Indian government forces killed a top rebel commander and his aide in disputed Kashmir, then proceeding to shut down mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests.
Naikoo's killing came as a blow to one of Kashmir's oldest rebel outfits but also revealed the Modi regime's aggressive approach to the Kashmir conflict isn't bearing any fruit.
Kashmir's abysmal freedom of press dips further as several journalists are booked for 'anti-national activities'.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi down to the average citizen, the scourge of fake news is ravaging India's public discourse.
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 New Delhi rescinded the disputed region's partial autonomy and imposed a vice-like security and communications lockdown in August.
India's 'non-lethal' weapon to crush protests in Kashmir takes lives - and those it doesn't kill, it maims permanently.
Before embarking on the mission of nullifying the semi-autonomous status of the disputed region, India arm-twisted its local press, forcing publishers to gag their leading opinion writers and columnists.
Animal deaths in the Kashmir conflict have gone mostly undocumented and are treated as collateral damage unworthy of headlines.
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.
Soura, a crammed lakeside neighbourhood and surrounded by Indian troops on three sides, has become a centre of anti-India protests in India-administered Kashmir.
A Kashmiri student describes how she feels about her besieged home while thousands of miles away in Turkey.
Freedom of expression is enshrined in the Indian constitution. But a day before Indian Independence Day, a fact-finding mission was not allowed to screen its videos or photos after returning from the restive Kashmir valley.
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