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.
Authorities in India-administered Kashmir arrested nearly 4,000 people since scrapping the region's limited autonomy last month, government data accessed by Reuters shows.
Indian officials insisted Asrar Ahmad Khan was killed by a stone, but medical records show he was struck by a tear gas canister and then shot in the face with pellets.
In late August TRT World spoke to Shehla Rashid, a pro-India politician with the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, who has criticised India's revocation of Kashmir's autonomous status. Today, New Delhi police filed multiple cases against her.
On day 27 of New Delhi's clampdown in Indian-administered Kashmir, tens of thousands of Pakistanis walked out of work and home at 0700 GMT to show solidarity with Kashmiris. Meanwhile, the BBC reported accounts of the Indian army torturing Kashmiris.
After the abrogation of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said Kashmir would become "shaandaar” (spectacular). TRT World debunks these claims, one after the other.
Kashmiris studying in India and Bangladesh are already wracked with worry about their families due to the communications blackout and now face alarming financial pressures as their funds dry up.
A native of Kashmir, Ahmed bin Qasim's father has been in jail since he was an infant, and his mother has been in prison for most of Ahmed's life. For him, the Indian siege of Kashmir has been a permanent affliction.
Incarcerated resistance leaders have urged people to mass march to a UN office in Srinagar city after Friday prayers, the first such call since New Delhi revoked India-administered Kashmir's nominal autonomy, stirring anger in the region and beyond.
Via posters in Srinagar, separatist leaders asked people to march after Friday prayers. In the first reported gun battle since New Delhi stripped India-administered Kashmir of its autonomy, a suspected rebel and a policeman were killed, police said.
Pakistan extended army chief General Bajwa's tenure for three years as tensions flared with India which pulled disputed Kashmir's autonomy on August 5. Islamabad said at least two civilians were killed in cross-border fire by Indian troops on Sunday.
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