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On June 14, the Office of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights released a first of its kind report documenting alleged human rights violations in Kashmir. While detailing significant abuses in Indian-held Kashmir — from sexual violence, excessive use of force, torture and enforced disappearances to name a few — the UN report has also brought both Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir — the two regions that together comprise Pakistani Kashmir — into the fold of discussions. Noting that the “violations in this [Pakistani] area are ofRead More
PDP and National Conference have stated that until the Centre clears its stand on scrapping Article 35A — a proposal opposed by both, along with the separatists— they would not be contesting any polls On September 10, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) announced that it will be pulling out of the panchayat polls and urban local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, close on the heels of the National Conference (NC) announcing its withdrawal from the polls, which are scheduled to be held in October and November of this year.Read More
As the world observes the UN-sponsored Human Rights Day, rights violations continue to be a major issue in Indian-administered Kashmir. Since 1989, nearly 70,000 people have been killed in violence that separatist leaders say the UN has done too little to prevent. For the past year, the remote, northern region was gripped by widespread protests, following the killing of a prominent rebel commander. In the crackdown that followed, more than 100 protesters were killed, thousands were arrested and hundreds were blinded by police who shot at civilians with iron pellets.Read More
 When Kashmiri youths throw stones at Indian police and soldiers, they respond with tear … Firing at stone–throwers in Indian–administered Kashmir …. It is hard not to see India’sbrutal approach to crowd control as adding to the …. On your mobile · On your connected tv   Over the last month in Kashmir some 60 people have been killed and more than 5,000 injured in an upsurge of violence. It is a major setback for peace in the troubled region, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan. “This is the bullet that killed my son,” Abdul Rehman Mir says,Read More
This weekend, the Group of Seven (G7), an informal alliance of the world’s advanced economies, will meet to discuss today’s most pressing global challenges. A key theme of the meeting will center on progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including gender equality, climate change, “building peace,” and “jobs of the future.” These issues are certainly worthy of concern, and on the surface, there would appear to not be much to criticize. Conveniently missing from the menu of high-level discussion topics, however, are the very causes of the world’s mostRead More
An excerpt from ‘Kashmir’s Torture Trails’ by TWB. India where rape has become part of its culture, has not surprisingly much worse record of human right violation in the lands it occupies, especially Kashmir. Indian occupation forces from Jan. 1989 to Sep 30, 2015: Total Killings * 94,259 Custodial Killings 7,040 Civilians Arrested 130,221 Structures Arsoned/Destroyed 106,049 Women Widowed 22,804 Children Orphaned 107,543 Women gang-raped / Molested 10,152Read More
This week, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al Adha, or the “Festival of Sacrifice”. But in Indian-administered Kashmir, the holiday has been marred by violence. Several people were injured in Srinagar during demonstrations against India’s rule. Stones were thrown at security forces, who used tear gas and fired shots into the crowd. Protests spread to several other towns. Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is administered by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports.Read More