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دفعہ 370اور35اے کی منسوخی اقوام متحدہ کی قراردادوں کی کھلم کھلا خلاف ورزی

دفعہ 370اور35اے کی منسوخی اقوام متحدہ کی قراردادوں کی کھلم کھلا خلاف ورزیPress Release – Monday, August 31, 2020 ا دفعہ 370اور35اے کی منسوخی اقوام متحدہ کی قراردادوں کی کھلم کھلا خلاف ورزی بھارت متنازعہ علاقے کی حیثیت میں کسی قسم کی تبدیلی لانے کا مجاز نہیں: مقررین کاKIIRکے زیر اہتمام منعقدہ سیمنار سے خطاب۔…

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یوم شہداء: کشمیر میں ایک آذان مکمل کرنے کے لئے 1931 میں 22 افراد شہید ہوئے۔

یوم شہداء: کشمیر میں ایک آذان مکمل کرنے کے لئے 1931 میں 22 افراد شہید ہوئے۔Press Release – Sunday, July 12, 2020 اسلام آباد – جموں و کشمیر سمیت دنیا بھر میں 13 جولائی کو 89 واں یوم شہدا منایا جا رہا ہے۔ یہ 13 جولائی 1931 کا دن تھا جب بائیس کشمیریوں کو ڈوگرہ…

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بھارت مقبوضہ کشمیر میں اپنی غیر قانونی کارروائیوں کے لئے بین الاقوامی حمایت حاصل کرنے میں ناکام رہا ہے۔

بھارت مقبوضہ کشمیر میں اپنی غیر قانونی کارروائیوں کے لئے بین الاقوامی حمایت حاصل کرنے میں ناکام رہا ہے۔Press Release – Thursday, July 9, 2020 اسلام آباد – بھارت کشمیریوں اور عالمی برادری کی طرف سے مقبوضہ کشمیر میں اپنی پالیسی پر حمایت حاصل کرنے میں ناکام رہا ہے۔ یہ ایک اہم پیشرفت ہے جس…

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Deliberate, politically motivated violence against civilians in IoK amounts to war crime: Wani

Deliberate, politically motivated violence against civilians in IoK amounts to war crime: WaniPress Release – Monday, May 18, 2020 Islamabad: Voicing his grave concern over the fast deteriorating political and human rights situation in the Indian occupied territory of Kashmir senior vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) Altaf Hussain Wani has said…

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کشمیر میں لوٹ مار اورشہریوں کے خلاف تشددکی بڑھتی ہوئی لہر جنگی جرائم کے مترادف ہے: الطاف وانی

کشمیر میں لوٹ مار اورشہریوں کے خلاف تشددکی بڑھتی ہوئی لہر جنگی جرائم کے مترادف ہے: الطاف وانیPress Release – Monday, May 18, 2020 لوٹ مار کی پالیسی کشمیریوں کو معاشی طور پر کچلنے کی دانستہ کوشش ہندوستان اسرائیل کے نقش قدم پر گامزن کشمیرکو فلسطین بنانے کے درپے اسلام آباد: جموں وکشمیر نیشنل فرنٹ…

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نفرت کی سیاست کو فروغ دینے پربھارت کے خلاف سنگین کارروائی کی جائے: الطاف وانی یو این او سے مطالبہ

نفرت کی سیاست کو فروغ دینے پربھارت کے خلاف سنگین کارروائی کی جائے: الطاف وانی یو این او سے مطالبہPress Release – Wednesday, May 13, 2020 اسلام آباد: ہندوستان میں مسلمانوں کے خلاف بڑھتے ہوئے نفرت انگیز جرائم پر اپنی شدید تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے، چیئرمین کشمیر انسٹی ٹیوٹ آف انٹرنیشنل ریلیشنز (کے آئی…

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Kashmir a UN recognized dispute is not a constitutional matter for India: Altaf Wani Says Labour Party leader must revisit his wisdom on Kashmir

Kashmir a UN recognized dispute is not a constitutional matter for India: Altaf Wani Says Labour Party leader must revisit his wisdom on KashmirPress Release – Monday, May 4, 2020 Islamabad: Rejecting the UK Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer’s contentions on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, veteran Hurriyat leader and senior vice chairman…

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مسئلہ کشمیر آئینی معاملہ نہیں بلکہ تسلیم شدہ عالمی تنازعہ ہے: الطاف وانی لیبر پارٹی کے سربراہ کو کشمیر بارے اپنی دانشمندی پر نظر ثانی کرنی ہوگی

