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A moment, decision, fire shot
A hole, shock, blood spill

Tears, moans, nightmares
Scalpels, doctors, injectables

Critical, ventilator, death bed
Roses, almonds, farewell

Outcries, protests, condemnation… 27 more words

Hirra Sultan

Memoir: The AFSPA Mentality of Suspicion and Treachery in Kashmir

By Adil Bhat

It is a story of several long dark nights of the 1990s. Here the lives were spent amidst the craggy barbed wires, the sudden calls for crackdowns, uncalled for detentions, disappearances, abuse and the senseless killings of innocents. 1,054 more words

Review: The Gender Factor

Ammu Joseph, Journalist

The essay I’m analyzing for my book review is called The Gender Factor by Ammu Joseph. It appears in a volume called 21st Century Journalism in India which has been edited by… 981 more words

2004 Tsunami

To people who don’t know- Azaadi isn’t Justice!

Now that everyone (even people who don’t know anything about Kashmir) demands Azaadi, here’s a thing (not offending anyone) :

So, you want Kashmir to not be with India, but Kashmir cannot relocate itself, atleast geographically. 310 more words

Fire from both sides in the Valley

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar is finally finding some peace. But, another set of disturbed clouds have managed to cover various districts of Kashmir now. 298 more words


Shoot to Kill: Standard Operating Procedure in Kashmir

Nothing unusual has happened in Handwara. The Indian state has once again proved to be a killer  in Kashmir. Three people have lost their lives because the Indian armed forces and the J&K Police decided to defend themselves against people protesting against what they perceived to be a soldier’s harassment and molestation a Kashmiri woman. 1,667 more words

Bad Ideas

The Forgotten Manipuri women

Did you know that on 11 July 2004, a 32-year-old woman named Thangjam Manorama was apparently picked up and brutally raped by members of the Assam Rifles? 289 more words