“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 .
2019-05-26 12:05 | World | TheIntercept
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."
2019-05-24 22:05 | Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Al Qaeda | LongWarJournal
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."
2019-05-15 18:05 | Feature Articles, Long War Journal, 'Amaq News Agency | LongWarJournal
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
2019-05-12 12:05 | Asia & Americas, India, Middle East | MiddleEastMonitor
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 .
2019-05-09 16:05 | Armed Conflicts, Asia-Pacific, Editors' Choice | IPSnews
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
2019-05-02 15:05 | News | AbrarOnline
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.
2019-05-02 13:05 | News | IINA
“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 .
2019-04-29 11:04 | World | TheIntercept
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
2019-04-19 06:04 | News | ArabNews
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.
2019-04-15 18:04 | Long War Journal, Afghan Taliban, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent | LongWarJournal
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
2019-04-12 08:04 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
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 .
2019-03-26 19:03 | English, NATO | GlobalResearch
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
2019-03-22 08:03 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
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
2019-03-14 14:03 | News | ArabNews
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
2019-03-14 13:03 | Opinion| | GulfNews
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 .
2019-03-14 01:03 | India, Pakistan, india | AsianCorrespondent
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
2019-03-12 19:03 | News, Pakistan, Turkey | MiddleEastMonitor
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 .
2019-03-12 01:03 | Culture, India, Media | AsianCorrespondent
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.
2019-03-11 15:03 | News | NewStatesman
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
2019-03-10 12:03 | Opinion| | GulfNews
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
2019-03-09 05:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
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
2019-03-08 08:03 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
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 […]
2019-03-07 19:03 | Articles, feminism, India Pakistan war | NovaraMedia
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 .
2019-03-07 15:03 | English, India, Kashmir Crisis | GlobalResearch
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 .
2019-03-07 01:03 | India, News, Pakistan | AsianCorrespondent
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
2019-03-06 14:03 | News | NewStatesman
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.
2019-03-05 17:03 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
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 .
2019-03-04 17:03 | English, India, pakistan | GlobalResearch
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2019-03-04 13:03 | News | DemocracyNow
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 .
2019-03-04 08:03 | Case Studies, Geolocation, India | BellingCat
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
2019-03-03 14:03 | Asia & Americas, India, Middle East | MiddleEastMonitor
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 .
2019-03-02 09:03 | Rest of World, f-16, India | BellingCat
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
2019-03-01 21:03 | Foreign Affairs, India, Pakistan | NewRepublic
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 .
2019-03-01 14:03 | English, India, pakistan | GlobalResearch
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
2019-03-01 00:03 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
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.
2019-02-28 13:02 | News | NewStatesman
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 .
2019-02-28 02:02 | India, News, Pakistan | AsianCorrespondent
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
2019-02-28 00:02 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
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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.
2019-02-27 16:02 | News | NewStatesman
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
2019-02-27 13:02 | News | DemocracyNow
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.
2019-02-27 11:02 | News | IINA
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.
2019-02-27 06:02 | World | Hurriyet
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.
2019-02-26 15:02 | News | CommonDreams
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.
2019-02-26 14:02 | Long War Journal, india, Jaish-e-Mohammed | LongWarJournal
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.
2019-02-26 08:02 | World | Hurriyet
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.
2019-02-25 20:02 | Interview, Energy, India | ForeignPolicy
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
2019-02-21 14:02 | Iran, Pakistan, Chabahar | LobeLog
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
2019-02-21 05:02 | Uncategorized | AntiWar