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By Fahad Shah The title above, “Harud gov saridd” means Harud fell cold. The on-going extensive debate on the postponement of the proposed literary festival, Harud (Autumn) Litfest in Kashmir from 24-26 September has many colours. Some say it was the vested interest of the people who opposed the festival. Some even say that it was “Islamic fundamentalism”. How can a person with intellect raise such queries? I doubt the intellect now. It was the statement of one of the organisers, Namitha Gokhale, saying that the event is apolitical. “Apolitical” means something where political debate doesn’t exist. Though it might

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By Fahad Shah Expressing his resentment against a political party’s decision of hoisting Indian flag in Kashmir on Republic day, the Jammu and Kashmir state chief minister, Omar Abdullah introduce us towards something which has been often avoided. Why hoisting Tri-colour at Lal Chowk creates such a polemical and indignant atmosphere while every year same flag is waved twice in different parts of the region? When the region was up in arms during the massive civilian uprising in 2010 summer green colour flags were dispatching the message to world. Covering the famous clock tower of Valley, Ghanta Ghar at Lal

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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing people before Eid prayers at Eidgah ground. (Photo: Fahad Shah) By Fahad Shah After seven days of strict curfew in the Kashmir Valley state authorities gave some respite to the inhabitants of Srinagar city by lifting curfew for some hours in the late afternoon. People flocked towards shops to buy essential commodities as most of them are in difficult conditions like shortage of food items. Speech of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Eid During this relaxation no untoward incident was reported. One of the customers at a grocery shop in Soura, a young boy told Kashmirwalla India