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Kashmiris turn to art to challenge Indian rule

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

Kashmiris use art as a form of protest with satire, in particular, being used as a medium of dissent. By Marta Vidal Cashmere scarfs are usually embroidered with flowers and birds [Courtesy of Crafted in Kashmir] Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Kashmir has a rich tradition of artisan culture. Intricate woodcarvings, colourful papier-mache and exquisite cashmere scarfs



LoC Tension: Does India Wants Atomic War?

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat With the acceleration of firing by the Indian Army and Border Security Force (BSF) across the Line of Control (LoC), which has been targeting the innocent civilians and their property in Pakistani side of Kashmir and Working Boundary, tension has increased between Pakistan and India. However, both Pakistan and India are nuclear



Burhan Wani: Voice of the Kashmiri Youth

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Protests erupted after the Indian security forces martyred 22-year-young Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyrdom of the eminent leader. In the aftermath of his martyrdom, new uprising (Intifada) started in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Unlike the past,



Maqbool Bhat: The Initiator of the Kashmir’s Struggle

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Maqbool Bhat was the initiator of the Kashmir’s struggle, who was hanged by the then Indian regime on February 11, 1984 in Tihar Jail, as the reprisal expressed by New Delhi. In order to pay homage to the initiator of the Kashmir’s struggle, every year, the 11th of February is being celebrated



Refocus on Afzal Guru and the Kashmir Movement

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

By  Sajjad Shaukat Muhammad Afzal Guru was hero of the Kashmir movement, whom India secretly hanged and buried inside the Tihar jail complex on February 9, 2013. It triggered protests in Kashmir and widespread condemnations from various political and human rights organisations. Afzal Guru was convicted in 2001 Parliament attack case and awarded death sentence.



Kashmir: Thousands hit the streets after army killings

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

Tens of thousands of angry protesters poured onto the streets throughout Indian-controlled Kashmir, hurling rocks and shouting anti-India slogans after soldiers killed four civilians and two suspected fighters. Many protests on Monday centered around the town of Shopian, where the shooting occurred. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries during the demonstrations, which



Kashmir: Civilian killings threaten new anti-India protests

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

By Rifat Fareed Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir – When darkness descends on the quiet villages of Shopian, everything falls silent. But Sunday evening was different. A quick rattle of gunfire echoed through Pahnoo village in Shopian, a southern Kashmir district that has witnessed increasing violence in recent months. Six men, all locals and two of them



How custodial killings were covered up in Kashmir

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

By Anando Bhakto Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – At around 6:30am on January 20, 1994, the Indian Army cordoned off the Barzulla Baghat locality in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. An announcement was made from the parapet of a nearby mosque, asking men to assemble at a ground behind the Saddar Police Station. “We



Kamran Yousuf a Journalist or Terrorist? Kashmir Photographer Is Jailed, Pending Answer

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
Kamran Yousaf is a Journalist

SRINAGAR, Kashmir — He is known as one of Kashmir’s gutsiest news photographers covering the intensifying hostility in his home region, and when violence broke out he was always among the first to the scene. But the photographer, Kamran Yousuf, 21, has been stuck in jail since September — the victim, his friends and family



Afzal Guru: The Hero of the Kashmir’s Struggle

Feb 12th, 2018 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat The 9th of February is being celebrated as the martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru whom India secretly hanged and buried inside the Tihar jail complex on February 9, 2013. It triggered protests in Kashmir and widespread condemnations from various political and human rights organisations. Afzal Guru was convicted in 2001 Parliament