مسئلہ کشمیر آئینی معاملہ نہیں بلکہ تسلیم شدہ عالمی تنازعہ ہے: الطاف وانی لیبر پارٹی کے سربراہ کو کشمیر بارے اپنی دانشمندی پر نظر ثانی کرنی ہوگیPress Release – Monday, May 4, 2020 اسلام آباد: جموں و کشمیر کے معاملے پر یوکے لیبر پارٹی کے رہنما سر کیر اسٹارمر کے حالیہ بیان کو یکسرمسترد کرتے…

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مقبوضہ کشمیر میں منظم نسل کشی کا خاتمہ کریں: الطاف وانی

مقبوضہ کشمیر میں منظم نسل کشی کا خاتمہ کریں: الطاف وانیPress Release – Tuesday, April 28, 2020 اسلام آباد: مقبوضہ کشمیر میں بھارتی ریاستی دہشت گردی کے بڑھتے ہوئے واقعات پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے سینئر وائس چیئرمین جموں وکشمیر نیشنل فرنٹ الطاف حسین وانی نے کشمیریوں کی منظم نسل کشی کے خاتمے…

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KIIR chief seeks UN intervention to end persecution of Kashmir journalists

KIIR chief seeks UN intervention to end persecution of Kashmir journalistsPress Release – Thursday, April 23, 2020 Slams India’s massive crackdown on journalists Islamabad: Veteran human rights activist and Chairman Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) Altaf Hussain Wani has sought United Nation’s urgent intervention to end continued persecution of Kashmiri journalists at the hands…

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کشمیری صحافیوں پر ظلم و ستم کا سلسلہ بند کیا جائے کے آئی آر کے سربراہ کی ا قوام متحدہ سے فوری مداخلت کی اپیل

کشمیری صحافیوں پر ظلم و ستم کا سلسلہ بند کیا جائے کے آئی آر کے سربراہ کی ا قوام متحدہ سے فوری مداخلت کی اپیلPress Release – Thursday, April 23, 2020 کالے قوانین کے ذریعہ صحافیوں کو ہراساں کرنے اور دھمکانے کے لاامتناعی سلسے کے فی الفور خاتمے کا مطالبہ اسلام آباد: انسانی حقوق کے…

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کشمیری قیدیوں کو فی الفوررہا کیا جائے حریت رہنماء الطاف وانی کا بھارت سے مطالبہ پیپلز لیگ کے چیئرمین شہید ایس حمید کو خراج تحسین

کشمیری قیدیوں کو فی الفوررہا کیا جائے حریت رہنماء الطاف وانی کا بھارت سے مطالبہ پیپلز لیگ کے چیئرمین شہید ایس حمید کو خراج تحسینPress Release – Sunday, April 19, 2020 اسلام آباد: بھارت کے مختلف جیلوں میں قیدو بند تمام غیر قانونی طور پر نظربند حریت رہنماؤں اور کارکن کی فوری رہائی کا مطالبہ…

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Wani reiterates his demand for release of Kashmiri prisoners says India should learn a lesson from other world countries pays eulogizing tributes to PL chairman Shaheed S Hameed

Wani reiterates his demand for release of Kashmiri prisoners says India should learn a lesson from other world countries pays eulogizing tributes to PL chairman Shaheed S HameedPress Release – Sunday, April 19, 2020 Islamabad: Reiterating his call for urgent release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activist lodged in different prisons of India…

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Wani urges world to take notice of India’s constitutional terrorism against Kashmiris

Wani urges world to take notice of India’s constitutional terrorism against KashmirisPress Release – Thursday, April 2, 2020 Flays Indian MHA notification, terms as a ploy to change Kashmir’s demography Islamabad: Urging world human rights bodies to take effective notice of India’s constitutional terrorism against Kashmiris, veteran political and human rights activist Altaf Hussain Wani…

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In Pictures: 100 days of crippling lockdown in Kashmir

In Pictures: 100 days of crippling lockdown in KashmirKashmir Updates -ALJAZEERA- 11 NOVEMBER, 2019 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – On August 5, the Indian government withdrew Article 370 of India’s constitution, which gave the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir partial autonomy. The article, abrogated in a cloak-and-dagger manner by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)…

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Pakistan condemns restrictions on Eid Milad-un-Nabi congregations in occupied Kashmir

