In addition to lockdown measures, the harsh political and social restrictions imposed by the Indian government have made life extremely difficult for the people of Kashmir.
In this episode of Dispatches from India, we take a look at the gas leak in the south Indian city of Visakhapatnam, the situation of drivers in Kashmir due to COVID-19 and the ‘Bois Locker Room’ issue.
Over 7 months after the State of Jammu and Kashmir lost its special status and a harsh lockdown was imposed, the people face a double blow due to the novel coronavirus. Poor internet speeds make the matter worse
Kashmir is under a military siege and communication blockade since August 05, when the far-right Indian government scrapped the region’s special status
Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity
As the erstwhile state remains deprived of crucial communication services since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, it has taken a toll on the youths’ future and careers.
Users are being asked to sign an informal bond which includes conditions restraining them from uploading all encrypted files that contain any videos or photographs, in addition to disallowing the use of social networking sites, proxies, VPNs and WiFi
Fear and political uncertainty have gripped the entire state, but people are determined to resist the state repression.
The delegation of Members of European Parliament comprises representatives of far-right wing parties which are known for their Islamophobic and anti-migrant stances
Activist Parvez Imroz, who has been working on the human rights-related issued for more than 30 years now, is in conversation with Gautam Navlakha.
After over 60 days of an unprecedented communications blockade, journalists in Kashmir staged a protest against the ongoing siege, as they face relentless intimidation and threats of arrest for reporting on the ground situation
We also report on the issue of wage hike raised by South African security guard unions.