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Banning Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front

Banning Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front

Umair Pervez Khan Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, a pro-independence organization of Jammu and Kashmir State, headed by moderate Yasin Malik is banned by Indian State on the pretext of being the “supporter of militants” in the valley. The organization formed in the 1970s has a long history and a complex one too. It had been […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

There is a dire need for moral counseling sessions to valley youth at various social & educational forums to get over with this tide of rising substance abuse in Kashmir People in Kashmir have been through decades of violence and depression resulting in an epidemic of traumatic disorders among its population. Post stress co-morbidities like […]

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The call of woods

The call of woods

Raja Zulkarnain Our vale is famous for breath-taking scenes, swift streams and brooks, snow clad mountains and deep lovely woods. The woods that form our innate part. Besides adding to aesthetics they act as lungs of our motherland. Talking of the vista. The pine forests of Kashmir are unrivalled in exquisiteness. It makes one to […]

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‘Shikwah’ (A complaint of a victim of oppression)

‘Shikwah’ (A complaint of a victim of oppression)

Kamran Bashir  This complaint is of perpetual grief Leafing from the exceptional memory the immortal misery, And the four roomed heart. The exit from a muscular home Of thy creation To the ongoing oppression, We are inclosed by Draconian nights. After leaving the ungodly night Our dawn worshipped thy might. As the day excited in […]

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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 […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Failure of rehabilitation policy for ex-militants

Failure of rehabilitation policy for ex-militants

“The rehabilitation policy for ex-militants who returned from PaK with their families to I failed miserably on the ground with their families living in a state of absolute misery, penury and neglect from the state department, desperate enough to move back to their places of birth as the rehab policy was not implemented in toto” […]

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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 […]