Pakistan condemns restrictions on Eid Milad-un-Nabi congregations in occupied KashmirKashmir Updates – DAWN- 10 NOVEMBER, 2019 The Foreign Office (FO) on Sunday condemned the restrictions imposed by Indian authorities on congregations in occupied Kashmir on Eid Milad-un-Nabi. “All roads leading to the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar and other holy shrines and mosques in India- occupied…

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Kashmir businesses facing uncertain period

Kashmir businesses facing uncertain periodKashmir Updates – Al Jazeera- 5 NOVEMBER, 2019 Businesses are struggling three months after New Delhi stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its autonomy. It has been three months since New Delhi stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its autonomy. India said the decision would usher in development in the region. Read More

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India’s clampdown in occupied Kashmir has entered its 4th month — here’s everything you need to know

India’s clampdown in occupied Kashmir has entered its 4th month — here’s everything you need to know Kashmir Updates – Dawn – 5 NOVEMBER, 2019 On November 3, the lockdown imposed in occupied Kashmir on August 5 by the Indian government crossed ninety days. The security and communication clampdown has now entered its fourth month.…

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Shops shuttered, streets deserted as Kashmir loses special status

Shops shuttered, streets deserted as Kashmir loses special statusKashmir Updates -ALJAZEERA – 31 OCTOBER , 2019 Shops and offices were shut in Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday and the streets largely deserted as federal authorities formally revoked the restive state’s constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision in August to change Kashmir’s…

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Kashmiris are resisting government ‘through satyagraha’, says fact-finding report

Kashmiris are resisting government ‘through satyagraha’, says fact-finding reportKashmir Updates -Scroll.in – 13 OCTOBER , 2019 Not a single person in the Kashmir Valley is happy about the Narendra Modi government’s decision to revoke the state’s special constitutional status, advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan and sociologist Nandini Sundar have said in a report prepared after their visit…

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India Vows to Restore Mobile Service in Kashmir

India Vows to Restore Mobile Service in KashmirKashmir Updates -Sameer Yasir- 12 OCTOBER , 2019 NEW DELHI — After imposing a sweeping communications blackout in Kashmir two months ago, the Indian authorities announced on Saturday that cellphone service would be partly restored within days in the disputed Himalayan region, though the internet will remain blocked.…

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Kashmir communications ban hits key climate studies

Kashmir communications ban hits key climate studies Kashmir Updates -Athar Parvaiz- 11 OCTOBER , 2019 An important project on climate change has been disrupted by the prevailing security scenario and communication shutdown across Kashmir, say scientists at the University of Kashmir in Srinagar. The project is part of the Himalayan Alpine Dynamics Research Initiative (HIMADRI), in which…

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India’s judges are ignoring the government’s abuses in Kashmir

India’s judges are ignoring the government’s abuses in KashmirKashmir Updates -The Economists- 5 OCTOBER , 2019 Two months ago Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, boldly scrapped seven decades of legal precedent. Voiding Jammu & Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status, his government abolished its legislature, sliced the state in two and demoted the new parts to “union territories”, subject…

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Standing with Pakistan on Kashmir is Turkey’s duty: Parliament speaker

Standing with Pakistan on Kashmir is Turkey’s duty: Parliament speakerKashmir Updates -DAILY NEWS- 2 OCTOBER , 2019 Turkey sees standing by Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir as its duty, the Turkish parliament speaker said on Oct. 1. Speaking at the opening of the parliament’s third legislative session of the year in the capital Ankara, Mustafa Şentop said: “Our nation…

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Communications blockade in occupied Kashmir must end: US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Communications blockade in occupied Kashmir must end: US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-CortezKashmir Updates -DAWN- 1 OCTOBER , 2019 In a post shared on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez, who is among a group of progressive US congresswomen popularly known as “The Squad”, said: “We stand for the basic human dignity of Kashmiris [and] support democracy, equality, and human rights…

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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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Trump on Kashmir

Trump on KashmirKashmir Updates -DAWN- 19 September, 2019 AS the leaders of Pakistan and India get ready to fly to the US to attend the UN General Assembly, there has been speculation of a possible meeting on the Kashmir issue at the multilateral moot, with Washington playing the role of facilitator. President Donald Trump’s recent comments that…

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Text of the Statement made by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

Text of the Statement made by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights CouncilMinistry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan 10 September, 2019  Statement made by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council…

