashmiri political prisoners during devastating second Covid wave

Srinagar (KMS): Abdul Hameed Mir, 45, was detained by the authorities around the same time when Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government unilaterally announced changes in the constitutional and legal status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, effectively wiping out the semi-autonomy enjoyed by the region for generations. Picked …

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Terrible time in Kashmir!

Humayun Aziz Sandeela Since the outbreak of COVID-19, India has exploited the circumstances to accelerate the pace of its colonization project in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) thus increasing the miseries of the people of the occupied territory manifold. On the pretext of COVID lockdown imposed in the …

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Why Lakshadweep Administration proposals have upset locals

Vishnu Varma Over the last few weeks, public anger has been simmering in the Lakshadweep islands over a number of controversial proposals floated by the Union Territory Administrator, Praful K Patel. Also the Administrator of the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Patel was given additional …

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The Article 370 Amendments on Jammu and Kashmir: Explaining the Global Silence

The amendment of Article 370 in August 2019, which effectively nullified the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, was a watershed moment in the history of the region that went largely uncontested by the international community. Besides China and Pakistan, most countries were unwilling to openly criticise India’s actions in …

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Article: India’s suffering isn’t just the fault of a new Covid variant

Rukmini S The variant that threatens the British summer has already done far more damage in India. In October last year a sample from the western state of Maharashtra containing what would later be identified as the B.1.617.3 variant was sequenced and uploaded to Gisaid, a global database of Covid-19 …

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Article: How India’s relationship with the Israelis and Palestinians changed from Nehru to Modi

Manvi Kapoor The ongoing crisis in the Gaza region has put India’s right-wing in a bind. Even as Hindutva supporters have openly supported Israel’s violence in Palestinian territories, because of what they believe is a shared hatred for Muslims, the Indian government—under the leadership of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party—has …

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Article: May 21-Kashmir Martyrs Day

Sheikh Fakhar-e-Alam May 21 is recalled annually by Kashmiris across the globe to pay homage to their great freedom fighters like Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and victims of Hawal massacre. Indian occupied forces have always treated the Kashmiris as outsiders in India. Hindutva driven Indian forces …

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Feature: Accused of its own violent occupation, Modi’s India tries to erase Kashmiri solidarity with Palestine

Umer Beigh As the graphic images of Israeli airstrikes on Palestinians in Gaza reached 32-year-old Mudasir Gul in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, the artist in him was compelled to express his pain. Upon deliberation with his peers, Gul went ahead and began painting a solidarity mural “We …

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Feature: Kashmiris are being arrested for pro-Palestine protests

Qadri Inzamam and Haziq Qadri When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were firing missiles at Gaza on May 14, thousands of miles away, in Indian occupied Kashmir’s Srinagar, 32-year-old artist Mudasir Gul stepped out of his home with his painting supplies. He climbed the pillars of a bridge and painted …

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Article: The Indian shame

Malik Muhammad Ashraf The history of Kashmir is replete with myriad massacres of Kashmiris at the hands of the Indian security forces, including the killing of some prominent leaders of the freedom movement after it was launched in 1989. Among them were Mirwaiz Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone, who were …

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