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For twenty-two years, Saja Shah, her husband, and their three children have lived in a two-room rented apartment. Saja, a homemaker in her early...

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Jacki Lyden talks with Agha Shahid Ali for NPR, 'All Things Considered' at Izhar Patkin's Studio, 28 July 2001, New York In ‘The Ghat of...

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Nelson “Madiba” Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18 July 1918, to the Thembu Royal Family in Umtatu, in South Africa’s Cape Province, his forename,...

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Electrocution, sexual molestation, physical beatings, moving rollers over the legs to break bones were a few methods of torture used by Indian troops to...

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"Future of the great nation," reads a hoarding of the Operation Sadbhavana project in a military base lawns near the Palhallan village in the...

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Stones hurled all around the roads, shops and businesses closed. Police and paramilitary forces prowl side streets and lanes that connect to main roads,...

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If I had no children, I would have killed myself a long ago. Whenever I think of doing so, it comes to my mind that what will happen to my son and daughters when they would need clothes and food. Who would take care of them?

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The Kashmir conflict has shaped the unconscious psychology of the entire Indian-administered-Kashmiri population. It imposes an important question of how the current political situation in the valley has and is psychologically affecting the youth, causing many mental health problems.

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After spending three years in jail, he still says “Yes, I’m a stone thrower." Born on the11th of February 1991, Aarif Baba* has two historical events associated with his birth date. 11th February is the day Mohammad Maqbool Butt, considered one of the founders of Kashmir’s freedom movement, was hanged and 1991 is the peak year of resistance in Kashmir.

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During the recent uprisings in the valley of Kashmir, one of the major tools used by the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Indian Paramilitary forces has been the tear gas shell. The tear gas shell is not an alien instrument: it has been used freely on peaceful protesters as well as stone throwers. There have been a large number of civilian killings, mostly teenagers, due to the tear gas shells. More than often, it causes serious injuries, leaves victims bed ridden for years, and results in loss of eyesight.

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