Only you the Almighty can Save us: A Letter to God by Distressed SSA Teachers

Abdul Rashid Dar Dear Almighty: I am an SSA teacher, an apartheid one, shattered, hopefully hopeless and on the verge of extinction. I , and my associates, 41000 in number, are fully engraved in chaos and drenched in grief. The humiliations and disappointments seem to accompany us perpetually. SSA teachers are being traumatized unnecessarily by […]

An Open Letter to Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University

An Open Letter to Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University

SHAH KHALID Esteemed Sir: It is highly encouraging that the University of Kashmir being first choice of students in Kashmir for higher studies has been included in the list of top 50 Universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018. While, this is important, but the University suffers from some severe structural issues, […]

An Open Letter to My University Professor

An Open Letter to My University Professor

By Shah Younis Dear Professor: It was hard to pen this letter: How can I say that the time has come to bid you farewell and depart from you? Honestly speaking, I was not mentally prepared to write to you but the love and respect that my heart feels for you compelled me to do […]

An Open Letter to Mehbooba Mufti

An Open Letter to Mehbooba Mufti

UMER GULZAR, ABRAR REYAZ AND UMAR HASSAN Mourning has lost its relevance Narrating an ordeal has lost its significance Why don’t we die all at once? Why don’t we cry for all and once? The rage and outrage is caged in my brain The blood and emotions are simultaneously pumping in my vein Dear Madam: […]

An Open Letter to Kashmiris from a Pellet Gun

An Open Letter to Kashmiris from a Pellet Gun

Tavoos Hassan Bhat Dear Kashmiris: I am going start to my letter with an apology and tears in my eyes. I want you to know that I acknowledge the pain and suffering I have inflicted on you as a community in general and on my victims in particular. So to begin with, I take full […]

Open Letter to Lt. General A.K. Bhatt and DGP S.P. Vaid

Open Letter to Lt. General A.K. Bhatt and DGP S.P. Vaid

By Seema Kazi Dear Lt. General Bhatt and Director General Vaid: It is impossible to remain silent witness to your triumphalism and mistaken optimism in the wake of the killings on Kashmir’s bloody Sunday. The day of this bloody carnage, you claim, was a “special” day for you and your colleagues, three of whom also […]

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti

By Aquib Wani Madam Chief Minister, as a common citizen of Rajouri, I would like to inform your good self about the attempts being made at marginalization by using political and administrative influence in Pir Panjal’s Rajouri District. On the 25th of January, 2018, while the Rajouri Administration was busy in finalizing arrangements for Republic […]

An Open Letter to the Education Minister, Mr. Altaf Bukhari

An Open Letter to the Education Minister, Mr. Altaf Bukhari

By Meer Rehmat Dear Sir, With humble respect and regards, I want your esteemed self to listen and feel the pain through which I am going since a very long time. I am working as a Contractual Lecturer in the Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir, the portfolio which is under your supervision. No […]

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