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Kashmir under siege

02 June 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
A new report highlights how torture is used as a matter of policy by the Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir. A recently released 560-page report on human rights situation in India-held Kashmir reveals that torture is deliberately being used by the state forces as an instrument to repress the resistance struggle. The report has grabbed significant international attention.

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An ill-timed move

28 April 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
In the absence of banking and communication facilities, cross-LoC trade had made a remarkable contribution to the improvement of the economic conditions of marginalised communities across the Line of Control. The suspension of this service will risk the livelihood of many.

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Governance in Kashmir

28 April 2019 | Qaiser Khan
A book that offers an objective analysis of major failures of governance in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir.

A recently published book titled What Happened to Governance in Kashmir offers an objective analysis of the major failures of governance in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir which immensely contributed in the decades-long conflict.

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Discussion and Analysis of the LoC-trade: major issues and challenges

Participants: Sardar Kazeem Khan, President of cross-LoC Traders’ Federation and Trade analyst, Mr Qaiser Khan
Host: Mr Haris Qadeer, FM Voice of Kashmir FM, Rawalakot.
Date: 31st March 2019

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Campaign for empowered local governments kicks start in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

21 April 2019 | Press Release
Around two dozen activists from various political parties, youth groups and civil society got together and decided to start a campaign for the early initiation of local bodies’ elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It is the first civic initiative of its sort where people, cutting across the party lines, have demonstrated a keen interest in organizing a joint campaign geared towards substantive reforms in the governance of the region.

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AJK’s discontent over water resources

03 March 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
Mirpur’s drinking water and other issues related to hydropower projects such as Neelum-Jhelum and Kohala merit an urgent intervention by the federal government.

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