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New Delhi, Feb 16: Despite threats and attempt by right wing organizations, Delhi University today screened the much talked about documentary ‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ by film-maker Sanjay Kak. “The film was peacefully screened in the department of sociology, followed by a discussion with the Director. Those who were opposed to the film were allowed to protest”, said Nandini Sundar, Head of Department Sociology. Two groups, one by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and another of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, held demonstrations and tried to enter the venue, but, were stopped by students from All India Students Association (AISA) and the department. Protesting

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By Samreen Mushtaq (Reporting from Delhi) On September 19, 2011, the third anniversary of the Batla House ‘Encounter’, Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association organised a program “Kashmir: Politics Of Disappearance” in the FTK Auditorium of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Program had two speakers and there was screening of a documentary also. Speakers Parveena Ahangar Chairperson Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) Sanjay Kak Independent Film Maker Screening of the film “Where Have You Hidden, My New Crescent Moon?” directed by Iffat Fatima. Introduction (excerpts) Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association (JTSA) has been organising such programs every year on the

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    By Iymon Ganaie Latest books on Kashmir at Password bookshop. With Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Night, Kashmir’s English writing broke the shell and registered its place on the world literary map. Mirza Waheed’s The Collaborator and the Anthology edited by Sanjay Kak, Until my freedom has come: the new intifada in Kashmir followed. Many young writers began to speak their hearts out through their writing. Reading equally gained momentum.  In Srinagar, enthusiastic readers thronged bookshops. The Kashmir Walla decided to find out if the same enthusiasm is found in north Kashmir. A survey was conducted in the students from this

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Sanjay Kak and Mirza Waheed in the panel of discussion. ‘Until my freedom has come – The new intifada in Kashmir’, a book, which is a compilation of essays written on Kashmir, edited by noted filmmaker Sanjay Kak was released here on Sunday. At an impressive function, Sunday afternoon, Kak said the book represented a ‘definitive moment’ in the history of Kashmir as it contained writings of both Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri writers. He said the writings were ‘representative samples of change in mind’ caused by the last year’s summer unrest. Kak termed the protests of 2010 as ‘intifada of mind