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Rattled by the earthquake

06 October 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
Rescue operations in Mirpur may be over now but infrastructure restoration will take time.

The Mirpur and Bhimber districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and parts of northern Punjab, the 25 square kilometre area in northeastern Pakistan, home to four million people, were jolted by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake last week.

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Breaking the silence over Kashmir

21 July 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
The UN report on human rights situation in Azad Kashmir and Indian-occupied Kashmir means that the international community is waking up to the Kashmiris’ plight.

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Kashmir under siege

02 June 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
A new report highlights how torture is used as a matter of policy by the Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir. A recently released 560-page report on human rights situation in India-held Kashmir reveals that torture is deliberately being used by the state forces as an instrument to repress the resistance struggle. The report has grabbed significant international attention.

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An ill-timed move

28 April 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
In the absence of banking and communication facilities, cross-LoC trade had made a remarkable contribution to the improvement of the economic conditions of marginalised communities across the Line of Control. The suspension of this service will risk the livelihood of many.

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Governance in Kashmir

28 April 2019 | Qaiser Khan
A book that offers an objective analysis of major failures of governance in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir.

A recently published book titled What Happened to Governance in Kashmir offers an objective analysis of the major failures of governance in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir which immensely contributed in the decades-long conflict.

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Discussion and Analysis of the LoC-trade: major issues and challenges

Participants: Sardar Kazeem Khan, President of cross-LoC Traders’ Federation and Trade analyst, Mr Qaiser Khan
Host: Mr Haris Qadeer, FM Voice of Kashmir FM, Rawalakot.
Date: 31st March 2019

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