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News / Views

Travelling to the Valley of Fear

05 January 2020 | Jalaluddin Mughal
How Indian shelling at the LoC is impacting tourism in AJK
While the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir celebrated 2019 as the ‘year of tourism’, Indian shelling turned Neelum Valley into a no-go area for many tourists.

On a hot August afternoon, while watching television at her home in Islamabad, Mrs Bukhari saw the news of skirmishes at the Line of Control (LoC) in Neelum Valley.

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JKLF’s march towards Srinagar, An eye witness account

09 October 2019 | Qaiser Khan
On 5th of October 2019, the JKLF-Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front started its freedom march c towards Srinagar, the capital of Indian held Jammu and Kashmir from Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

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Rattled by the earthquake

06 October 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
Rescue operations in Mirpur may be over now but infrastructure restoration will take time.

The Mirpur and Bhimber districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and parts of northern Punjab, the 25 square kilometre area in northeastern Pakistan, home to four million people, were jolted by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake last week.

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Breaking the silence over Kashmir

21 July 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
The UN report on human rights situation in Azad Kashmir and Indian-occupied Kashmir means that the international community is waking up to the Kashmiris’ plight.

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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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