The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds

“Torture is an ongoing issue in Kashmir, but the reality is that most cases are not even reported.” The post The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds appeared first on The Intercept .
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Al Qaeda-linked jihadi leader killed in Kashmir

Indian forces have killed Zakir Musa, who led the al Qaeda-linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH). Musa and his men have attempted to poach from Pakistani-backed jihadist groups, while also competing with an upstart Islamic State presence. Musa's motto was "Sharia or Martyrdom."
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UN sanctions Islamic State’s Khorasan province, as jihadists claim operations in Kashmir and Pakistan

On May 14, the UN Security Council added the Islamic State's so-called Khorasan province to its list of sanctioned terrorist entities. The group has recently rebranded operations in Kashmir and Pakistan as the work of supposedly new "provinces."
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, 'Amaq News Agency |

Daesh claims ‘province’ in India for first time after clash in Kashmir

Daesh claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group, reports Reuters. Daesh’s Amaq News Agency late on Friday announced the new province, that it called “Wilayah of Hind”, in a statement that also claimed Daesh inflicted casualties on Indian army soldiers in the town of Amshipora in the Shopian district of Kashmir. The
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As Fathers Die, Kashmir’s Children Become Breadwinners

This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. The post As Fathers Die, Kashmir’s Children Become Breadwinners appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Armed Conflicts, Asia-Pacific, Editors' Choice |

Pakistan urges Security Council to address Kashmir, Palestine disputes for world peace

Pakistan has again called for a just and lasting resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which along with the Palestine issue need to be addressed by the United Nations Security Council, to promote international peace and security. Speaking at the Security Council open debate on the situation in the Middle East, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi pointed out that these disputes had remained on the agenda of the UN almost since its inception, but the people of occupied Kashmir
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Pakistan urges Security Council to address Kashmir, Palestine disputes for world peace

Pakistan has again called for a just and lasting resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which along with the Palestine issue need to be addressed by the United Nations Security Council, to promote international peace and security.
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Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy Are Being Boycotted in One Embattled Province

“People on the ground have to feel like their lives and interests are protected and that there is dignity for us. Above all, we want to have the right to determine our own future.” The post Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy Are Being Boycotted in One Embattled Province appeared first on The Intercept .
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India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

Author:  AFP ID:  1555655828304016100 Fri, 2019-04-19 06:33 NEW DELHI: India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Kashmir has been on edge since a February suicide attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitaries and brought the two
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Al Qaeda linked Kashmiri terror chief denounces Pakistan, calls for renewed jihad

Zakir Musa uses the message to paint a picture for the future of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's jihad in the Kashmir--a jihad without ties to Pakistani guidance, with fighters sourced from throughout the region, and focused on the implementation of Sharia, or Islamic law, in Kashmir through terror.
| Long War Journal, Afghan Taliban, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent |

Educators Can Facilitate the Process of Healing in Conflict Zones

In conflict zones, particularly Kashmir, education can be deployed as an effective tool in intergenerational family communication regarding sociocultural trauma. As educators, we are in a position to mold students not just intellectually, but as functional members of families and communities as well. Education that aids in articulating traumatic experiences, understanding, and integrating such experiences More
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Anti-NATO Speaking Events in Regina and Winnipeg

André Vitchek is a Russian-born American political analyst, journalist, and a filmmaker who has lived in the US, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Vietnam, Samoa and Indonesia. He has covered armed conflicts in Peru, Kashmir, Mexico, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Congo, India, South … The post Anti-NATO Speaking Events in Regina and Winnipeg appeared first on Global Research .
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Intersectionalities of Gender and Politics in Indian-Administered Kashmir

In my work, previous and current, I attempt to foreground the radical potential of voices that are considered marginalized. In doing so, I neither attempt to neglect the adverse effects of domination or displacement, nor do I associate the authoritarian qualities of writing and pedagogy exclusively with the West. How did Kashmiri women navigate the More
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Indian groups urge boycott of Chinese goods over stance on Pakistani militant

Author:  Reuters ID:  1552574615534520700 Thu, 2019-03-14 13:23 NEW DELHI: An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods, to slap Beijing for blocking a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a UN terrorist list following a suicide attack last month. Regarded by Pakistan as its
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Is that a bone in your vegetarian dish?

