Fahad Shah

Fahad Shah

Fahad Shah is a journalist and editor currently reporting from Kashmir and New Delhi. He is the editor of the Anthology Of Occupation and Resistance: Writings from Kashmir and the magazine, The Kashmir Walla.

Latest from Fahad Shah

China-India border dispute: how one doctor coped with conflict and Covid-19 on the front lines of a face-off between two world powers

Dr Jigmet Wangchuk knew that life would be tough when he transferred to a remote town in India’s Ladakh region, but little could he have guessed the reality.

Dr Jigmet Wangchuk knew that life would be tough when he transferred to a remote town in India’s Ladakh region, but little could he have guessed the reality.

2 Nov 2021 - 11:55AM
A year after India-China border clash, Ladakh hopes tourists will return

Security measures and Covid-19 restrictions have affected the livelihoods of the tourism-reliant region, pushing some to work for the Indian army

Security measures and Covid-19 restrictions have affected the livelihoods of the tourism-reliant region, pushing some to work for the Indian army

18 Jul 2021 - 3:17PM
Beaten, stripped, lips sewn up: a bleak year for human rights in Kashmir

The human rights watchdog Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has released a report detailing allegations of shocking abuses in Indian administered Kashmir.

The human rights watchdog Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has released a report detailing allegations of shocking abuses in Indian administered Kashmir.

8 Jan 2020 - 3:12PM
100 days after Modi’s Kashmir clampdown, locals see bleak future

India’s lockdown has plunged the region into a state of unease, bringing businesses, schools and life to a standstill

India’s lockdown has plunged the region into a state of unease, bringing businesses, schools and life to a standstill

18 Nov 2019 - 7:44PM
Opinion | Reporting on the silence of siege in Kashmir

Life was turned upside down for everyone when India announced the revocation of Kashmir’s special status on August 5, with feelings of vulnerability, fear and hopelessness overpowering the journalists of Kashmir.

Life was turned upside down for everyone when India announced the revocation of Kashmir’s special status on August 5, with feelings of vulnerability, fear and hopelessness overpowering the journalists of Kashmir.

20 Oct 2019 - 4:00PM
How a four-star hotel in Indian-held Kashmir became a political prison

Until recently, the Centaur Lake View Hotel offered lavish suites and hosted political conferences that saw Kashmiri leaders defend India’s rule. But since Narendra Modi’s crackdown, the hotel has turned into a makeshift jail to house those same politicians.

Until recently, the Centaur Lake View Hotel offered lavish suites and hosted political conferences that saw Kashmiri leaders defend India’s rule. But since Narendra Modi’s crackdown, the hotel has turned into a makeshift jail to house those same politicians.

24 Sep 2019 - 2:50PM
Injured, pregnant Kashmiris cut off from emergency aid as phone lines go dead in Modi’s communications blackout

Since Narendra Modi’s government announced it was revoking the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, phone lines to hospital and fire services have been dead.

Since Narendra Modi’s government announced it was revoking the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, phone lines to hospital and fire services have been dead.

25 Aug 2019 - 10:01PM
On the ground in Kashmir, feelings of loss, betrayal and helplessness as Srinagar remains in lockdown

A communications blackout and curfew have left Kashmiris in disarray, fearing the Hindu nationalist government’s next move.

A communications blackout and curfew have left Kashmiris in disarray, fearing the Hindu nationalist government’s next move.

8 Aug 2019 - 10:12AM
In Kashmir, there is ‘hysteria, panic and confusion’ as Pakistan and India walk tightrope between war and peace

Kashmir has been a major flashpoint since the end of British rule in the subcontinent in 1947.

Kashmir has been a major flashpoint since the end of British rule in the subcontinent in 1947.

2 Mar 2019 - 10:42PM
As Modi cuts it loose, Kashmir is about to get even worse. Yes, that’s possible

Now that a Ramadan ceasefire has ended in the trouble-torn region, a bloody government crackdown looms with an eye on elections.

Now that a Ramadan ceasefire has ended in the trouble-torn region, a bloody government crackdown looms with an eye on elections.

22 Jun 2018 - 8:49PM
Political crisis brews as police file murder charges against army in India’s Kashmir

Threat to ruling coalition as BJP backs soldiers while local partner wants probe into army firing.

Threat to ruling coalition as BJP backs soldiers while local partner wants probe into army firing.

2 Feb 2018 - 7:55PM