Syed Ali Shah Geelani

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.
Geelani graveyard

‘We are orphaned’: Young Kashmiris travel for hours to see Geelani’s grave

Waseem Mir left home at 1:30 am -- three hours after he received the news of Kashmir’s most prominent resistance leader Syed Ali Shah...
Geelani death, curfew

‘We are stuck’: Communication blackout hits hospitals, emergency services in Kashmir

The roads were deserted with the police patrolling checkpoints and setting up roadblocks. The abrupt curfew and communication blockade left people stranded.
Kashmir, Kashmir clampdown, Kashmir lockdown, Kashmir union territory

‘Is my family safe’: Communication blackout triggers trauma for Kashmiris far from home

The communication blackout in Kashmir valley has effectively disconnected nearly 8 million people from the rest of the world after Syed Ali Shah Geelani,...
Minor JJB

Kashmiri minors illegally detained, beaten; JJ Board says rampant abuse of rights

The Kashmir Walla investigation reveals that the violation of minor detainees’ rights, including the rampant highhandedness by the government forces, highlights a dangerous pattern in Kashmir.
Muharram procession in hasannabad

Muharram majlis: A space to mourn and vent for Shia women in Kashmir

Such majlises have not only provided her with a space to be a part of a gathering for women but have also taught her “how Karbala acts as a school for the world to be better and to stand up against injustice”. 
Fahmeeda Shagoo

‘She gasped to death’: In memory of love, a man’s quest for justice

Fahmeeda’s death didn’t end their love story. It made Shagoo more resolute to fulfill his promises to her. “She was everything to me,” he said, two years later, this week.

Sedentary lifestyle, stress, worsening Kashmir’s infertility crisis

When Shariq Masoodi, who heads endocrinology at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences - a premier hospital in Srinagar, consulted a woman who hadn’t been...
Ghulam Hassan Lone

As political killings rise in Kashmir, a son recalls his slain father’s journey

Ahmad is now left with just one regret - why wasn’t he with his father when he needed him the most?  “Neither can my father come back nor will anyone be able to give me justice,” he said.  
tral - chopan

She lost her brother, son. Now, husband is dead as most-aged militant.

“If Kashmiris had spoken things might have been different. When someone from the police is killed, isn't their body returned?”