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British MPs Want Brexit Style Referendum For Kashmir

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Watch Video “Pellet wounds are brutal, they are a brutal response by the Indian authorities, they send a brutal message to the Kashmiri people and they leave brutal scars.” In only the second debate in the House of Commons since twenty years on Kashmir. British Members...

Everything You Need To Know About West Pakistan Refugees

Muhammad Faysal reflects on the history and current dynamics of West Pakistan refugee issue. 1)  On October 17, 1947 a revolt was started by the Second World War veterans after the Hindu Ruler of Jammu & Kashmir Hari Singh called for disarmament of the erstwhile...

These Pictures Of Umbrella In The Snowfall Are Breathtaking

What do you think of when you see the Umbrella ? Rain?  Snow? Sizzling temperatures? Hope?  The year 2017 , brought some good with it after it started snowing and with this came to an end the long dry spell in valley of Kashmir. Kashmir will never forget summer...

Revolutionary Urdu Hip Hop In Kashmir [Video]

Watch Video 2008, when the first round of street protests ruled Kashmir, threw up a generation that found multifarious ways of expressing dissent. The youth-dominated movement took culture as the base and new methods of artistic protests emerged. Music, graphics, graffiti, paintings, documentaries etc are...

Nothing But Misappropriation: Response To The India Today Story

A few days ago, a small conversation based event on feminist voices was held at a cafe in Srinagar. I was supposed to meet my friend, Muhammad Faysal, who was invited to this conversation which I had no prior knowledge of. He shared his...

All You Need To Know About The New Flu In Kashmir

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"Queues grow longer in GB Pant Hospital as panic-struck parents flock with children", read the headline of a popular daily in Kashmir. First things first, relax! The recent outbreak might have wreaked panic among the masses as many suspect normal flu-like symptoms can be an indication...

8 Times Kashmiris Were Punished For Being Pakistan Cricket Fans

1. 1983 - India vs West Indies match at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar. In 1983, many Kashmiris were arrested for raising Pakistan slogans and waving Pakistan flags during an international match in Srinagar. Mushtaqul Islam was jailed for the same. 2. Imtiaz was killed soon after Pakistan...

Freelance Journalism In Kashmir: Playing With Fire

Fall 2014, I attended a three-day workshop about visual storytelling at MERC, University of Kashmir. The attending instructors at the workshop are two of the best photojournalists of present times. Many young boys and girls from varied backgrounds attended the workshop, with few from...

13 Weird Things That Can Get You Arrested In Kashmir

Arrests in Kashmir over petty issues aren't uncommon. Where children as young as 12 can be charged with sedition and forces who are accused of human rights' violations have impunity under law, nothing is going to be surprising. Below we enlist a few weird reasons...

Imran Ansari’s Tweet – What Does It Even Mean?

PDP leader and MLA from Pattan, Imran Reza Ansari, tweeted this on Friday morning. No surprises if you couldn't understand that tweet. We couldn't either. https://twitter.com/imranrezaansari/status/888360011331584001 Ironically, this tweet was made the same day a youth was shot in the head in Beerwah of Budgam district...

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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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