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Kashmir: A political problem, not a question of human rights

Kashmir is much more than a dispute over real estate, a matter of national prestige, or a threat to Indian secularism. If the nation continues to remain desensitised to the human tragedy that is Kashmir, the very existence of India as a civilised entity will be gravely threatened. 3,387 more words

Stories of a marginalia

By Deya Bhattacharya

My dear Mushtaq*, 

Your daughter and son are safe. Sabiha* is now married; she is expecting a child in March. Sohail* goes to school. 221 more words

Field Notes

Discovering Dardpora, Through their Eyes

Note: The research would not have been possible without the support and guidance from my mentors at The Hindu Centre for Politics & Public Policy, and Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR). 1,610 more words

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ASEAN urged to stop enforced disappearances

SOMBATH Somphone is easily recognized because of his white hair. The white is clearly visible in the grainy CCTV footage that recorded the last time he was seen alive. 252 more words

Human Rights

Wives of the disappeared or Half-Widows? Some reflections on the pejorative nature of language

By Deya Bhattacharya

Such is the dilemma of the woman speaker. That the categories of patriarchal language distort what she might like to say is no longer in question.

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On the journey into Kashmir: Why it all happened.

— by Deya Bhattacharya

Unlike other children my age, I did not grow up listening to stories from my Dida (maternal grandmother). Oddly enough, Dida, an avid reader (even now, at the age of 90!) and immensely progressive for her time, is a scribbler. 1,143 more words

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