We were in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It was about 11pm. We had returned from the day’s hectic schedule of visits to places of tourist interest. Everybody in our group of eight, including my family of three; my friend Dinesh, his wife Chandra and their daughters were tired and hungry. We were staying in a houseboat where there was no food available at that hour. So we roamed around desperately looking for some restaurant or street-side shop
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India, Pakistan & the changing rules of engagement – here’s what you need to know

MORE than 40 Indian security staff lost their lives in a suicide attack on February 14, 2019 in the Pulwama region of Indian-administered Kashmir. The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack. The post India, Pakistan & the changing rules of engagement – here’s what you need to know appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| India, Pakistan, india |

Pakistan adds Turkey to visa-free travel list

Pakistan has approved five additional countries including Turkey for visa-free travel to the country, officials said, Anadolu Agency reports. The decision will be officially announced by Pakistani premier Imran Khan on Thursday, Chaudhery Fawad Hussain said at the opening ceremony of Anadolu Agency‘s Islamabad office. “I am proud to announce today that we have approved the new visa regime initially for five countries and Turkey was included in the visa free list,” Fawad said without adding which other countries would be
| News, Pakistan, Turkey |

How social media recounted the story of the latest India-Pakistan conflict

FOLLOWING a military confrontation with India in the disputed Kashmir region in late February, which left both the countries on the brink of all-out war, citizens took to social media to share experiences, counter disinformation, and to call for peace. The post How social media recounted the story of the latest India-Pakistan conflict appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| Culture, India, Media |

“She’s not fit to be an MP”: what do Peterborough’s residents think of Fiona Onasanya now?

Peterborough residents back the petition to recall their MP, but will enough of them turn out to sign it? Fiona Onasanya is in hot water again. After two trials, more than three weeks in prison and a failed attempt at an appeal, signatures will now be collected on a petition that could see her sacked as MP.
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Caught right in the middle of a war zone

When I was growing up, I read accounts of war reportage with a mix of fascination and trepidation. I often caught myself thinking: What was it like to be a war reporter? Considered an especially dangerous form of journalism, war correspondents usually report from the heart of a conflict. There are lots of risks, yes, but journalists have the responsibility to tell the truth. When you think of heart-rending reports filed from the frontier, names like Robert Fisk, Christiane
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What’s Really Going On in Kashmir?

On Feb. 14 a suicide bomber killed over 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir in what India claimed was a terrorist attack. India retaliated by bombing a terrorist training camp, which turned out to be an uninhabited mountain top. The Pakistani air force shot down an Indian jet fighter, and India shot down a Pakistani plane. … Continue reading "What’s Really Going On in Kashmir?" The post What’s Really Going On in Kashmir? appeared first
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The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass extinction. But beneath the surface of all these crises, human society faces an underlying, unresolved conflict about who or what More
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Sisterhood and Solidarity: How Pakistan’s Feminists Started an Anti-War Movement

As Pakistani women prepare for the country’s second International Women’s Day March on Friday, this year’s theme of ‘sisterhood and solidarity’ is particularly pertinent to the current political climate. Pakistan and India remain at loggerheads following a suicide bombing in India-administered Kashmir on 14 February, claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad. From political leaders to angry Tweeters, jingoism […]
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The Latest Kashmir Crisis: Momentous Shift in Pakistan-India Relations

The latest Kashmir Crisis resulted in a stunning reversal of international perceptions about India and Pakistan whereby the self-professed “world’s largest democracy” has now been recast as a rogue state wanting to wage a war of aggression on unproven pretexts … The post The Latest Kashmir Crisis: Momentous Shift in Pakistan-India Relations appeared first on Global Research .
| English, India, Kashmir Crisis |

Kashmir conflict is not just a border dispute between India and Pakistan

TENSIONS between India and Pakistan have diminished in recent days after repeated military clashes in Kashmir led to fear that the two nuclear powers could be on the verge of war. The post Kashmir conflict is not just a border dispute between India and Pakistan appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| India, News, Pakistan |

