Meanwhile, an ‘indescribable silence’ underpins the anxiety and tension that exists below the surface in the troubled region.
The Indian government's revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status has led to a string of assassinations of BJP workers in India-administered Kashmir.
As Kashmir completes its second year of lockdown, the people most affected have been its daily wage workers, who have endured immense mental and financial stress.
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.
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