On 22nd March, a freelance journalist, Irfan Mehraj, in Indian-occupied Kashmir was arrested by the…
Education department of India forces Kashmiri schools to hoist Indian flag
On the same day, the Chief Education Officer issued orders to numerous schools in Kashmir, asking them to ensure that all members of the school, including students, teachers and all the workers, shall hoist the Indian flag at their homes and school buildings. In the order that has been issued, the Chief Education Officer states that “there should not be any house uncovered and 100% saturation is to be achieved. A control room has been established in this office for daily monitoring.” Previously, the Jammu and Kashmir Education Department had issued an order, demanding that the students of schools pay for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Under the campaign, the Indian state is coercing Kashmiris into raising Indian flags at their households, an act of forcing an oppressed community to identify with their oppressor.