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India revokes Kashmir’s special status

India revokes Kashmir’s special status Kashmir Updates -AlJAZEERZA- 4 September, 2019 The Indian government revoked the special status accorded to Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years. A presidential decree issued on August 5 revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution that guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority state,…

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Ghosts of Kashmir: Indian authorities refusing to issue death certificates for civilians killed in clashes, say families

Ghosts of Kashmir: Indian authorities refusing to issue death certificates for civilians killed in clashes, say familiesKashmir Updates -Zubair Sofi – 26 August, 2019 Families in Kashmir say several civilians have died amid clashes between security forces and protesters since India announced its decision to withdraw the region’s autonomy, despite the government’s official stance that there has not been…

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‘Occupation’: India arrests more than 1,300 as embattled citizens reveal intensifying crackdown

‘Occupation’: India arrests more than 1,300 as embattled citizens reveal intensifying crackdown Kashmir Updates – INDEPENDENT- August 14,2019 More than 1,300 people have now been arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir, as Narendra Modi’s government continued to enforce a complete lockdown in an attempt to stave off a popular uprising. Cut off from the outside world by a complete…

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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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Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)Kashmir Updates – OIC-IPHRC – July, 11 2019 The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) welcomes the Second report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the state of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir,…

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Amnesty’s Statement On UN OHCHR Report On Human Rights Situation In Kashmir

Amnesty’s Statement On UN OHCHR Report On Human Rights Situation In KashmirKashmir Updates – Amnesty International India Bengaluru/ New Delhi: – July, 08 2019 Responding to the second-ever report released by the UN on the human rights situation in both Indian-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir, Aakar Patel, Executive Director, Amnesty International India, said: “India must pay heed…

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Kashmir and Kashmiris aspire for peace and security

Kashmir and Kashmiris aspire for peace and securityKashmir Updates – The Nation – July, 03 2019 International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) in collaboration with International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), Indigenous Peoples Nations Coalition (IPNC) and South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR) organised a parallel event at the 41st…

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A Viral Disturbing Video Shows Terrified School Children, After Indian Army Assaults Their Bus Driver

A Viral Disturbing Video Shows Terrified School Children, After Indian Army Assaults Their Bus DriverKashmir Updates -YFK – June, 28 2019 A disturbing video from Indian Administrated Kashmir doing rounds on the internet. The video on Twitter showed terrified children crying out of fear when army personnel thrashed the bus driver. The video was shared…

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India: Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir

India: Act on UN Rights Report on KashmirKashmir Updates – June 14, 2018 Authorities Should Allow International Investigation, Provide Redress for Abuses. (New York) – The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said today. India has long…

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9 Years On: Waiting For Justice

9 Years On: Waiting For Justice Kashmir Updates – Muhammad Ashraf Matoo – June 11, 2019 Today we are commemorating the 9th martyrdom anniversary of our beloved and only son Tufail Ashraf Mattoo of Saida Kadal, Rainawari, whom we miss a lot. Tufail was brutally murdered by J&K police personnel at the gates of Ghani…

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‘Allegations of human rights violations very grave, India not allowing us to visit’: UN Special Rapporteur

‘Allegations of human rights violations very grave, India not allowing us to visit’: UN Special RapporteurKashmir Updates – Quratulain Rehbar – May 29, 2019 Nilz Melzer, United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, said that the allegations that ‘550-page report on human torture in Kashmir’ by two local NGOs is making are very serious and might…

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India’s Modi will continue to use Kashmir as fodder for Hindu nationalism

India’s Modi will continue to use Kashmir as fodder for Hindu nationalismKashmir Updates – Hilal Mir – May 25, 2019 Although the country’s far-right has always derived its strength from dehumanising Kashmir’s right to self-determination, the “secular” parties oversaw worse atrocities against the Kashmiri people when they were in power. Ahead of the Indian parliamentary…

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‘Breaking the silence’: Report documents torture in Kashmir

‘Breaking the silence’: Report documents torture in KashmirKashmir Updates – Rifat Fareed – May 20, 2019 Rights bodies say India uses torture as ‘instrument of control’ to quash rebellion in Indian-administered Kashmir. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Prisoners in Indian-administered Kashmir have been subjected to abuse and torture, including “water-boarding, sleep deprivation and sexualised torture”, according to…

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Kashmir: Where guns empty mothers’ laps

