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Family members of Seher, a 19-year-old they say was arrested during the crackdown, in their Karimabad house in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on Aug. 14.

Kashmiris Won’t Stay Silent Forever

Residents of the restive area of Pulwama are under lockdown for a third week. But they want the world to know they’re going to fight back.

Indian government forces stand guard in the deserted city center of Srinagar on Aug. 15.

New Delhi’s Demographic Designs in Kashmir

Hindu nationalists have long wanted to reshape the region. Now they are getting their chance.

Young Indian women walk past a billboard in New Delhi encouraging the birth of girls on July 9, 2010.

A Generation of Girls Is Missing in India

Sex-selective abortion fuels a cycle of patriarchy and abuse.

A map of the world circa 1870 with possessions of the British Empire colored in red.

The World Is Reaping the Chaos the British Empire Sowed

Locals are still paying for the mess the British left behind in Hong Kong and Kashmir.

Security personnel patrol during a lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Aug. 10.

Kashmir Is Under the Heel of India’s Colonialism

Any future for the valley must be built from the bottom up.

Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar on August 9, 2019,

Our Top Weekend Reads

A crisis unfolds in Kashmir, the U.S.-China trade war escalates (again), and the United States grapples with back-to-back mass shootings.

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Is Kashmir About to Blow?

How the repeal of Article 370 happened—and what comes next.

Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar on August 9, 2019,

Kashmir’s Paramilitary Lockdown Traps Locals

Witnesses say travel is nearly impossible and communications have been severed.

Indian workers use boats to remove sand in Allahabad on March 16, 2018.

The Coming Sand Wars

Battles over mining sand in India are only the beginning.

An Indian soldier questions a man on a street during a curfew in Srinagar on August 8, 2019.

Kashmir Is a Dress Rehearsal for Hindu Nationalist Fantasies

Economic excuses are cover for the goal of transforming India into a so-called Hindu nation.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at a conference in New Delhi on Jan. 8.

Modi Makes His Case on Kashmir

A transcript of the Indian prime minister’s remarks.

Protestors and activists belonging to the Alternative Law Forum and other left wing organizations take part in a protest in Bangalore on August 5, 2019, in reaction to the Indian government scrapping Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

India Is the World’s Leader in Internet Shutdowns

New Delhi clamps down on internet access in Kashmir as it moves to limit the troubled region’s constitutional autonomy.

Supporters of the Pakistani militant organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) take part in an anti-India protest rally in Karachi on August 5, 2019, in reaction to the move by India to abolish Kashmir's special status.

India’s Sudden Kashmir Move Could Backfire Badly

New Delhi’s crackdown could send the region spinning into instability.

A woman holds her child as she walks past security personnel under rain in Jammu on Aug. 5.

Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next 

A scholar of Indian politics says Modi’s unilateral move to revoke the disputed territory’s status “suggests a willingness to flout basic norms of democracy.”

A man reads a newspaper on a railway platform in Mumbai on July 24.

India’s Media Can’t Speak Truth to Power

Journalism is in trouble in the world’s largest democracy. The consequences could be dire.

A supporter waves the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flag as he participates in a rally for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah in Ahmedabad, on May 26.

India Faces a Looming Disaster

Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is an election-winning machine. But its ideology is sharply at odds with economic or social common sense.

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