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Counter Currents - 2020-01-27 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Sandeep Pandey and Rajendran Narayanan The decision on 5th August, 2019 to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A and division and downgrading of State of J&K into two Union Territories J&K and Ladakh was taken in a most undemocratic manner without consulting a single person of J...

Counter Currents - 2020-01-22 - Original post - cached version

Cartoon by Suhail H Naqshbani   This day, January 21 marks a very gory picture of history. It has seen blood flowing under Gaw Kadal Bridge in Srinagar and also marks the 96th death year of the Russian Revolutionary V. I. Lenin. In 1914, Lenin who stood affirm on nation’s right to self-...

Aletho News - 2020-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik | January 12, 2020 Thousands were detained under India’s Public Safety Act, a law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial, in Jammu and Kashmir before the Narendra Modi-led government revoked Articles 370 of the Constitution, stripping the...

Counter Currents - 2020-01-11 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Rajendran Narayanan and Sandeep Pandey “Jab har saans mein bandook dikhe toh baccha kaise bekhauf rahe?” (How can a child be fearless when she sees a gun in every breath?) remarked Anwar, a gardener from Srinagar, when asked about the situation in Kashmir.On 30 November, 2019, a...

Counter Currents - 2019-12-31 - Original post - cached version

On the New Year’s Day, Kashmir will complete 150 days of siege – largest ever in any place with the world’s longest-ever internet blockade. Although the curfew-like siege that started on mid-night 4 August has been considerably eased, the wherewithal of the cordon remains entrenched and...

Aletho News - 2019-12-30 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – December 30, 2019 For four months, the Pakistani government has been accusing Twitter of suspending hundreds of accounts of Pakistanis for raising issue related to Indian-administered part of Kashmir. The communication blockade entered its 148th day in Kashmir since the revocation of...

Counter Currents - 2019-12-29 - Original post - cached version

The analysis of Kashmir’s 90-year political history i.e., the period from 1930 to cusp of 2020 reveals a cyclic pattern in which significant political events took place after every 30-year period. I chose to call these events as Kashmir’s 30-year cyclic political turbulences. The first such...

Aletho News - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | December 17, 2019 The Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 hosted by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on December 18-21 was originally conceived as a landmark event in the politics of the Muslim world. It still is, albeit on a...

Aletho News - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – December 17, 2019 A crucial closed-door meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the Kashmir issue has been postponed for a month at least. The meeting was scheduled on Tuesday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Previously, a...

Counter Currents - 2019-12-12 - Original post - cached version

The crackdown on the mainstream leadership in Jammu and Kashmir and the inability of the present dispensation, to take into confidence the Abdullah’s and the Mufti’s, is deeply problematic. The political doctrine that has been operating in Kashmir since 1947 has now been challenged. Using a ‘not...

Aletho News - 2019-11-29 - Original post - cached version

Palestinian children play outside their dwelling in al-Eizariya town in the Israeli-occupied West Bank with the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim in the background. By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | November 29, 2019 “I believe the security situation will improve (in J&K), it will...

Counter Currents - 2019-11-21 - Original post - cached version

Kashmir issue has always been a tool for all the mainstream political parties in general and BJP in particular to invoke it for the consolidation of Hindu vote bank. After doing all the wrongs with the state of Jammu and Kashmir from overthrowing Sheikh Abdullah from the office in 1953 to...

Counter Currents - 2019-11-16 - Original post - cached version

It is over three months that the Article 370 has been abrogated. The procedure laid down by the law has been given a go bye and through a majority in Lok Sabha, bypassing the people of Kashmir the act has been done. While many a falsehood has been promoted, lately two such surfaced yet again....

Counter Currents - 2019-11-16 - Original post - cached version

An old man envisions Burial of his Dead self in Kashmir, Appalled how this thought precipitates his imagination, Is it merely a serendipity or causation? Imageries of horror & terror are never bereft of causations, They are complexly situated, ideational, relational & ideological, This...

Aletho News - 2019-11-16 - Original post - cached version

By Shahana Butt | Press TV | Nov 15, 2019 Indian-Administered Kashmir – More than 100 days have passed since India stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status and divided the state into two federally-ruled territories. The region has been observing a protest close down ever since; with shops,...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-06 - Original post - cached version

By abrogating the autonomous status of the now-former state of Jammu and Kashmir and transforming it into two direct rule territories, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have set in motion forces that could result in challenges to its control of portions of the Himalayan region.


