Kashmir communications shutdown a ‘collective punishment’ that must be reversed, say UN experts

India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir as its sovereign territory. Since the Indian Government’s 5 August announcement revoking Kashmir’s special status, tighter central Government control has resulted with access to information and peaceful protests quashed. Reports have described a near total communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir since the evening…

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Being a Muslim in India

  Book: But You Don’t Look Like A Muslim Author: Rakhshanda Jalil Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 223; Price: Rs 599 Rakhshanda Jalil’s new book But you don’t look like a Muslim is a collection of 40 essays divided into four sections. The titles of these sections indicate how significant the book is — The politics of…

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