Teenage Girl Among 3 Killed In Anti-India Protest in Held Kashmir

JUL 7, 2018: 3 Kashmiri youth including a teenage girl were killed by Indian security forces’ firing in the Himalayan valley on Saturday leading to thousands participating in their funeral hours after police said they were killed when government forces fired at anti-India protesters. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Faisal while condemning the latest incident […]

Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari Known as ‘Voice of Sanity’ Gunned Down in Srinagar

Indian Army Chief says peace should be given a chance, stresses on talks JUN 14, 2018 — In a major blow to freedom of press in occupied Kashmir, unidentified attackers on Thursday gunned down senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. It was not immediately clear as to how many gunmen attacked […]

Tired of Unemployment, Kashmiri Women Decide to Open Their Online Business

JUN 13, 2018 — The campaign for self-determination in Indian-administered Kashmir broke out into major violence in 1989. More than 90,000 people are estimated to have died and 20,000 to have disappeared in the disputed Himalayan region. That has pushed their families into poverty. Today, Kashmir lies in the bottom third of Indian states on […]

Fury in Kashmir After Indian Forces Vehicle Crush Youth To Death; Shotguns Fired At Funeral

Incident is the second in less than a month involving Indian security forces vehicle killing Kashmiri protester during the weekly stone-throwing demonstrations in the restive Himalayan valley Jun 2, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Indian occupied Kashmir is once again in the grip of violence after an Indian military vehicle crushed a young man to death in […]

Ceasefire Announcement in Kashmir For Ramadan a Cosmetic Measure: Hurriyet Leaders

May 17, 2018 (DESPARDES) — In Indian-held Kashmir, senior resistance leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Muhammad Yasin Malik have termed the rare ceasefire announced by India during the holy month of Ramadan in Kashmir a cosmetic measure. Addressing a seminar in Srinagar on Thursday, they said that cosmetic things would not work […]

Bloody Kashmir Remains in Uproar After 30 Years of Turmoil

May 11, 2018 (DESPARDES Report) — New Delhi has asked its security forces deployed in Indian-held Kashmir to focus on arrest of militants, rather than elimination (search-and-kill operations) — the death toll has mounted from a low of 117 fatalities in 2012 to 358 in 2017, and 132 so far this year. A senior government […]

Kashmir Filled With Anger Following Youth Crushed to Death By Indian Police Vehicle

A PhD professor associated with the University of Kashmir was among those killed by the Indian forces in recent clashes between the freedom fighters and security personnel. May 6, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Tensions are running high in Indian-administered Kashmir, following the release of footage showing a young protester crushed to death by an Indian police […]