Counter Currents - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

by Dr Wakar Amin & Ashish Kumar Singh  While the status of Jammu and Kashmir has been changed, there remain various issues yet to be redressed by the current Modi-led NDA government. One among them is to maintain the peaceful co-existence of different religious communities in the state. As...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-29 - Original post - cached version

The 27-member delegation of European Parliament members visited the troubled region of Jammu and Kashmir. It’s the first foreign delegation allowed to visit Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, this year. The MEPs are drawn largely from extreme right-wing parties like the German...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

Pain to be documented for the sake of civilization. Pain, language of the unspoken, censored, plugged and precluded. Pain of mothers daughters and lovers, of sons, fathers and admirers. Pain of separated caged minors of mums in the dread for their teens. Pain of kids deprived of children’s play...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-26 - Original post - cached version

It is a pity that some groups and individuals are urging palm oil importers in India to refrain from buying the commodity from Malaysia. The Solvent Extractors Association of India, India’s top vegetable oil trade body is one such outfit. Apparently, this boycott is a sort of “punishment” for...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-26 - Original post - cached version

Ms. Suhag Shukla, Executive Director of the Hindu American Foundation was upset with the congressional hearings on October 22nd, 2019, about Modi government’s  gross violations of  Human rights, democratic norms and abrogation of the article 370 without the consent of the governed. All their...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-25 - Original post - cached version

Indian government by abrogating Article 370 has put the entire population in Kashmir valley in deep pain and agony. Since October 5, 2019 the people of the valley are subjected to untold hardship and they are silently suffering the pain without any hope of redemption. In the post Article 370...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-21 - Original post - cached version

15th August:  Early Morning: After entering the premises of Srinagar airport, I must admit that my nation has been robbed of its identity, its constitution, its land and its skies. My people are caged to mourn this broad daylight robbery by putting nine hundred thousand guns at their heads. The...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Kashmir has been cut off from the rest of the world for more than two months now, with little certainty about what is coming next.  Kashmiris living in and outside the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir remain disconnected with hardly any means to communicate with each other. Just a few days...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

 Pseudo-nationalism : Venom against neighbours Modi-led NDA-1 regime Government was inaugurated in 2014 with a Neighbors First Policy, with neighbouring countries including Pakistan as the guests, and that was good. Modi had been to Pakistan unannounced, visited and greeted his family, embraced...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-12 - Original post - cached version

Dear Sisters, I am…I could be Subaida, Shameema, Khurshida…I could be living in any of the districts of Pulvama, Shopiyan or Bandipura…but I am the woman, one of the tens of thousands of women living in Kashmir. Mine was a quiet life with a security and safety many of you might not even dream of...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

Despite  all  the  cringing  efforts  made  by   our  newly  appointed  foreign  minister  S.  Jaishankar  to  cajole  the  UN  and  the  European  Community   to  fall  in  line  with  the  Modi  government’s  claim  that  developments  in   Kashmir are  India’s  `internal  affair’,  the ...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-10 - Original post - cached version

A National Alliance of People’s Movements delegation was detained at Srinagar airport on the morning of 4th October, 2019 by the District administration of Badgam and then sent back to Delhi. Individual notices in the name of three activists issued by District Magistrate of Badgam say that there...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

13-14th Aug 2019: Midnight: Sitting beside the bed of an old patient in SMHS hospital is not easy when everything seems to have been made to collapse as a “collective punishment” to eight million people of Kashmir on 5th august by a mere government order.   This old and lifeless patient is on...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-06 - Original post - cached version

South Asian activists came together to show solidarity with the people of Kashmir at a rally organized by Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI) in Surrey on Saturday, October 5. The Indian-occupied Kashmir remains under siege since August 5. This week marks two months of the blockade. The...

Aletho News - 2019-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – October 2, 2019 The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday released all politicians that had been held under house arrest in Jammu since India scrapped the region’s special constitutional status at the start of August. Jammu region politicians have been released from detention...

Counter Currents - 2019-10-01 - Original post - cached version

13th August 2019…( Day after Eid): No sooner had the Sun turned into the red balloon over the horizon there is a knock at my main gate. The lane is dark; my neighbours prefer dark lanes so that they can watch the outside shadows through their windowpanes. I turn the lights off, withdraw curtain...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-30 - Original post - cached version

When the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah was absent in Parliament on the day when the state’s fate was being decided on 5 August, 2019, the Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Parliament that he had chosen on his own will not to come to the Parliament. He even went to...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-28 - Original post - cached version

It has been more than a month since the Indian government decided to abrogate the article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. Since then the valley has been under a curfew and a communication blockade.On the one hand, the Indian media claims everything to be normal in...

