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Resistance Beyond Convention

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”-Sun Tzu (The Art Of War) While writing about the role of resistance leadership in handling the 2016 agitation, I could think of no better way than engaging in...

Diary Of A Pellet Victim Who Lost Her Vision

Cricket’s making their usual sounds, squirrels finding ways to escape, the sun below the line of shining. It is again so beautiful to remind humans that they are the blessed one. Supermans, as everybody stares at the hole without blinking. The six gaps from...

#FreeKamran: Shameful Silence of Kashmir’s Media Corporations

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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...

We Who Continue To Be..

“Burhan?” My cousin asked me. “No,” I said, even as I had no idea who the Mujahideen engaged in an encounter with the Indian forces in Kokernag on the evening of 8th July were. Yes, the path he had chosen shouldn’t have made the...

Supreme Court Of India Refused To Re-Open Pandit Cases

https://twitter.com/baheti_rohan/status/890845481395290112 https://twitter.com/KhurramParvez/status/889808127213920256 On July 23, the Supreme Court of India refused to reopen 215 cases in which 700 Kashmiri Pandits were killed during the 1989-90 unrest in the Valley. Refusing to entertain a plea seeking reprobe for alleged offences against the Kashmiri Pandits during that period,...

Was Ayub Pandith Killed Because Of His Surname?

There's nothing that can justify the brutality in the manner which Ayub Pandith was killed by a mob. But as it has been happening with tragedies in Kashmir, the Indian Hindutva troll brigade milks a tragedy to score their political points, like always. This time,...

When Love Triumphed – Love Story Of A Pellet Victim In Kashmir

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It was the end of world for young Amir when he lost his eyesight during 2010 uprising. He resigned himself to his fate. He was sure that love story will soon turn into sympathy. But his childhood sweetheart surprised everyone including Amir by marrying...

Dogs’ Own Country

I am a Dog Wuff, I AM A DOG. Wuff. I yawn, scratch my ears and sleep mostly during a day like bakers. I’m everywhere, from filthy streets to macadamized colonies to hospitals to graveyards to universities to city centres to press colonies to river bunds to...

Nothing But Misappropriation: Response To The India Today Story

A few days ago, a small conversation based event on feminist voices was held at a cafe in Srinagar. I was supposed to meet my friend, Muhammad Faysal, who was invited to this conversation which I had no prior knowledge of. He shared his...

The Love Birds Of Dystopia

She smacked the table and left the thud restless. This is the beat of her life too -- restless. She grabs her red sling bag with golden-shackle-shaped long strap and leaves to meet the daily rumours about the uncertain death of Faiz. Faiz, her Faiz....

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Kashmiris react to the big break-up #BJPDumpsPDP

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If counter-insurgencies are popularity contest, who is winning it in Kashmir?

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Rozdari is here, What does it hold for Kashmiris?

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