Iran Reacts to Developments in the Kashmir Valley

by Giorgio Cafiero Without doubt, the Indian government’s bold decision to revoke Article 370 of the Indian constitution, thereby ending the special legal autonomy Kashmir has enjoyed for over 70 years, has left Tehran in a difficult position. Fostering closer… Continue Reading  
| Analysis, India, Iran |

Why Should Kashmiris be Indian?

Many Muslims follow the traditional 40-day grieving period, but Kashmir has been grieving for decades. Now, 46 days later, even the grief is helpless, and soon the voices of outside support will fade. Today, too, Indian sympathy for the state is a quid pro quo. “They are one of us,” say the hashtag supporters, completely More The post Why Should Kashmiris be Indian? appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, and Ignoring Kashmir

Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to the outbreaks of war, disease, and famine outside of their sovereign territory absent serious extraterritorial reverberations. At the same time lesser states were vulnerable to the manipulations and territorial/imperial ambitions of leading states that generated colonialism, interventions, and sustained an exploitative Europeanization of world
| articles 2015, Leading Article |

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia’s “Balancing Act” in South Asia and Afghanistan

For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter’s “Israeli”-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the restoration of their unofficial alliance after the recent Eastern Economic Forum, its flagship international media outlet … The post Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia’s “Balancing Act” in South Asia and Afghanistan appeared first on Global Research .
| English, pakistan, RT |

Kashmir crackdown: Restore normal life, says India's top court

Despite the Indian government claiming that everything is back to normal, Kashmiri media organisations say their staff are harassed and often fail to get to work because of roadblocks.
| News |

Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir

While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a “democratic” and “secular” India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely More The post Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status
| articles 2015 |

Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State’s Special Status

“Modi’s government is the killer of small children. He keeps saying all is calm in Kashmir. Is this calm?” The post Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir After India Revoked the State’s Special Status appeared first on The Intercept .
| World |

India to Set up Mega Solar Power Project in the Newly Carved Out Territory of Ladakh

New Delhi (Sputnik): After making the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir into two federally administered territories, India now plans to implement a slew of development projects for these territories.
| Tech |

East India Company: the original corporate raiders

How the British trading behemoth took control of 200 million people and one of the richest empires on Earth.  In 1930, a book emerged by the young American historian and philosopher Will Durant that occasioned apoplectic outrage in British colonial India. The Case for India was a brief but savage indictment of the British Raj, written in indignant
| News |

Kashmir: How Modi’s Aggressive ‘Hindutva’ Project has Brought India and Pakistan to the Brink – Again

Abdullah Yusuf is a lecturer in politics at the University of Dundee. The post Kashmir: How Modi’s Aggressive ‘Hindutva’ Project has Brought India and Pakistan to the Brink – Again appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Armed Conflicts, Asia-Pacific, Crime & Justice |

Pakistan Defense Day marked in Turkey

The Pakistan Embassy in Ankara held a ceremony to observe the Defense Day of Pakistan on Sept. 7, and the Kashmir Solidarity Day to raise support for Kashmir.
| Turkey |

“Everywhere is Kashmir”: Unraveling Weaponized, Corporatized Hindustan in India’s Northeast

“In India today,” said an Indigenous activist I recently interviewed in the northeastern Indian state of Jharkhand, “everywhere is Kashmir.” At first glance, this statement seems overblown, perhaps even outrageous. No other part of India is as much of a consolidated internal colony as Kashmir. For that matter, Palestine is one of the only other More The post “Everywhere is Kashmir”: Unraveling Weaponized, Corporatized Hindustan in India’s Northeast appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

Kashmir: How Modi’s Virulent Hindu Nationalism Brought India & Pakistan to the Brink, Again

By Abdullah Yusuf | – August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India’s Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked the autonomy […]
| India, Pakistan, South Asia |

Protest: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King

by James M. Dorsey Protest is back on the front burner. Protesters occupy streets in cities ranging from Hong Kong and Moscow to Khartoum and Algiers. They would likely do so in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, were it… Continue Reading  
| Algeria, China, Russia |

Kashmir Diary: Residents Under Siege

In Srinagar, besieged residents speak of night raids, pellet gun use, damaged properties The post Kashmir Diary: Residents Under Siege appeared first on Asia Sentinel .
| Headline, Politics, premium |

