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.
By Yasir Altaf Zargar
I saw you on a national media channel, where you were shedding crocodile tears. Did you want to convey the message the suppression of the people’s movement made you cry? Do you endorse the movement? In that case I would like to make you aware that you have killed 58 people so far.
By Abhay Kumar
The Indian media, barring a tiny section, have now turned itself into a propaganda machine for the state’s ideology and majoritarian sentiments. This is not to say that earlier, the mainstream media were fully objective, but now with its coverage of the ongoing Kashmir crisis, it has gained a new notoriety.
By Basarat Hassan
Would Indian citizens of any big city like Bombay, Delhi or Bangalore imagine living under curfew-like conditions for even a single week? A complete blockade, with basic amenities and communication lines completely cut off. No, they would not. We experience it, and only we can understand it. This is what occupation is!
By Iftikhar Gilani
Situation in Kashmir is worsening by the day. Narendra Modi’s Government is dreaming to browbeat and exhaust the masses with the use of brazen force, through security forces and imposition of continuous curfews and engulfing the masses in utter sense of defeat and disappointment.
By Zaboor Ahmad
Corruption is often allowed to permeate in politically fragmented societies as it engenders vested interests while creating necessary centripetal force by helping to maintaining status quo. A system has been created over the decades based on client-patron relationship.
By Adil Bhat
With the seizing of newspapers and shutting down of television cable channels in the Valley, on July 16, the ongoing military onslaught has transformed into political fascism. This is the new low. The unprecedented gagging of press in Kashmir demonstrates the fascist oppression of the Modi-led Government in New Delhi.
By Asaf Ali Lone
Burhan chose the life of dignity, not humiliation. So are these young people who are on the streets pelting stones at the Indian forces or who have taken up arms against the Indian occupation in Kashmir. That is why Burhan is the hero of Kashmir.
By Adil Bhat
Despite all the attempts by the Indian state to obliterate the horrific facts and erase the public memory of that dreadful night, five courageous women from Kashmir – Essar Batool, Irfah Butt, Samreena Mushtaq, Munaza Rashid, Natasha Rather – decided to come together to the forefront to fight for justice and articulate the stories of men and women of Kunan Poshpora in this compelling book, Do you remember Kunan Poshpora?