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11 Pictures That Show Summer Of 2016 In Kashmir

1. People in tens of thousands attended funeral of Burhan Wani, who was martyred on 8th July 2016. Photo Credits: Getty Images   2. Pellets have proven lethal for Kashmiris with hundreds losing their eye -sight. Photo credits: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP   3. Frisking during the siege was a...

Messages From 2016 Siege – Photo Story

Summer of 2016 was a memorable one, unlike usual summers in Kashmir with occasional rains, in 2016 we were showered with millions of pellets. With internet ban and media gag in place, wall grafitis mushroomed all accross the valley for youth to give vent to...

10 Quotes By Maqbool Bhat That Are Still Relevant

Maqbool Bhat, the great revolutionary leader of Kashmir was hanged by the Indian state on this day in 1984. More than 3 decades have passed since this legend passed away, but his ideas will never die. Today, on the 37th anniversary of the day of...

India Pakistan Matches Haunt This Mother Who Lost Her Son

India-Pakistan matches create a unique atmosphere in Kashmir. You'll notice people huddled together outsides shops, watching every single ball with utter keenness, come what may. The high-voltage Indo-Pak clash in Champions Trophy has raised the cricket fever, like the rest of sub-continent, to a...

Ceaseless Darkness – A Poem For Pellet Victims Of Kashmir

 Poem for Pellet Victims of Kashmir Their world feels deadly dark and entirely empty. With sight of hundreds being snatched, we have another byspel of brutality. They can't see a thing and till yesterday they did. The despots roam carefree, after all the oppression, they never even hid. Their...

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...

Burhan’s Funeral – From the Ground Zero | Aamir Suhail

In my room, busy with my smartphone, my brother strolls in, sits and informs me about martyrdom of Burhan (RA). Hours later, while watching volleyball match between neighborhood groups, somebody  let me know that Burhan accomplished suffering in a village of South Kashmir, nonetheless,...

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The February nights were unusually warm that year, snow was missing from the roads, everything lay bare and uncovered ,and the life kept going like a henna cone on bride’s hands. The house at the river bank was calm, soothing and silent. His nose was...

What My Family Went Through in Summer 2016

Muhammad Hafiz recalls the summer of siege and what his family went through during the uprising   Kashmir uprising was in its full bloom. Fellow countrymen started to again believe in the distant dream, the dream to live in the free country. Our struggle to right...

Women Fighters Of Kashmir

“Our men,” writes A Q Rafiqui, and Mohammad Yasin in History of Freedom in Jammu and Kashmir, “should sit in their homes and wear burqas,” said a woman demonstrator in the summer of 1931 while protesting against the atrocities of Dogra regime. “Our Punjabi...

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21 Beautiful Ramadan Pictures From Kashmir That Explain Our ‘Rozdari’

A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00am PDT A post shared by Hilal Ahmad...

“How I Was Chased And Then Killed With Pellets” – Story of Nasir Shafi

My name is Nasir Shafi; my mother calls me Moomin; I am 11 years old. One evening, I was leaving our local masjid towards...
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