Kashmir Shooting Triggers Anti-India Protests and Clashes

Indian soldiers have shot and killed a young man at checkpoint in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes, local officials said. The man was driving a car and ignored signals to stop at the western Srinagar checkpoints, said India’s Central Reserve Police Force in a statement. The police said the soldiers … Read more Kashmir Shooting Triggers Anti-India Protests and Clashes

Anti-India protests & clashes erupt in Kashmir

Indian soldiers have shot and killed a young man at a checkpoint in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, locals and officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region. The man was driving a car on Wednesday and ignored signals to stop at two checkpoints in the western outskirts of Srinagar, the region’s … Read more Anti-India protests & clashes erupt in Kashmir

Kashmir police bury slain rebels, won’t hand over bodies to families

Indian authorities did not hand over the bodies of the slain Kashmiri rebel fighters to their families under a new government policy designed to thwart large-scale funerals that have become a rallying point for anti-India protests. Instead, they are being buried in unmarked graves. The government is blaming the coronavirus pandemic for not allowing a … Read more Kashmir police bury slain rebels, won’t hand over bodies to families

India at 142 on World Press Freedom Index over Kashmir blackout

India has dropped two places on the World Press Freedom Index, now ranking at 142 out of 180 countries. Reporters Without Borders says a communications blackout in Indian-administered Kashmir, which made it increasingly difficult for journalists to report on what is happening in the region, played a significant role in that shift. Their report calls … Read more India at 142 on World Press Freedom Index over Kashmir blackout

Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak

As India observes a nationwide lockdown, one area has already been under heavy restrictions. There has been a curfew and communications blackout in Indian-administered Kashmir since the government revoked the region’s autonomy last year. Thousands of people have been arrested and held without charge or trial, and human rights groups say they must be released. … Read more Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak

Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

It has been more than a year since the former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became Pakistan’s prime minister. During his campaign, Khan promised to turn his county’s economy around. But the fight to ease inflation has not been easy. The Pakistani rupee lost 35 percent of its value during Khan’s first year in office. And despite … Read more Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

Hundreds still in prison six months after India crackdown in Kashmir

While President Trump refused to comment on protests in the Indian capital, he did offer to mediate on the crisis in Kashmir, saying the region had been “a thorn in lots of people’s sides” for a long time. In August the Indian government effectively took over rule there, with Prime Minister Modi claiming Kashmir would … Read more Hundreds still in prison six months after India crackdown in Kashmir

‘America loves India’: Trump and Modi hail India-US ties

US President Donald Trump addressed a huge rally at a mega cricket stadium on his maiden official visit to India that is big on photo opportunities but likely short on substance. Trade tensions have grown between the United States and India, the world’s fifth-biggest economy, as Trump’s “America First” drive collides with Prime Minister Narendra … Read more ‘America loves India’: Trump and Modi hail India-US ties

Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

From Pakistan, the Kashmir region appears disputed. From India, it appears firmly under Indian control. Google Maps changes disputed borders based on the country a user is searching from, demonstrating its ability to bend information to its will. Read more: https://wapo.st/37nFgZD. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ … Read more Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

Introducing ‘FakeOut’: A series about misinformation from The Fact Checker

Over the last year, we’ve expanded our video series well beyond fact-checking American politicians. We introduced a comprehensive guide to manipulated video, explained the complex history of Turkey and the Kurds, and investigated conflicting reports of violence in Kashmir. And now we’re trying something new. For the next three episodes, the Fact Checker video team … Read more Introducing ‘FakeOut’: A series about misinformation from The Fact Checker

What is the human cost of Kashmir’s internet blackout? | The Stream

Internet service is finally trickling back into Indian-administered Kashmir, after an agonizing 160-day communications blackout. The ban followed India’s controversial decision last August to revoke the region’s semi-autonomous status. Officials insist the blackout is needed to prevent unrest, but India’s Supreme Court disagrees. It recently ruled that an indefinite suspension is “impermissible” under the constitution. … Read more What is the human cost of Kashmir’s internet blackout? | The Stream

The silenced YouTube stars of Kashmir – BBC News

Kashmiri Kalkharabs is a YouTube channel based in Indian-administered Kashmir. The satire channel touched on social, political and cultural issues and had a large following in the region. However, since the internet was blocked back in August, when the region was stripped of its semi-autonomous status and divided into two federally-administered territories, YouTubers like Kashmiri … Read more The silenced YouTube stars of Kashmir – BBC News

Indian High Commissioner: ‘Jammu & Kashmir have been at the receiving end of cross-border terrorism’

Going Underground speaks to the Indian High Commissioner to the U.K. Ruchi Ghanashyam. She discusses the importance of Republic Day for India which falls on the 26th of January and responds to allegations made by the Pakistani High Commissioner over Kashmir. She discusses why Narendra Modi’s BJP scrapped Article 370, criticism of the Indian government’s … Read more Indian High Commissioner: ‘Jammu & Kashmir have been at the receiving end of cross-border terrorism’

The man who lost his family – BBC News

In 1971, a brief war between India and Pakistan over the territory of Kashmir shifted the border 6 kilometres into Pakistan’s space. Four villages became part of the Indian territory, and the villagers away from home on that day were permanently split from their families. Farhat Javed of BBC Urdu and Aamir Peerzada of BBC … Read more The man who lost his family – BBC News

Iran: From patriotism to protests | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: How the downing of a Ukrainian passenger aircraft flipped the narrative in Iran. Plus, the challenges of reporting race in Portuguese media. From mourning Soleimani to protesting against the regime When a US drone strike killed Iran’s most important military figure, General Qassem Soleimani, two weeks ago, it provided … Read more Iran: From patriotism to protests | The Listening Post (Full)