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2014 Floods In Pictures: Memories From The Deluge

"Three years later, the floods that effaced many memories, have become a bitter sweet memory." The devastating floods of 2014 left the whole of Kashmir shattered. Here are a few notable pictures from the deluge accompanied by excerpts from a blog written by Sauliha Yaseen. "My...

Three Years Later, Remembering The Deluge And What Followed

September 2014: Like any other evening of Dhaka monsoons, it was raining incessantly. The skies were drab and more downpour was likely. My phone screen felt hot and sticky with sweat as I put my phone down after hours of switching between Facebook, Google...

#FreeKamran: Shameful Silence of Kashmir’s Media Corporations

Two days ago, freelance photojournalist Kamran Yusuf was among those arrested by India's National Investigative Agency. From the early part of this year, NIA has been conducting raids on Kashmiri resistance leadership and their cadre. It has also made arrests of businessmen who are...

This Kashmiri Police Constable Quit His Job For The Sake Of Conscience

Rayees said he can bear anything but cannot see his conscience die inside of him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RB0K7FSn08 A video of a constable announcing his resignation from the Jammu and Kashmir police on the "call of his conscience" against the violence in the valley, has gone viral on...

An Eid With No Internet Ban – Eid Mubarak!

Waking up to the chink of crockery, the first thing we do on waking up on Eid is to grab our phones and check for Internet connectivity (nevermind, this is a daily routine for a Kashmiri). The heartbeats become abnormal as the Instagram refuses...

Manufactured Eid Mubarak From Kashmir

This Bakra-Eid is unlike last year’s Eid. Just a few hours ago Mr Sheep and Mr Goat landed at our house, unwillingly, unwittingly, separated from their families, herd, tribe, caste, and nation unaware of their sacrifice that will accompany our sacrifice and together we please...

I Was Killed Soon After My Marriage In Kashmir

I tasted the salty tears on her lips when she kissed me the last time. We were neighbours. Born in the same year. Played together in the same park. Went to the same school. Same college. Same university. Soon after completing our university, we got married....

Article 35A: An Open Letter To Omar Abdullah

Dear Mr Abdullah, I would like to draw your attention regarding your statement about Article 35A wherein you accused Hurriyat Conference of dividing people of J&K and having a habit of muddying the waters. You also said that they(the Hurriyat) have nothing to do with...

Studying In A Tin Shed: The Story Of Our Own Failure Under The Shadow Of White Collar Crime

It was a rainy day in the month of April. I was on vacations, talking to my friends on the road side when I saw something that touched me. I was really moved when I saw two kids writing A,B,C on the muddy road...

“I Want To Celebrate Our Own Independence Day”

August 14, 2017 I woke up to the alarm on my sister's phone, she had to go to school. "It's off today", I said to her in my sleep. She asked again. "Since 3 rebels and 2 young boys were killed by Indian army yesterday...

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The Latest JK Tourism Video Is Wrong In Many Ways

Yesterday, JK Tourism released, what it called, a promotional film about Kashmir. "To offset 'negative perception' about Kashmir not being safe, Jammu and Kashmir Chief...

Why The Banihal Attack Looks So Dodgy

In a recent attack that took place in Banihal town along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, a Head Constable of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was...
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An Earthquake As High As 8.0 On The Richter Scale Can Strike Kashmir Anytime:...

We all remember the devastating quake of 2005 which killed over 90,000 people and displacing more than 2.8 million people in the region. Soon after...

Ten Things Pakistan Said About Kashmir in the United Nations

Here are the highlights of what Pakistan had to say in its address to the UNGA in Geneva. 1. The legitimate struggle for self-determination of...
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