Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian: Hundreds of men have fled from their homes in villages across Shopian district to escape arrest by police. Most of these men are in the age group of 20-40 years. One of them, a masters student in English Literature at Kashmir University, said that if they are arrested, this new movement for liberating Kashmir […]

What Delhi Agreement of 1952 is all about 

What Delhi Agreement of 1952 is all about 

By Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom When Security Council received the report of the United Nation’s Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) along with one by General A.G.L. McNaughton, on the outcome of his discussion with the representatives of India and Pakistan it passed a resolution (No. 80 of 1950) terminating the UNICP. The reports were […]

Cups of nun chai — 47 & 48: Disproportionate silence

Cups of nun chai — 47 & 48: Disproportionate silence

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 […]

Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

SRINAGAR: Judicial Magistrate Qazigund has directed SSP Kulgam to have the killing of 20-year-old Basit Ahmad Ahangar investigated “by any other officer other than DySP and SHO Qazigund.” Basit was killed on September 3 when government forces allegedly fired pellets on him while he was returning home. The family of Basit had moved an application […]

Notebooks of grief

Notebooks of grief

By Zahid Rafiq Srinagar: Four days after a child, Nasir Shafi, was killed by government forces, Theed, his neighborhood in Harwan, is peopled only by paramilitary personnel. More than 200 CRPF men, armed with assault rifles, pellet guns and tear smoke guns, stand in groups of threes and fours on a road stretch of less […]

The girl who led from the front, asking, Hum Kya Chahte?

The girl who led from the front, asking, Hum Kya Chahte?

Gandapora, Shopian: The little girl who used to say that she will give her life for the freedom of Kashmir gave it up just as she said. On Monday she went out to participate in a public rally to demand the Azaadi of Kashmir, and fell to her death, when her tender heart was stunned […]

Bar foresees Indo-Pak nuclear war, urges UN states to save Kashmiris

Bar foresees Indo-Pak nuclear war, urges UN states to save Kashmiris

SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday appealed all the member States of United Nations Organisation to save the people of Kashmir from an “imminent threat of nuclear war between India and Pakistan.” In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body urged the member states to put pressure on India to concede to the […]