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.

Hopes and fears on the LoC after two years of ceasefire

A stable ceasefire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan has given residents a chance at normal life—but threats of an end to the peace persist

Jun 07, 2023

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

Latest Articles

Manipur’s conflict has harsh lessons for all of India’s Northeast

Rampant ethnic chauvinism of the kind that has shattered Manipur’s civil society is ingrained in communities across the Northeast

How Southasia and Oman intertwined

In ‘Sovereigns of the Sea’, the histories of Omani sultans in the age of empire speak to the interconnectedness of Southasia, West Asia and East Africa

Crisis in India’s bread basket

How agriculture, capital and corporate investment have reshaped Indian Punjab, and brought about its current precarity