Posts Tagged ‘kashmir’

Erdoğan’s new challenge: Muslims must cooperate on Western Thrace, Kashmir and Palestine

The provocations against Greece by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continued in a speech he made on Friday about Islamophobia and deprivation of rights in western Thrace. Speaking at the 12th Ministerial Briefing of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Erdoğan underlined that racist attacks and hate speech against Muslims are on the rise. More specifically, […]

Yasin Malik Could Have Been The Muivah Of Kashmir

The judgement of Supreme Court releasing A.G. Perarivalan, convicted in the case of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, has been widely hailed as upholding the human rights of prisoners. Yet, Yasin Malik, Kashmiri separatist leader, has been given two life terms and there is hardly any debate on him. At the same time Government of India is […]

The October massacre of Kashmir -Indifference of Indian liberal’s perspective

Prominent cartoonist Satish Acharya’s illustration in early October provided quite the insights into the recent gruesome developments in Kashmir. The piece features Shraddha Bindru, a Kashmiri Pundit, who’s holding the body of her murdered father, addressing the unknown killer –coward. The cartoon does justice to the mainstream media’s portrayal of the ‘Muslim terrorist’. The bearded […]

Snowfall, political violence and Covid devastate Kashmir’s apple farmers

Untimely snowfall, migration of workers following terror attacks and the overall political uncertainty has added to the woes of apple farmers in the Kashmir Valley, already reeling from the impact of the Covid pandemic. The untimely snow on October 23-25, has caused extensive damage caused to apple trees resulting in destruction of at least 40 percent […]

Covid adds to woes of students in turmoil-hit Kashmir

In September 2019, a month after the Abrogation of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Bashir Yatoo , reached out to children  stuck at home in the midst  of a curfew and communication blockade. Bashir, who works as transport in-charge at the Dolphin International School in Pulwama, in south Kashmir, went around with a couple […]

Experimenting with the ‘Aparthied’- As a new tool to ‘play games’ in Kashmir

The spectacular failure of the strategy of setting such a great score by the tools of subjugation that are, for the most part, scarcely noticeable as such has never been hammered home with such punch and finality as in the spectacle involving the ignoble loss of face of the U.S in Afghanistan. These include such […]

Suicides in Kashmir

“Often, I think of taking my own life. I go to orchards and choose the place where I had made the gallows. My mother knows that I am going through a lot of stress, so she has become my shadow. The day I saw the helplessness in my brother’s eyes when he was being arrested […]

Welcome to Kashmir

‘Welcome to Kashmir’ one of my Kashmiri friends sighed and exclaimed after I had explained to him about our experience in Srinagar. ‘The way you were thrown out from Kashmir doesn’t indicate mere humiliation to you, but it exhibits the grimed situation here’ he opined. Every time I had prepared to visit the valley earlier, […]

Indian Troops Kill 3 Suspected Terrorists in Kashmir Shootout

SRINAGAR, India—Government forces killed three suspected terrorists in a shootout in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes between troops and residents. The Indian military said terrorists opened fire at soldiers and police as counterinsurgency troops surrounded a neighborhood in the southern town of Pulwama on a tip that terrorists were hiding there. […]

Kashmir’s first igloo cafe is ideal place to chill

One of Kashmir’s most popular tourist hotspots has a cool new attraction. An igloo has been built out of the snow which covers the fields of Gulmarg in Indian-controlled Kashmir this winter. It’s not just the perfect back drop for a selfie – inside it’s a functioning cafe where traditional Kashmiri tea and food is […]

Kashmir: Romance And Rigours Of Snow

In the Himalayan valley of Kashmir, the year 2021 was greeted by one of the heaviest snowfalls in the last 10 years in terms of snow depth accumulated during January 3 and 6. The highest accumulation of 4.49 ft was recorded at Qazigund, a highway town, 73 km south of the capital city of Srinagar, […]

Remembering Winter in Kashmir: Shaping A Collective Memory of the Past

During nineteenth and first-half-of-the-twentieth century, a popular proverb on every Kashmiri’s tongue was Sountas na keneras, Te hardas na neeles , meaning “plough the soil in spring even if it is sodden, and reap the standing crop in the autumn even if it is unripe.” Like a grand narrative, this age-old wisdom was taught to […]

Kashmir and Article 370: A Salable Product for BJP During Elections

Imagine, you are in the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh- Tirupati and a local guide is selling you pictures of Dal Lake Srinagar or for instance you are in Arunachal Pradesh – Ziro, a beautiful town that has been a world heritage site certified by UNESCO and is known for its tribal culture, but local […]

India, Pakistan clash over Kashmir, leaving at least 13 dead

India and Pakistan traded blows on Friday in clashes that left more than 13 dead and dozens wounded on both sides of the disputed Kashmir frontier, officials said. The village of Tehjian in the Neelum valley was shelled in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir and dozens of homes were set ablaze. Artillery and machine gun clashes were reported […]

Enforced disappearances in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir: A challenge to world conscience

By Altaf Hussain Wani Source Enforced disappearances are a serious problem in almost all regions of the world; however, in the conflict-affected regions like Kashmir the forced disappearance is being used as a political weapon to subjugate and silence the dissenting voices and instill a sense of fear in the society. The region that has […]

Modi’s familiar-sounding ‘settler’ masterplan for Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir’s residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India. Drawing comparisons with Israel’s “settler” tactics, Modi’s Hindu nationalist government aims to change the demographic makeup and identity of the Muslim-majority […]

Modi’s familiar-sounding ‘settler’ masterplan for Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir’s residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India. Drawing comparisons with Israel’s “settler” tactics, Modi’s Hindu nationalist government aims to change the demographic makeup and identity of the Muslim-majority […]

Modi’s familiar-sounding ‘settler’ masterplan for Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir’s residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India. Drawing comparisons with Israel’s “settler” tactics, Modi’s Hindu nationalist government aims to change the demographic makeup and identity of the Muslim-majority […]

Modi’s familiar-sounding ‘settler’ masterplan for Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir’s residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India. Drawing comparisons with Israel’s “settler” tactics, Modi’s Hindu nationalist government aims to change the demographic makeup and identity of the Muslim-majority […]

Modi’s familiar-sounding ‘settler’ masterplan for Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir’s residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India. Drawing comparisons with Israel’s “settler” tactics, Modi’s Hindu nationalist government aims to change the demographic makeup and identity of the Muslim-majority […]

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