Thousands of widows in Kashmir are witnessing severe predicaments—economic as well as psychological—as they work under extreme conditions to raise and safeguard their children
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Even 28 years after his execution, Maqbool Bhatt ‘remains in prison’
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The idea of Kashmiriyat acquires sinister dimensions when it is repeatedly propagated by the state actors and defined as per their convenience and attendant agendas for the people of Kashmir
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Growing up in small town India, in an age of jingoistic cinema that openly professed its love for violence, Kashmir was always so present in mainstream discourse that it was rendered absent
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The first and foremost realisation that must dawn upon the Hurriyat is that this is a conflict, not a war.
Leaders need to channelise people''s anger and guide the masses in different ways, which may be applauded by some of the people and criticised by others.
The Post-Burhan people’s uprising has been painted by some middle class writers in Kashmir as a failure.
Whenwe analyse the Kashmiri society's attitudes towards the resistance movement, we find that our elite generallyhave dreams that are bereft of resilience, which is indispensible for realisation of any goal.
New generations of Kashmiris will need to directly enter and expand Tehreek’s politics and vision, energize its political culture by learning and connecting with planet-wide progressive movements, and fearlessly open themselves to voices that come from the margins of our society
Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s death too is not an unprecedented event but the reaction it evoked from the masses is definitely beyond the routine
On July 9 around afternoon, five teenagers waited outside the Trauma Theater of SMHS Hospital, nursing their pellet hit eyes with handkerchiefs, making frantic movements.
For the last nearly seventy years, India has deployed a raft of measures to strengthen its military control of Kashmir, and mobilizing religious passions in India to weaken Kashmiri struggle for political freedoms was always at the heart of its Kashmir policy.
Countless widows and half-widows are living destitute lives.
Amanullah Khan, the Pakistan-based supreme leader of the JKLF, reveals in an exclusive interview to Kashmir Ink, how he became the ideologue of the struggle for Independent Kashmir, and what it would take to see the movement through
Bitta Karate responds to allegations of playing a key role in driving out Kashmiri Pandits
This is necessary to divest the tragedy of its myth and propaganda
Retired bureaucrat who served in Kashmir in the 1990s and witnessed the Pandit migration
Raina still vividly remembers the day in April 1990 when he found a poster pinned to the gate of his house at Baghat Barzulla, Srinagar. How can he not remember?
Every time there’s an encounter between the militants and the troops in civilian neighbourhoods, quite often more than one house are razed to the ground to ensure militants are dead. Rendered homeless overnight, and without any compensation in sight, the inhabitants are left to fend for themselves.
Darkness has engulfed the lives of scores of youth hit by pellets right from 2010 protests. The victims, most of them teenagers, have permanently lost eyesight either in one or both eyes. Seven youth whose lives have thus been turned upside down tell their stories
Political imagination is needed to come out of the present quagmire in Kashmir
It is time the received wisdom and understandings are challenged, seen through and if needed reformulated within the basic parameters and the reality of Kashmir conflict
Freed after years in jail over false charges of terror, six people reflect back on their respective ordeals and the lost time Over the years, scores of Kashmiri youth have been arrested outside the state, especially by the Special Cell of Delhi Police which falsely implicated them in terror charges
Reminiscent of British imperialists in India, Dulat’s account exposes a deeply racist set of beliefs about Kashmiris portrayed as corrupt and deceitful