Aamir Ali Bhat is a Kashmir-based independent journalist. His work has appeared in The New Arab, The Wire, Dawn Herald, The Globe Post, The Quint, Outlook, Firstpost and elsewhere.
A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national content'.
India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.
Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are desperately trying to return home, after India's nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus sparked a mass exodus.
Kashmir is bracing for disastrous consequences if the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, with residents in the disputed territory having just experienced a brutal six-month military lockdown by India.
New Delhi has been rocked by anti-Muslim violence since Parliament approved a new citizenship law, as scores of Muslims are being beaten mercilessly by pro-government Hindutva mobs in recent days.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was introduced by the Hindu nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his resounding election victory in May.
Nearly two months have passed since India removed Kashmir's autonomy and put the disputed territory under clampdown, and pharmaceutical stores are slowly running out of medicine.
A comprehensive 550-page detailed report of torture against civilians was released this year in May, drawing international attention to India's human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir.
In-depth: For women, the consequences of living in the world's largest militarised zone are particularly gruelling, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.
In-depth: Tensions remain high in Kashmir, with locals fearing increased violence as the stakes continue to rise.