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.

Family of minor killed in Srinagar ‘gunfight’ booked under UAPA

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has booked seven people, including the father and family members of the minor who was killed in a “gunfight” in Srinagar on 30...

In Kashmir, alliance politics has been for power

When the 1987 elections were rigged by New Delhi, to keep Muslim United Front (MUF) away from power, a full-blown armed militancy erupted in the region, which continues even today. But the coalitions, parties joining hands to remain in power, still is a thing and continues to fail after a point.

Mehbooba Mufti: “Delhi told me to fall in line or bear the consequences”

Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the People’s Democratic Partyspeaks to The Kashmir Walla on varied issues including the lack of space for democratic dissent in Jammu and Kashmir.

Journalism is not a crime

On Sunday, Fahad Shah, the editor-in-chief of The Kashmir Walla, was detained in south Kashmir's Qazigund along with a photojournalist, Bhat Burhan. He was questioned at the police station for 4 hours.

“Isn’t there justice?”: With another raid in a Budgam village, residents feel helpless

In Nusrullahpora, residents have been living in the constant fear of being arrested, their homes raided by the forces, or getting beaten up if they move out of the village.

Podcast | Images in conflict zones: ethics, significance and impact

In this week’s podcast, The Kashmir Walla editor-in-chief, Fahad Shah, discusses this issue and journalism in conflict zones with two guests: Judith Matloff and Robert Nickelsberg.