How future wars between India and Pakistan could draw in the US and China

The effect of a miscalculation could be more devastating than we can imagine. In 1960, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani president Ayub Khan signed the Indus Waters Treaty, an agreement on the shared use of the outflow of the Indus River system. In the six decades since, despite several all-out wars between the two sides, the treaty has continued
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India: Two Kashmiri newspapers deprived of state ads in bid to apply pressure

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a decision by the authorities in Indian-held Kashmir to endanger the financial viability of the region’s two leading English-language newspapers by depriving them of all state advertising. The government must restore state ads and treat all Kashmiri publications equally, RSF said.
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Pakistan-India Crisis: The Machinery of Images and the (Post-)Modern War

On 14 February, 20-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar rammed a vehicle fill of explosives into a bus full of reserve police force personnel in Indian Occupied Kashmir . The attack killed over 40 soldiers and was claimed by militant organization Jaish-e-Muhammad … The post Pakistan-India Crisis: The Machinery of Images and the (Post-)Modern War appeared first on Global Research .
| English, India, pakistan |

Headlines for March 4, 2019

House Dems to Probe Trump's Allies, DOJ in Wake of Cohen Testimony, Sen. Rand Paul Likely to Oppose Nat'l Emergency in Decisive Vote, Deported Central American Parents Seek Reunification with Children, W. Virginia GOP Under Fire After Poster Linking Rep. Omar to 9/11 Causes Outrage, U.S. and South Korea Roll Back Joint Military Exercises, Shelling in Kashmir Kills 7 as Pakistan & India Appear to Ease Tensions, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinians After Reported Car Ramming, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó
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Geolocation and a Philosopher’s Stone in Kashmir

On February 27 of this year, a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force was shot down over the contested Kashmir region of Pakistan. Soon afterward, pictures and videos showing the wreck of an Indian MiG-21 Bison at various locations were published across both traditional and social media. Bellingcat initially reported on this incident... The post Geolocation and a Philosopher’s Stone in Kashmir appeared first on bellingcat .
| Case Studies, Geolocation, India |

Qatar calls for calm between Pakistan, India

The emir of Qatar calls for calm between Pakistan and India during a telephone call with Pakistani prime minister on Saturday. The conflicts must be resolved through dialogue, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said during the conversation with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to the Qatari News Agency (QNA). Al Thani and Khan discussed bilateral relations as well as tension between India and Pakistan and regional issues. Tension between the two nuclear armed-neighbors escalated following a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir
| Asia & Americas, India, Middle East |

Falcon vs Bison: Verifying a MiG-21 Wreck

On February 27th amid heightening tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft was shot down by Pakistan. In the ensuing war of words over the incidents, both sides made varying claims about the incident, with India saying they had downed a Pakistani aircraft, while Pakistan stated it had downed... The post Falcon vs Bison: Verifying a MiG-21 Wreck appeared first on bellingcat .
| Rest of World, f-16, India |

India Adopts Bush’s “Hot Pursuit” Principle

It is a page from the American playbook. On February 26, 2019, twelve days after a suicide bomber with a truck laden with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary soldiers, Indian planes soared across the Line of Control into Pakistan . They continued on for nearly seventy kilometers before releasing their payload in the town of Balakot. Sleepy villagers reported hearing terrifying explosions; after dawn broke, they investigated and found a large crater. It was a brazen
| Foreign Affairs, India, Pakistan |

Video: Are India and Pakistan on Brink of All-out Military Conflict?

