Ubair Ul Hameed

Destruction of houses in the name of ‘Collateral Damage’

Destruction of houses in the name of ‘Collateral Damage’

2018 was the most deadliest year in the decade after 2009, more than 580 people were killed which included 160 civilians and 267 militants, reported by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. Besides, thousands were left injured. Use of force during encounters (counter insurgency operations) made thousands of people lose their homes. Homes that […]

 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 […]

 Arshid Aziz

Mohamad Ishaq Parray: a household name in South Kashmir

Mohamad Ishaq Parray: a household name in South Kashmir

“History of the world is the biography of the great man… The great man always acts like a thunder. He storms the skies, while others are waiting to be stormed”. Thomas Carlyle. In a conflict-ridden Kashmir, many stories are unheard and many persons are unknown who have given a lot of sacrifices to the movement […]

 Umair Ul Umar

His Orphanhood – A Dark Dismal Secret

His Orphanhood – A Dark Dismal Secret

The last 71 years have seen Jammu and Kashmir groaning under occupation. However, the last four-and-a-half years have been a real testing time for the whole nation. The biggest irony of our times is that armed struggle has become a taboo while modern states like India unleash violence to curb dissent and systematically use disproportionate […]

 Web Desk

Pen with a gun

Pen with a gun

Shah Hussain  Gun is neutral- Men make it evil. It’s the hands behind the gun that matters the most. Undoubtedly, Manan’s hands are tidy however those of oppressors are not! There is no harm in saying the crude truth. No matter, even if it sets all tongues wagging, I do not hesitate to call a […]

 Waseem Dar

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Laroo, a village in volatile Kulgam district in South Kashmir witnessed affecting scenes portraying a deep loss and melancholy. On 21st October 2018, Sunday morning ten people lost their lives including seven civilians and three armed fighters. On 20th of October 2018, Indian troops had laid down a midnight cordon around a dozen houses in […]

 Khan Ansur

And we show them our graveyards

And we show them our graveyards

Let me take you, To the aura of occupation, Wherein we, On the daily basis, Clean blood, Clad shroud to our Martyrs! And offer their funeral prayers! The story doesn’t end here, Our Martyrs do come in our dreams, And ask us only one question- Did our Nation get Free? Did we get Azaadi? To […]

 Web Desk

Tears of darkness: story of a pellet victim in paradise

Tears of darkness: story of a pellet victim in paradise

Muhammad Muzaffar  In a jiffy, he threw away his school bag to a dimly lit corner of kitchen and joined his family for sipping Nun Chai—Kashmir’s traditional salted pink tea served both in morning and evening. While serving him the tea, Halima started to unfold her routine worries. He hurried and jumped out to join […]

 Khan Ansur

The shroud and funeral prayers

The shroud and funeral prayers

O’ my countrymen, I’m prepared. For I’ve bought my shroud, you see! This white cloth, now- Remains with me day and night! As you’re yourself aware, This occupation won’t leave me either. O’ my countrymen, Occupation comes with uncertainty. And now I beseech you, To be in the state of Wudhu, For you’ll always be […]

 Rameez Bhat

8th July Burhan Day: When bullets were rained on protestors

8th July Burhan Day: When bullets were rained on protestors

Before discussing the role of Burhan Wani in the resistance movement, it would be in the fitness of things to furnish a brief outline regarding the formation of Jammu & Kashmir State. The state is well-nigh a mountainous region and the geo-political position of the state is at variance with the other states of the […]

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