Auqib Javeed

Auqib Javeed is an independent journalist based in Jammu and Kashmir. He has been reporting on human rights, politics, insurgency, economy and the environment from the region.

Jammu re-activates Village Defence Groups – and old fears

Suspected militant attacks in Dhangri village in Rajouri have spurred the Indian government to re-activate a 90s-era scheme to arm civilians. But residents are yet to feel secure.

Apr 03, 2023

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