Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri students unable to prep for board exams; experts say kids 'worst affected'
It has been 84 days since the 5 August decision of the Centre to revoke Article 370 and Article 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir. On 31 October, the state of Jammu and Kashmir will officially cease to exist.
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Amit Shah told Rajya Sabha situation in Kashmir is normal; Valley reporters test claim
The following is a transcript of a conversation between Greeshma Kuthar and three reporters — Danish Bin Nabi, Quratulain Rehbar and Kaisar Andrabi — from different parts of Kashmir.
Afraid of being dispossessed, Kashmiris question Centre's motives on new land laws, say can't trust the govt
When the government had revoked Article 370 in August 2019, most locals had then said that it was done to bring outsiders into Jammu And Kashmir. With the new land laws, they say, their fears have come true
Year after Gupkar Declaration, political parties in J&K reiterate commitment to restoring Article 370
The declaration, passed at an all-party meeting on 4 August last year at Farooq Abdullah's Gupkar residence, said the parties were united in their resolve to protect the special status of Jammu and Kashmir
This episode of Voices from the Lockdown will attempt to highlight dying tourist revenue and the crumbling economy in the valley, through interviews with various stakeholders from Kashmir.
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: One year since abrogation of Article 370, education sector worst affected
“The most badly affected sector because of the abrogation of Article 370 is the education sector.”
Former J&K MLAs submit 15-point memorandum to LG GC Murmu, demand release of detainees, withdrawal of cases against youth
Eight former legislators led by Syed Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday became the first group of mainstream politicians from J&K to open the channels of communication with the office of Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu and making a slew of demands including restoration of statehood
Five Kashmiri politicians, under detention since abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August, released by J&K administration
The five leaders released belonged to the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who were kept under preventive detention, officials said.
190 stone pelting incidents in Kashmir Valley since abrogation of Article 370, 35A on 5 August, says MHA
As many as 190 stone pelting incidents have been reported in Kashmir Valley ever since the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, and 250 people involved in them are currently in jails, officials said on Wednesday.
From doctors to engineering students, Kashmiris kicked off WhatsApp lament loss of patient data, access to online courses
Those outside Kashmir noticed that their relatives, friends and colleagues were leaving WhatsApp groups in droves. The news came as a shock to citizens from the Valley who have not been able to use the internet for the past four months.
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Victims of pellet guns say lives stand irreparably damaged, political situation in Kashmir only amplifies depression
Having looked at situation in North Kashmir and South Kashmir, we will take a closer look at Central Kashmir in this episode of Firstpost's podcast, Voices from the Lockdown.
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Anger still simmering over Article 370 abrogation, say people in Kashmir's Sopore, Bandipora
The communications blockade in Jammu and Kashmir entered the 119th day on Sunday. While postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional, more than three months since the Centre abrogated Article 370 in the Union Territory.
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Amid shutdown in Kashmir's Kupwara, locals say faith in regional parties marred
Kupwara is a district which used to be at the centre of militant activity for the longest time. Similar to what happened in Baramulla, which we discussed at length on Thursday, the district was heavily militarised after the 1990’s.
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: If Centre neglects Valley after abrogation of Article 370, we are going to suffer, say Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs
This new Firstpost podcast entitled Voices from the Lockdown seeks to explore the ground realities in Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu under this communications shutdown through conversations with journalists and experts from the Valley.
Kashmiri-American teacher heckled at Vivek Agnihotri's Rutgers University talk says 'crowd was infuriated' by his questions
The Kashmiri-American teacher who was heckled at Vivek Agnihotri's event says he was allegedly punched in the back while exiting the venue.
Centre justifies abrogation of Article 370 in SC; says militants, separatists were taking advantage of 'temporary provision'
A five-judge bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice SK Kaul, Justice R Subhash Reddy, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant is scheduled to take up for hearing a batch of petitions challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and Article 35A on 14 November
Narendra Modi closed gateway of terrorism in India by repealing Article 370, 35A in Kashmir, says Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into Jammu and Kashmir which was closed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by abrogating them
Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Sana Iltija dismisses claim that Article 370 hindered progress in Kashmir as 'propaganda'
Iltija responded to questions on various issues, ranging from the appointment of Girish Chandra Murmu as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, to the allegations that regional leaders were responsible for the current predicament of Kashmir
Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri detainees made to sign bonds prohibiting them from speaking on Article 370; expert calls move an act to silence dissent
Wednesday marked the 80th day of the communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, and while postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional in the restive region.
Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Over two months on, public transport remains off roads; people still lack access to vital services
One of the biggest reasons that normalcy still evades Kashmir is because public transportation remains completely off the roads