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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...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Dr. P.S. Sahni & Shobha Aggarwal In solidarity with the locked up Kashmiris not one, but two protests were held simultaneously from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 10th of September, 2019.The organizers and participants of the first protest were Kashmiri students and professionals...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Ishfaq Majid & Varinder Singh In 1949, a special provision was added to India’s constitution providing autonomy to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The article was allowing the state to have its own constitution, a separate flag, and independence over all matters except foreign...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-06 - Original post - cached version

Recently economist Jean Dreze told, “There were radical land reforms in Kashmir in 1950s and those land reforms were made possible due to Article-370.” [https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/economist-jean-dreze-jandk-mor... It is really so because without Article 370 the then Chief Minister...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-06 - Original post - cached version

The Punjabi Press Club of British Columbia unanimously condemned the ongoing assault on press freedom in Indian-occupied Kashmir at its monthly meeting in Surrey on Tuesday, September 3. On August 5, the Indian government unilaterally scrapped special rights given to the state of Kashmir under...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-05 - Original post - cached version

A Report by the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) and the Free Speech Collective (FSC) A month after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5, 2019, the continuing shutdown of communication in the Kashmir...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-05 - Original post - cached version

I arrived in Srinagar on the 3rd of August to spend my annual vacation with my family based in Kashmir. Two days after I arrived government suddenly announced bifurcation of the state, revocation of article 370 and turning Kashmir into a union territory. With this decision Mobile phones,...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Amid a debate over whether the annulment of article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was purely a government decision to reorganise the state, it is necessary to know whose real interest lies here. This removal of article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir (aka J&K) invited a number of intellectuals...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) notes with growing concern the abrogation of human rights and manipulation of the constitution in the name of democracy in India, specifically with regard to the situation in Indian-administered Kashmir, without...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-03 - Original post - cached version

Quote and misquote related to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar have become part of political discourse particularly since the abrogation of article 370 ( which is technically not correct as the article is not yet abrogated, special status is abrogated using the same article). Many people are quoting Baba...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-02 - Original post - cached version

Jury is out on whether the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A by the Government of India is a masterstroke or a monumental folly, having brought about a situation in Kashmir where political dialogue and autonomy have been removed from the agenda. A “special status” enjoying entity has been...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-02 - Original post - cached version

As we wait with bated breath for real news from Jammu and Kashmir since the total clampdown of 5 August, 2019, a large number of Writ Petitions finally got filed and the Supreme Court belatedly heard these on 28.08.2019. I read those of the petitions uploaded on the web and prepared this brief...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-02 - Original post - cached version

When I was a child, I used to watch these films. Films about an evil force that rose to power and swept across Europe. Films about wicked and powerful men who believed that they were better than everyone else. Films about armies invading and occupying. Films about soldiers patrolling the streets...

Aletho News - 2019-09-01 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | September 1, 2019 The stunning news that India’s GDP growth rate is hitting a six-year low figure of 5 percent in the past six-year period comes as reality check. Many economists even hold the view that in actuality, take away the statistical jugglery,...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-31 - Original post - cached version

You can look away now The Vale of tears has dried up And a deathly silence stalks the Dal Deserted towns, burnt orchards and shadows everywhere. Paradise will ne’er be the same again Nothing will ever be the same again We, the invisible and the damned, the rejected and the reviled, have long...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-31 - Original post - cached version

“…always was, always will be, the land of Kashmiris” Conquest by Abrogation: The acts of the Indian government in flooding Kashmir with its troops is a coercive measure meant to control, manipulate and subjugate the terrified people of Kashmir. In the days leading up to the abrogation of Article...

The Duran - 2019-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by George Callaghan…

The Jammu and Kashmir Conflict has rumbled on and off for 72 years. Kashmir (as the area is known for short) is argued over by Pakistan and India. The Pakistanis control an area they call Azad Kashmir (‘Free Kashmir) and maintain the fiction that this...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Recalling the stellar role of the Indian media during the infamous internal Emergency imposed by the late Indira Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani, the BJP patriarch now forcibly retired, famously noted: “You were asked to bend but you began to crawl.” Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, well known for...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Kashmiri women community have been a victim of the reinforced rape culture since 1947. With the recent abrogation of Article 370 by the Modi government, the fear of violence among Kashmiri women have increased. As witnessed in the past, Kashmiri women have been a victim of gang rapes, killing...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-29 - Original post - cached version

If there is any weapon that protects democracy, it is freedom to express a critical opinion. Every democratic Constitution must facilitate, declare and protect the people’s right to tell, write, represent, petition and challenge constitutionality of a policy that curbs expression en bloc. The...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Put me back in the middle of the sea, Let me struggle, learn & find a new shore. Dear Kannan Gopinathan Couple of days ago, I stumbled upon a news article that spoke about you resigning from the service. The reason for your resignation is something Bhakts and to-be-Bhakts might find really...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-28 - Original post - cached version

There were no black-bordered newspaper announcements of either the abrogation of the Articles 370 and 35A or the immediate clampdown imposed on Kashmir, effected as they were by devious and totalitarian, unconstitutional means. There was no broadcast-in-the-dark by any TV broadcaster. And, in...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-27 - Original post - cached version

It won’t be an exaggeration to say Kashmir is the worst conflict area in the world. Look anywhere else in the world where there are conflicts, there is no communication crack down. From Gaza to West Papua, from Hong Kong to the Yellow Vests in France….. the world knows what’s happening there....

