Kashmir Politics

The Past and Future of Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan

The question of provincializing Gilgit-Baltistan has haunted Pakistan time and again since the former’s unconditional accession in 1948. PTI government is grappling with similar challenges but came up with a resolute intention to make the territory – the fifth province of Pakistan, unlike her predecessor regimes. India has warned Islamabad of possible violations of her international commitments and deliberate alienation of Wilsonian right of self-determination for the long-troubled Kashmiris. Yet, it doesn’t appear to be affecting the government’s policy in any visible manner.

India Kashmir Politics

Silencing Dissent: India, Hindutva and the Struggle for Truth

In late September, it has been reported that Amnesty International India (AI) is suspending its work in the country in the face of prevalent governmental in what they called “witch-hunting” to pressure AI into halting its work on highlighting gross human rights violations by the Indian state within India and in the internationally disputed territory of Kashmir.

India Kashmir Politics

How Did the Babri Masjid Case Get “Last Nail in the Coffin of Justice” Last Week?

The secular parties, along with Hindu nationalists, are equally culprit in the crime of demolishing the Babri Masjid and saving its culprits from punishment. The Babri Masjid has removed the veil from all the faces after the demolition and if one still does not see these faces in their original form, then surely nothing can be done except to cast doubt on their mental condition.

Foreign Policy Kashmir Politics

Gilgit Baltistan: Desire for Identity, Amalgamation and Autonomy

The press conference conducted by the federal minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur, announced elections for the Gilgit Baltistan assembly on November 15, 2020. And at the same time, the federal minister circulated the news of granting provisional provincial autonomy to Gilgit Baltistan, which Prime Minister Imran Khan would officially announce soon. This news has brought in sharp reactions from the neighbor India.

Foreign Policy India International Relations Kashmir

Ladakh: Transformation of A Pluralistic Cosmopolitan into An Autocratic Union Territory

Situated in the midst of The Himalayas and the Karakorum Ladakh “the land of high passes” holds a history well

India Kashmir Politics

Has Gupkar 2.0 Been Betrayed?

The most notable feature of the Gupkar resolution was the union of all major political parties in J&K which was a rare and unprecedented event. The revocation of Article 370 had united the parties for a singular cause. However, this sentiment has been put into jeopardy due to Farooq Abdullah’s inability to speak of the declaration in the parliament.

Foreign Policy Kashmir Politics

Provisional Provincial Status of Gilgit Baltistan: Facts vs. Fiction

It is a fact that Gilgit-Baltistan has become increasingly important since the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC), and the eyes of the world are now on Gilgit-Baltistan. The region is also involved in the Great Game between the world’s great powers. It is noteworthy that the decision to form the government has signaled a new interim province. However, how it will happen, no details have been revealed.

Central Asia Foreign Policy India Kashmir

Pakistan – India Rift in SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Eur-Asian political, economic and security alliance formed in 2001 in Shanghai, China, from

Kashmir Politics

NC’s All Parties Meeting and the Future of Mainstream Politics in IoK

On August 20th, 2020, for the first time after Article 370 has been revoked by India in Jammu and Kashmir,

India Interviews Kashmir

Kashmiri Freedom Fighters and International Law: An Interview with Dr. Sikander Shah

The following interview was a conversation with Professor Dr. Sikander Shah in the context of his article published in Dawn