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When 14th Century shrine was destroyed in Kashmir

On the holy day of Eid-al-Azha, May 10, 1995 Indian Armed forces desecrated and destroyed 14th century Muslim shrine of Sheikh Noorud-Din Wali, a...

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...

‘Kuka…..Wini cha Zulm’? Oppression In Kashmir

(Kuka…Is there oppression in Kashmir now?) Recently, I watched a red-color car struggling to get through the snow-ridden road opposite to the gate of...

Lethal Toll of Non-lethal Weapons

Riyaz Wani On April 21, 23-year-old Hilal Ahmad Ganai, of Barpora, Pulwama, was hit by pellets in his chest, head and face after police fired...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shopping For My Wedding In 2016 In Kashmir

It was Tuesday of 13th September 2016 when I along with my maternal uncle went to buy few items of luggage for my marriage...

I Was Four Month’s Pregnant When They Killed Him

Colourful Colourless Mornings What is the colour of mornings? All hues in a passing. Red like his blood-drenched clothes. Pale like his lifeless face. Black like...

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...

Tale Of A Kashmiri Girl From Srinagar Who Lost Her Parents, Escaped The Indian...

GENEVA, Switzerland—Meet Aneesa Nabi Khan, a bright 17-year-old studying at a school in the part of Kashmir liberated from India.  Her mild demeanor, big...

Story of Asiya & Nilofar, Raped & Killed by Indian Army

The Shopian rape and murder case is the alleged abduction, rape and murder of two young women in mysterious circumstances between 29 and 30...

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....

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...

A Jar Full Of Home

A post shared by Kayehaan (@kayehaan) on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:45am PDT The weather in this part of the world was brutal, just...

1993 Lal Chowk Massacre

In one of the most devastating incidents of its kind, on April 10, 1993, a large section of downtown Srinagar known as Lal Chowk...

A Half Widow And Her Family – Stories Of Hope And Despair

22 November 2015, while driving back home from a marriage ceremony of my friend it was 9:30 pm when I found someone lying on...

Manufactured Eid Mubarak From Kashmir

This Bakra-Eid is unlike last year’s Eid. Just a few hours ago Mr Sheep and Mr Goat landed at our house, unwillingly, unwittingly, separated from...

This Kashmiri Police Constable Quit His Job For The Sake Of Conscience

Rayees said he can bear anything but cannot see his conscience die inside of him.A video of a constable announcing his resignation from the...

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