Category Archives: Conflict/War

Female Kashmiri students lead anti-India protests

Students from various female colleges in Indian-administered Kashmir take part in mass protests against Indian soldiers.

Source: Female Kashmiri students lead anti-India protests

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Disappeared, Denied but not Forgotten: Independent People’s Tribunal hears to testimonies of kins of Victims of Enforced Disappearances in Punjab

The Punjab Documentation and Advocacy Project (PDAP) in collaboration with Human Rights Law Network and other bodies a two-day Independent People’s Tribunal (IPT) on the issues of enforced disappearances, fake encounters and two decades of the denial of justice and accountability in Punjab.

Source: Disappeared, Denied but not Forgotten: Independent People’s Tribunal hears to testimonies of kins of Victims of Enforced Disappearances in Punjab

How Kashmiris are using phone cameras to tell the world of atrocities by security forces

Before the January 25 revolution in Egypt that led to the Arab Spring, it was the Kashmiris who used social media to mobilise and organise protests in 2008 and extensively in 2010. With 60 per cent of the population under the age of 30, the discourse is led by opinion leaders on various social media platforms and not by the newspapers.

Kashmiris have used the technology as a tool to define their movement for independence. Rather than waiting for journalists to make a story, they are taking a phone and making a story on their own. A phenomenon that has not only created awareness on Kashmir globally, but given local voices an international platform.

Source: How Kashmiris are using phone cameras to tell the world of atrocities by security forces