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What does India mean for a Kashmiri student?

By Suaid Rather, Mohammad Umar, and Sobia Bhat
Why are Kashmiris attacked though? Why is that every time a Kashmiri is seen amongst Indians, s/he is seen as the other, an enemy, a terrorist or at least a supporter of some supposed terrorist outfit, thereby blurring the line demarking a civilian and a musketeer?

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Farooq Ahmad Dar, the human shield who can’t sleep

By Inamul Haq
After being used as a human shield by the Indian army and then labelled a stone-pelter, Dar is now a shunned man. Ever since, he has been struggling to rebuild his life; he suffers from insomnia and depression. The 28-year-old Dar has been unable to find a job and is still fighting for justice. Incidentally, his tormentor, Major Gogoi, has been recently honoured by the Indian Army.

They banned everything in Kashmir except the bullet!

By Arif Khan
Ban has been a favourite plaything of the state in Kashmir. So far the state government has banned the social media, SMS service, and other internet services. They banned everything in Kashmir except things that need to be banned, live bullets and pellet guns while dealing with the protesters.

The Last Quarter in Kashmir

By Shahid Ashraf
Even though the current situation in Kashmir is undergoing ‘normalcy’, the scars on the body of people hold witness to the state-led barbarity on a people who are caught between the territorial claims of two nuclear armed countries.

The Farce of ‘Normalcy’ in Kashmir

By Naveed Ul Rana
A sense of “normalcy” would return to Kashmir, when an ordinary Kashmiri would be able to roam the streets without disclosing his/her identity to every man. “Normalcy” would mean a certain future and a guarantee that an armed man is not going to rape your daughter. The day a Kashmiri would be consulted about his future would be his nirvana.

The Democratic Drama in Kashmir

By Rouf Dar
I remember the recent JNU fiasco when students were booked under sedition laws for similar slogans. Here, sedition is a national habit. We don’t get booked for sedition. We live in extremes. We die and win but don’t live and lose. There is no middle path. This is Kashmir, not India.

Ground Report from Kashmir: Nineteen Years a Slave

By Irfan Mir
On the main road outside Mohammad Yousuf Bhat’s house, a young boy buys a pack of cigarettes from a shop. He is joined by a few more young men and they settle down to talk. At the end of the road, half a dozen men come out of a mosque after saying their prayers. People of the village, it seems, have returned to their lives and have excised Rasiq from their collective memories.

Resistance in Kashmir Post-1947

By Faizaan Bhat
The youth have been killed during several such uprisings in 2008, 2009, and 2016. These youth deserve our respect as they are the martyrs of Kashmir, who have sacrificed their lives for the collective good and common cause.

The Kashmiri Poetics of Freedom

By Adil Bhat
Pakistan doesn’t defray stones to Kashmiris. These are our stones and our protests, our pen and our poetics of resistance, our land and our struggle for freedom. These ineffective and often absurd measures and conclusions that India jumps to make have failed in the past and are bound to fail in future. The call for peace lies in the history of an unfulfilled promise, that is, the promise of plebiscite.