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Protesters march in Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir, on Oct. 7, 2016.

Kashmir’s LGBTQ Community Is Caught Between Conservative Society and Indian Ethnonationalism

New Delhi claims that Kashmir used its semi-autonomous status to discriminate against sexual and gender minorities, but its own moves are doing more harm than good.

A Kashmiri boy looks out from his damaged family house after cross border shelling.

Kashmiris Lament the Loss of Their Youth

While much of India opened up to the world after the country’s 1991 reforms, Kashmir instead became the world’s most militarized zone. A generation of young people have suffered.

Indian security forces stand guard at a roadblock.

Kashmir’s Year of Hopelessness

One year on from New Delhi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomous privileges, the region remains ignored and underinvested. It’s difficult to see what could change the status quo.

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Kashmir, One Year Later

Twelve months since the Modi government announced the repeal of India’s Article 370, communications are still slow, arrests are routine, and the pandemic rages on.

Seventeen-year-old Mohammad Ibrahim stands in the remains of his home in Srinagar on May 29.

In Kashmir, a Year of Exploding Memories

A year after the state’s special status was revoked, peace remains a distant hope.

Indian paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

India Has Handed China a Way to Interfere in Kashmir

The revocation of Article 370 unwittingly gave Beijing a new weapon.

People maintain social distance as Indian paramilitary personnel distribute food for those in need during the government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on April 9.

Slow Internet Is Speeding the Spread of the Coronavirus in Kashmir

The region is accustomed to lockdowns, but New Delhi’s ban on high-speed internet is undermining the medical community’s ability to fight the pandemic.

Protestors gather to demonstrate against India's new citizenship law.

The Standoff Between India’s Government and Its Protesters Can Only Be Broken by Elections

Narendra Modi’s government thinks an “us and them” narrative will win it state elections—but that plan may backfire.

Women look on as they stand on a roadside during a demonstration near the Jamia Millia Islamia university, that has been blocked off by demonstrators against India's new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 24, 2020.

India’s Muslims Are Fighting for Their Religion. Should They Display It, Too?

As secular Indians protest a controversial new citizenship law, some debate whether they should demonstrate as Muslims first or as Indians who happen to be Muslim.

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If You Think Kashmir Was Turbulent in 2019, Wait for Next Year

The region exploded onto the front page in 2019. In 2020, the stories could get far grimmer.

A young Kashmiri villager looks at the remains of a house destroyed during a deadly gun battle between militants and Indian government forces south of Srinagar, on March 5, 2019.

India’s Militant Pipeline

From being jailed for throwing stones to joining terrorist groups, the history of radicalization in Kashmir shows that the region won’t stay quiet for long.

Protesters in Hong Kong chant slogans near a police-cordoned area to show support for a small group of protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Left: Muhammad Naseer Sheikh covers the hole where an unexploded live shell is buried in Chakra, Indian-administered Kashmir, on Nov. 1. Right: The mortar fired from across the Line of Control hit the tin roof of Sheikh’s residence before getting buried in the ground near his house.

In the Line of Fire Along Kashmir’s Line of Control

Since India revoked Kashmiri autonomy in August, local villagers have been living in fear amid cross-border gunfire and unexploded shells.

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