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Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India By Dexter Filkins

On August 11th, two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent soldiers in to pacify the Indian state of Kashmir, a reporter appeared on the news channel Republic TV, riding a motor scooter through the city of Srinagar. She was … Continue reading

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As repression in India gets worse, notable figures remain silent – Rana Ayyub

Over the past weeks I’ve received a number of alarming messages about police repression and intimidation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. “If you see this, help us,” read an urgent message I received on Dec. 21 from an … Continue reading

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A Wretched Day for Democracy: Revocation of the Special Status of Kashmir by NYLA ALI KHAN

The India that Jammu and Kashmir acceded to in 1947 had chosen democracy, secularism, and socialism as its goals. Although the Praja Parishad, predecessor of the RSS, was determined to foist a solution of the entire Kashmir issue along communal … Continue reading

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Rattling the Nuclear Cage: India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran and the US by ROBERT FISK

We like our anniversaries in blocks of 50 or 100 – at a push we’ll tolerate a 25. The 100th anniversary of the Somme (2016), the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain (2015). Next year, we’ll remember the end of the Second … Continue reading

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India Annexes Kashmir and Brings Us Back to Partition By Mohammed Hanif

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani kids are taught in and out of school that Kashmir is our “shah rug” (jugular vein). Indians believe that Kashmir is their “atoot ang” (indispensable body part). Urdu and Persian poetry is full of paeans to the beauty … Continue reading

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India Celebrates Democracy, Kashmir Cries Hypocrisy by PRITI GULATI COX

India wants to reap the benefits of Islamophobia from which the world is suffering…. the Indian government has to reconcile its own people to body bags coming from Kashmir…. If the Indian people were told the truth that Kashmiris don’t … Continue reading

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“Thus Spake Nehru” – Greater Kashmir 2010 – Interesting Nehru Quotes

Yes Roy is right, if New Delhi is serious in filing a case against her and Geelani, they must first file it against the first prime minister of India, Hashim Qureshi quotes Nehru’s speeches which, by today’s New Delhi logic, … Continue reading

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‘Do you need 700,000 soldiers to fight 150 militants?’: Kashmiri rights activist Khurram Parvez

The programme coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society speaks on how the people’s narrative contradicts that of the State. Khurram Parvez, Kashmiri human rights activist in Srinagar, is programme coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition … Continue reading

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The Mangled Political Landscape of Jammu & Kashmir – by NYLA ALI KHAN

The conception of a representative government that would enable the devolution of administrative responsibilities to districts and villages; a socialist system in which the state would control the means of production so as to ensure the fairest distribution of goods, power, … Continue reading

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India ‘covering up abuses’ in Kashmir: report – Al Jazeera – 10 Sep.15

The Indian government has covered up hundreds of cases of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a new report has alleged. Khurram Parvez, programme coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of … Continue reading

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