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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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....

You talk about Rape? Let me remind you about a nation called Kashmir

You talk about Rape? Let me remind you about a nation called Kashmir. Women of whole village was raped in front of their men....

9 Incidents Where Indian Courts Set Free The Guilty

A couple of days ago, a military court suspended life sentence punishments against six of army personnel accused of cold blooded muder of 3...

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...

The Bomai Incident – 2009

The Bomai Incident refers to the deaths of two people caught in the cross fire between unknown assailants and soldiers of the 22nd Battalion...

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....

A Fateful Morning

I was driving back to home from my workplace, located on the wedge of a mountain range in the southern districts of Kashmir. On the...

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...

RAPES IN INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR

A Kashmiri girl Fahmeeda from Nowpora, Sopore in district Baramulla reached late from Jammu on 28th of October 2004. At the Tourist Reception Centre...

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...

Children Of Paradise – Dead Or Alive? Awake Or In Slumber?

Too much talk of children these days – children on the streets, children in homes, children unable to go to school, children blinded by...

Lalla Rookh Eyes

It was exactly 200 years ago when Irish poet Thomas Moore decided to pen down his era’s most precious book-length poem, Lalla Rookh, in...

Three Years Later, Remembering The Deluge And What Followed

September 2014: Like any other evening of Dhaka monsoons, it was raining incessantly. The skies were drab and more downpour was likely. My phone...

The Kashmiri Pandit In My Neighbourhood

On January 19,1990 Jagmohan Malhotra was appointed as the 5th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to contain the armed uprising which Kashmiris had launched...

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...

Fate of new Kashmiri generation, “Mamie Maie Chue Mujahid Banun”

Before couple of days I along with my friend from university to home witnessed an amazing travel in our life. There was probably a...

List of 115 martyrs; 2010 Killings

These are the martyrs who laid down their lives for the liberation of Kashmir in 2010. Apart from those listed below, a million people...

Rise Of Mental Health Problems In The Valley

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and Xuhaib was on an assignment to cover clashes in the downtown area of Srinagar. Xuhaib,30, had been...

“How I Was Chased And Then Killed With Pellets” – Story of Nasir Shafi

My name is Nasir Shafi; my mother calls me Moomin; I am 11 years old. One evening, I was leaving our local masjid towards...

Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

Human rights abuses in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir state are an ongoing issue. The abuses range from mass killings, forced disappearances, torture, rape...

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