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Meet Sarjan Barkati, The Living Manifestation Of Azaadi

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"Paani paani nahin raha, sailaab ban gaya. Yeh aisa sailaab hai jo Kanyakumari ko bhi Pakistan banaa dega". The moment these words are uttered, in a powerfully voiced statement followed by a lion-esque sigh, in front of a massive gathering, at one of the...

“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...

How An Engineering Graduate Turned Into A Filmmaker

  A video posted by Ruman Hamdani (@theotherrumii) on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:47am PST I was always attracted to cameras and taking pictures. It wasn’t until I was 16 that I got to have my own. It was my cousin’s wedding and I managed to...

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...

Chinar is Kashmir Personified- Murdered: Save It

Kashmir is a strange place, to begin with. The state, even stranger. And us Kashmiris ruled by the 'strangers' making things even stranger. Eerie, basically. Think about someone trying to uproot a chinar and then plant a lotus instead. Wierd, isn't it? Chinar isn't an ordinary...

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...

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Sing Me Freedom, Sing Me Cries

sing me blood, sing me life sing me a story, sing a prise sing me revolution, sing me fear sing me martyrdom, sing me tears...

Deepak Kalal – The Indian Tourist with a ‘Moh’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR28hFXjgdM Earlier this year, a tourist in a 'canoe' was recording a video, explaining his experience of Kashmir. It was not the usual certificate of...

An Open Letter To The People Of India On Their Independence Day – From...

Dear people of India, happy 70 years of Independence. Congratulations on your freedom (Azaadi) from a foreign occupation. You fought the British bravely and...

26 Rare Pictures From Jammu Genocide & India – Pakistan Partition In 1947

70 years ago, happened one of the largest mass migrations in the history of mankind. It resulted in countless deaths as well as the...
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