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April, 2014 Table of contents Feature How do they see Kashmir? By The Kashmir Walla Interviews “Youth in mainstream politics can’t make big change” Ifrah Butt, Human Rights Activist “No one will reinvade independent Kashmir” Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front “In mainstream politics everyone listens to you” Tahir Syeed, People’s Democratic Party “Strikes in Kashmir is a sacrifice for the movement” Mehraj ud Din Kalwal, Tehreek-i-Hurriyat / Hurriyat G “We are not Indian citizens, we are treated as slaves” Mir Urfi, Lawyer Comment Tolerant cultural tradition of Banaras By Krishna Nand Mishra “Development” of Gujarat Muslims? By Sanjeev

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March, 2014 Table of contents Feature Waiting for their sons, mothers die How mothers in Kashmir have died while waiting for their disappeared sons By Muheet ul Islam Dispatches The Rohingya Conflict The history of the Rohingya conflict: Buddhists and Muslims By Helena Derwash & Marta Tucci Acts of Resilience The plight of Rohingya women By Marta Tucci Photography Kashmir: a few moments of life Amid the violence and political uncertainty, on the other side, there lies a life in Kashmir By Zuhaib Mohammad Khan My Story They hate me “Why do I hate Israel-Palestine conflict?” By Nathan Aharonovich Book

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February, 2014 Table of contents Dispatches The land of broken promises In Mindanao Philippines, original land owners are being persecuted By Sr. Ma. Famita N. Somogod & Helena Derwash Comment The debate of Article 370 Article 370 provides itself immunity from revocation By Ikram Ullah Interview “I’m not satisfied with pro-freedom leaders” An interview with Shakeel Bakshi, a Kashmiri political leader By Muheet ul Islam Book Review The Great Weaver From Kashmir “The novel celebrates the idea that we know as Kashmir” By Ayaz Rasool Nazki Essay Kashmir: A tale of travesty Discussions on how the Kashmir issue has been

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Table of contents Features Why We Pick Up Guns A journey through the life of youth armed rebels of Kashmir to find out why are they picking up guns again By Fahad Shah “I begged for mercy…but they continued torture” How an hours long torture in his teenage changed, Ghulam Nabi Najar’s whole life, his family’s and his children’s By Muheet ul Islam Art & Culture Dastaan – story of India’s partition Reviewing ‘Dastaan’ – a twenty-three-episodes show based on Razia Butt’s acclaimed novel, Bano. By Sumegha Gulati Interview “Wish to see propaganda free Kashmir” Lead Vocalist of Highway 61 band,

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Table of contents Features Remembering the life of Madiba The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela By Sakala Tambone & Helena Derwash “Roller over legs, dipped in chilli-water, forced to drink acid” Three years of Abdul Rehman’s torture By Muheet ul Islam Musk of itself The Cartography of Culture in Agha Shahid Ali’s Poetry By Meghna Mudaliar Dispatches Hari Singh’s blackmailing and love in London How Kashmir’s crown prince, Hari Singh, fell in love in London and then got blackmailed  By Shams Rehman Once upon a time in China “I was stupid with joy. Coming back home, I started improvising

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Table of contents Features I’m a house and my name is… “The snow protects me. I look like a bride.” By Siddhartha Gigoo & Muhabit ul Haq India can’t win hearts From the Palhallan village, where more than a hundred are buried in the “martyrs graveyard” By Muheet ul Islam Dispatches Letter from Cambodia How I started teaching the children of Cambodia  By Sigrid Baldinger Britain and Kashmir The early links between Britain and Kashmir By Shams Rehman Comment Mental conflagration in Kashmir Looking at Kashmir’s mental health By Ab. Latif Wani Of media and the wrongs What is wrong in the

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Table of contents Features Shopian siege In a town where five civilians were killed and people were imprisoned in their houses for weeks By Muheet ul Islam Dispatches Afghanistan, my motherland Visiting my motherland, Afghanistan, a war-torn country and broken society  By Helena Derwash For Quetta, Pakistan A group of former Afghan refugees helping Quetta By Kate Grealy Comment “Educational refugees” A perspective of a student from Ladakh By Stanzin Angmo Reviews Delhi by heart Raza Rumi’s Delhi by heart is an important addition to the literatures on Delhi By Atul K Thakur Interviews India since 1947 Civil Rights activist and journalist,

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Table of contents Comment From Ramadan to Eid by Ikram Ullah Complicating the simple by Rahella Khan Art & Culture ‘Let me tell you about winds’ by Meghna Mudaliar Play: Letters from ’91 by Momin Javed, Stanba Gyaltsan Olthang & Prioty Ferheen Sarwar My story From Kashmir to Manhattan by Momin Javed Photo feature Delhi Monsoons  by Muhabit ul Haq & Salma Rehman Poetry An exercise in memory by Ather Zia Biting the dust by Haseeb Alvi Mother’s call by Ikram Ullah

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