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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.

Protesters hold signs against the ongoing restrictions of the internet and mobile phone networks at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar on Oct. 3.

For Kashmiri Graduates, India’s Clampdown Is ‘Like Death’

With the repeal of Article 370, India has opened the way for fierce competition over scarce government jobs.

An Indian policeman comes out from a jail in downtown Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on April 5.

In Kashmir, Modi Is Failing Both Muslims and Hindus

India’s ruling party has long promised justice for Kashmiri Hindus who were forced out of their homes in 1990. But a continuing lockdown is only creating a deeper wedge between Hindus and Muslims.

An Indian policeman comes out from a jail in downtown Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on April 5.

Detained in Kashmir

From politicians to activists to children, India is running out of space for its prisoners.

Security personnel stand guard on a deserted road during a lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Aug. 15.

The Future of Kashmir

How India decided to end the area’s autonomous status and what it means for the region.

A soldier atop an armored personal vehicle smiles as Soviet troops stop in Kabul prior to their withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 16, 1988.

In Afghanistan and Kashmir, It’s the 1980s All Over Again

Decades of violence and terrorism were set in motion back then. Here’s how to avoid that from happening this time around.

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.

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