The administration of Jammu and Kashmir, which is directly under the Central government, launched an eviction drive in January, many of whose victims were farmers, workers and marginalized sections. Political parties and people’s movements have slammed the drive with many critics calling it an attempt to bring about demographic change
Three years ago, on August 5, 2019, the Indian government revoked the special status that had been granted to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir. What is the situation today?
In this episode, we take a look at the situation in Jammu & Kashmir two years after constitutional changes that took away the State’s autonomy and bifurcated it, the state of pellet gun victims, the impact of the Pegasus revelations, and the plight of the power loom workers in Tamil Nadu
The houseboat sector in Kashmir’s Dal Lake is facing a deep crisis due to a ban on repairs. The houseboats’ owners have appealed to the government to implement sustainable methods like bio-digester tanks
Protesters have demanded strict action against the personnel involved in the assault on two youth, 20-year-old Shahid Ahad and 21-year-old Auqib Dar
The family of 23-year-old Irfan Ahmad Dar said he was killed in cold blood while in police custody even as the police claim he escaped. The alleged custodial killing triggered protests in northern Kashmir
A year after the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status and the imposition of a harsh lockdown, the parallels between India’s policies and that of Israel are all the more stark
The killing of a 25-year-old civilian has triggered massive protests across central Kashmir. The security forces have responded by firing tear gas canisters and pellets, injuring scores of protesters
Healthcare workers in Kashmir are alleging that security forces enforcing the shutdown are stopping them from performing their duties. A number of health workers have reportedly been roughed up for violating the curfew
Kashmir is under a military siege and communication blockade since August 05, when the far-right Indian government scrapped the region’s special status
The 2G internet on mobile phones that was restored in Kashmir on January 25 has failed over 65 lakh mobile phone users as they can’t access websites including the whitelisted ones, owing to the speed.
Twenty-time president of the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association, Mian Qayoom continues to suffer in prison after being placed in arbitrary detention in August last year. He has lost about 20 kgs of weight due to sickness as his health continues to deteriorate