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Why I went to woods?

Why I went to woods?

Khaksar Naqeeb Adnan This world is the abode of many dreams for people living out here, specially its young generation. They cherish themselves of becoming engineers, doctors, politicians etc. in their future years, but I’m lost myself to a different thought world. I was born in 1992 in the conflict torn Kashmir, where the history […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

The man with paragon in virtue (Afzal Guru)

The man with paragon in virtue (Afzal Guru)

Once I was sad nobody to comfort me Deep inside with no peace of mind Chilled a while later, erstwhile siezed me He was Afzal, The Epitome of Sopore The brighten star where brilliance dwells Never I omit his grace at miles and piece What ever He did in simple acts Changed our sight forever […]

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Kashmir Now

Kashmir Now

Abrar Munawar Wani  Don’t tell me you aren’t oppressed Over lacs of killings, one left blessed Nou Bahar was slapped, as if possessed Triggers of guns though, keep us stressed Kiths and kins were handedover, the dead Killings, blood loss, struck my head Let’s check if still alive on hospital bed Left hopeless, we allowed […]

 Masuood Maqsood

Creating a ‘new Kashmiri’ – A strategy of fragmenting the dominant narrative

Creating a ‘new Kashmiri’ – A strategy of fragmenting the dominant narrative

History is witness to the fact that occupations do not last long without collaborationism, voluntary or involuntary. Occupational regimes from the outset used to cultivate a breed of collaborators by offering them various inducements and preferential treatment for going against their own land and people. The term collaborates, as Wikipedia says, dates from 1871, and is […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Shrieks heard on distant alps

Shrieks heard on distant alps

On a cold morn of 27 January, 1994. “Sheikh” opened his tea stall. The serene aura far and wide… On spur of the moment, single shot rattled calm ambiance ripened into an open-air morgue. … Frightened birds run off and scatter. Rifles emptied on innocent populace. Dead and wounded piled in heaps. 27 killed and […]

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Normalizing the Abnormal – The ugly shades of violence and occupation

Normalizing the Abnormal – The ugly shades of violence and occupation

Masuood Reshi My parents say I was born in a crackdown in a small idyllic village of picturesque Lolab, north of Kashmir. By the time I was thirteen, I already lost the count of times I had made an enforced attendance in a crackdown where we would be called to gather in a nearby meadow […]

 Omer Farooq

In conversation with Late Sardar Khalid Ibrahim

In conversation with Late Sardar Khalid Ibrahim

Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan was a veteran politician of Pakistan administered Kashmir. He was a member of AJK legislative assembly and the President of Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party. He was the son of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, founder President of Azad Jammu Kashmir government which he helped set up in Rawalpindi on 24-Oct-1947. Sardar Muhammad […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Failure of Kashmir unification theory: the downfall of resistance struggle

Failure of Kashmir unification theory: the downfall of resistance struggle

Kashmir is a disputed territory and it has been accepted even at international level. Various forums world over promote Kashmir as a disturbed territory which needs international intervention for its limitation. The human rights violation in Kashmir are not to be discussed as everyone everywhere is well aware, how the Indian contingency has inhumanely cut […]

 Ahsan Akram

Hijacking Ganga and the case of Hashim Qureshi

Hijacking Ganga and the case of Hashim Qureshi

On January 30, 1971, at 1305 hours an Indian Airlines Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft named Ganga flying from Srinagar to Jammu, landed at Lahore airport under the control of two hijackers, Hashim Qureshi and his cousin Ashraf Qureshi, who were apparently armed with a hand grenade and a pistol. The aircraft carrier, apart from the […]

 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every […]

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