Baba Umar

Mohammad Umar Baba (who writes under the byline Baba Umar ) is an online producer with Al Jazeera English. He has covered stories in South Asia, mainly in India and Indian-administered Kashmir. Baba writes on Kashmir Conflict, India's water conflicts, minorities-related issues, migration and environment.

Middle East

Yemen's war wounded find comfort in 'brotherly' Oman

Civilians injured in air strikes are being treated free of charge in the neutral neighbouring country.

Middle East

How Oman aims to become a tourist hub

Under $35bn investment plan, government plans to attract more than five million international visitors a year by 2040.


India PM rejects foreign 'advice' on Kashmir dispute

Modi offers $12bn in aid to India-administered Kashmir but critics say resolution of political dispute is key to peace.

War & Conflict

Hundreds arrested in Kashmir ahead of Modi visit

Crackdown in India-administered Kashmir in bid to prevent 'Million March' called to protest weekend visit by Indian PM.

Human Rights

Revoke controversial law in disputed Kashmir - Amnesty

Rights group says special law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations in region.


India: One year after change of the political guard

Narendra Modi and his ruling BJP government receive a mixed response on the delivery of pre-election promises.

Poverty & Development

India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

Falling into a debt-trap and besieged by bad weather, thousands of farmers are taking their own lives each year.

Human Rights

Teenager dies in police shooting in Kashmir

Officers in Indian-governed region open fire on protests amid strike call by separatists over prominent leader's arrest.

Poverty & Development

Without vultures, fate of Parsi 'sky burials' uncertain

Solar panels replace extinct scavengers while decomposing corpses continue to be heaped at India's 'Tower of Silence'.

Poverty & Development

India's 'new cities' plan: Environment not included

Country's rapid urban expansion brings an increase in sand mining - and concerns over ecological destruction.

Poverty & Development

India rail budget geared to 'overhaul' network

Indian minister announces mammoth $137bn budget to improve one of world's largest rail networks.


Flood-affected Kashmiris lament lost cattle

Livestock are major source of income in India-administered region, where people are waiting for compensation.