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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
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