Dr Ashraf Lone

A short meeting between a Kashmiri and an Indian at India Gate

A short meeting between a Kashmiri and an Indian at India Gate

I arrived in Delhi in the morning. From the airport, I went straight to Jama’ Masjid for stay, as this is the place where most of the Kashmiris reside when visiting Delhi. Next day after having lunch at around 02:00 pm, I left my hotel, where I was residing, for India Gate. I reached there […]

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What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

 Mohammad Saleem Kumar

Today’s Kashmir

Today’s Kashmir

Kashmir was known by paradise Turmoil made it hell Everyone looks very sad Conditions are totally bad Every place appears crying for human Mothers seen wailing for their children There is a horrible sound of gun and bullet It sheds the innocent blood like flood ‘Occupying forces’ cordon the valley hard It has now turned […]

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When Handwara girl left education after her face was unveiled

When Handwara girl left education after her face was unveiled

Ess Ahmad Pirzada Those were the scorching days of June and July. Winds soaked with heat and flared up with humidity would leave people crazy and drenched in sweat. In such harsh conditions, nothing could be more miserable than the routine of leaving your home at 7 in the morning. One would have barely mourned […]

 Ubair Ul Hameed

Politics of religious sectarianism in Kashmir

Politics of religious sectarianism in Kashmir

“We live in a place where a teen age girl is exploited by the state for her poverty, sex scandal is a reality, widows are product of every sun rise and the half widows of every sunset; where bloody conflict is preying for the chasity, the occupier is exploiting every weakness to drive us away […]

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‘Fighter of Return’: Thoughts on Razan al-Najjar and Nikki Haley

‘Fighter of Return’: Thoughts on Razan al-Najjar and Nikki Haley

Romana Rubeo Since the start of the ‘Great March of Return’, on March 30, every day, but especial every Friday, has been marked by bloodshed; at times, even true massacres. Week after week, Israeli forces shot unarmed Palestinians, protesting at the border to convey to the world a resounding message: break the siege and we […]

 Ramzy Baroud

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

June 5, 2018 marked the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 –  on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is hardly generating equal mobilization. The unsurprising death of the ‘peace process’ and the […]

 Sadat Riyaz

Kashmir, The Bruised Heaven

Kashmir, The Bruised Heaven

Here I go again, received a link from my best friend of experiences of violence faced by women in Kashmir from the armed forces and patriarchy within their own community. While I found it a conflate, I was struck by a conniption. I spent some time in sedentary until I got unanimous from soul, body […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests

Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for decades, thwarted any unified […]

 Khubaib Mujtaba

Amid screams and pellets

Amid screams and pellets

Amid screams and pellet shots I hear thee Singing, dancing beautifully Which heaven thou belong to? Which God created thee? Blood covered thine face Oh! It is God’s grace That my heart, you belong to, As in the card stands an ace. Oh, so pacifying is thine voice Among million thou are the only choice […]

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