Saturday, December 14, 2019

TIMELINE | Civilian Bloodshed in Kashmir Under PDP-BJP Govt

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when India slept, Kashmir would awake to blood and wails. On 1 March 2015, Mufti Mohammed Syed...

Widowed mother stares at her dead son’s name – in blood, on mirror

In a dark tiny room, where a six-ft person can bang head on the ceiling, sits a widowed mother wiping her tears; a young,...

Burhan, alive from grave

On an evening of October 2010, he stopped his bike on a CRPF check-post for routine scrutiny. Unknown to the forthcoming mayhem, security personnel...
Burhan Wani's grave in Tral, a few meters away from his home. Photograph by Vikar Syed

“Abuji, I’m sorry I couldn’t fulfill your promise”

By Muda Tariq and Tamana Qari “Abu ji, I’m sorry I couldn’t fulfill your promise,” a militant son tells his father. On 1 April 2018, a...

India’s Gau Rakshaks: “Cow killers need to be taught a lesson”

When Mohammed Iqbal (36) left his home in Hapur on the morning of 6 February 2017, he was carrying 40,000 rupees in cash. A...

2017: The year of lynchings

The violent activism of self-styled ‘cow protectors’, who call themselves ‘Gau rakshaks’, involves thrashing, harassing and lynching people — anytime, anywhere. And with the...

“Tell Modi, he should give us freedom”

Ten-year-old Zahan pulls out his “gun” from the folds of cloth kept next to his school bag. Cleaning it thoroughly, Shameema, his mother, puts...

India’s youth share views about Kashmir uprising

While a civilian uprising still continues in Kashmir since July 8 when a popular rebel commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was shot dead in an...
Srinagar

Will you send me photographs?

We stood extremely still. Exactly 10 seconds ticked away before we looked at each other again. “Rickshaw?” Kartik asked me: a formality. We sped towards...

Vote for Azad Jammu and Kashmir or Pakistan?

People in Pakistani-administered Kashmir or Azad Jammu and Kashmir are going to elect 41 Legislative Assembly members on 21 July 2016 and these lawmakers...
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