Aletho News - 2019-08-27 - Original post - cached version

By Brian Cloughley | Strategic Culture Foundation | August 27, 2019 On August 23 the New York Times reported that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs “won’t say why foreign journalists continue to be blocked from setting foot in Kashmir” but managed to obtain a compelling first-hand account...

Strategic Culture - 2019-08-27 - Original post - cached version

On August 23 the New York Times reported that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs “won’t say why foreign journalists continue to be blocked from setting foot in Kashmir” but managed to obtain a compelling first-hand account of one of the thousands of arrests by the authorities. In this...

Pass Blue - 2019-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. A new report in Kashmir, which Modi has stripped of its political autonomy, suggests the crackdown in the region may hide abuses against civilians there.

As a communications shutdown is still depriving people in the predominantly Muslim Kashmir...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-25 - Original post - cached version

In a shocking development India’s Media watch dog, The Press Council of India (PCI) has moved the Supreme Court supporting the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision to impose restrictions on communication in the state following the abrogation of Article 370. The council, a statutory...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-25 - Original post - cached version

Kudos to Narendra Modi and his hefty henchman, Amit Shah. They have managed to transform India’s image overnight from that of being the world’s largest democracy into a highhanded occupation power. Something that Pakistan couldn’t quite accomplish over the past 73 years despite its best efforts...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-25 - Original post - cached version

“He came, he saw and he concurred“ – Caption of a RK Laxman cartoon in early 90 s AAP’s stand on article 370 has confused and disheartened many. For its workers the party has opened itself to attacks by its adversaries because of its support to stripping of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir and...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-23 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Dr. P. S. Sahni & Shobha Aggarwal   On 22 August, 2019 leaders of most major opposition parties demonstrated at the national protest site, JantarMantar, New Delhi, India from 11 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. The all party demonstration was organized to urge immediate release of leaders...

Aletho News - 2019-08-22 - Original post - cached version

By Shahana Butt – Press TV – August 22, 2019 Kashmir – In Indian-administered Kashmir, journalists and journalism are suffering the worst work challenges in decades. There has been a complete communication gag in the region since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status. This is not a usual...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-22 - Original post - cached version

These are strange times. A state can just get ‘obliterated’ from the map of the nation. Constitutional propriety is set aside to deprive millions of citizens of their basic human rights while a significant section of the rest of the country ‘rejoices’ over it all. A large section of the media...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-22 - Original post - cached version

We, the undersigned — Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi, members of all marginalised communities and anti-caste allies of India — condemn the support shown by certain Dalit–Bahujan political party leaders to the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s decision of diluting Article 370 of Constitution of India...

Kafila - 2019-08-21 - Original post - cached version

It’s an outrage to dismiss valid concerns that doctors and medical journals are raising. Representational image. | Image Courtesy: Indian Express These are strange times. A state can just get ‘obliterated’ from the map of the nation. Constitutional propriety is set aside to deprive millions of...

Aletho News - 2019-08-21 - Original post - cached version

Photograph Source: Motohiro Sunouchi – CC BY 2.0 By Nyla Ali Khan | CounterPunch | August 20, 2019 Introduction The recent unilateral decision of Prime Minister Modi’s government to revoke Article 370, which guaranteed the special status of Jammu and Kashmir; dismemberment of the State, and its...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-20 - Original post - cached version

It is not just Article 370, the President’s Order has also amended Article 367, changing the substantive character of an important provision besides abolishing the entire Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir. Article 370 is meant for preserving autonomy for Jammu & Kashmir, leaving decision-...

Pass Blue - 2019-08-20 - Original post - cached version

In Parliament on Aug. 6, 2019, Imran Khan, Pakistan’s leader, called the move by Narendra Modi of India to end the special status of Kashmir “racist.” The UN Security Council met on Aug. 16 to debate the crisis.

A familiar refrain often heard when the burgeoning crisis in Kashmir rises to...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-19 - Original post - cached version

  On Monday August 5, 2019, Modi government abrogated Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special autonomy status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir; and Ladakh. The move has led to mixed reactions in India though...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-19 - Original post - cached version

Since the arrival Modi in our political scenario in 2002, India has steadily drifted into world of “pseudo-reality”. By 2019, India has fallen deep into “the abyss of a totalitarian society”. Yet another “master-stroke” hurtling India towards disaster. The problem here is that since 1947 the UN...

Aletho News - 2019-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Army patrol on the road | Image courtesy Kavita Krishnan By Jean Drèze, Kavita Krishnan, Maimoona Mollah and Vimal Bhai | Indian Cultural Forum | August 14, 2019 We spent five days (9-13 August 2019) traveling extensively in Kashmir. Our visit began on 9 August 2019 – four days after the Indian...

Counter Currents - 2019-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Kashmir`s antiquity dates back to about 3000 BC, to make it contemporaneous to the Indus valley civilization. Kashmir has been a great seat of learning during the Vedic period, a part of the Maurya Empire in the 3rd century BC under Asoka, who founded the city of Srinagar. Srinagar is also known...

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