In Pictures: Night raids, arrests amid Kashmir lockdown

In Pictures: Night raids, arrests amid Kashmir lockdownKashmir Updates -ALJAZEERA- 23 September, 2019 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – The Himalayan region of disputed Kashmir, one of the most militarised regions in the world, is claimed by both India and Pakistan, who administer parts of it. On August 5, India revoked the partial autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir state and divided the Muslim-majority state…

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Crackdown on lawyers narrows road to justice in Kashmir

Crackdown on lawyers narrows road to justice in Kashmir Kashmir Updates -ALJAZEERA- 25 September, 2019 Bandipora/Srinagar – For nearly a month, Shafia Ganai, a softly-spoken 19-year-old undergraduate student of sociology in northern Kashmir’s Bandipora, has visited the police station every day. “The security forces took my brother Mohsin, a quarry worker, in a raid on our neighbourhood on…

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Restore normal life to Kashmir, India’s top court tells government

Restore normal life to Kashmir, India’s top court tells governmentKashmir Updates -REUTERS- 16 September, 2019 India stripped its portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir of autonomy and statehood on Aug. 5, shutting off phone networks and imposing curfew-like restrictions in some areas to dampen discontent. Some of those curbs have been relaxed, but mobile communications in the…

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Detained in Kashmir

Detained in KashmirKashmir Updates -YASHRAJ SHARMA- 9 September, 2019 RINAGAR, Kashmir—Around the Soura neighborhood of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, civilians have dug trenches and built wood, tin, and barbed wire blockades. Standing next to a bonfire near one blockade on Aug. 20, Farhan Mohammad, a 26-year-old local whose name has been changed, warned,…

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