‘Peace march’ through graveyards

‘Peace march’ through graveyards

By Aasif Ali It has come as no surprise to Kashmiris when a delegation of about 21 Muslim Sufi clerics met union home minister Rajnath Singh , on Tuesday 6th September 2016, and proposed to take out an ‘Aman Yatra’ in the troubled Kashmir valley. The delegation was led by Maulana Ansar Raza chairman of […]

Cups of nun chai – 52: Responsibility that awakens

Cups of nun chai – 52: Responsibility that awakens

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 […]

From dream to hope

From dream to hope

Kashmiri resistance to the forms of rule they have lived under has long spawned a dream of sovereignty, a ferment that has been constantly nurtured by generations. This resistance has invited eras of repression, which finally brought about the extreme degree of militarization of the land its residents are chafed under. But nothing has dissolved […]

Students gather in Soura, ready to ‘sacrifice academic year’

Students gather in Soura, ready to ‘sacrifice academic year’

Srinagar: Lambasting education minister Naeem Akhtar and the PDP-BJP government for its “dictate” to students to appear for Board exams in November, many students of various private and government schools protested in the lawns of Jenab Saheb Anchar shrine on Wednesday against the “victimising” of students for political “self-interests”. Carrying placards that read “We are […]

Kashmiri students beaten in Haryana

Kashmiri students beaten in Haryana

Srinagar: A group of Kashmiri students was beaten up by their counterparts in Ganga Institute of Management and Technology in Haryana on Tuesday night. The students, who called Kashmir Reader to tell of the incident, said that a group of students from Bihar and other places thrashed them and hurled invectives while calling them “terrorists”. […]

Kashmiri student booked for sedition in Udaipur

Kashmiri student booked for sedition in Udaipur

Udaipur: A Kashmiri student who allegedly posted “anti-national” comments on Facebook after the Uri terror attack, has been booked on sedition charges. His comments had sparked protest by ABVP activists in the city on Tuesday, prompting the college administration to suspend him for seven days. “A case against the accused student Mudasir Rashid was registered […]

Students trained at community schools ready for exams

Students trained at community schools ready for exams

SRINAGAR: A few community schools started in old Srinagar as an alternative means of education–as all educational institutions have remained closed since the anti-India uprising erupted on July 9–have completed the syllabi and readied the students for the annual Class 10 and Class 12 examinations. On September 23, the state government announced it will conduct […]

In service of humanity, a life ends of a sudden

In service of humanity, a life ends of a sudden

ANANTNAG: On the evening of September 12 when some injured policemen and civilians were rushed to district hospital Anantnag, the officials in the hospital laboratory on night duty started phoning their colleague, Bilal Ahmad Dar, who had left the hospital at 4pm as usual. After getting no response to their repeated calls they gave up […]

Pak urges World Bank to stop India from making dams on Neelum, Chenab

Pak urges World Bank to stop India from making dams on Neelum, Chenab

New Delhi: Following its Tuesday meeting with the World Bank on the Indus Waters Treaty issue, Pakistan has urged the bank to prevent India from making illegal constructions on the Neelum and Chenab rivers, embassy officials said, the Pakistan daily Dawn reported on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Pakistan had approached The World Bank with senior officials […]

India will disintegrate when Kashmir is free: Pak minister

India will disintegrate when Kashmir is free: Pak minister

Islamabad: Pakistan’s defence minister said on Wednesday that its nuclear-armed rival India will “disintegrate” when Kashmir gains independence. Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan will continue to extend moral support to the people of Kashmir. Asif said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had tried to improve ties with India, but “we did not get a positive […]