Post Tagged with: "kashmir"

During the last three weeks of my trip to India, I was finished shooting the clean water access essay and looking for something else to do.  I don't last well doing the tourist thing.  Although Kashmir and Ladakh are both cliche regions for photojournalists, I wanted to try my luck contrasting people in occupied, and disputed, territories.  High snow levels prevented me from hitchhiking through Kargil on to Leh, but I was able to spend a week dodging the military and looking for good scenes to capture.

This image is from a parade from Lal Chowk to the Hindu temple as a part of whatever festival occurs on 14 April.  Hindus are a minority in the region, and my impression was that extra security forces showed up to make sure nothing happened.  Through intimidation.

India and Pakistan: Formalizing the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement

If the 2003 ceasefire between India and Pakistan is formalised with clear rules and regulations it should reduce the chances of future ceasefire violations.

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

Despite the exchange of courtesies between Modi and Trump, the Indian government has refused any direct third-party role in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

A soldier guards the roadside checkpoint outside of Srinagar International Airport (SXR) in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Conflict in Kashmir: From the Ground Up

As long as the world does not pay attention to the Kashmiri narrative, Kashmir will see many more periods of agitation, disruption and protest.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

India-Pakistan Relations:  A Brief Survey of the Evolving Conflict Terrain

India-Pakistan Relations: A Brief Survey of the Evolving Conflict Terrain

It is pertinent for India to realise that the use of force, which comes with risk of self-destruction, will not coerce neighbours to change course, even for its own good.

Is the India-Pakistan Conflict Really Intractable?

Is the India-Pakistan Conflict Really Intractable?

The issue of terrorism must be delinked from the peace dialogue and sports exchanges, as well as people-to-people contacts, in order for a more durable peace process.

Image by Wiki Commons (Narendra Modi)

The Perilous Path of India-Pakistan Relations, Post-Pathankot

The terror attack on India’s Pathankot air base may have failed to derail the India-Pakistan dialogue, yet the future and success of these talks remain highly uncertain.

Review – Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

Review – Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

Despite some imprecisions, Parashar’s insightful case studies highlight an under-discussed topic: the politics of militant women and the gendered understanding of war.

Review – Across the Line of Control

Review – Across the Line of Control

Across the Line of Control provides an analysis of the recent history, politics, demographics and key events in the history of all of Kashmir, with a special focus on the PAK.

Review – The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir

Review – The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir

Despite it’s certain shortcomings, there are few books that prove as illuminating as this excellent tome. It is likely to remain an important contribution to the literature for many years to come.

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