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 […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Shrieks of Handwara bloodbath

Shrieks of Handwara bloodbath

Remembering the buried faces of “Bridge of no return”. The people wailing at Handwara chowk.(25 Jan, 1990) When 21 killed and 100’s wounded in hail of bullets like culling chicken. Bodies were piling on streets and blood flowing like stream. “Mohammad Maqbool” a part of pile hot blood trickling on my face, came alive by […]

 Oracle Opinions

Summer will return but he shall not

Summer will return but he shall not

Idrees Itoo The weary body, clothes torn apart His cheerful smile, I’ll forget not Deserted way and the bloody bay Summer will return but he shall not! Happily and bravely, though he fought Numbers from other side were a lot Rains poured and the hearts disheartened! Summer will return but he shall not! Grave was […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Breeze of martyrs

Breeze of martyrs

Bijbehara “The Town Of Chinars” Leaves of Chinar ablaze. Blood streamed like another “Veth” of its roadside. After ablaze, Sandals on roadway and roadside. Scattered like leaves of Chinar. Mum about the next move. Silent, that no one to wear. Silkworm try to spin cocoon around. But the “Town Of Eagles” with eagle eye. Now […]

 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie

The untold story of Bijbehara Massacre

The untold story of Bijbehara Massacre

Adhering to the protest call given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir valley against the siege of Hazratbal Masjid, on this day in 1993, thousands of people offered congregational Friday prayers in the Historic Jamia Masjid Bijbehara. After the prayers, a peaceful procession led by Hurriyat leader Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi marched towards the national […]

 Umair Ul Umar

The last call

The last call

Those special memories of you Will always haunt me! If only I could have you back For just a little while as a sob Then we could sit and talk again Just like we used to do O my Mom, this is my last call to you Hear it circumspectly, without any beseech I spent […]

 Khan Ansur

When they lost me

When they lost me

They found me in debris, Filled with dust allover, And it was the time- When they lost me! The birds, Were bereft of my company, It spoke of the time- When they lost me! The alleys, That colored my childhood, Turned colorless- When they lost me! The comrades, Who fought with me- Missed the valour […]

 Khan Ansur

Invitation to the Heavens!

Invitation to the Heavens!

My dear Soldiers, From now onwards- Every Ramadhan, You will celebrate here only! And today in Shopian, With high reverence- Almighty invited them to Heavens! Poet is an independent researcher and professional social worker. Disclaimer: Views expressed are exclusively personal and do not necessarily reflect the position or editorial policy of Oracle Opinions.

 Guest Author

I died that day

I died that day

Aakash Nengroo I died that day, when they In their blood spilled robes Laid seige to the shrine I could hear the news Of my death on the lips Of the mourners – I passed by I saw them taking my body My mother wailing…torturing herself I died that day…when they With the crooked muzzles […]

 Guest Author

Amarnath Yatris Killed in Crossfire

Amarnath Yatris Killed in Crossfire

The ‘attack on Amaranth Pilgrims’ is cowardice and need strong condemnation. Whosoever had committed such Inhumane act is faraway from the principles of humanity and a biggest black hearted terrorist. We know terrorism have no borders and can  murder humanity in any place of the globe.  This time terrorists have chosen the Kashmir Valley for […]