Kashmir’s Freedom is India’s Freedom: Hum Kya Chahte? Azadi

I do not think ordinary Indians support the brutality of army occupation in Kashmir. Despite what the Indian state says, and despite what the Indian army and CRPF are doing, I honestly do not believe that any ordinary Indian supports the torture of young men, the blinding of people attending a funeral, the rape of … More Kashmir’s Freedom is India’s Freedom: Hum Kya Chahte? Azadi

Eleven things India must do in Kashmir: Justin Podur

Guest post by JUSTIN PODUR: I spent a week in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, at the end of April 2013, talking to people among whom there was a wide range of opinion. While almost everyone supports freedom, some are resigned to India never letting Kashmir go, others believe that the struggle will go on … More Eleven things India must do in Kashmir: Justin Podur

Kashmir: Civil society objections to proposed Police Bill

List of signatories at the end; statement put out on 25 February Following a preliminary reading of the Draft Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill, 2013, made public on 15 February 2013, the undersigned condemn the attempt of the Government to formally put in place powers and structures that the Jammu and Kashmir Police have for … More Kashmir: Civil society objections to proposed Police Bill

When the Indian nation’s ‘conscience’ was satisfied: Gazala Peer

Guest post by GAZALA PEER People who mourn under siege are not supposed to write. We cry and beat our chests. Kashmiris have long faced such predicaments, always forced to find alternatives for everything. Anything that is normal and fair is denied to them! Like a fair trial, for instance. I am not sure if … More When the Indian nation’s ‘conscience’ was satisfied: Gazala Peer

In mourning and under siege – A despatch from Srinagar: Saadut Hussain

Guest post by SAADUT HUSSAIN The evening prior to Afzal Guru’s hanging, Kashmir was being prepared for a siege. The state had already started working towards barricading the entire population of Kashmir and enforcing curfew. A backlash in Kashmir was already anticipated, not only because Afzal was a Kashmiri but also because in Kashmir he … More In mourning and under siege – A despatch from Srinagar: Saadut Hussain

A review of human rights in Jammu & Kashmir in 2012: JKCCS

This brief has been put out by the JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY TOTAL KILLINGS The year 2012 has just passed, and yet again like previous years, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has disgracefully claimed the year to be peaceful. This hyped peace is void of justice & peace and is packed … More A review of human rights in Jammu & Kashmir in 2012: JKCCS