Friday, May 29, 2020

‘Peace redefined in democracy’

Freedom of expression and speech is the most fundamental of all rights. This right lays the very foundation of a democratic society. It is...

From Tihar Jail, New Delhi

Dated 7th August, 1981 To Mian Sarwar, a political activist in Srinagar Seeking help from God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Dear Mian Ghulam Sarwar Sahib,...

Kashmir youth and the conflict

  Before landing in Kashmir this year, I thought I had more or less of an understanding of what loaded words as conflict or occupation...

Come, We’ll have to walk now

By Aditi Rao Ahead of us lay a rope bridge with thin wooden planks. It seemed precarious, a slight slip of the foot and we...

“Educational refugees”

“Educational refugees” is a term, which aptly describes scores of Ladakhi students pursuing higher education, far away from home in places and cities unfamiliar...
Khurram Parvez shifted to jail

What Khurram Parvez’s arrest says about India’s intentions

On the day of Khurram Parvez’s arrest on September 16 and minutes before he was taken to police control room for a medical check...

The Valley that stole my heart

Time: February 2014 Place: Dal Lake, Srinagar (state capital of India-Occupied Kashmir) Through a combination of political solidarity and the ever-unquenchable search for beauty in the...

AJK’s conflicting political identities

I will prefer to be a Pakistani Identity card holder than to be a voter of Azad Kashmir. I am Pakistani first then Kashmiri...

A Beloved Witness

    By Irfan Hassan On a hot summer evening of 1988, I spotted Aga Shahid Ali on the Residency Road buying Paans at Mir Paan...

Growing through self-censorship

Creative expression has been greatly damaged in the last two decades of turmoil and the immense art talent in Kashmir has gathered dust. Art paves way for open dialogue; its helps facilitate critical thinking. It is, therefore, important that there is a creative outburst in Kashmir.
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