The Longest Lockdown: Kashmir & Coronavirus

Once notorious for its beauty, extensive crystal lakes and snow-capped mountains, the Kashmir region is now a heavily militarised zone at the heart of bloody conflict and human rights violations.  Before COVID-19 swept across the world, India’s Hindu nationalist BJP government enforced repressive measures in Kashmir in an effort to crackdown on political unrest andContinue reading “The Longest Lockdown: Kashmir & Coronavirus”

Operation Blue Star: The Indian Army’s blood-stained operation which led to the death of thousands of Sikhs

In June 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered the Indian Army storm the Golden Temple – one of the holiest Sikh shrines, which led to her assassination and the killing of thousands of Sikhs. ‘Operation Blue Star’ which lasted from 1st to 8th June was an attempt to flush out Sikh separatists led by JarnailContinue reading “Operation Blue Star: The Indian Army’s blood-stained operation which led to the death of thousands of Sikhs”