Exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani security forces over the Line of Control, claims the lives of a man and his two pre-teen children in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and a 24-year-old woman in India-administered Kashmir.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
Residents appear relieved after facing difficulties during the long communications embargo, but the disputed region continues to simmer with anger after India abrogated its limited autonomy on August 5.
Kashmiri women have made immense sacrifices and paid a heavy price in the decades-old Kashmir conflict and they continue to play a significant role in defying India's aggression.
India's actions in Kashmir are evidence that the country is unable to convince Kashmiris to merge with India.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan rules out talks with India unless New Delhi reverses its actions on disputed Kashmir where a military siege and harsh communication blackout entered its 46th day on Thursday.
Amnesty International's chief Kumi Naidoo says the rights group won't be intimidated by Indian PM Modi's government for raising concerns about disputed Kashmir where a stringent lockdown and communication blackout entered 43rd day.
Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money.
The people of Indian-administered Kashmir share the horrors of torture and pain at the hand of troops following India's decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its autonomous status.
People of Kashmir must be "consulted and engaged in any decision-making processes," Michelle Bachelet tells the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, as Indian military lockdown and communications blackout completes 36 days in the disputed region.
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