India Insight

New book describes crimes against civilians during Mizo uprising

April 7, 2014

The two-decade-long Mizo rebellion from 1966 to 1986 remains the only conflict in which the Indian government used war planes against its citizens. Few written records exist on the conflict in which the Mizo National Front (MNF) revolted against the government, trying to establish an independent country.

Amnesty says hundreds detained in Kashmir without charge or trial

March 21, 2011

Amnesty International has accused the government of detaining hundreds of people each year in Kashmir without charge or trial under a “draconian” Indian law.

Kashmir seeks extradition of accused army soldier

March 1, 2011

A former Indian soldier, accused of killing a Kashmiri human rights lawyer, has been arrested in the United States on charges of domestic violence.

Should forces responsible for over 100 killings be praised for restraint?

February 1, 2011

India’s Prime Minister praised the work of security forces in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday, in a show of support for troops that killed over 100 separatist protesters last year that risks angering those that resent India’s large military presence in the state.

A Republic Day to forget for India’s opposition party

January 27, 2011

As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh watched India’s 61st Republic Day parade in the New Delhi sunshine on Wednesday morning, senior opposition leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were in a Jammu prison, where they had spent a night under arrest.

Omar Abdullah: a successful year in office?

January 5, 2010

Omar Abdullah, the youngest ever chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, completed a year in office on January 5.

Will ban on pre-paid mobile connections further alienate Kashmiris?

November 3, 2009

Rebel violence in Indian Kashmir has fallen to its lowest level since an insurgency began nearly two decades ago.

Is India downplaying Chinese border intrusions?

September 8, 2009

In response to recent reports that two Chinese helicopters intruded into Indian territory in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief Deepak Kapoor said he did get reports of Chinese intrusion but “this is not a new thing.”

The spectre of climate change in Kashmir

August 20, 2009

Its striking beauty is not the only thing that hits you when you visit Kashmir valley.

Is Pakistan still aiding Kashmir militants?

July 22, 2009

Separatist violence in Kashmir has fallen to its lowest level since an anti-India insurgency began nearly two decades ago.