Authors Posts by Mohammad Owais Gurkoo

Mohammad Owais Gurkoo


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By Owais Gurkoo | Srinagar, Kashmir Rouble Nagi “Art is not something that is commercial. It is in the heart, and you have to hold it close. Art requires painting your feelings and it is for the love of the heart,” believes an artist, Rouble Nagi. Nagi is a renowned Mumbai based artist born in the Jammu division of Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir. She has a deep interest in the arts since her childhood and has pursued her interest through her education. After completing graduation, Nagi did her Masters in Fine Arts from London. Nagi feels that an artist is an

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  Kashmir, the disputed region between India and Pakistan, has been going through conflict since the armed rebellion started in late 80s and has resulted in grave human rights violations, killings, torture and rapes. The children of Kashmir or the Children of Conflict have faced the wrath of government forces and the draconian laws like Public Safety act (PSA). Since the mass peaceful resistance movements of 2008, the minors of this region have been arrested, tortured, and mostly booked under the PSA and put behind the bars for months. There have been instances during which children as young as 10