Kashmir crisis Day 60, October 3, 2019–Two months of siege continues

On day 60 of the siege, normal life remains disrupted in the Kashmir Valley. While the Indian home Minister claims that there are no restrictions in Kashmir, the ground reality is starkly different. Main markets and business establishments sometimes open only for a couple of hours in the mornings. Schools, colleges, and universities remain closed. …

Kashmir crisis –Day 50

Kashmir Crisis, Day 50, September 22, 2019 Lockdown and collective punishment of the Kashmiri people continues. There has been no change on the ground. Freedom of expression, movement, and gathering, remains suspended. Shortages of medicine and other essential supplies remains. Hospitals continue to be inaccessible for those dependent on public transportation, and other essential services …

Open letter to the UN Human Rights Council, September 17, 2019

UN Member-States must lead on a human rights Kashmir resolution at the 42nd Human Rights Council  September 17, 2019 Member States, United Nations Human Rights Council, As the siege of Kashmir enters its 44th. Day, we the scholars of Kashmir urge the members of the United Nations Human Rights council to address this escalating human …

Kashmir Crisis update: Day 39, September 12, 2019

Kashmir Crisis Kashmir’s unrelenting siege continues on the 39th day. There is no semblance of normalcy in Kashmir. Businesses remain shut, offices sparsely attended, public transport still not plying on the streets, schools, colleges and universities, still closed.  This week a sixteen year old Kashmiri died after being admitted to a hospital for tear gas …

Kashmir siege completes a month, September 4, 2019

Kashmir completes one month of siege. The situation on the ground remains unchanged. The communications blockade continues even though the Government claims that it has restored a few land line exchanges in some areas. People remain cut off from each other in the Valley, and from others outside the Valley. Hospitals and other essential services …