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A Fast That Ended in Hunger- Thoughts on Irom Sharmila and Hunger Strikes: Anirban Bhattacharya

Guest Post by Anirban Bhattacharya

We may have differences in our political approach as to the way and means of the struggle, but what must be stated at the outset is the fact that Irom Sharmila has certainly been an icon of resistance and inspiration in the struggle against AFSPA. 1,441 more words

Violence-Conflict

Kashmir Issue - A Brief Report on Solidarity Actions in Punjab: Jagmohan Singh

Guest Post by JAGMOHAN SINGH

Clear Message from the Revolutionary Democratic Movement in Punjab

We Firmly Stand with the People of Kashmir

Once again, Kashmir is boiling with rage. 2,201 more words

Violence-Conflict

TERROR ATTACKS LIKE URI SAY WHY AFSPA IS NOT CHUTZPAH!

Vishal Bhardwaj’s movie Haider, which had Kashmir’s unrest as its backdrop, was in many controversies due to its plot and plot elements. One of the main contentious points raised in the film that in turn raised eyebrows was showing AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) in an extreme negative shade comparing it to the Hebrew expression Chutzpah (impudence, audacity, insolence). 790 more words

POLITICS

KHURRAM PARVEZ TAKEN TO KUPWARA SUB-JAIL | JKCCS

KHURRAM PARVEZ TAKEN TO KUPWARA SUB-JAIL

16 September 2016

At 11:45 PM today, noted human rights defender Khurram Parvez was taken from Kothi Bagh police station, Srinagar, to Kupwara sub-jail. 275 more words

India

End the Witch-hunting of Lawyers, Activists, and Repression on the People of Kashmir |IAPL

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE’S LAWYERS
(Affiliated to International Association of People’s Lawyers; http://www.iapl.net)
PRESS RELEASE
Date: 2nd Sept 2016
END THE WITCH-HUNTING OF LAWYERS, ACTIVISTS AND REPRESSION ON THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR!! 1,496 more words

India

Meeting Irom Sharmila

Imphal, India – Aug. 11, 2016: Known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, activist Irom Sharmila at her Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital room after having broken her 16-year long fast in Imphal, India, on Thursday, August 11, 2016. 1,835 more words

AFSPA- A boon or bane for Kashmir

Ever since the creation of India and Pakistan as independent states took place in August 1947, Kashmir has been a contentious issue. Since Kashmir was a small, princely state to the North of India, under the rule of Maharaja Hari Singh when India and Pakistan got their independence, Kashmir had the option of acceding its territory with either Pakistan or India. 844 more words