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” […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 Ahsan Akram

Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory

Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory

Mannan Wani (PhD scholar from Aligarh Muslim University and later commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen) was killed on 11th of this month in an encounter with Indian forces in Handwara. Mannan, who left his pen and decided to pick up gun to fight against the Indian rule, was very active on social media and other blogging sites […]

 Nadeem Gul

Story of Baghdadi chickens and a ‘failed journalist’

Story of Baghdadi chickens and a ‘failed journalist’

Recently a Srinagar based online portal carried a write-up titled as Chickens come home to roost for Kashmir’s Islamists. In the article, the author has sought to discuss certain dimensions of militant movement in Kashmir, which erupted some thirty years ago in late eighties of 20th century. The reasons of militancy eruption in Kashmir were […]

 Web Desk

No black flags in funerals of militants at Awantipora

No black flags in funerals of militants at Awantipora

A total of three militants have been killed in the Balhama – Khunmoh area, in the outskirts of the Srinagar city on 15 March 2018. As per the reports, the militants, who belonged to the Zakir Moosa led Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) had gone to visit the family members of a senior Hizbul Mujahideen Militant […]

 Umair Ul Umar

Eisa Fazili and Syed Owais, my university mates

Eisa Fazili and Syed Owais, my university mates

Soren Kierkegaard: “The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.” Martyrdom is defined as voluntary death for a cause. Martyrdom is the ultimate and apocalyptic vindication of the martyr’s cause and proof of his righteousness. The power of martyrdom lies in its potential to change society. It forces […]

 Guest Author

An Open Letter to Militant Leadership

An Open Letter to Militant Leadership

Raees Ahmed My dear Brothers, First of all a bunch of Thanks and adulations for being there to take an effectual stance against the illicit Indian occupation and brutalities that have been unleashed upon the innocent Kashmiris. There is no denying this fact that the dignified labour whose orchestration you have taken with deep sincerity […]

 Guest Author

Majid Khan’s ‘Ghar Wapsi’

Majid Khan’s ‘Ghar Wapsi’

Nadeem Gul With so much of talk in his name on print and social media, Majid Khan does not require a formal introduction. A Footballer turned armed-rebel and then Ghar-wapsi, the line sums up his story. Almost every aspect of his story was thoroughly discussed (in a more emotional  and less academic manner though) yet […]

 Guest Author

ROOM OF TERROR – III

ROOM OF TERROR – III

Umair Rehman (The second part of the story is here.) This tactic and trend is the usual fashion of Indian troops. The people were assembling at these much mentioned places. Henceforward, they constrained people in a small space. Prior to this, all the men coming from their homes were thrust in long Queues. All the men […]