The Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status last August to help unite India. A year later, that decision has divided communities in the region and spurred concerns about losing a unique identity.
Uganda has taken in hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese fleeing violence. But reductions in land plots and meager food stipends are forcing refugees to re-enter dangerous territory in the hunt for viable land.
Armed conflict in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has threatened the livelihood of farmers for decades. To support their families, some men in the region are now participating in an ancient tradition long held by women: weaving.
Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.
Violence is nothing new for the area around the Line of Control, the demarcation dividing the Pakistani and Indian-administered sections of Kashmir. But for the people who live there, life in the crossfire takes a steep toll on their lives.
It’s been nearly a month since the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir state’s semi-autonomous status and instituted a media blackout there. Officials say the measure is necessary, but Kashmiris say that the lockdown has serious consequences – including a critical shortage of medical supplies.
In northern Sri Lanka, a government resettlement program which began after the end of the country’s civil war has provided many displaced people with new livelihoods. But local people say that resettlements don’t consider their ancient traditions.
For Kashmiri artists based in India’s capital, years of conflict in their home region of Indian-administered Kashmir have provided inspiration and a sense of urgency for their art. But the tense environment they currently find themselves in makes it hard to display their work freely.