Kashmir scholars seek immediate intervention of the United Nations to end hostilities between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control

To                                                                                       April 13, 2020 His Excellency Antonio Gueterres, Secretary-General, United Nations CC: All members of the United Nations Security Council, Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the United Nations Re: Open letter to the UN Secretary General and the UN Security Council  Request Urgent Action on the fighting on …

Kashmir Scholars seek immediate intervention of the United Nations Security Council on the introduction of new Domicile Law in Jammu and Kashmir

In light of introduction of the latest legislative changes introduced in Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir scholars request the United Nations Security Council to uphold its commitments and urgently intervene and stop the violations of rights of the indigenous people of Jammu and Kashmir. To His Excellency Antonio Gueterres, Secretary General, United Nations CC: All members …

An open letter to the UNHCHR on arbitrary detentions in Indian administered Kashmir

Kashmir Scholars sent a report and analysis of the current state of arbitrary detentions in the context of the grave human rights and humanitarian crisis following the revocation of key articles of the Indian constitution providing partial autonomy to Kashmir. In light of the prevailing judicial crisis, and the intensification of arbitrary detentions inKashmir, the …

Letter to Prime Minister Modi from the Law Society of England and Wales

The Law Society of England and Wales , a professional body representing more than 180,000 solicitors in England and Wales has expressed grave concern regarding the arrest and detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom, President of the High Court Bar Association of Jammu and Kashmir. The Law Society respectfully urges the relevant authorities to : Immediately …

Kashmir crisis update, February 11, 2020

Kashmir siege crosses the six month mark Kashmir siege has completed six months and the signs of clampdown on various fronts have yet to ease. “Normalcy” has been redefined as lives of Kashmiris continue to the surveilled and policed, freedom of assembly, expression, and press still curtailed, thousands still languishing in jails, educational institutions still …

Kashmir Scholars publish a biography of the Association of the Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir

There are reportedly over 8,000 cases of enforced disappearances in Indian administeredJammu and Kashmir. These disappearances began in the 1990s evenbefore the enactment and implementation of The Jammu & Kashmir Armed ForcesSpecial Powers Act (AFSPA) in September 1990, which provides impunity for India’sarmed forces.The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir (APDP) was co-foundedin 1994 …

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry publishes a preliminary economic loss assessment report

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has issued a preliminary loss assessment report for the period of Aug 5-Dec. 3, 2019. "The agenda of development itself, in view of existing situation and the injured financial condition of locals, would appear to be segregationist and predatory in nature," states the report. "There is a feeling among …

Kashmir Crisis Day 160 of the Siege, January 11, 2020

Kashmir Crisis Day 160 In response to petitions filed against the communications blockade and other restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir since August, 5, the Supreme Court of India responded with lofty words on fundamental rights and free speech while failing to apply these principles in Kashmir. The internet blockade the longest ever on record, has …