Ashima coordinates the organisation Yakjah in their work in Jammu and Kashmir. An independent journalist by profession, she has an active interest in interfaith dialogue.

Latest from Ashima Kaul

Building an organic dialogue process in Kashmir

A new round of dialogue and political engagement has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite some boycotts, a large number of stakeholders are involved. This process is taking place at a time of broader tensions in Kashmir Valley where an increasingly radicalised youth and active terrorism threatens to spiral the situation out of control. In this context, can an organic dialogue take root? Read more »

05 January 2018

Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir - part two

More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds have been arrested and the government response has increased feelings of separation and anger. Read more »

08 November 2016

Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir - part one

More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds have been arrested and an aggressive government response has increased feelings of separation and anger. Read more »

07 November 2016

Reconciliation and justice in Kashmir

Now that the return of Kashmiri Pandits is on the political cards, complex ideas of identity and reconciliation are coming to the fore.  Read more »

15 July 2016

Transformation through empathy: youth challenge extremism in Kashmir

With youth extremism on the rise in Kashmir, Ashima Kaul reports on a workshop in Pulwama designed to bring young people together and dismantle tensions.  Read more »

20 May 2016

New hope in Kashmir?

Animosity between the Jammu and Kashmir regions runs deep. In a tense environment, local conflicts often have far-reaching impact.  Read more »

22 April 2016

Waging war for peace in Pakistan

A new documentary goes behind the scenes at Islamabad’s Red Mosque, which has been accused of supporting extremism in Pakistan. Read more »

09 March 2016

Tossamaidan: a peaceful resolution of a Himalayan conflict

How local people in the Kashmir Himalayas shut down an army firing range. Read more »

03 October 2014

Across the Line of Control: the real stakeholders of peace

Ashima Kaul looks at the Impact the border between Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir has on communities. Read more »

27 June 2014

Education – The instrument of peace in Kashmir

With Kashmir rooted in turmoil and conflict, many peacebuilders are turning to education for answers. Read more »

17 January 2013