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Basit’s Final Blog-For Enjoying Nature We Need An Identity Card

Basit Rasool, in his 20s, a former student of civil engineering at Kashmir's Islamic University turned rebel, was martyred in the early hours of morning during a brief gunfight with Indian occupation forces. Following is the last piece that he wrote for his blog...

Burhan’s Funeral – From the Ground Zero

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,...

Burhan Wani – A resistive remembrance | Sofi Umer

12 minute read Quoting Derek O'brein "Burhan Wani has proved more dangerous in his grave than in his living room", an according statement defining the prevalence of Wani among the emotional mush of Kashmiris, peculiarly youth. After the endemic police claimed to trace Wani's phone calls...

Circles – A Poem Depicting 2016 In Kashmir | Pervaiz Ali

Casualty takes birth in Kashmir by simplest means, Our people sailing obliviously through a dark hell. Daily torture is practiced in dark secret corners, One can imagine innocents in a dark despotic hell. Generations gone by, as desires of freedom is bred, A resistance movement to question occupation takes...

An Open Letter To The People Of Kashmir – From Lahore, Pakistan

When I used to wake up every morning in the peaceful and comforting air of my home, I always tried to find peace of mind, too. Alas! I failed to find it for a long time, until now. Just like the heart, our mind...

The Emperor has No Clothes | Rich Autumns

The Emperor has No Clothes | Rich Autumns   There was recently a fashion show in India where pellet gun injuries were used as an "effect". To showcase "Kashmiriyat", none the less. It takes time for such things to go down! In other words, "an Indian fashion house...

Qalandar Khatana – Stories Of Torture From Kashmir

Meet Qalandar Khatana: a shepherd and guide by trade in 1991, living in the village of Kalroos Moori Kothiyan in the north of (Indian held) Kashmir. When I first met him, it was not fear but resignation that I saw in Khatana’s eyes. Resignation...

Junaid Jamshed And The Love Kashmir Has For Him

Junaid  Jamshed was aboard the ill-fated flight from Chitral to Islamabad on December 7, 2016. He was a singer, social activist, preacher, fashion icon, youth icon and very kind hearted human being. He is not only known for his clothing brand far and wide,...

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings! Maliha Zainab

It's winter and the sky seems deserted yet again. There are no birds taking flight. Under the crimson sky, lies a land whose dwellers have been caged. Often resorted to as the paradise on earth, this land is now no more than an open-air...

Glamorizing Indian Abuses In Kashmir – GQ India

4rThere has always been a consensus within the oppressor entities of the world, whether they are state or non-state, of blaming the oppressed for the crimes committed against them. The Israelis do it in Palestine. For example, when they bombard the Gaza strip with...

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