The juridical apparatus of the Indian state is built to criminalise Kashmiri resistance and normalise their oppression.
Imran Khan’s national security advisor says Islamabad has concrete evidence showing New Delhi’s link with the attack, one that left 144 children dead.
Kashmiris were already under lockdown for over six months before the pandemic started, and it is now triggering a mental health crisis.
A Kashmir rights group described the communications blackout imposed by India following last year’s scrapping of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy as “collective punishment” and urged the international community to take action.
Angered by Indian belligerence, Islamabad wants Muslims countries to do more in highlighting the plight of Kashmiri Muslims. Experts say, however, its own response is lacking.
The site at Ayodhya, and divided Kashmir, are two of the most divisive communal issues facing India in the past 30 years, with PM Narendra Modi attempting to draw a line under both.
India inadvertently managed to internationalise an issue that neither Pakistan nor activists were able to for decades.
From demographic change and unemployment to disenfranchisement and violence, things have gone from bad to worse one year after India's annexation of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi distributes 25,000 domicile certificates to outsiders residing in India-administered Kashmir, local media reports, almost a year after the unilateral annexation of the disputed territory.
Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were detained again after their six-month-long imprisonment ended on Thursday. New Delhi rescinded the disputed region's partial autonomy and imposed a vice-like security and communications lockdown in August.
Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi is Pakistan's Ambassador to Turkey.
Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
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