Conflict

Ban on Kashmir Reader – A Kashmiri Journalist’s Perspective

 
/ November 23, 2016

On 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of India banned Kashmir Reader, a four-year-old newspaper published from Srinagar. It was accused by the government for publishing content “that could incite violence and disturb public tranquillity”. They were further ordered the printer and publisher to  abstain from printing and...

‘Jaagte Raho’, Night Patrols By Youths To Foil Arrests in Kashmir’s Town

 
/ November 7, 2016

Over 7000 youths have been detained by police in the entire Kashmir valley in the nocturnal raids since last three months. Many have been slapped with stringent Public Safety Act and shifted out of the valley. In many areas of Kashmir, youths have been volunteering to patrol the streets during...

Pellets kill 11-year-old School Boy in Srinagar, Kashmir

 
/ October 31, 2016

The civilian uprising against the Indian rule in Kashmir has been going on from July 8, 2016. During the clashes between Security forces, 92 civilians have been killed while as 13000 people are estimated to be injured. As per the reports emerging in local newspaper of Kashmir, 1000 people have...

Kashmir Tourism suffers due to the continued Unrest

 
/ October 28, 2016

Kashmir has been embroiled in a continued state of unrest since July 8, 2016. The constant state of conflict and curfews since the past four months has affected the tourism industry of Kashmir by almost Rs. 4000 crores. A lonely Shikarawala Abdul Salaam Dar floats on the Dal lake. If...

Awaiting Justice: Chhattisgarh’s tribal residents’ FRA rights under attack

 
/ September 26, 2016

The ancient tribe of Baiga has been residing in Chhattisgarh’s jungles since times unknown treating the Earth as their mother, and nature as their Gods. The earliest written records of the tribes’ existence in Central India, was recorded in 1867, by a Captain Thompson. Ever since Chhattisgarh was carved out...