For Jammu and Kashmir, the Line of Control (LoC) is not only a symbol of state interference in social life, but also an emotional object representing the importance of cross-border alliances. In this sense, areas along the LoC represent a social structure where state-owned military paraphernalia is considered a symbol […]
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Compared to other confidence building measures, social media has played a vital role in bridging the divides created by the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, helping overcome communication gaps and promoting the concept of a healing nation.
A polarized public perception has emerged in India; one that views the the Gaza crisis through the prism of either humanity and morality, or from the perspective of challenges faced by the Indian state in terms of Kashmir and Pakistan.
The potential disappearance of UN military observers from Kashmir would mean the Security Council has turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the challenges that continue to exist, and which threaten to further strain relations between India and Pakistan.
Targeted killings of Shias Pakistan is fuelling growing mistrust between Shias and state institutions.
The dispute over Jammu and Kashmir has long been discussed from an Indian or Pakistani perspective, ignoring the views of those Kashmiris who feel that they have been denied their right to self-determination for over six decades.
One year ago today, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This sombre anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict and repression around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).
As the Kashmir peace process falters, cross-border skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani forces are becoming more frequent, and innocent people are being caught in the crossfire. Local peacebuilders are demanding this change and the peace process be bought back on track.
The absence of a women’s grassroots support network or social movement is one of the key reasons women have been unable to exert more influence on the peace process in Afghanistan, meaning that any future peace settlement may lack sufficient safeguards to promote and entrench women’s voices.