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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...

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...

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...

I Am Wazwan and I Am Always Late

As you all know my name is Wazwan which is served in Kashmir on special occasions, like on marriage ceremonies, on engagement ceremonies, on special functions and now also have the dubious distinction of being served in mourning ceremonies which is known as ‘Czoorim...

Sexual Violence In Kashmir Continues To Be Ignored Despite Widespread Prevalence

A week ago, we asked people to send their stories anonymously to withkashmir.sarahah.com. A post shared by With Kashmir (@withkashmir) on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:50pm PST Scores of people, both male and female, shared their own experiences with us. Following is a compilation...

Standing Tall With Kashmir

Many centuries ago, Sultan Sikandar Shahmiri wanted to build a mosque in the great city of Srinagar. A few miles away from the capital Nowshera, Sikandar found a large space where he would build this mosque. Like all the Kings and Emperors, it had...

I Am That Stone

Hurled by a slinging arm i bring the storm through the air carrying within me the memories and the history hitting the armour of oppression i fall with the flight of an autumn leaf, unmoved like the smile of a martyr i am...

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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...

A miscarriage due to torture. How this Pakistani women’s life has been turned into...

Abdullah Danish Shervani a Kashmir University student befriended a Pakistani national Mehnaz Siddique in 2009 on a social network. On an educational trip to...

If counter-insurgencies are popularity contest, who is winning it in Kashmir?

David Michôd's War Machine was released in 2017 was one of the first films released on Netflix. Netflix has become more powerful medium than...

Rozdari is here, What does it hold for Kashmiris?

It is that time of the year again. Rozdars will be pretty delighted. Scores of lamb will be slaughtered in the back-alleys of Srinagar, limbs...
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