Pass Blue - 2019-09-28 - Original post - cached version

Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan at the Sept. 24 world leaders’ luncheon, during the UN General Assembly week of high-level speeches. While Khan slipped quietly to his table at the lunch, his nemesis, Prime Minister Modi of India, worked the room. EUROPANEWSWIRE/UNCA POOL

War clouds...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-27 - Original post - cached version

What are the signs of war? A screeching halt of normal life.  The doldrums of the quotidian shaken by a new arbitrary order. Schools shut. Children rounded up, beaten, detained, tear-gas-blood-vomit. Hospitals slowed down. Deliveries disrupted. New lives asked to wait before coming into this...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-24 - Original post - cached version

A five member team of eminent activists, journalists and civil society members recently returned from Kashmir. The all-woman team has now shared its findings on the situation on the ground in the region that still remains by-and-large cut off from the rest of the country, the communication...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-22 - Original post - cached version

The JK bank calendar on my wall shows 12th in red today. Remember JK bank, once the economic backbone of the state, which has gone through the raids, interrogations and management changes recently. This was in fact the prelude to the political annihilation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-22 - Original post - cached version

By the collapse of Mughal rule in 1752, Kashmir came under the administration of the Afghans. Nevertheless, the Sikhs, under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, wrested Kashmir from the Afghans in 1819. In 1820, Maharaja Ranjit Singh appointed the Dogra king Gulab Singh to rule the state. In 1846, the...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-18 - Original post - cached version

Diary 2: 9thaugust 2019 Please minus 6th, 7th and 8th August 2019 from my life. These three days of my incarceration are equal to three centuries of subjugation but my isolation, apprehension and fear have become so overbearing that I have lost the sense and count of the days or dates. This day...

Strategic Culture - 2019-09-17 - Original post - cached version

In early August India deployed 38,000 troops in Indian-administered Kashmir to join the half-million already there. (There are two Kashmirs, administered respectively by India and Pakistan, following post-colonial dissent concerning accession of the territory.) There was then a massive clamp-...

The Duran - 2019-09-17 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

A top Indian official has put Islamabad on notice, saying India’s nuclear-armed neighbor “should be ready to lose Pakistani-occupied Kashmir,” in perhaps the most provocative statement yet since New Delhi’s revoking its own administered Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-17 - Original post - cached version

It is over one and a half month since the Kashmir valley is completely locked down without any communication network, internet, telephone and other facilities. Thousands of students and other professional who are living outside of Kashmir are unable to speak to their near dear ones. The people...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-17 - Original post - cached version

The UN has stated in its charter that “the right of peoples to self-determination (is) one of the fundamental rights of international law. … Today, the right of peoples to self-determination is generally recognized as the norm of international law, which is the norm under customary law . Its...

The Duran - 2019-09-16 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of “consequences” if nuclear-armed Pakistan ends up losing a conventional war to its nuclear-armed rival and neighbor India.
Asked in an Al Jazeera interview to set the record straight on whether Pakistan would hit India with...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-16 - Original post - cached version

The parallels between Kashmir and Palestine have been drawn for quite a while now – and there have been instances of solidarity based on similarity of circumstances between Palestinians and Kashmiris. Most recently, several important Palestinian news outlets like the 972 magazine, Electronic...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-14 - Original post - cached version

  In a recent Washington Post article, ​well-known Indian journalist ​Barkha Dutt railed against what she called the “living hell vs. happy place” narrative that seem​s​ to dominate rec​e​nt news reporting on Kashmir. She ​informs the reader ​that she has been ​relaying news from Kashmir for 25...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-13 - Original post - cached version

day1: 5th august 2019…. It is the morning, not the one it was yesterday. I could open door or window or heart yesterday or I could go out to talk about the leaked government orders which directed officials to prepare stocks of essentials at least for three to six months. I could ask questions to...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-13 - Original post - cached version

9th September is revolutionary Punjabi poet Pash’s birth anniversary. He was born on 9th September 1950 in Talwandi Salem village in district Jalandhar and assassinated by Khalistani fundamentalists on 23rd March 1988. While going back into memories, an interesting episode from his life relevant...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-12 - Original post - cached version

When the British officially brought India under the governance of the British crown in 1858 declaring Queen Victoria as the Empress of India, the rationale provided was that the British Government would work to ‘better’ its Indian subjects. The ‘natives’ then considered uncivilized and deprived...


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