This week, the Indian-Pakistani conflict over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir erupted with a bang when the Pakistani military declared on February 27 that it had shot down 2 Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. A spokesperson for the … The post Video: Are India and Pakistan on Brink of All-out Military Conflict? appeared first on Global Research .
| English, India, pakistan |

Markets pressured by Kim-Trump summit failure

LONDON: World stock markets mostly sank on Thursday as a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un ended abruptly without an agreement. Asian equities had been fluctuating throughout the day on tempered optimism over China-US trade talks, weak factory data from Beijing and fresh geopolitical tensions in Kashmir. But they took a decisive turn south after an expected lunch and signing ceremony between the US and North Korean
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To resolve the crisis in Kashmir, Modi and Khan must discount short-term gains

The Pakistani and Indian leaders are playing politics in Kashmir. The temptations for both sides may be too great to resist. The latest clashes between India and Pakistan come as no surprise to observers of the region. But few could have anticipated the scale of India’s actions against Pakistan, or predicted the acute tension that now threatens to precipitate an all-out war.
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Escalating Kashmir conflict will benefit Modi ahead of elections

TENSIONS in the Kashmir region were already building after more than 40 Indian troops were recently killed by a suicide bomber. India’s “pre-emptive strike” over the disputed border on Tuesday – the first of its kind by India since it went to war with Pakistan in 1971 – has escalated the situation further. The post Escalating Kashmir conflict will benefit Modi ahead of elections appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| India, News, Pakistan |

European, US stocks slide on geopolitical tensions

London: European and US stock markets fell Wednesday with sentiment dented by heightened geopolitical worries, dealers said. An Asian market rally ran out of steam after Pakistan said it had shot down two Indian jets in its airspace in Kashmir, fuelling concerns of conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals. London equities fell 0.7 per cent in afternoon trading, owing to a strong pound, which extended gains on receding fears of
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Letter of the week: TV news should stick to facts

A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email letters@newstatesman.co.uk to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine. Roger Mosey (Off the Air, 22 February) criticises the BBC’s decision to shorten BBC News at Ten by five minutes, and the regional news bulletin that follows from 11 to seven minutes.
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As India and Pakistan Issue Veiled Nuclear Threats, New Ceasefire Urged to Defuse Kashmir Conflict

Tensions are escalating between the nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. Pakistan claims it has shot down two Indian military jets and captured a pair of Indian jet pilots, and India claims it has foiled an attempt by Pakistan to bomb military installations inside India. This comes a day after India carried out airstrikes inside Pakistan for the first time since 1971. India claimed it was targeting a camp of the militant separatist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed responsibility for a recent
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OIC Contact Group meeting on Jammu and Kashmir calls for immediate de-escalation in the region

The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held an emergency meeting at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah on Tuesday.
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Pakistan says shoots down two Indian aircraft, pilot captured

Pakistan shot down two Indian Air Force planes in its airspace in Kashmir on Feb. 27, a military spokesman said, adding that one Indian pilot had been captured.
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India's Attack on Pakistan Sparks Fear of Wider War

Eoin Higgins, staff writer Warplanes from India launched an attack on an alleged militant camp Tuesday morning, violating Pakistani airspace in the disputed territory of Kashmir in the latest escalation between the two nuclear powers.
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India strikes Jaish-e-Mohammad camp inside Pakistan

In retaliation for a suicide attack in Kashmir, the Indian Air Force launched a raid against a JeM camp in Balakot inside Pakistan, killing scores of jihadists. The Pakistani government is denying the raid took place.
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India says many militants killed in Kashmir retaliation strike

India said Feb. 26 its warplanes launched a strike on a militant camp that killed a "very large" number of fighters preparing an attack, in a move that worsens tensions with arch-rival Pakistan over disputed Kashmir.
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Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?

In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.
| Interview, Energy, India |

Imran Khan Resumes Pakistan’s Old Habits

by Shireen T. Hunter Two terrorist attacks occurred almost simultaneously, on February 12 and February 14, in Indian-administered Kashmir and in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. The target of both attacks were military and paramilitary personnel. Jaish Muhammad claimed… Continue Reading  
| Iran, Pakistan, Chabahar |

Pulwama: A Present Moment in the Longer Kashmir Story

While the bodies of the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops who died in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Valentine’s Day are only just now being laid to rest, unrest prevails throughout the Indian subcontinent in the wake of the deadliest attack on Indian security forces in the world’s hottest nuclear … Continue reading "Pulwama: A Present Moment in the Longer Kashmir Story" The post Pulwama: A Present Moment in the
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