As India’s blackout leaves Kashmir in the dark, US must stand up for free expression

As India’s blackout leaves Kashmir in the dark, US must stand up for free expressionKashmir Updates – CNN OPINION- August 15,2019 This may sound like the plot of a dystopian novel, but it is almost exactly what’s happening in the Indian-administered Kashmir Valley right now. Fortunately, senior US officials will have a golden opportunity to address this…

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Across Kashmiri Villages, Talk of ‘Oppression, Excess, Betrayal’: Fact-Finding Team

Across Kashmiri Villages, Talk of ‘Oppression, Excess, Betrayal’: Fact-Finding TeamKashmir Updates – The Wire- August 14,2019 New Delhi: Ever since the Union government decided to read down Article 370 and split Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, officials and a section of the Indian media have consistently been claiming that the situation is largely calm…

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The Kashmir crisis isn’t about territory. It’s about a Hindu victory over Islam.

The Kashmir crisis isn’t about territory. It’s about a Hindu victory over Islam. Kashmir Updates – The Washington Post- August 16 ,2019 For two weeks, Kashmir, India’s sole Muslim-majority state, has existed in a surreal state of nonexistence. Since a presidential decree abolished the state, revoked its autonomy and partitioned it into two federally administered…

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Breaking the silence over Kashmir

Breaking the silence over KashmirKashmir Updates – Ershad Mahmud – July, 21 2019 The UN report on human rights situation in Azad Kashmir and Indian-occupied Kashmir means that the international community is waking up to the Kashmiris’ plight. The recently released 43-page report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)…

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