Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kashmiri Muslim: Other Side Of Assertion

“What do you want? Azaadi?” “Yes! He needs Azaadi.” the old man sitting on my side berth shouted. “Give all of them what they want, let them...

In response to Write Hand: Which “power” and “resistance to power”?

One can never look into someone’s mind to find out what’s going on in there. When we write it is that something that comes...

Kashmir: Absence of a free homeland

The extent of suffering of Kashmiri children and youth under the occupation is shocking and unreported. We need to shed light on the shattering...

Ghost killers of Sopore

There have been six killings in row within three weeks in Sopore town of North Kashmir; one by one they were shot dead at...

Kashmir trinity: Azadi, votes and political dialogue

Kashmir is a dispute, a Muslim majority region under Indian and Pakistani control and acutely conscious of its distinct identity in South and Central...

Being “liberal” and progressing

The passage of time changes the perspectives of societies, driven by the gaining of knowledge, it takes them out of the caliginous dark into...

In Kashmir, power holding craps are not holy

The people are dying there, and they are being given grief or indifferences with the overt identities they have, not by the non-buzz word-‘humanity’. In Kashmir, human rights stand terribly below the fundamental level. The people have been voicing in its favour and the authority, who rule the course have been offering cold shoulder on those demands. Things were set in painful equilibrium, so tragedies turning like norms in the Valley.

How New Delhi manages Kashmir

When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi recently visited Kashmir, there was hardly any hope that they would bring along a...

Sketch of a Kashmiri

My father is a doctor and being the only residing doctor of Barzula area, which in those days was crawling with militants, he was often taken by the CRPF and militants both to check their sick comrades. He tells me of incidents when the CRPF would blindfold him, take him to a no-man’s land and order him to check the wounded and the next day militants would show up

As I write this, Gaza is bombed

    On 12 June 2014 three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped. The world turned upside down. The international community rushed to condemn the killers. This was...