Two killings symbolise reach of Kashmir conflict as death toll surges

More than 300 people died in the Kashmir region claimed by India and Pakistan in the first half of the year, according to previously unreported data – one of the deadliest periods in the disputed territory’s recent history. India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir and came close to a third in February, after a suicide attack by a Pakistan-based militant group killed at least 40 paramilitary police. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded by giving security forces
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The World Needs a Water Treaty

During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water. More
| articles 2015, Leading Article |

Donald Trump, England cricket champions, and the curse of the “immigrant” label

The label has become a prop used to demonise or lionise, which does little to capture the experiences of ethnic minority communities.  There is something underwhelming about being born a second-generation immigrant. You’re not the first generation, but the second, and you feel you didn’t really do much to earn the title. Your parents fled or travelled to the country where you were
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OIC welcomes OHCHR report on Jammu and Kashmir

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report, entitled “Update of the Situation of Human Rights in Indian-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan-Adminis
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OIC-IPHRC welcomes OHCHR report on human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir

The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) welcomed the second report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the state of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which was released on 8 July 2
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Al Qaeda leader threatens India, criticizes Pakistan in message on Kashmir

Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a new message entitled, "Don't Forget Kashmir." He criticizes the Pakistani Army and intelligence services at length, saying they can't be trusted to support the jihad against Indian forces. He also calls upon Muslim scholars to explain that it is "individual duty" to support the Taliban's Islamic Emirate.
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Abdul Hameed Lelhari |

After more than 60 Internet cuts so far this year, India urged to overhaul legislation

News After yet another Internet cut in Indian-administered Kashmir, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the rapid growth in India’s use of this crude form of censorship and calls on the federal authorities to overhaul legislation so as to guarantee the universal right to online news and information. The Indian authorities are currently disconnecting the Internet at a rate of ten times a month, each time depriving an average of several hundred thousand people
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India proposes tax benefits for electric vehicles to promote sales

Author:  Reuters ID:  Fri, 2019-07-05 14:38 MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: India proposed tax waivers on Friday on the purchase of electric vehicles and removed import taxes on some auto components to help boost sales and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. India, the world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is home to 14 of the world’s most
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New head of al Qaeda group in Kashmir calls for independent jihadist council

Abdul Hameed Lelhari, the new emir of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), claims that a Pakistani agency recently tried to rein in the jihad in Kashmir by cutting a deal with his group. AGH and al Qaeda have repeatedly argued that Pakistani-backed jihadist groups are pursuing nationalist goals, as opposed to a supposedly purer ideological vision.
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Abdul Hameed Lelhari |

Fighters throughout the Khorasan renew allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Islamic State's Wilayah Khorasan is the latest province of the so-called caliphate to release a video as part of the "And the Best Outcome is for the Righteous" series. Fighters in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kashmir, and Pakistan are shown renewing their oaths of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One speaker blasts the Taliban, encouraging its fighters to defect.
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Abu Abdallah al-Kashmiri |

Indian forces kill spokesman for al Qaeda group in Kashmir

Shabir Ahmad Malik (also known as Abu Ubaidah) was killed on June 26 in Kashmir. He was the spokesman for Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, an al Qaeda group. Prior to joining AGH, Abu Ubaidah was a member of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Abu Ubaidah |

AQIS member from Kashmir reportedly killed in Ghazni, Afghanistan

An AQIS Member known as Abdul Haseeb al-Kashmiri was recently killed in Ghazni, according to jihadists online. His death was reported on a Telegram channel that supports Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, an al Qaeda-linked group in Kashmir.
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Abdul Haseeb al-Kashmiri |

NZ Sikh Community Donates $39,000 to Christchurch Victims

New Zealand’s Sikh community has donated $39,000 (NZD $60,000) to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack, Kashmir Walla reported. “No amount of money can change what has happened, or bring back the lives lost. But we can offer our support to victims and their families, so they don’t have to bear this burden alone,” said Auckland-based Jaspreet Singh Rajpura who initiated this fundraising with the support of Sikh Supreme Society on 16 March. image: 
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Analysis: Al Qaeda eulogizes Zakir Musa, as his successor is named

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent's spokesman has released a glowing eulogy for Zakir Musa, who led Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) until his death in May. AQIS has also released a video calling on jihadis to join its cause in Kashmir. And AGH has named Musa's successor.
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, AGH |

OIC chief hopes for resuming real Indo-Pak dialogue to address Jammu and Kashmir issue

The Contact Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir convened in Jeddah on Wednesday, on the margins of the preparatory meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers for the 14th Ordinary Session of the Islamic Summit, due to be
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Cycle of Violence Upends Kashmir’s Tourism Industry

One of the world’s most beautiful regions faces unending bloodshed The post Cycle of Violence Upends Kashmir’s Tourism Industry appeared first on Asia Sentinel .
| Economics/Business, Headline, India |

Turkey voices 'deep concern' over Kashmir issue

Turkey is "deeply" concerned with the security and humanitarian situation in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on May 29.
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For Indian Muslims, Narendra Modi’s emboldened leadership is a reign of terror

The BJP’s shady “social media unit” administers a drip-feed of hate against minorities and dissenters.  Narendra Modi campaigned in 2014 on the promise of delivering 20 million jobs a year. In office, he presided over the worst unemployment rates in at least 20 years. An entire generation has missed the tide that may have carried them to a stable,
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India’s Chilling Lesson for the Left

Shortly after the election results in India last week that returned the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party and its leader, prime minister Narendra Modi, to power, a video began circulating on social media. Shared widely by Modi’s supporters, it purported to show a “millionaire Indian” celebrating Modi’s victory in New York City’s diamond district by throwing dollar bills into the air, westerners scrambling to pick up the money. It turned out to be a hoax, one in an unending
| Foreign Affairs, India, Narendra Modi |

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 .
| World |

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."
| Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Al Qaeda |

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
| Asia & Americas, India, Middle East |

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 .
| World |

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
| articles 2015 |

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 .
| English, NATO |

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
| articles 2015 |

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
| articles 2015 |

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 […]
| Articles, feminism, India Pakistan war |

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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