Kashmir, 5th August 2019

Stories from Occupied Jammu and Kashmir – Saood Nazir

About my last post about the army torturing four boys in Shopian, According to one of the victims, the army barged into their home around 12:30 AM on August 12 and directly called for his name. After they found him sleeping upstairs, he was beaten and given electric shocks to his body. This didn’t last …

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Silencing The Truth

Truth indeed is a powerful weapon, which is perhaps the reason why social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube have now decided to filter any content which mentions Kashmir. https://twitter.com/arsched/status/1163803181090070528 https://twitter.com/AliJaved24/status/1163601741096640513 Ever since 5 August when the Indian authorities imposed a curfew in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, many activists from around …

#Kashmir Still Under Lock Down

It has been 2 weeks since Kashmir has been under lock down. There are soldiers outside every house, the ratio of troops to civilians is almost 12 : 1 . https://twitter.com/Vidyut/status/1163204016232206336 People have started to run out of food stocks and medicines, there have been reports of as many as 4000 people under forced detention. …

Kashmir: A Letter to my Mother — Cafe Dissensus Everyday

By Inamul Haq A ‘state of exception’ is a lawless void, in which the state authorities act in extreme situations with the force of law. The force of law makes law and life indistinguishable. via Kashmir: A Letter to my Mother — Cafe Dissensus Everyday

Kashmir Stories – Sanna Wani

  https://twitter.com/sannareya/status/1158693209847017472 Yesterday morning, I left Kashmir with an extremely heavy heart. Here is a (very long) thread from a Kashmiri who was just inside the Valley, on curfew and what I saw going on Rumors have been going all summer that Modi’s government was cooking up some way to abrogate Articles 35A and 370. …

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