Joe Biden campaign puts up policy paper seeking 'restoration of Kashmiris' rights', expressing disappointment in NRC, CAA
“These measures are inconsistent with the country’s long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy,” according to the policy paper ‘Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim American community’ posted recently on his campaign website.
In Bareilly jail, I was the guardian of all Kashmiris, says journalist Qazi Shibli after 9 months of detention under PSA
On 25 April, Qazi Shibli, a south Kashmir-based journalist and editor, returned home after nine month in a prison in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly
J&K locals voice anger about Centre's move to scrap contractual appointment law, open up of jobs for outsiders
The Centre's move to scrap a local law under which people were appointed on a contractual and ad hoc basis, as well as the opening of senior-level government jobs to 'outsiders', has triggered a backlash in Kashmir with both politicians and civil society activists slamming the authorities over the decision
Delhi court extends police custody of Kashmiri couple accused of instigating anti-CAA protests, having links with Islamic State
A Delhi court Tuesday extended by seven days the police custody of a couple arrested from south Delhi's Jamia Nagar for allegedly instigating anti-CAA protests in the National Capital and having links to the Islamic State's Khorasan module.
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.
Constitution of India is only as good as those executing it; Executive clings to letter more than spirit of document
To name two instances, the Indian Constitution has been weaponized since the 1950s against Kashmiris, as AG Noorani shows us over several volumes, and against Dalits
Land integration isn't enough, government must emotionally integrate Kashmiris, says Mehbooba's daughter Iltija Mufti
Speaking over the phone from Chennai where she lives with her aunt Rubiya Sayeed, Iltija said that she feels suffocated when she visits Kashmir
Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri students unable to prep for board exams suffering from stress due to restrictions; 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: Kashmiri diaspora weighs in on Centre's 'preventive measures' as blockade enters 78th day
The Centre-imposed restriction on communications and public movement in Jammu and Kashmir entered the 78th day on Monday. While postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid mobile services are still down.
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Pakistan has no moral ground to speak on behalf of Kashmiris if it is depriving own citizens of rights, says Mohajir leader Nadeem Nusrat
A US-based group representing expatriate Mohajirs on Monday called for the creation of an autonomous 'Greater Karachi' within Pakistan
Reality of Kashmir hits you once you visit state, at odds with TV-spun narrative; J&K misrule in ample evidence
It is always strange to visit Jammu and Kashmir because when you are away, you can get carried away by whatever narrative news channels spin, but the reality of the state and its people hits you in the face when you are actually there.
MHA tells states, UTs to ensure safety of people from Jammu and Kashmir, take strict action against offenders
An spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the ministry through an advisory to the states and Union territories asked them to reinforce the existing arrangements to ensure safety and security of persons belonging to Jammu and Kashmir residing in their respective jurisdictions,
Strongly condemn violence against Kashmiris, says Rahul Gandhi after dry fruit vendors attacked in Lucknow
Congress president Rahul Gandhi condemned the violence against Kashmiris and said India belonged to its citizens from every corner of the country. His reaction come after two Kashmiri vendors selling dry fruits were thrashed by a group of saffron-clad men in Lucknow on Wednesday.
Narendra Modi calls people who attacked Kashmiris in Lucknow 'crazed', tells state govts to act against such incidents
Narendra Modi on Friday asked state governments to take stern action if there is any attack on Kashmiris, calling those who targeted them recently in Lucknow "crazed people".
Pulwama backlash shows there's no safe place in India for my people: The account of a distressed Kashmiri writer
We, in Kashmir, have been living in a perilous situation where every moment of life is given like a bonus to us
Kashmiris, soft targets after terror attacks, blame post-Pulwama media frenzy for unprecedented backlash
The fear of a backlash was real, given how Kashmiris become soft targets after every such incident, rather than the real issue being tackled. But this time, the intensity of the frenzy whipped up at TV studios has been unprecedented in the real world.
Nitish Kumar orders probe into attack on Kashmiri traders in Patna after Pulwama terror attack on CRPF convoy
On Friday night, several Kashmiri shopkeepers were attacked and their shops damaged at Lhasa market on Budh Marg in Patna.
‘Leave or face dire consequences’: Kashmiri doctor in Kolkata threatened after Pulwama attack, state govt promises protection
A Kashmiri doctor, who has been living in Kolkata for 22 years, claimed that he has been asked to leave the city or face "dire consequences" following the Pulwama terror strike that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF men.
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CRPF sets up helpline for Kashmir-based people and students facing threats across the country as MHA issues notice: Narendra Modi to visit Bihar and Jharkhand; and more