It has been one year since Kashmir was left numb, besieged by 38,000 additional troops adding to those already patrolling what is considered the world’s most militarized area. Without a voice, without reach, the world seems to have forgotten the Kashmir region and its people.
- Beyond the veil of diplomacy, insight into last month’s cruel border clashes reveals growing tension between the two Asian giants
- Well before, and after, the pandemic, thousands of people lived locked down within tiny, inescapable pieces of land. The crisis provoked by Covid-19 has only reminded us all how dire such reality is, for both human bodies and minds. Take Gaza, North Korea or Kashmir, three places where the lockdown is not bound to end with the epidemic.
- The sudden announcement of a lockdown triggered the biggest exodus India has ever witnessed since the Partition. 120 million migrant workers have remained with no protection, in the grip of hunger.
- While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was smiling and shaking hands with President Donald Trump, India witnessed a new wave of violence that targeted the Muslim minority in New Delhi. To what extent is its ruling party responsible for this?
- The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is widely seen as a frontal attack on the secular character of the Indian Constitution, the principle of equality, and it openly discriminates against the Muslim minority. Is India turning into a Hindu’s nationalist state?
- A long-awaited verdict by India’s Supreme Court fails to punish the perpetrators of the most dreadful act of sectarian violence in the country. A new worrying page for India’s Muslim minority.
- As Kashmir simmers under military siege, ruling BJP are experiencing a different, bureaucratic way to crack down on unwanted religious minorities. Turning towards red-handed violation of Indian Constitution’s secular spirit.
- Gandhi’s religious vision encouraged multiple attachments, multiple belongings, and multiple religious identities. Is it not time that we challenge the idea of religion as an exclusive monolith.
- Kashmir has been buried under a thick silence. Local newspapers’ websites were last updated on August 4th while reporters had to transport their articles and photos out of the state on USBs, and many got their footages deleted. The government claims everything is under control and going back to “normal”, while pharmacies are running out of medicines due to the curfew and ban on movements.