British Muslims urges Uk Government to speak out and uphold international law regarding Kashmir

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) urged recently, the British Government to demand a halt to the provocative actions by India as they continue to lay siege on Kashmir and curtail further the rights of its people. Hundreds of thousands of Indian troops occupy the region, its political leaders are under house arrest, and communication has been all but cut off. Many British Muslims have family ties to the area and are naturally anxious about the deteriorating situation there. In
| News |

Gulf envoys arrive in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have sent their most senior envoys to Pakistan as Indian forces are accused of carrying out daily atrocities in occupied Kashmir. The delegation, which will arrive in Islamabad today, will meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan where the main topic of discussion is expected to be the situation in Kashmir. The day long flying visit is being made by Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and the UAE Minister of Foreign
| Asia & Americas, India, Middle East |

​British Muslims urges Uk Government to speak out and uphold international law regarding Kashmir

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) urged recently, the British Government to demand a halt to the provocative actions by India as they continue to lay siege on Kashmir and curtail further the rights of its people.
| News |

Kashmir trims its big fat weddings after Indian lockdown

AFTER a year-long countdown, Arshi Nisar's wedding plans are in tatters, with the Kashmiri bride-to-be fearing for her guests' safety as an Indian security and communications clampdown on the Himalayan valley leaves residents on edge. The post Kashmir trims its big fat weddings after Indian lockdown appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| Culture, India, News |

Kashmir: Fears for Muslims grow as 2m excluded from Assam state’s National

Almost two million people have been excluded from Assam state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) published over the weekend cementing fears that Indian President Narenda Modi’s nationalist party is ramping up its radical nationalist agenda. The NRC included 31.1 million people authorities said were on the electoral role up to March 1971 or other government approved documents. The 1.9 million not included will now have 120 days to prove their citizenship at Foreign Tribunal courts, a process rights groups say
| Asia & Americas, India, News |

Kashmiri militant calls for Pakistan military intervention in disputed region

A Kashmiri militant commander said on Sunday that Pakistan should send troops to protect the people of India-controlled Kashmir if the United Nations does not send peacekeepers, after New Delhi revoked its autonomy last month. “It’s binding upon the armed forces of Pakistan, the first Islamic nuclear power, to enter India-occupied Kashmir to militarily help the people of the territory,” Syed Salahuddin, who heads an alliance of over a dozen groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, said. His comments underline
| News |

My heart aches for Myanmar and Kashmir; for Idlib and Aden – part 3

Read part 1 and part 2 Honestly, why should we blame the West, which claims to defend human rights, for their crimes against Muslims when the blame and all of the criminality rests with the Muslim leaders who incite Westerners against us? They encourage them with the brutal crimes that they have committed against their own people. The massacres committed by the killer Bashar Al-Assad, for example, which began with the revolution of the Syrian people against his tyrannical regime
| Article, Asia & Americas, India |

​OIC reaffirms internationally recognized status of Jammu and Kashmir dispute

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has been following with concern developments in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of the unilateral decision taken by India on the 5tth of August 2019 revoking Constitutional Article 37
| News |

Further pro-Kashmir march in Birmingham tomorrow with range of left speakers

A further march in support of the self-determination of Kashmiri’s against the human rights abuses inflicted by the Indian government is taking place in Birmingham tomorrow. The protest follows a […]
| Announcement, News, abuse |

Kashmiri Pride and Dignity: My Grandfather’s Dream Will Not Be Forgotten

In Kashmir, dissenting voices, even those of legislators and parliamentarians of opposition parties, have been muzzled. And with the lack of accountability suspension of phone and internet services in the Valley, the populace of Kashmir continues to remain incommunicado. In doing so, the federal government has ignored constitutional checks and balances that ought to prevent More The post Kashmiri Pride and Dignity: My Grandfather’s Dream Will Not Be Forgotten appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

“Free Kashmir” march in Birmingham Friday pm as pro-Kashmir motion circulates to CLPs

March and motion in support of Kashmir and against India’s aggression A march and demonstration in solidarity with citizens of Kashmir has been organised for today, 30 August. The march […]
| Announcement, News, Birmingham |

