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Umar Lateef Misgar is a political analyst focusing on Kashmir and the Middle East. His work has appeared in The Independent, Truthout.org, London School of Economics Human Rights Centre blog, and elsewhere.

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Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

16 May, 2018

In-depth: Militant groups are proving attractive even to middle classes, as India intensifies its crackdown in Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Can India and Pakistan draw inspiration from Korean peacemaking?

07 May, 2018

Comment: An independent Kashmir could minimise military confrontation between rivals India and Pakistan, and aid the process of denuclearisation, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Kashmir gunfight reveals extent of militant support

24 April, 2018

In-depth: A battle in Kashmir turned out markedly different to usual, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

12 April, 2018

The latest erupted at the start of April, when Indian troops gunned down 13 armed fighters, as calls for ending Indian rule in occupied Kashmir continue, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

Kashmir: The democracy that never was

09 April, 2018

Comment: Indian violence in Kashmir is not only authorised, but also incentivised by the state, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

27 March, 2018

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

India's hardline approach in Kashmir won't work

12 March, 2018

Comment: New Delhi cannot resolve this conflict through a military solution. Instead it must urgently open an unconditional dialogue with Kashmiris, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

India's search operations disrupt and destroy Kashmiri lives

21 February, 2018

Deadly Cordon and Search Operations have again become a regular feature of counter-insurgency operations in Indian-administered Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Could Islamic State make inroads in Kashmir?

20 December, 2017

Analysis: The appearance of IS insignia at a militant's funeral in Kashmir raises important questions, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

India's new interlocutor in Kashmir raises little hope

30 October, 2017

Analysis: India's former spy chief, Dineshwar Sharma, is now in charge of peace talks in Kashmir, raising fears over efficacy, writes Umar Lateef Misgar

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

13 October, 2017

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

25 September, 2017

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial academia forever, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Umar Lateef Misgar
Umar Lateef Misgar

Umar Lateef Misgar is a political analyst focusing on Kashmir and the Middle East. His work has appeared in The Independent, Truthout.org, London School of Economics Human Rights Centre blog, and elsewhere.

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