Kashmir: A Pashtun village resisting cultural assimilation
18 November 2023 | 8:33 am
Locals are lamenting an inability to preserve their language and heritage. The community is also grappling with sentiments of political alienation and social exclusion.
5 Nov 2021
Businesses fear a sizable reduction in output, after many migrant laborers fled due to targeted killings. Experts say that tensions are on the rise between locals and migrants over fears of a demographic transition.
1 Dec 2021
Indian government forces have killed the head of a Pakistan-based militant group in Indian-administered Kashmir. Noor Mohammad Tantray, head in the Kashmir valley of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group, was killed in a gun battle after being trapped in a house near the city of Srinagar on Monday evening. The 47-year-old, a mere three feet tall, took over the group in Indian Kashmir in 2016.
30 Dec 2021
Kashmir's subzero temperatures in winter and a dearth of electricity are a painful mixture for locals. With a vast capacity to produce hydropower, why is so little electricity available?
9 Feb 2022
Women in a poor, remote mountain village spearheaded the cleanup of their local stream. A decade on, their novel efforts have proved effective and they're setting a benchmark for the region.
19 May 2022
Bombs and weapons used in Afghanistan by militants and US forces are making their way into India-administered Kashmir, raising fears that they could bolster an Islamist insurgency in the area.
3 Jun 2022
Kashmir police said militants killed the bank manager and a factory worker. A wave of killings has hit Kashmir, prompting dozens of Hindu families to flee the region.
26 Aug 2022
Kashmiri political parties are concerned that the inclusion of 2.5 million new voters in the Muslim-majority region will permanently disenfranchise Kashmiris.
8 Sep 2022
For decades, Pakistan has been providing "diplomatic" help to separatists in India-administered Kashmir, but the support has waned considerably in the past few years due to rising economic and political turmoil at home.
13 Oct 2022
The prominent Kashmiri separatist had been suffering from kidney cancer. His family allege he was denied proper medical treatment while in police custody.
29 Nov 2022
A suicide-prevention support service in Indian-administered Kashmir is a lifeline for people struggling with mental health issues. However, many in this conservative region are reluctant to seek help.
India has revived its village defense program in Kashmir following a recent spate of deadly attacks. The decision to send weapons into the contentious region has been condemned.
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South Korea has been ramping up its surveillance capabilities in order to gain a strategic edge over North Korea. The move comes after North Korea launched a satellite of its own in violation of UN resolutions.
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