Abrar Reyaz

The nexus between Shujaat’s death and UN Report on Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

The nexus between Shujaat’s death and UN Report on Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

Back in 2000 when Bill Clinton visited Kashmir, the tragedy of Chattisingpora massacre happened in which more than 35 Sikhs were killed. During Zubin Mehta’s visit and musical event at Shalimar in 2013, four innocents Kashmiris were brutally shot dead in Shopian and they later were dubbed as militants. When United Nations Security Council was […]

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Mourning

Mourning

Mourning has lost its relevance As it’s going with no end It’s an ordeal, Now, with no significance! The rage and outrage, Has engulfed my brain The blood and emotions, Are pumping in my vein Now, Why don’t we die all at once- For we will, Mourn our deaths at once! Author is a student of […]

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Understanding the nexus between ‘Violent’ Student Protests and state response

Understanding the nexus between ‘Violent’ Student Protests and state response

The student protests and its response from the state in the form of shutting down the educational institutions frequently is worrying and distressful. Presently, students are clashing with police in the backdrop of Kathua murder and rape. From central to south to north Kashmir, campuses have been converted into virtual battlefields. The pitched battles in […]

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Contextualizing the politics of rape in Kashmir

Contextualizing the politics of rape in Kashmir

The horrific and gruesome abduction, gang rape and murder of an 8 year old child in Kathua district of Jammu, didn’t seem to bother and catch attention in mainland India for three months. Maintaining the criminal silence for three months, paving way for cover up in highlighting the case raises many questions. Suddenly, now, after […]