Kashmir: Protracted conflict pushes youth to heroin addiction
17 July 2021 | 1:47 pm
Thousands of Kashmiri youth are becoming addicted to heroin, amid extreme economic and psychological stress. Experts say recent lockdowns and the widespread availability of the drug are major contributing factors.
15 Feb 2022
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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.
While many European countries are struggling to tackle a rise in drug trafficking and drug use, some are looking to Portugal for inspiration on how to successfully reform their judicial and medical response. In July 2001, Portugal decriminalised the personal use and possession of all illegal drugs.
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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Undaunted by criticism from Pakistan, the Indian government has announced that it will hold G-20 and Youth20 meetings next month in the disputed region of Kashmir.
A G20 tourism meeting has begun under tight security in India-administered Kashmir, as New Delhi seeks to project an image of normality in the contested territory. Pakistan and China slam New Delhi's move.
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