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24 April 2014
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KISHENGANGA RULING
Lessons from the "other" Indo-Pak conflict

The award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the dispute between India and Pakistan over the Kishenganga hydroelectric project has several dimensions that could hold important lessons for settling water disputes within the country, says Shripad Dharmadhikary.

Water Government

HOUSING A LEGACY
The many stories that Kargil tells us
The Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian & Kargil Trade reconstructs the vibrant past of trade along the historic Silk Route and preserves its rich legacy. Freny Manecksha visits the museum and finds there's more to Kargil than Indo-Pak conflict.
History Society

'ART' OF RESISTANCE
Protests get creative in Kashmir
Forced, politicised moves to spread the message of peace and love through high profile cultural events may fall flat on the ground in Kashmir, but the Valley is certainly witnessing newer, creative and artistic modes of resistance against issues of concern. Freny Maneksha reports.
Peace Culture

1991 KASHMIR HORROR
Kunan-Poshpora revive fight for justice
22 years after the incident, a group of unrelenting young activists file a PIL to re-investigate the atrocities unleashed on the women of the two villages in Northern Kashmir, opening a new can of worms. Freny Maneksha reports.
Gender Violence Human Rights

FILM REVIEW
Chronicling the tears of Kashmiri women
The atrocities inflicted upon women in the strife-ridden Valley and the fear and oppression under which they live continuously are poignantly depicted in Ocean of Tears, a documentary reviewed by Shoma A. Chatterji
Films Women

TORTURE
Maimed by the state, quietly
Amidst a culture of silence and media inattention, torture is easy to find in the security hot zones of India. A new film bares the ugly truth. Freny Manecksha reports.
Human Rights

SPECIAL POWERS
Shroud of impunity
More than the revocation of the AFSPA from a few areas, what is crucial is ending the culture of impunity and the pattern of lawlessness it has spawned. Freny Manecksha reports.
Justice Human Rights

A FAMILY'S LOSS
A death in the family
A single parent also caring for her own aged mother, Hanifa Wani died after months of lying paralysed from a spinal injury - the result of security forces firing on her as she fled in panic. Freny Manecksha reports on a family's suffering amidst the violence around them.
Human Rights

VIOLENCE AND HEALTH
Traumatised by violence
Women in Kashmir do not physically encounter violence as much as men do, but their feelings of helplessness and subsequent guilt resulting from the violence around them is taking a toll. Freny Manecksha reports.
Women's Health Health

VIOLENCE IN KASHMIR
Memories of protest
Historical resonances, and a strong sense of collective suffering are striking features of one's conversations with ordinary Kashmiris. Freny Manecksha reports.
Human Rights

FILM REVIEWS
Autumn in decay
In Harud, autumn is not just the season it stands for. It is a metaphor for a state caught in a situation of persistent siege, bomb blasts, and killings. Shoma Chatterji reviews the film.
Reviews Films

KASHMIR
The human rights challenge
For civil society the task of addressing human rights concerns in a situation where security forces act with impunity is immensely challenging. Still, there are those who are trying. Freny Manecksha reports.
Human Rights

TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Sickness at altitude
The flash flood has brought devastation, and also a warning to Ladakhis not to build indiscriminately, ignoring earlier generations' knowledge about where water was known to flow, writes Dilip D'Souza.
Environment OP-ED Dilip D'Souza
 

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