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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Kashmir matters not Kashmiri

Kashmir matters not KashmiriKashmir Updates – Dr Muhammad Khan – March 19, 2019 TRACING the history of Kashmir under Indian occupation, there emerged a clear indication that for India ‘Kashmir matters’ not the Kashmiris. In recent times, this conclusion was more pronounced after the Pulwama attack, February 14, 2019. Sequel to this attack, Indian Army…

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Kashmir matters

Kashmir mattersKashmir Updates – A.G. Noorani – March 16, 2019 RELATIONS between India and Pakistan have nosedived since Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014. If anyone thought that he would make up the loss by a conciliatory policy towards Kashmiris, they were mistaken. It was never part of his agenda. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh…

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After the crisis

After the crisisKashmir Updates – Sherry Rehman – March 14, 2019 ALTHOUGH the 2019 India-Pakistan standoff may have passed its immediate intensity, it is clear that the entire episode has left a slew of new worries for policymakers all over the world. It is crucial that lessons are learnt and crisis-handling procedures between the two…

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