Articles

Feature: Blinded by metal pellets, youth recounts Muharram procession horror

(By Umer Asif) Sitting on a hospital bed in Srinagar with his right eye shut, 23-year-old Shahnawaz Hussain is now half-blind. But he can recall the evening of Tuesday, when a lead pellet hit his eye, turning his world black. His face has several pellet marks as a policeman had …

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Feature: He could be next Stan Swamy: UAPA prisoner’s life-threatening ailment remains untreated

(Rushda Fathima Khan) “We witnessed the passing away of Father Stan Swamy in custody. Now, Atiq Ur Rahman, a student leader suffering from a serious heart condition face negligence  even in the midst of a life-threatening disease, reveals failure of our democratic society as well as the rule of law,” …

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Feature: How UAPA abuse is affecting women’s aspirations in Kashmir

 When she chose to pursue a career in journalism, Sajida Yousuf knew being a journalist was never meant to be easy in Kashmir. The 23-year-old Srinagar resident finished her master’s in journalism from the University of Kashmir in 2019 and subsequently started working as a reporter with a local news …

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Article: Kashmiris in India are still suffering

(By Ather Zia) On August 5, 2019, in the wake of the Indian government’s move to revoke the parts of the constitution that give Indian-administered Kashmir special status, I penned an article for Al Jazeera titled There is reason to fear for the safety of every Kashmiri in India. In …

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Article: In response to interview of India’s Envoy to Turkey

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai The sensitive and delicate comments by distinguished Indian Ambassador to Turkey, Ambassador Sanjay Panda, “Period after revocation of autonomy game-changer for Kashmir” (AA, August 6, 2021) need to be supplemented by some observations from the viewpoint of the people of Kashmir itself. These deserve to be …

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Feature: ‘They vowed to kill him’: of motherhood and trauma of bloodied 2016

Zenaira Bakhsh When Irfan Fayaz Wani’s family was shifting to a new home in Srinagar’s Eidgah, his mother, Rafeeqa was reluctant. For the last five years, Rafeeqa has lived off the memories of how Irfan came of age in their modest downtown home, and then his funeral. When everyone left, …

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Article: Pakistan on mission to expose India

Islamabad, August 16 (KMS)- Pakistan has launched a mission to expose India to counter New Delhi’s propaganda to distort history and discredit Pakistan. For the last few months, India has unleashed attacks on Pakistan, attempting to discredit Islamabad’s credentials as a peace loving nation. India has also tried to misguide the world about Pakistan’s globally acknowledged role for

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