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The quest for empowerment

18 Feb 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
A new and empowered political setup is in the offing in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). This arrangement will clip the unprecedented powers of the federal government that are being exercised through the Kashmir Council – the so-called upper house.

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Under the shadow of fear and death

11 Feb 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
Pak-India clashes across the Line of Control have become more intensive as the physical, psychological and emotional damage and trauma remain undocumented.

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Resilience of people living near LoC

16 Jan 2018 | Jalaluddin Mughal
The 786 km-long Line of Control (LoC) is a de facto border which divides the erstwhile State of Jammu Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Sporadic cross-border firing is not unusual between the estranged neighbors who have fought more than three wars over the 70-years-old Kashmir dispute.

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Work with youth to build a better future for Kashmir, says a report

Islamabad | Press release
A duo of young researchers from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir recommends the Governments on both sides to interact frequently with the youth in order to promote a shared narrative of peace, civil liberties, harmony and coexistence.

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CPDR hosts interactive session with Justice Manzoor Gilani

ISLAMABAD | 29 September 2017
Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) organized an interactive session at Riphah University, Islamabad with Justice (R) Manzoor Hussain Gilani, the former Chief Justice Supreme Court of Azad Jammu & Kashmir,  who has recently visited the Kashmir Valley. The meeting aimed to enhance the understanding of the participants about the current Kashmir situation.

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Breaking the Kashmir deadlock

Ershad Mahmud | 21 June 2017
All accounts originating from Indian Occupied Kashmir have confirmed that the angry Kashmiri youth is significantly slipping towards violence. Fear of detention and harassment and the various cases of police abuse have become pointless to them. Even female students pitched themselves into protests in recent weeks.

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