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Kunan Poshpora

By Anna: I certainly did not know how to react when I read Salman Khurshid’s reaction in The Hindu on the Kunan and Poshpora rape case where he was rueful about the fact that the case had happened in his ...
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By Raju Moza:  Raju Moza: Sir, let me begin with the current state of affairs. Once upon a time Army had career and aspirational values; today children of even Army officers don’t join the Army. Why is that so? And ...
Kashmir

By Basharat Ali: Short Messaging Service (SMS) continues to remain banned in Jammu and Kashmir. The SMS service on prepaid mobile phones was banned on June 29, 2010. More than three years have passed, the issue has slowly died down ...
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By Brinda Khera: As some of you might know, 30th August is observed as International Day of Disappeared Persons. During my research for this particular topic I came across a shocking number of people who were quite ignorant of the ...
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By Ishaa Srivastava: I feast my eyes on the stunning vistas of the Dal Lake, while Nazeer quietly manoeuvres his Shikara closer to the dock. It is 7am with a cloudless sky and crisp cool breeze. My heart skips a ...
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By Syed Essam Rashid: Just as you cross the Jawahar Tunnel, after a few miles, lies the valley of Kashmir. From the mountain it looks serene, with vast plain of green land surrounded by highlands on all sides. As you ...
Ramban

By Nihal Parashar: I seriously doubt democracy in Kashmir. The Ramban incident, which has hardly been covered in mainstream Indian media, questions every claim of the Indian government over the prevailing peace in the valley. Just because we do not ...
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By Rhea Kumar: “Rogan Josh is derived from the Kashmiri words Rogan, meaning colour and Josh, meaning spice,” the steward at my hotel tells me as I scoop a hearty amount of bright red mutton curry onto my plate, already ...
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By Devika Mittal And Ravi Nitesh: To, The Chairperson National Human Rights Commission Faridkot House New Delhi 110001 Subject: Request to act in the cases of human rights’ violation in North-East and Jammu & Kashmir Respected Sir, With due respect, ...
Oppression

By Mahitha Kasireddi: What is the caricature you draw in your mind when you read the word ‘Kashmir‘? Amid the suspended thick fog, you imagine seeing through it a perfect amalgamation of blue and green. In backdrop of snow covered ...
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By Fawaz Shaheen: On the 3rd of May 2013, nearly 150 Kashmiris were to begin a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik to demand the return of the bodies of ...
afzal-guru

By Manisha Yadav: “He struggled hard to earn a living and he had decided to bring me and Ghalib to Delhi. Like any other family we dreamed of living together peacefully and bringing up our children, giving them a good education ...
afzal-guru

By Pradyut Hande: Afzal Guru’s hanging owing to his involvement in the barbaric and audacious terror attack on the Parliament House, New Delhi back in December, 2001 has evoked a strong response across the board. While on the one hand, ...
The photographer  (1)

In the form of a video project called Loss, Saadiya Kochar portrayed a story about the anguish and longing of the people of Kashmir and of the artist who visits the valley. Primarily made with stills, the video project is in three ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: We may right at the outset acknowledge that Kashmiri Muslims who are patriotic Indians do exist but are a tiny minority that has decreased in number, owing to being targeted by the militants and also because of ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: While this series has so far examined how the Kashmiri Muslims can be engaged with to identify with the idea of India on a very basic theoretical note, the biggest practical obstacle would be the pain of the ...
Kashmir

By Karmanye Thadani: For those who have not followed the earlier articles in this series or are not cognizant of the term ‘Islamism’, I may clarify that it is not to be confused with Islam as a faith per se ...
Kashmir lake

By Karmanye Thadani: Having classified the Kashmiri separatists into liberals and Islamists, the question that arises is – how do we convince Kashmiri Muslims of both varieties identify with the idea of India, a secular democracy that celebrates diversity and ...
snap by dr shaikh ghulam rasool

By Sajad Rasool: The Army doesn’t like to clean up the table after it eats. But it is always quick to wash its hands.   In the beginning it was a meadow. An open grassy expanse surrounded by snow-tipped hills. ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: It is indeed quite obvious that allowing Kashmir to secede is not an option that India can exercise (I have elucidated on this in a piece I had written). On this very portal, I had written a ...
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By R. Anupam Pillai: I still remember I was in my middle school when I was curious to know why and how people belonging to different places behave differently? So, finally after waiting for a long time, my curiosity was ...
Jammu

By Mahima Raina: I don’t know where Jammu is when we talk about Jammu and Kashmir. When that happens, it makes me very sad and I wonder, is it no more ? I spend a considerable time in making this point to ...

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