Between Bullets and Pellets

Between Bullets and Pellets

Soon after the Supreme Court of India’s observation that the use of pellet guns concerns life and death, and its appeal to the Government of India(GoI) to consider effective means other than the use of these to quell protests in Jammu and Kashmir, two people have been killed in the Kashmir division of the state. […]

Labourer to donate his eye to pellet victim

Labourer to donate his eye to pellet victim

SRINAGAR: Moved by the pain and suffering of those who lost their eyes to pellets last year, Ali Mohammad Sofi, a 45-year-old labourer, has advertised in a local Urdu daily that he is ready to donate one eye of his. Sofi, a resident of Angnanal village in Anantnag’s district, said he first went to local […]

2016, as I saw it

2016, as I saw it

It is not necessary that a revolutionary uprising always succeeds in overthrowing the state apparatus, though the subconscious aim and objective is always that

‘World will know how Kashmiris were killed’

‘World will know how Kashmiris were killed’

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday said that a time will come when people of the world will know how the people of Kashmir were killed, maimed and blinded by the Indian armed forces. Acting on the programme of the joint resistance leadership, lawyers held a protest demonstration in the high court […]

Women’s commission chief condemns ‘state violence’ against women in 2016

Women’s commission chief condemns ‘state violence’ against women in 2016

Srinagar: Admitting that disproportionate force was used in Kashmir against women during the 2016 uprising, chairperson of the Jammu Kashmir State Commission for Women, Nayeema Mehjoor, told Kashmir Reader that she felt investigations should be conducted into how women became victims of the force used by government forces. “I will never defend any atrocity or […]

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