Kashmir: Where guns empty mothers’ lapsKashmir Updates – Aamir Ali Bhat – May 12, 2019 The world’s most militarised zone Indian-administered Kashmir (IAK) continues to be one of the longest-running unresolved conflicts between two neighbouring countries, India and Pakistan. Both the nuclear states claim the region in full but only control parts. Since the armed…

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The media’s code of silence on Kashmir

The media’s code of silence on Kashmir Kashmir Updates – Aijaz Zaka Syed – May 03, 2019 The Indian media boasts an illustrious history. Born during the freedom struggle against the British colonial rule, it quickly mastered the rules of the game, working around the stiff curbs and acute sensitivities of the colonial masters. If…

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Women of change in restive Kashmir

Women of change in restive KashmirKashmir Updates – Nusrat Sidiq – April 24, 2019 Since the start of the armed struggle in Kashmir in 1989, the strife-torn valley has witnessed killings and destruction, but women are the ones who have suffered the most. The women of Kashmir are bruised with agonies inflicted on them by…

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No end to miseries of held Kashmir

No end to miseries of held Kashmir Kashmir Updates – Waqar Ahmed – April 21, 2019 The killings by Indian troops of Kashmiri youth continues. Most young men are killed in occupied Kashmir during cordon and search operations. The Indian police and military routinely claim that the youth they killed are militants and were killed…

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Move to change status of Kashmir

Move to change status of KashmirKashmir Updates – Malik Muhammad Ashraf – April 19, 2019 Pakistan does not have to wait for the Modi government to repeal article 370 of the Indian constitution to change the status of IHK before seeking intervention by the UNSC. The pledges made by BJP in its manifesto for the…

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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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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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Kashmir dailies print blank front pages to protest gov’t ad ban

Kashmir dailies print blank front pages to protest gov’t ad banKashmir Updates – Rifat Fareed – March 10, 2019 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Major English- and Urdu-language newspapers in Indian-administered Kashmir have printed blank front pages to protest against the central government’s decision to block advertisements to two dailies. In place of regular news, the papers’…

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‘India playing with fire’: Pakistan-administered Kashmir leader

‘India playing with fire’ Pakistan-administered Kashmir leaderKashmir Updates – Sudipto Mondal & Showkat Shafi – February 27, 2019 Doha, Qatar – In the cyclic escalation of hostilitiesbetween the nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, the perspective from Pakistan-administered Kashmir is often overlooked. That rare opportunity presented itself last week during a visit to Doha by Masood Khan, the 27th president of the…

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Statement by Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Minster of Human Rights, Pakistan at 40th Regular Session Human Rights Council

Statement by Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Minster of Human Rights, Pakistan at 40th Regular Session Human Rights Council in GenevaKashmir Updates – Pakistan Mission, Geneva – February 26, 2019 We greatly value the work of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR). The new High Commissioner, Ms Bachelet, brings the experience and…

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European Parliament heard details on the humanitarian situation in Jammu & Kashmir

European Parliament heard details on the humanitarian situation in Jammu & KashmirKashmir Updates – February 19, 2019 YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group obtained this video with permission European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights heard details on the humanitarian situation in Indian-controlled Jammu & Kashmir on 19 February 2019. According to its official web page, the agenda…

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Kashmiri Leader Briefs Foreign Diplomats on Kashmir Conflict

Kashmiri Leader Briefs Foreign Diplomats on Kashmir ConflictKashmir Updates – February 19, 2019 Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani, Director Programs, at Kashmir Institute for International Relations, KIIR, briefs the foreign diplomats on Jammu & Kashmir Conflict at Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad on February 19, 2019. Mr. Wani comes from Srinagar, under Indian military control, and Secretary-General of Jammu Kashmir National…

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Who killed Shujaat Bukhari?

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari? Kashmir Updates – Aijaz Zaka Syed – June 22, 2018 I never had the pleasure of meeting Shujaat Bukhari, the soft-spoken editor of the Rising Kashmir with a steely spine, who was assassinated last week. But we remained in touch over the years. He often shared his amazing articles and I…

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Kashmir’s children are being brutalised

Kashmir’s children are being brutalisedKashmir Updates – Rouf Dar – May 4, 2018 A new report that details the extent of violence against children in Jammu and Kashmir suggests that Indian armed forces have directly targeted children. In the wombs and outside of them, inside homes and on the streets, in the lush green fields…

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