Diverging Gulf Responses to Kashmir and Xinjiang Ripple Across Asia

by James M. Dorsey Recent diametrically opposed responses to repression of Muslims by China, India and other Asian countries highlight deep differences among Gulf states that ripple across Asia. The different responses were evident in Gulf reactions to India’s unilateral… Continue Reading  
| China, India, Qatar |

This Time, the World Is Watching in Kashmir

by Shubh Mathur “The hasty stroke goes oft astray.” This piece of remembered wisdom from The Lord of the Rings seems to be an apt description of the Indian military siege of Kashmir. On August 5th, at midnight local time,… Continue Reading  
| India, Foreign Policy in Focus, Kashmir |

Pakistan in the regional vortex

Pakistan's obvious diplomatic partner is Saudi Arabia; India's is Iran. Yet there are other, close and different, links when it comes to trade and development, and the Kashmir crisis is not affecting the rapprochement between India and Saudi Arabia. - 2019/09 / article
| News |

The absurd and frivolous G7 summit signalled the end of the world order

The elite of every country is increasingly out of control.  For a group of people supposedly craving the return of great power politics, the leaders at the G7 meeting in Biarritz looked remarkably crap at it.  There was romance – Melania’s swoon over Justin Trudeau; there was comedy – Johnson and Trump on the stairs. And
| News |

The World is Watching Kashmire

“The hasty stroke goes oft astray.” This piece of remembered wisdom from The Lord of the Rings seems to be an apt description of the Indian military siege of Kashmir. On August 5th, at midnight local time, the disputed territory was abruptly cut off from all communication, both with the outside world and within Kashmir, More The post The World is Watching Kashmire appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

My heart aches for Myanmar and Kashmir; for Idlib and Aden – part 2

Read part 1 here Populism and chauvinism have overtaken countries around the world which have elected leaders based on racist perspectives. Ever since Donald Trump’s election victory in the US, the West has started to lean to the extreme right. This extremism has reached all the way to India, where the Prime Minister is a man steeped in Hindu nationalism who dreams of restoring the entire subcontinent to what it was before what he calls the “Islamic conquest”. For the
| Article, Asia & Americas, India |

Kashmir shutdown: Farmers struggle to make a living

It is affecting people with small businesses, especially in farming, who are worried the restrictions on communication and movement mean their hard work will go to waste.
| News |

A new black mark in the history of the UAE and Bahrain

Despite the fact that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently revoked the special status that granted rights to Kashmir and its people to make their own constitution, the government of the UAE has awarded him the country’s highest civilian honour. This is a new low, even by the UAE’s standards, and a black mark in its history. It is unbelievable that Modi has moved against Muslims who live in the Indian-administrated Kashmir, and yet a Muslim country like the UAE
| Article, Asia & Americas, Bahrain |

"The Situation Was Very Bad": Feminist Activist Kavita Krishnan on What She Saw in Kashmir

In Kashmir, residents have entered their fourth week of a severe lockdown after India revoked the special status of the Indian-controlled part of the Muslim-majority territory. On August 5, India imposed a curfew and cut off all communications to the region. More than 4,000 people, including many political leaders, have been detained, while local residents report facing increasing shortages of food and medicine. Over the weekend, India blocked a delegation of Indian opposition politicians from visiting Kashmir, including Rahul Gandhi,
| News |

Kashmiris are living a long nightmare of Indian colonialism

INDIA'S decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in early August, and the repression and communications blackout that followed, is another step in India’s long history of colonising Kashmir. The post Kashmiris are living a long nightmare of Indian colonialism appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| India, News, Pakistan |

Global watchdog to monitor Pakistan’s progress in tackling militant funding

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will monitor Pakistan’s progress in implementing a proposed plan against financing for militant organizations ahead of a meeting in October, the international watchdog body said on Friday. Its Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) met in Canberra this week to discuss reports on countries including Pakistan, which was last year placed on a “grey list” of countries with inadequate controls over money laundering and terrorism financing. The reports “will now be subject to
| News |

