The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

As we present the last of the moments of remembrance from this participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, we would like to remind our readers that Kashmir Reader started serialising this bouquet of conversations and memories from June 11, 2016. In the face of the violence of 2010 in Kashmir, the growing number of dead […]

Cups of nun chai-103: The meaning of views and objects

Cups of nun chai-103: The meaning of views and objects

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-96: Family of communities, science and politics

Cups of nun chai-96: Family of communities, science and politics

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-93 & 94: Unwritten, not forgotten

Cups of nun chai-93 & 94: Unwritten, not forgotten

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-93: The strength of memory

Cups of nun chai-93: The strength of memory

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-87: When meaning becomes too much to bear

Cups of nun chai-87: When meaning becomes too much to bear

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Tufail Matoo’s father denied Commission of Inqury’s report: SHRC dismisses his plea citing lack or jurisdiction

Tufail Matoo’s father denied Commission of Inqury’s report: SHRC dismisses his plea citing lack or jurisdiction

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday dismissed a plea by Mohammad Ashraf Matoo, seeking directions to the government for providing him a copy of the report, submitted last year by one-man Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice (retd) ML Koul on the 2010 uprising in which about 120 street protesters, mostly youngsters, were […]

The General’s Remarks and New Age Militancy in Kashmir

The General’s Remarks and New Age Militancy in Kashmir

By Qazi Athar Kashmir has, since 1989, been a hot bed of insurgency and a potential nuclear flash point. There were 7,000 militants, whichoperated in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s. ‘The figure is currently pegged at around 200’ (Hindustan Times , July 12. 2016). The new ‘challenge’ for the Indian state, that has at […]

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