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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...

Farooq Kathwari, A Kashmiri Muslim, Partners With Jewish Business Leaders To Fight Bigotry

On November 26th, News Times reported that Jews and Muslims got together to fight rising bigotry. Here are the details. The CEO of the Danbury-based Ethan Allen furniture company, a Kashmiri Muslim, is partnering with Jewish business leaders to fight incidents of bigotry in the...

Kashmir On Fidel Castro’s Death – We Remember

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Fidel Castro, the iconic Cuban revolutionary, died on November 26, 2016. His death was mourned widely all over the globe. We as Kashmiris remembered him for not only his inspiring leadership of the revolution he was an architect of, but also the humanitarian and...

Not Many Know About Fidel Castro’s Bonds With Kashmir

Kashmir will remember Fidel Castro as a person who dispatched Henry Reeve Contingent during Kashmir Earthquake in 2005. A group of 2400 physicians and paramedical staff. They made 18 hour long 36 flight sorties, established 32 field hospitals, conducted 5925 surgeries. 30 amputee Kashmiris...

This Letter By A Principal To His Staff After The Bloody Uprising Is A Must Read

This year Kashmir witnessed one of its bloodiest uprisings in which over 110 people were killed, most of them students. Every society has torch bearers who show the light and help us overcome immense sorrow. G N Aali, prominent Educationist and principal of Green...

Story Of The ATM Guard In Kashmir Who Had 360 Pellets Inside Him

"My body was taken for autopsy and the doctors found 360 pellets in my body. However, the police said that my case was just a regular murder with some sharp object. Irony." My name is Reyaz Ahmed; I worked as an ATM guard in Srinagar....

“I Had Only Heard Stories Of Kunan-Poshpora” – Story of Yawar Mushtaq

I am Yawar Mushtaq, 18 years of age. I live in Batengoo, a small village in South Kashmir, Islamabad. One afternoon forces came to our village and ransacked everything. They broke our windowpanes, stones landed inside our rooms; they even beat domestic animals, let...

Enslaved – A Poem About Kashmir

No doubt, we’ve been enslaved for so long and long. But one day, towards freedom we’ll jubilantly throng! Let me tell you a tale, a story filled with reality. Kashmir, destroyed by tyrants and their cruelty. Where women are assaulted and children aren’t spared. The rulers are the murderers...

A Rendezvous In The Troubled Land – Kashmir

"All the boys of our village are deciding to stage protests at the main Chowk in the evening", said Fatima Aunty beginning a daily routine of discussions about the “tehreek”. “Why should they not? It is our movement.” Rahim khan spoke with air of pride. “Khoday...

“How I Was Forced To Jump In The Jehlum” – Story of Danish Sultan

I am Danish Sultan; it means a Wise Ruler. They say the name by which people call you has an effect on your character too; that is why my parents named me so; my mom and dad wanted me to become a wise man...

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#SilencedNoMore: Global activists call for an end to silence on Kashmir

Activists from around the world have called for the end of silence on Kashmir. They have started a campaign called #SilencedNoMore to create awareness...

Imran Khan’s stance on Kashmir has been a mixed bag

Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister ImranKhan has had a 22 year old struggle to reach the summit in Pakistan. But his and his party's (Pakistani...

What kind of Azaadi is this? (Spoiler Alert)

Azaadi is Lollywood's first attempt at romancing with Kashmir at a much closer level. The movie is set in present-day Kashmir which is battling...

Kashmiris react to the big break-up #BJPDumpsPDP

The news might have come as a surprise to all as BJP pulled out of the coalition government in the state. The state CM...
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