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Kashmir – her unending poem

Kashmir – her unending poem

On the intervening night of 29 and 30 May 2009, two Kashmiri women from Shopian were raped and murdered by armed men. The incident was followed by protests and curfew throughout the entire valley. Shopian observed the shut down for about two months. It is also observed that there was a systematic denial of justice. […]

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Hope

Hope

Hurmat Altaf Nothing but hope is left now, for the bird in the cage.   Its heart is heavy, eyes are full of tears.   The despot has kept it for his own joviality, on his diktat, it has smile and frown.   The caged is in search of a glimpse, to break the shackles […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Lubna Binti Nayeem Weighty sacred festive, the Eid-ul-fitr Started by the Prophet Muhammad as gifter(PBUH) The feast of breaking the fast Ramadan After its end to rid of from all con In this blessed and very holy day Muslims thanking Allah in a way Of revealing Quran, the holy book In this month that whole […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

Witness

Witness

A tribute of a daughter to her father whose 25th death anniversary marks today on 12th of May.

Glory to Allah the glee of merry lay Don’t rock the boat in a chief’s way The ascendant of own award Prayers we send with heart’s nod Thy fair haired angel glory to you Although whole world has to move Thou the virtuous of earth and sky Thee will blew and all must die Here […]

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In the dead of night

In the dead of night

Zahid Mantoo Through a deep, narrow gorge of steepy walls of ‘’Himalayas’’ and a horrorous stream… Bloodthirsty, demons wander. Moving upon devious flake path of carved cliffs with a blood curdling screams. Dark spooky forest with old twisted tree branches lit by the moonlight. I went up and down the rough rocky walls calling for […]

 Arshid Aziz

Covid 19

Covid 19

Arshid Aziz Touch me not let’s face this slogan Amid Covid let’s accept this separation   Break the cruel chain, be in isolation Ah love let’s show some variation   Come let’s put our feelings on quarantine Till our valiant feat welcomes valentine   Let’s distance our bodies but not soul Let distance not distance […]

 Khan Ansur

Introducing my Vale

Introducing my Vale

Not even tears are there for mourning. Not even protest I would resort to for I will turn sightless through pellets. For attaining peace, not even death is there Introducing my vale, the choked area of the map which has become more lifeless, more haunting through Occupation and Oppression!

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Red Paradise

Red Paradise

Zahid Mantoo and Ather Mantoo In winter, the silent night, the “flurry” snow of “white paradise” and a sigh of peace. At dawn, the “blizzard” with blowing snow from “Pir Panjal”. …limbs rive in the orchards of paradise. It is not the chlamydomonas nivalis(algae) Growing in the orchard’s of paradise that turns white into red… […]

 Dr Ashraf Lone

A short meeting between a Kashmiri and an Indian at India Gate

A short meeting between a Kashmiri and an Indian at India Gate

I arrived in Delhi in the morning. From the airport, I went straight to Jama’ Masjid for stay, as this is the place where most of the Kashmiris reside when visiting Delhi. Next day after having lunch at around 02:00 pm, I left my hotel, where I was residing, for India Gate. I reached there […]

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The Lost Heaven

The Lost Heaven

Hurmat Altaf Beauty is everywhere, heavenly one was here. Mountains are all around, echoing voices used to go round and round. Lakes and rivers were the allure of this heaven, like that of the beauty of Helen. Tulips of this heaven used to bloom, until they met those who began to revulsion. Birds like dove, […]