Posts Tagged ‘ Burhan Wani ’

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,



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



The Forgotten and Unending Tragedy of Kashmir

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By

By Haroon Malik “There were people dying everywhere getting massacred in every town and village, there were people being picked up and thrown into dark jails in unknown parts, there were dungeons in the city where hundreds of young men were kept in heavy chains and from where many never emerged alive, there were thousands



Kashmir conflict: Pellet injuries leave boys in India struggling to adapt to blindness

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

Story by Annie Gowen It was months before Faisal Ahmed Dar finally stepped back on the cricket field. He had been his team’s top batter. But Faisal, 16, was recovering from a pellet wound that robbed him of 93 percent of sight in his left eye. As he healed, playing was out of the question.



Indian Held Kashmir is Being Ripped Apart

Dec 8th, 2017 | By

By Atta Rasool Malik “It is very difficult to give an exact figure but, we have killed around 200 In Kashmir.” The assessment of local terrorists is around 110-120. Similarly, the foreigners are about 100”. It was so sad to listen Lieutenant General Sandhu addressing a press conference in Indian occupied Kashmir two days ago.



Mapping Kashmir’s Cycle of Discontent

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

By Asma Khan Lone Kashmir has erupted once again, engulfed by yet another cycle of conflict and violence—its Sisyphean bane. The trigger this time is the killing of rebel commander, Burhan Wani, the tech-savvy poster boy of the militant organization Hizb Ul Mujahideen. His killing led to an outpour of emotions and anger on the



Kashmir: A story of defiance amid grief

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

People in Indian-administered Kashmir aim their anger at security forces as death toll and eye injuries mount.  Human rights activists say the security forces enjoy impunity from prosecution [EPA] By Elizabeth Puranam Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – For Abdul Rehman Mir, the grief over the death of his son has turned to anger. He is sitting



Kashmir, the Paradise that Breaks Your Heart

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

By Shome Basu A look at the lives of locals and those affected by pellet guns during the weeks of violence and protests in the Valley, before the curfew was finally lifted after 51 days. On August 5, Umar Yousuf, a class 11 student from Budgam, was hit by pellets in his left eye in



In South Kashmir, a month of curfew is taking a psychological toll

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

Apart from causing anxiety and depression, the enforced lockdown has made people angrier, say residents. By Rayan Naqash and Ipsita Chakravarty On July 8, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, bringing a new regime of curfews to the Valley. As protests against Wani’s



Wajahat Habibullah: A season of loss in Kashmir

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

For days after the killing of Burhan Wani, every TV channel rang with acrimonious debate. Wani was described by India as a terrorist and by Pakistan as a martyr. The media resounded to argument and indignation. The number of dead and injured continued to rise relentlessly. Among the earliest to be killed was Yasmina of