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Aamir Ali Bhat

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.

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India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

25 June, 2020

A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national content'.

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

10 April, 2020

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.

India's lockdown triggers mass exodus of desperate migrant workers

07 April, 2020

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.

Emerging from brutal Indian clampdown, Kashmir braces for coronavirus

26 March, 2020

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.

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

26 February, 2020

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.

Anger rages on over India's controversial Citizenship Amendment Act

27 December, 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Bill was introduced by the Hindu nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his resounding election victory in May.

Patients suffer amid drug shortage in Kashmir

10 October, 2019

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.

Gory tales of torture in Indian-administered Kashmir

16 July, 2019

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.

Women hit worst by Kashmir's continuing conflict

11 March, 2019

In-depth: For women, the consequences of living in the world's largest militarised zone are particularly gruelling, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

Kashmir separatists rounded up following India's airstrike

26 February, 2019

In-depth: Tensions remain high in Kashmir, with locals fearing increased violence as the stakes continue to rise.

Valentine's Day attack 'worst ever' in Kashmir

15 February, 2019

The suicide bomber hit a convoy of paramilitary troops forced away from Kashmir's main highway due to bad weather, in an attack condemned both by Indian and separatist leaders.

A year of death, destruction and censorship in Kashmir

28 December, 2018

Analysis: In the year of 2018, Indian-Administered Kashmir has been rife with stories of killing, maiming, enforced disappearance, custodial killings, rape, torture, crackdowns and censorship on media.

Aamir Ali Bhat
Aamir Ali Bhat

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.

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