Current Kasmir Issue Archive

India blocks SMS services in IOK after trucker killed

SRINAGAR: Text messaging services were blocked in Indian-occupied Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said on Tuesday. Indian authorities had only restored call and text services for mobile phones on Monday, following a …

MOBILE PHONES BACK IN INDIA-HELD KASHMIR

WHILE POSTPAID CONNECTIONS HAVE BEEN RESTORED AFTER 72 DAYS, INTERNET ACCESS REMAINS CUT OFF Mobile phone networks were restored in India-held Kashmir on Monday after a 72-day blackout, authorities said, but the internet remains off-limits to the region’s seven million-plus people. India …

PM Imran reaches China for three-day visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s three-day official visit to Beijing commenced on Tuesday as he reached the Chinese capital to further bolster the strategic relationship between the two countries. The premier is visiting Beijing on the invitation of Premier of the State Council of …

60 days on, occupied Kashmir remains under siege

The lockdown and communications blackout in occupied Kashmir entered its 61st day on Friday. Frustration, anger and fear have been growing in occupied Kashmir since August 5, when the Hindu nationalist-led government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the region of …

Kashmir lockdown limits people’s access to mental healthcare

Doctors are now warning that India’s recent move revoking autonomy in Indian-administered Kashmir and its security lockdown are limiting people’s access to mental healthcare services. The security lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir continues for nearly two months. Now doctors say the crackdown is causing stress …