Masuood Maqsood

Jhelum – A short story

Jhelum – A short story

As the night held her empty thoughts to be planted far off on the burning stars, Sheen’s sojourn with the dark night was snapped by the call from her father. “Sheena, Sheena” rippled through her mind like an old watermill brought to life by a sudden flow of water and in a voice that sounded […]

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Impact of Kashmir Conflict on Children

Impact of Kashmir Conflict on Children

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar Children are considered the wealth of a nation and their progress and development are the priority of every nation. But, unfortunately, in several countries, their progress and development have been halted by armed conflicts. They have become direct victims of conflict, firing and mine blasts. Children suffer the most in armed […]

 Suhail Khan

Pen, Gun and Resistance

Pen, Gun and Resistance

To resist is to sustain. It is to become conscious of the forces around you, to fight them with all your inner and outer strength and to conquer the fear. Resistance is intrinsic to every living creature. As the requisition for resistance may arise due to different forces, natural or created, subsequently the nature of […]

 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 […]

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When resistance became romantic!

When resistance became romantic!

*Khan Khawar Achakzai I wake up at night, perspiring, and restlessly look for my notebook to find it by my side, I push the random keys on my laptop which are half smudged in the cigarette ash, to bring it alive from a sleeping state and check if my social media accounts are still working […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

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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 […]

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Maqbool Bhat’s Execution – People who were responsible became his heirs

Maqbool Bhat’s Execution – People who were responsible became his heirs

Ahsan Akram Shaheed Maqbool Bhat along with his two colleagues, Riyaz Dar and Hamid Bhat, were handed over to JK Police by people of Langate in 1976 mistakenly as thieves. He was sent to Tihar Jail, Delhi while other two were lodged in Central Jail, Srinagar. Since 1976, he had spent seven to eight years […]

 Ishfaq Yatoo

July Jeopardizes

July Jeopardizes

Kashmir lahoo ka darya Alack! July again… Eighth night… A nightmare! Chilling agony pierced my marrows. Promptly, He whispered in the right ear, “Shush! I am alive to cheer you, eternally” I replied with tears: “We take refuge in your ACT… Refuge from the tyrant. Thanks for the legacy! You attained an eternal youth. We […]

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