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Sunday, May 26, 2019

An Eid With No Internet Ban – Eid Mubarak!

Waking up to the chink of crockery, the first thing we do on waking up on Eid is to grab our phones and check...

One Last Goodbye

One fine Friday morning, miles away from home, I woke up to a few missed calls and a “Call me back” text from my...

The Story of A Mother In A Conflict Zone, Kashmir

It was the time around mid 90’s. A woman dropped her children at the school. One was in pre-nursery and the elder one in...

I Am Wazwan and I Am Always Late

As you all know my name is Wazwan which is served in Kashmir on special occasions, like on marriage ceremonies, on engagement ceremonies, on...

Let’s Remember The 2010 Martyrs

They must be looking towards us from the heavens, smiling wanting to be back and die for their rights, fight the tyranny and the...

Detailed Case Study of Sopore Massacre

Watch VideoIntroduction On 6 of January, 1993 at least personnel of the 94 Battalion of the Border Security Force from the Fruit Mandi Camp,...

Studying In A Tin Shed: The Story Of Our Own Failure Under The Shadow...

It was a rainy day in the month of April. I was on vacations, talking to my friends on the road side when I...

India has killed 94,290 Kashmiris since January 1989

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 94,290 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,038 in custody since January 1989 till...

Meeting A Woman Who Lost Her Son As Well As Smile

It was a bitterly algid evening of Chillai Kalan.A friend of mine had accompanied me and we were on our way back home. Suddenly,...

28 Years Of Gaw Kadal Massacre – Lest We Forget

It’s been nearly three decades of the gateway to our road of the massacres. It was this day, twenty-eight years ago, when the youngsters...

Bringing Back The Lost Paradise, Kashmir

Prague, Czech Republic“Tu mera noor he Tu mera he fakhar Zakhmi he thoda, thoda ziddi Kashmir, yeh lahu luhaan pal tu thode or seh le, Majboor hun kayar...

Haunting Memories From The Crackdown

In the mirror, he could see the calendar hanging on the wall behind him. He could even see the hole beside the calendar. He...

We have hundreds of Guantanamo Bays here. Why is nobody talking about it?

David Barsamian, (...was deported from New Delhi for his coverage of Kashmir)With the erosion of Kashmir’s autonomy, came the military repression and arguably an attempted genocide....

Afridi – Our Kashmiri Kind Of Superhero

You heard tales of superheroes in Kashmir? I remember ‘akke-nandun’ or ‘Raz’ from a village who’d fight the bear single-handedly.Growing up in Kashmir means...
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When Jinnah Spoke at Jamia Masjid Kashmir [With Video]

Jinnah, on the banks of Jehlum, during his visit to Kashmir The Quaid rose to speak from the Jamia at 10 in the night. It...

One of Kashmir’s worst torture victims forced to beg for survival

Arrested at 17, Indian forces stripped Khatana’s skin off, chopped off his legs, electric shocks to his eyes, broke each of his fingers “I am alive, but dead....

Kashmir’s Asaram that nobody wants to talk about

This story is written in first person by a victim himself. Year 2002, I was 14, when my uncle came across Aijaz Sheikh, also known...

“I Want To Celebrate Our Own Independence Day”

August 14, 2017 I woke up to the alarm on my sister’s phone, she had to go to school. “It’s off today”, I said to...

Afzal – A Lament Of An Obvious Betrayal Of Juctice

This is to commemorate the fourth death anniversary of, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, on the 9th of February 2013, Afzal from Daubgow sopore was...

When BSF troopers gang raped bride, her aunt in Kashmir

It has been 25 years and still the troopers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) who gang raped a bride and her pregnant aunt...

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