On the eve of India's surprise Aug. 5 takeover of Kashmir, Sanna Shah was sitting cross-legged on a silk carpet, trying to enjoy the folk singers performing at her cousin's wedding in the state's summer
As many as 4 million people — many of them Muslims — may lose their Indian citizenship on Saturday, accused of being “infiltrators” by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s ruling Bharatiya
SRINAGAR, India/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill on Friday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with disputed
Police in Kashmir are insisting that there have been "no major injuries" in the region during its recent crackdown even after a man was blinded in one eye after being shot with three police pellets, according
Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir (CNN) — When the Indian government stripped the state of Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy and reclassified it as a union territory earlier this month, it left many
There was only one knock at the door before police officers entered Tanveer Sheikh’s home. Armed men climbed through the windows and began searching room to room, asking for Tanveer. “We have young girls
The Indian Government Insists All Is Well in Kashmir. But As the Communications Shutdown Continues, Its Citizens Are Struggling
Bashir is the author of award-winning novels The Half Mother and Scattered Souls. He was born and brought up in Indian-administered Kashmir and currently teaches journalism at a university in Kashmir.