Fahad Shah

Fahad Shah is a journalist and writer. He is the founder and editor of The Kashmir Walla magazine and has written extensively on politics, human rights, culture, and media for various international publications. In 2020, he was nominated for the RSF Press Freedom Prize for Courage and in 2021 he won the Human Rights Press Award.

Final moments of Geelani: a broken door, resisting family, and chaos

The Kashmir Walla spoke to Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons, who were with him when he passed away, to explain what happened before and after his death until he was buried.

A besieged burial ends an era of Kashmir’s history

The death came in desolation. There was no mass funeral. No sloganeering. No flags. No spectacle of mourning. But a siege.

‘Son killed in fake gunfight’: Family writes to admin for FIR to probe Kulgam gunfight

A family from Anantnag district of south Kashmir has claimed that their son was killed by government forces in a “fake gunfight” in Kulgam district on Sunday. The family...

‘Frequently think of quitting politics … unity would’ve prevented 5 August decision’: Omar Abdullah

Since August 2019, Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the NC’s heir, has been frequently thinking of quitting politics. But something is stopping him. Abdullah...

In Kulgam gunfight, family says son killed outside home, wasn’t militant; police denies

The family of Zakir Bashir, the 17-year-old killed in Kulgam gunfight, has claimed that he was an innocent civilian rather than a militant, as claimed by the police.

“Modi admitted Kashmir is far from ideal relationship with rest of India”: Omar Abdullah

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Vice President of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, Omar Abdullah, says that statehood before elections in the region is a fight that the unionists have to wage.