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.
Security measures and Covid-19 restrictions have affected the livelihoods of the tourism-reliant region, pushing some to work for the Indian army
The human rights watchdog Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has released a report detailing allegations of shocking abuses in Indian administered Kashmir.
India’s lockdown has plunged the region into a state of unease, bringing businesses, schools and life to a standstill
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.
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.
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.
A communications blackout and curfew have left Kashmiris in disarray, fearing the Hindu nationalist government’s next move.
Kashmir has been a major flashpoint since the end of British rule in the subcontinent in 1947.
Now that a Ramadan ceasefire has ended in the trouble-torn region, a bloody government crackdown looms with an eye on elections.
Threat to ruling coalition as BJP backs soldiers while local partner wants probe into army firing.