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Heat wave and health hazards: Kashmiri female political prisoners in India face dire situation that must be addressed

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners: Prisoners shall be required to keep their persons clean, and to this end they shall be provided with water and with such toilet articles as are necessary for health and cleanliness. United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women…


The Saffronization of Occupied Kashmir: Demystifying Hindu(tva) Settler Colonial Designs

The revocation of Article 370 on 5th August 2019 has brought about a paradigm shift in the socio-political landscape of Kashmir. Following the unilateral revocation of this article that granted ‘semi-autonomous’ status to the Indian Occupied Kashmir by perpetuating hermeneutical violence, India has initiated a multifaceted socio-psychological re-engineering of Kashmir’s religious and cultural landscape–––, effectuating…


Crush them now: India’s systematic violence in Occupied Kashmir

For over three decades, the region of Indian Occupied Kashmir has been a crucible of Armed conflict and suffering, marked by violence, oppression, and persistent turmoil. The report Published by the Institute of Kashmir Studies (IKS) for the period of April to September 1997 serves as a stark reminder of the harsh realities faced by the Kashmiri populace during that era, highlighting the enduring and tragic narrative that continues to unfold.


Democide and persecution in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir

Jamaat-e-Islami – A socio-politico-religious organization in the Indian sub-continent was founded by Syed Abul Aala Maududi in 1941 in Lahore. Though Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir has ideological similarities with Jamaat-e-Islami India and Pakistan, but maintains a separate constitution and different modus operandi on account of the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir. Jamaat since its inception challenged the political hegemony of India and launched political awareness campaigns within the state. Sheikh Abdullah extended the emergency declared in India by the Indira Gandhi regime to J&K in 1975 and banned Jamaat and schools run by it. Jamaat detested Shaikh Abdullah’s move to end the plebiscite front and opposed the Indira-Abdullah accord. Jamaat challenged Abdullah by contesting against him and his party in 1977’s parliamentary elections. This culminated in a conspiracy hatched against Jamaat on the occasion of Bhutto’s hanging in Pakistan in April 1979. The property of Jamaat members, worth crores, was damaged by state-backed mobs.