Anti-New Delhi protests erupted after three suspected rebels were killed in southern Pulwama town in India-administered Kashmir. Locals say troops detained several people and forced them to sit in front of them as shields during the clashes.
PM Narendra Modi holds face-to-face talks with several pro-India leaders from disputed Kashmir, the first such meeting since his right-wing government annexed the Himalayan territory, detained thousands and imposed a tough crackdown.
UK Labour Party MP Debbie Abraham's deportation is not the only evidence of India blocking critical voices. It's been a pattern and in most cases linked to New Delhi's inability to digest criticism over the disputed Kashmir region.
In 2013, India hanged the Kashmir man over 2001 parliament attack, after country's apex court found "no evidence amounting to [Guru's] criminal conspiracy" but ordered his execution to satisfy society's "collective conscience."
An Indian diplomat's recent call for the 'Israel model' in Kashmir should ring alarm bells.
Pakistani officials and Kashmiris have slammed the notion that an 'Israel Model' be applied in Kashmir saying it only confirms the true nature of India's recent actions in Kashmir.
Police blamed the attack on rebels fighting Indian rule, without providing any proof in this regard.
Recent violence targeted outsiders from mainland India entering the disputed Kashmir, a significant shift triggered by India's decision to reduce the semi-autonomous region into a New Delhi-ruled territory.
The legislation divides the Indian-administered Kashmir into two federally governed territories.
The visit drew ire from rights activists and leaders of the opposition as the ruling BJP has barred foreign journalists and independent groups from visiting Kashmir, where a clampdown on dissent has continued since August 5.
The othering of Kashmiris in mainstream discourse is vital to suppressing their self-determination.
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.
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