Jammu and Kashmir

30.08.2019

Re-evaluating Kashmir in Rishi Kashyap’s land

Re-evaluating Kashmir in Rishi Kashyap’s land

By Nava Thakuria Suddenly narratives over Kashmir have changed for both India (Hindustan/ Bharat) and Pakistan where New Delhi extended its horizon up to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (known as Ajad Kashmir) and Islamabad aggressively insisted on its domination over the entire Jammu and Kashmir. The lousy debate broke out as… »

17.07.2016

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Counterpunch ran an article, The Kashmir Story, by journalist Gowhar Geelani in its July 16, 2016 edition. It’s an important story as little news gets out beyond India concerning this politically blighted region because its an old story and too much is going on elsewhere but for those living in… »

25.04.2016

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation concerned about Jammu & Kashmir situation

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation concerned about Jammu & Kashmir situation

In a Joint communique issued by the Summit, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, it reaffirmed that Jammu and Kashmir is the core point of dispute between India and Pakistan. Pakistan claimed that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on India to implement UN resolutions in Jammu and Kashmir and… »

05.04.2016

Daughter follows father to pacify Jammu Kashmir

Daughter follows father to pacify Jammu Kashmir

A grassroot’s champion with high popularity, Mehbooba Mufti turned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into a regional force to follow on from her illustrious father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to head Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), as the first woman Chief Minister of the state. As president of the Peoples Democratic Party,… »

24.11.2015

Helicopter pilgrims die in crash in India-held Kashmir

Helicopter pilgrims die in crash in India-held Kashmir

All seven people on board a helicopter returning from a pilgrimage site were killed Monday when a helicopter crashed in the India-held Kashmir region. The flight had left a popular Hindu shrine in the mountainous region, media reported, crashing after taking off from the town of Katra, near the Vaishnodevi… »

25.10.2015

Jammu-Kashmir clashes continue to disrupt daily life

Jammu-Kashmir clashes continue to disrupt daily life

Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire on Saturday again with heavy firing and mortar shelling overnight that targeted nine Border Outposts of the Border Security Force and civilians’ areas in Samba district along the international border, leaving a labourer injured. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops Friday resumed the ceasefire… »

24.09.2015

Jammu & Kashmir: healthy bilateral communications essential

Jammu & Kashmir: healthy bilateral communications essential

Pressenza speaks with our own correspondent on the Jammu side of the Jammu-Kashmir region, Shilpa Thakur, who gained an honourable mention at the Ashok Sodhi Memorials Awards for the best photography 2015, organised by the Press Club of Jammu. We republish the award winning photo here. Pressenza: What is your… »

04.09.2015

Jammu & Kashmir: is it really about who started it?

Jammu & Kashmir: is it really about who started it?

Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy Joint Statement Is it really about who started it? The Ceasefire violations on the LoC and the International Border, by India and Pakistan must stop immediately September 3, 2015 The Indian government claims that there have been 45 violations of the 2003… »

18.07.2015

Modi’s visit to embroiled Jammu and Kashmir

Modi’s visit to embroiled Jammu and Kashmir

Under a heading of “Modi’s speech in Jammu leaves BJP workers feeling disappointed and confused”, Firstpost.com’s reporter Sameer Yasir detailed the feeling of those attending what was expected to be an important visit to Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Prime Minister Modi. The event was held at a private function… »

08.06.2015

Jammu-Kashmir: young Sikh shot by police

Jammu-Kashmir: young Sikh shot by police

Jammu is under curfew imposed following disturbances after police fired into a crowd of protesters on June 4 and shot a 24-year old telecom engineer. in the head, instantly killing him. The victim was Bhai Jagjeet Singh, resident of the R.S. Pura area. He was taking part in a peaceful… »

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