Travels across Kashmir and Ladakh – a frank perspective
On August 5th 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill revoked Article 370 and 35A, splitting the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union... Read More
Kabul, Kashmir, Korea – a single lesson
The embrace of “remote warfare” to manage conflict seeds disaster.
Youth in Kashmir – a tinder box for violence or sparks for peace
Violence and militarisation is impacting the social fabric in Kashmir, and a recent spike in violence and killings is of increasing concern in a region... Read More
Protests in Gaza – changed perceptions from India
The worsening security situation that India faces today at its borders regions is making it see the violence in Gaza through the lens of Kashmir,... Read More
Inter-sectional foreign policy for Kashmir
We need to work together to put together a foreign policy for these people and especially, women, in Kashmir who have faced unforgettable horrors. We... Read More
Building an organic dialogue process in Kashmir
A new round of dialogue and political engagement has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite some boycotts, a large number of stakeholders are involved.... Read More
Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir – part two
More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut,... Read More
Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir – part one
Three months since violence broke out in Kashmir in over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds... Read More
Reconciliation and justice in Kashmir
Since 1990, Kashmiri Pandits have been exiled from their community after violent attacks forced them from their homes. Now that their return is on the... Read More
Transformation through empathy – youth challenge extremism in Kashmir
Youth extremism in Kashmir is becoming a worrying problem, but a recent workshop organised by the Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network aims to dismantle stereotypes... Read More
New hope in Kashmir?
Animosity between the Jammu and Kashmir regions runs deep. In a tense environment, local conflicts often have far-reaching impact and must be resolved swiftly.
Kashmiris across divide celebrate trade initiative’s seventh anniversary
To mark seven years of trade across the heavily militarised Line of Control in Kashmir, Conciliation Resources has released a film, entitled “Emotional capital: building... Read More
Jammu and Kashmir – a dotted line and a blotted history
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... Read More
Social media helps connect divided families in Kashmir
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... Read More
India and the conflict in Gaza – moralistic concerns or national interest?
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... Read More
Sweeping victory in India orders UN about turn over Kashmir
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... Read More
Across the Line of Control – the real stakeholders of peace
The 740km line of control dividing Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir, which has been labelled ‘Asia’s Berlin wall’, has a profound impact on on communities.
Kashmir – an integral part of what?
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... Read More
Local peacebuilders demand an end to conflict in Kashmir
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... Read More
Education – the instrument of peace in Kashmir
A growing number of young people in Kashmir are suffering from emotional despair, low self-esteem, a lack of cultural connectivity and a loss of values.... Read More