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Kashmiri actor-turned-director, Aamir Bashir was born and raised in Kashmir. He says Kahsmiris have been let down by bollywood. A graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, his father was Chief Justice of Jammu High Court. Harud (autumn in Kashmiri), set in Kashmir, is his debut film as director and the film itself speaks volumes about Kashmir and his talent of filmmaking. He has dedicated the film to his maternal uncle Shamim Ahmed Shamim, who was a Member of Parliament. In this interview to The Kashmir Walla Editor, Fahad Shah, he says his next project is Winter, which is again set

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By Fahad Shah & Sheikh Saleem He is a human rights lawyer and a civil rights activist. He graduated in Science from Srinagar in the year 1972 and then got his LLB degree at the Law College Aligarh Muslim University in 1975. Imroz joined the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as a lawyer in 1978. Since the end of the eighties, he has initiated and led campaigns for human rights in a context of grave violations, including killings, tortures and rapes, or forced “disappearances” with impunity. He is founder and President of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society

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By Fahad Shah | Camera by Tamim Baba The Kashmir Walla presents the full coverage of the launch of the book Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir edited by noted filmmaker, Sanjay Kak. The event was at Hotel Grand Mumtaz, Srinagar, Kashmir on June 12, 2011 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The panelists who spoke were the author of the novel, The Collaborator , Mirza Waheed, editor of the book, Sanjay Kakak, Scholar, Saiba Verma, Scholar, Mohamad Junaid, Journalist with Economic Times, Najeeb Mubarki and was mediated by noted journalist of valley, Parvaiz Bukhari. After

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A Dharna to register protest against killings of Innocent Civilians in Kashmir at Jantar Mantar was organised by ANHAD. The dharna was two hour long where representatives from various civil society groups gathered to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Kashmir. Following people expressed their views in protest: Shabnam Hashmi (ANHAD), Harsh Kapoor (South Asia Citizen Web), Navaid Hamid ( member, NIC), Prof. Kamal Mitra Chenoy (JNU), Prof. Anuradha Chenoy (JNU), Tanveer Hussain Khan (ANHAD), Indu Prakash (IGSSS), Madhu Chandra (North Eastern Helpline), DivyavVinod (YWCA), Sanjay Kumar (AAA), Amitabh Pandey (Free Lancer), Ravi Himadri (The other Media), Prof. Rizwan