Held Kashmir continues to simmer

Held Kashmir continues to simmer Kashmir Updates – Zahoor Khan Marwat – April 12, 2019 The held Kashmir simmers as all BJP strategies to control the situation have backfired. As it is, senior BJP leaders are repeatedly emphasising the party’s commitment to abrogate the Article 370 from the state.According to media reports, BJP President Amit…

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Closure of Key Highway Adds to Kashmir’s Woes

Closure of Key Highway Adds to Kashmir’s WoesKashmir Updates – Meenakshi Ganguly – April 9, 2019 India’s ‘Muscular’ Approach Disregards Rights. The beleaguered people of India’s Jammu and Kashmir state are facing a new challenge. Indian authorities declared that National Highway 44, critical to bringing essential goods to the region, will be closed to civilians…

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Kashmir independence activists face new crackdown

Kashmir independence activists face new crackdownKashmir Updates – Ekip – March 30, 2019 8-member group also to move against sympathizers of independence movement among government workers, including teachers. Indian administrators have formed a new eight-member group to further crack down on pro-independence activists and sympathizers in the disputed Kashmir region, according to a Home Ministry…

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Kashmir most internet shutdown-prone region: study

Kashmir most internet shutdown-prone region: studyKashmir Updates – Zahid Rafiq – March 25, 2019 Stanford University study says internet shutdowns are extension of curfews to restrict public gatherings. SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir A recent study has found that 47 percent of India’s internet shutdowns take place in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state where unrest…

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India bans top pro-independence group in Kashmir

India bans top pro-independence group in KashmirKashmir Updates – Rifat Fareed – March 23, 2019 The JKLF is the second separatist group to be banned by India this month in the disputed region. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – India’s government has for the second time this month banned a top pro-independence organisation in Indian-administered Kashmir, accusing…

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