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Normalcy and silence: Poonch, the ceaseless battle ground

By Garima Sharma
As I write this article in March 2020, I have heard the bomb/mortar shell noises twice tonight around 2:03 am. It has been even days of continuous ceasefire violations from both sides.

Four Poems

By Kashiana Singh
The arrows of your eyes pierce into a fog
You conquer hysteria with textured words
in flags of fingers festooned into poems

Kashmir and the Mask of Indian Liberals

By Faisal Rather
What makes Roy different from most Indian Liberals is this honest and non-patronizing attitude. While most of them “support” Kashmir with a silly patronizing tune, she is unique in her unconditional and unapologetic support.

Why is India afraid of mediation in Kashmir conflict?

By Aijaz Ahmad Turrey
India has maintained its opposition to third-party mediation in solving the Kashmir dispute, despite India getting offers from several nations and leaders including the South African President Nelson Mandela, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and more recently the US President Donald Trump.

Enduring Kashmiris’ Sufferings

By Rameez Raja
Contrary to the claim, there is no ‘absolute poverty’ in Kashmir. As a researcher, you won’t be able to find a Kashmiri without shelter, sleeping on footpaths or cooking food under the flyovers. The valley is rich in resources, and tourism is an important source of livelihood for the people in Kashmir.

The aftermath of abrogation of Article 370

By Ishfaq Majid & Varinder Singh
The television channel “Gulistan” worked like a messenger for the people of the valley by telecasting a special program “Apnun k Naam Paigam” in which the people from J&K who are currently out of the state came up with video and audio messages for their loved ones living in Kashmir.

Kashmir and Coloniality of Power

By Ishupal Singh Kang
The current move by the government has significant resemblances with the tools employed by the British Empire in putting an entire population under subjugation. The modus operandi of such a rule – measures, technicalities and tricks – that have been associated with colonial era continues to be the dominant and desirable strategy for a postcolonial state like India.

Alienating Kashmiris while integrating Kashmir

By Shahid Jamal
The BJP and their supporters can’t deny the fact that even today the indicators of growth and development for Jammu & Kashmir are better than the indicators for Gujarat. The kind of poverty that we see in Gujarat and in rest of India often we don’t see in the streets of Kashmir.