Kashmirʹs tormented quest for freedom: Modi and the revocation of Article 370 — Marian Brehmer reports from Kashmir on Qantara de | Watch Deutsche Welle Video

Since India scrapped its special status, tensions in Kashmir are rising once again. The conflict over the valley has defined the lives of Kashmiris for decades. Marian Brehmer reports from Kashmir The mountains, meadows and rivers of Kashmir are so reminiscent of Swiss mountain pastures that you could almost be forgiven for thinking you were…

Kashmiris are living a long nightmare of Indian colonialism — By Goldie Osuri on the Conversation com

India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in early August, and the repression and communications blackout that followed, is another step in India’s long history of colonising Kashmir. Narendra Modi’s administration effectively annexed Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian constitution, adopted in 1954 to guarantee Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status. But…

New India Conclave 2018 – ‘AB BARI HAMARI’ — APN News Com

New India Conclave held today at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, saw the successful culmination of the last few months of the biggest non-government rural outreach programme. This platform brought together multiple stakeholders to deliberate upon the need to focus on strategies to bridge the gap between rural and urban India, and empowering rural India to…

UK: How the Conservatives stole the British Indian vote from Labour — By Rakib Ehsan on Conversation com | Watch video Ex-PM David Cameron speaking to British Indians at Packed Wembley Stadium

As the 2017 UK general election nears, Labour is facing a probable loss of seats for the fifth consecutive time. It may also suffer further disintegration of its historical relationship with British voters of Indian origin. The 2015 election saw the Conservatives receive 1m ethnic minority votes for the first time in its electoral history….

Opinion: Modi’s India is a bad example for Kashmiris — Deutsche welle de

For almost a year, New Delhi has been trying to pacify angry protesters in Kashmir. DW’s Shamil Shams says an intolerant India under PM Modi’s leadership cannot bring the disgruntled Kashmiri youth under its fold. Since July last year, Indian authorities have been trying to quell unrest in the Kashmir valley. They have used their…

Frankly Speaking with Narendra Modi – Full video Interview on Times Now

  Narendra Modi speaks exclusively with TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on Frankly Speaking, his first interview to an English news channel since being announced as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate. Modi speaks on the issue of the Election Commission blocking his Varanasi rallies, the battle with the Gandhis, Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘neech rajneeti’ barb, controversies…

Narenda Modi: India’s popular yet polarizing figure — Deutsche Welle de

Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate of India’s opposition BJP-led alliance in the next general election, is one of the most polarizing figures in the nation. DW takes a look at his political rise. On February 27, 2002 a train carrying dozens of Hindu activists among others caught fire under mysterious circumstances in the western Indian…