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“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...

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...

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...

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...

Agha Shahid Ali – The Poet Forgotten

I flipped through their visions Left my number in their sleep But no one called back I called all night, Called for years, Called till their lids began to ring, Ten, twenty, two hundred times, And then they went blind On my dreams Now their eyes don’t open No one picks up the phone How...

So must have been she!

Sometimes days turn into nights and nights spilled into months and we hadn’t seen each other. I knew she wouldn’t venture out; neither did I wait for her glimpse near her house. Sometimes I knew curfew was the villain of our love, so were the...

7 Years After, Wamiq Farooq’s Mother Still Believes Her Son Will Return

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It was 2010, January 31, when kids were playing in historical Gani Memorial Stadium where forces robbed an innocent 12-year-old boy of his life. His name was Wamiq Farooq. Watch Video Spending years on fighting for justice, the family of Wamiq Farooq who was killed by...

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...

Kashmir’s Asaram Bapu that no one wants to talk about

Year 2002, I was 14, when my uncle came across Aijaz Sheikh, also known as Aijaz Molvi, who claimed to have memorised the Quran. Aijaz Molvi also claimed to have possessed a number of Jinns with the help of whom he treated peoples' problems. My...

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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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