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Islamic State and the Kashmir Question

By Aejaz Ahmad & Rafiq Wani
Apparently, ISIS is attempting to expand its industry to the areas in crisis where it feels it can manipulate the ‘Muslim nerve’ to rise in its favor. Kashmir is identified by them as one such area where it can garner its support.

Three Poems on Kashmir

By Muhammad Nadeem
A roaring fire
Or hum of a love song
Sung on the banks of sloshing Lidder River
Knock-kneed beneath crimson Chinars
When horizon is bleeding red
And bullets fired across Jehlum
Injuring Zabarwan’s aghast voices

Book Review: Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Night

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain
Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Night (2010) is an intensely passionate memoir about the struggle for freedom and justice inpeer what one former U.S president described as the ‘world’s most dangerous place.’ The story of Kashmir is set against the backdrop of Peer’s life and his life is interwoven with the melancholy of his homeland and its inhabitants.