SPECIAL REPORT

Fear Lurks Across Kashmir’s Apple Orchards

Fear Lurks Across Kashmir’s Apple Orchards

Spread across 1.87 lakh acres and catering to the livelihoods of around 3.5 million people, the apple industry is threatening to become a site of Kashmiri versus outsiders tussle. This threatens the state’s Rs10,000 crore ($1.4 billion) horticulture industry

Kashmir Businesses Suffer Rs 10,000-Crore Hit

Kashmir Businesses Suffer Rs 10,000-Crore Hit

The shutdown in Kashmir, following the abrogation of Article 370, has crippled the valley’s economy as the business community has suffered losses amounting to over Rs 10,000 crore in three months, a trade body said here.

Kashmiri Apples To Be Exported To Middle East

Kashmiri Apples To Be Exported To Middle East

The famed Kashmiri apples are being exported to the Middle East market. The LuLu Group shipped 10 containers (200 tonnes) of three apple varieties

Amnesty Demands Release Of All Political Detainees, Lifting Of Comm. Gag

Amnesty Demands Release Of All Political Detainees, Lifting Of Comm. Gag

SRINAGAR – Amnesty International India has documented a clear pattern of authorities using arbitrary detention on activists, politicians and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion, including women and children before and after 5 August 2019 in Jammu & Kashmir, said the statement. In a statement, they said after interviewing dozens of people in Jammu […]

Durbar Move: Special Status Revoked, Autocratic Tradition Retained

Durbar Move: Special Status Revoked, Autocratic Tradition Retained

The state spends crores of rupees every year to shift voluminous records between the two capital cities twice a year, besides paying a similar amount in allowance to the several thousand employees who shift base with the government.

50 Days of Kashmir Clampdown: Fear of Unknown Grips Apple Growers

50 Days of Kashmir Clampdown: Fear of Unknown Grips Apple Growers

SRINAGAR – With virtually no business being transacted for 50 days, small-scale entrepreneurs and apple traders on Monday said they were desperately hoping for an end to the clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and are unable to cope with threats from various groups. The Valley, which was brought under a virtual curfew with communication networks snapped […]

Scientists, Academics Flay Communication Blockade in Kashmir

Scientists, Academics Flay Communication Blockade in Kashmir

KO Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR – Over 500 Indian academics and scientists have issued a statement demanding an end to the restriction on telecommunications and the internet in Kashmir, calling the move “deeply undemocratic”. “We are writing to express our deep concern about the crisis in Kashmir that has now persisted for over a month, and […]

#LetKashmirSpeak: AI Campaign Highlights Human Cost of Lockdown

#LetKashmirSpeak: AI Campaign Highlights Human Cost of Lockdown

The draconian communication blackout in Kashmir is an outrageous protracted assault on the civil liberties of the people of Kashmir, said Amnesty International India as it launched a campaign on Thursday in a bid to highlight the human cost of the lockdown.

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