Zimbabwe heats up, Yemen donors fail to pay up, and how women’s savings groups add up: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Zimbabwe’s government digs in Zimbabwe’s season of discontent is reaching a critical point. Police banned and broke up an opposition demonstration in Harare last Friday, and then this week prohibited protest gatherings in Bulawayo and Gweru . The main opposition party, the MDC, described the bans as “a crude form of political asphyxiation.” When the
| News |

Kashmir: Decentralize Power and Revive Regional Political Institutions

Introduction As the decade of the 1990s dawned, the politicial, cultural and socioeconomic fabric of Kashmir was severely impaired by the free rein given to Indian military and paramilitary forces to quell dissidence, and also by Pakistan-trained militants who, in a no holds barred conflict, inflicted atrocities on their co-religionists as well. New Delhi hadn’t More The post Kashmir: Decentralize Power and Revive Regional Political Institutions appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

The Kashmir Crisis Spotlights What a Civilizational World Looks Like

by James M. Dorsey India’s decision to deprive Kashmir of its autonomy, alongside a clampdown in the troubled north-western Chinese province of Xinjiang and US-backed Israeli annexation of Arab land, is the latest indication of what a new world order… Continue Reading  
| India, civilizationalism, James Dorsey |

UAE to award India’s Modi highest honour amidst growing concern over fate of Kashmir

The UAE is set to honour India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the highest civilian award amid growing concerns over the BJP leader’s record on human rights and support for far-right Hindu nationalism. Modi will visit the Gulf for three days later this week. In his first stop, Abu Dhabi, he will receive the UAE’s highest civil honour, the “Order of Zayed” during a private ceremony set to take place on Saturday night. Further, commemorative stamps on Mahatma Gandhi on
| Asia & Americas, India, Middle East |

Palestinians show solidarity with Kashmir at protest outside Indian Embassy in Washington DC

India’s treatment of Kashmir is eerily similar to Israel’s treatment of Palestine, and those that are fighting for Palestinian rights have taken notice.
| Activism, American Muslims for Palestine, Kashmir |

Jammu and Kashmir: the Legitimacy of Article 370

Introduction The recent unilateral decision of Prime Minister Modi’s government to revoke Article 370, which guaranteed the special status of Jammu and Kashmir; dismemberment of the State, and its diminishment are flagrant violations of the sovereign Constitution of India. These maneuvers jeopardize the federal structure of India. The erosion of the rights and privileges of More The post Jammu and Kashmir: the Legitimacy of Article 370 appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

What’s behind the protests in Kashmir?

By Sumit Ganguly | – India recently enacted a law which will end a special autonomous status given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, known in the West as simply “Kashmir.” Amit Shah, India’s minister for home affairs, announced in Parliament that the Bharatiya Janata Party government was revoking Article 370 of the Indian […]
| India, South Asia |

My heart aches for Myanmar and Kashmir; for Idlib and Aden

What is happening to Muslims across the world? What is this persecution, violence and racism to which they are being subjected everywhere we look? Rohingya Muslims are still suffering in Myanmar. The men are being burned, the children killed and the women raped. They are being displaced from their towns and villages in the biggest ethnic cleansing campaign ever recorded by the UN. The international organisation has warned that we can expect a major disaster if the Myanmar government continues
| Article, Asia & Americas, Bangladesh |

China says U.N. council members think India, Pakistan should refrain from unilateral action in Kashmir

U.N. Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China’s U.N. envoy said on Friday after the council met on the issue for the first time in decades. The 15-member council met behind closed doors at the request of China and Pakistan after India removed the decades-old autonomy the Muslim-majority territory of Jammu and Kashmir enjoyed under the Indian constitution. China rarely requests Security Council meetings. India’s
| News |

India’s Mangled Economy

Mid-August is when the subcontinent celebrates independence from Britain. Born in a cauldron of hate 74 years ago, India today is again filling it to the brim. In one fell swoop, Mr. Modi has denuded Kashmir of the flimsy shroud purporting to preserve its cultural and territorial integrity through articles 370 and 35A in the More The post India’s Mangled Economy appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

The Likely Outcome Of Narendra Modi’s Unconstitutional Seizure Of Kashmir – OpEd

An independent fact-finding mission into the now military-ruled constitutionally autonomous Indian state of Jammu-Kashmir (commonly referred to simply as “Kashmir”)
| 1, Opinion |