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Internet Will Be Restored Once Situation Turns ‘More Normal’ in Kashmir: L-G

Internet services will be restored in Kashmir in phases once the situation turns “more normal”, Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor GC Murmu said on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

Modi-Merkel Meet: German Chancellor Prioritised Profit Over People

October 31 was an eventful Halloween in India. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in New Delhi with an entourage of 12 of Germany’s 16 cabinet ministers.

China Issues Strongly Worded Response On India’s Move to Bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir in to Two UTs

Indian state on Thursday (October 31st) moved forward with its announcement to bifurcate the internationally disputed region of Kashmir into two Union Territories. The region is claimed by both India and Pakistan, who have control over only parts of it.

Self Determination As South Asia’s Only Survival Roadmap

Against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in South Asia, triggered by India’s purported annexation and lockdown of Indian-held Kashmir, the World Sikh Parliament has called for urgent international intervention to prevent a catastrophic war that most military experts expect to be a nuclear conflict with casualties measured in the tens of millions.

India Should ‘Unlock’ Freedom Curbs in Disputed Kashmir, UN Human Rights Chief

The United Nations' Human Rights body has issued an appeal over the territory of Kashmir – which both India and Pakistan claim as sovereign, but control only parts of it. The appeal follows months of escalating tensions linked to earlier suicide attacks and the Indian Government’s decision in August to revoke majority-Muslim Kashmir’s special status, which for decades had allowed it partial autonomy.

SCI Defers Article 370 Kashmir Cases to Nov 14, Puts Embargo on Filing of Fresh Petitions

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana allowed the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to file counter-affidavits on petitions challenging scrapping of Article 370.

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan Diaspora Groups to Protest Against Modi at UN in New York

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan diaspora groups will be holding a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 27, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Sikhs, Tamils, Kashmiris Protest Against Kashmir Lockdown in Delhi; Seek UN Intervention

Despite the stoppages by the Delhi police, acting under orders of the government of India, hundreds of activists from Punjab and Tamil Nadu held a demonstration against 50-day Kashmir lockdown and took out a march from Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib towards Jantar Mantar.

Kashmir Caged: A Fact-Finding Report [Full Text]

We spent five days (9-13 August 2019) traveling extensively in Kashmir. Our visit began on 9 August 2019 – four days after the Indian government abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, dissolved the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Sikh and Tamil Groups to Demonstrate in Delhi Against India’s Occupation of Kashmir on Sept 26

Perturbed over the stubborn attitude of the government of India with regards to the situation in Kashmir, its unrelenting role of disrespecting human rights in the region where the special status of the people and the state has been unilaterally abrogated, political parties from Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kashmir will hold Justice March and Rally in Delhi on September 26.

Punjab Based Sikh Groups Writes to UNHRC on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

Dal Khalsa, a Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh groups has once again raised its concerns over situation of human rights in Kashmir. Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh has written an open letter to UNHRC Commissioner Ms Michelle Bachelet Jeria.

UC Berkeley Sikh Students Association Releases Statement Supporting Kashmiris

The University of California Berkeley Sikh Student Association recently released a statement extending its support for the people of Kashmir as well as to urge UC Berkeley to re-examine current partnerships the university has with the government of India.

Hospital Records Expose Modi Government’s Normalcy in Kashmir: Over 150 Treated for Tear Gas, Pellet Gun Injuries

More than 150 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in the disputed Kashmir region since Indian security forces launched a major crackdown this month, data from the region's two main hospitals shows.

UN Human Rights Experts Call on India to End Communications Shutdown in Kashmir

UN human rights experts on August 22 called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month.

Genocide Watch Issues “Genocide Alert” for Indian Occupied Kashmir

Genocide Watch, an international group that keeps watch on apprehensions of genocide, works for prevention of genocide and issued alerts regarding possibility of genocide, has issued a 'Genocide Alert' in Indian administered Kashmir.

About 4000 Kashmiris Arrested Since August 5 by Indian Authorities

Reports from Indian-administered Kashmir reveal that thousands of people have been arrested and detained by Indian authorities in Kashmir since August 5- when the BJP government stripped of the special status to the State.

Observing Aug 15 as Black Day, Sikh bodies protest against India’s onslaughts on Minorities

Representatives of various Sikh groups namely Dal Khalsa, SAD (Amritsar) and others urged the Indian state and the world community to acknowledge the right to self determination of all struggling peoples in accordance with international treaties and covenants, which all democratic nations are expected to adhere to and oblige.

India Renews Crackdown on Kashmiris After Overnight Protests

Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir reimposed restrictions on people's movement on August 18 following a flare-up of protests by Kashmiris. According to media reports, which cite officials saying that clashes between Kashmiri residents and police left dozens injured.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

Sikh Groups Express Solidarity With Kashmiris; To Mark August 15 As Black Day in Punjab

Extending their solidarity with Kashmiri people and their cause, the Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) today fired a salvo against Akali Dal Badal for supporting Indian Govt’s move to strip J&K of its special status.

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