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Umar Lateef Misgar

Umar Lateef Misgar


Umar Lateef Misgar is a graduate student at the University of Westminster and a freelance journalist focussing on Kashmir.

The British establishment has thrown its weight behind Israel, as the leaders of both British parties refuse to push for a ceasefire in Gaza. British Arabs and Muslims have responded by decimating Labour's support base, with Palestine a red line.

13 December, 2023

Opinion: In Kashmir, military lockdowns and internet shutdowns were already commonplace. Now, an inadequate healthcare system and India's mismanaged response is putting Kashmiris at even greater risk, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

03 June, 2021

Comment: The Hindu-supremacist vision of India that Modi has supported for many years is making the country a deadly place for its Muslim population, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

02 March, 2020

Comment: India's new citizenship law brings home the existential threat that Indian Muslims face under a Hindu-supremacist government, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

20 December, 2019

Comment: Suppressing popular demands through torture and other human rights abuses will only exacerbate the conflict in Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

28 June, 2019

Comment: Pakistan has kept quiet on China's abuse of Uighur Muslims, but Islamabad may have more leverage than it thinks, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

23 January, 2019

Comment: In Indian-controlled Kashmir, impunity is the norm, even in cases of mass rape, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

14 August, 2018

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

16 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.

07 May, 2018

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

24 April, 2018