Since the leadership in New Delhi revoked the special autonomy status, previously laid down in the Indian constitution, for the state of Jammu and Kashmir at the beginning of August, the region has been subject to punitive restrictions. By David Ehl. A unique state: Jammu and Kashmir is the only Indian state in which the majority of the population is Muslim. Since its independence in , India has seen itself as a multi-ethnic state. However, this self-image is shifting towards a Hindu nation-state: Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist BJP dominates politics, and in May it once again became the strongest political force.
The issue of Kashmir is not as ordinary as most of the people in India think. But, unfortunately, no Kashmiri feels safe here. Kashmir is not a battle field so stop the bloodshed. Stop turning the paradise into hell before it is too late for anyone to stop he fire within the Kashmtns.
Kashmir curfew eased in Srinagar but blackout remains
MORE than a month after India launched its ill-advised adventure in occupied Kashmir, protests regarding the dire human rights situation in the held valley refuse to die down. Indeed, the reports trickling out of the valley indicate a pitiful situation for the residents of India-held Kashmir, as they remain under lockdown with little freedom to speak of. Read: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in occupied Kashmir.