Friday, November 15, 2019

From a hospital to colony

Photos and Text by Iqra Zargar I am on the banks of famous Nageen Lake in Srinagar and can clearly relish its pristine beauty from...

ACCESS DENIED

In the international media, the murder of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad raised crucial concerns about the intimidation and targeting of journalists and political activists...

A grave awaiting

“For us, Azadi (independence) means not just getting rid of foreign occupation of our beloved motherland but also to remove hunger, poverty, ignorance and...

Yes, I’m a stone thrower

After spending three years in jail, he still says “Yes, I’m a stone thrower." Born on the11th of February 1991, Aarif Baba* has two historical events associated with his birth date. 11th February is the day Mohammad Maqbool Butt, considered one of the founders of Kashmir’s freedom movement, was hanged and 1991 is the peak year of resistance in Kashmir.

Musk of itself

Jacki Lyden talks with Agha Shahid Ali for NPR, 'All Things Considered' at Izhar Patkin's Studio, 28 July 2001, New York In ‘The Ghat of...

“Roller over legs, dipped in chilli-water, forced to drink acid”

Electrocution, sexual molestation, physical beatings, moving rollers over the legs to break bones were a few methods of torture used by Indian troops to...

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...

Taint off but future bleak

By Mudasir Majeed Peer Cutting across meadows and mountains, a six kilometer road leads to Magam – a village in Handwara area of North Kashmir...

The Changing Trend

By Arif Shafiq Badoo “Since ages, a trend compels every student of Kashmir to opt for All India Engineering Entrance Examinations (AIEEE) and Common Entrance...

Tear gas in Kashmir: Not only for tears, corpses too

During the recent uprisings in the valley of Kashmir, one of the major tools used by the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Indian Paramilitary forces has been the tear gas shell. The tear gas shell is not an alien instrument: it has been used freely on peaceful protesters as well as stone throwers. There have been a large number of civilian killings, mostly teenagers, due to the tear gas shells. More than often, it causes serious injuries, leaves victims bed ridden for years, and results in loss of eyesight.
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