This is a guest post by Dia Da Costa ‘If Trump is elected, I will move to Canada,’ many Americans noted in passing, in jest, and then in all seriousness once the results were out. If it has taken this election result to make people recognize the pervasive racism in the US, that is because … More On Indian Exceptionalism and Kashmir: Dia Da Costa
This is an excerpt from the introduction to the anthology Of Occupation and Resistance: Writings from Kashmir, edited by FAHAD SHAH Once militancy took root in the Valley, it continued unabated, with a few exceptions in the years to come. The sentiment of the resistance movement prevailed across Jammu and Kashmir. At one point in … More When the lid will burst: Fahad Shah
Guest post by JUSTIN PODUR: I spent a week in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, at the end of April 2013, talking to people among whom there was a wide range of opinion. While almost everyone supports freedom, some are resigned to India never letting Kashmir go, others believe that the struggle will go on … More Eleven things India must do in Kashmir: Justin Podur
Guest post by SAADUT HUSSAIN The evening prior to Afzal Guru’s hanging, Kashmir was being prepared for a siege. The state had already started working towards barricading the entire population of Kashmir and enforcing curfew. A backlash in Kashmir was already anticipated, not only because Afzal was a Kashmiri but also because in Kashmir he … More In mourning and under siege – A despatch from Srinagar: Saadut Hussain
Guest post by GOWHAR GEELANI By any stretch of imagination, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference [APHC] has ceased to be an amalgam of ‘all parties’. It seems that this conglomerate of several pro-freedom political, social and religious parties is actually being run by a chosen few in a dictatorial manner. It is no secret now … More Is the Hurriyat divorcing democracy and freedom?: Gowhar Geelani
This guest post by SHOAIB RAFIQ is an analysis of the Home Ministry-appointed group of interlocutors’ report on Kashmir We swear by the fundamentals of absurdism of that all we have learned our solutions will mimic the ludicrousness that we employ in our education, research, and other related shit.
Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea. My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things, seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening. At such a time I found out for certain, that … More Z for Zalim: Semiotics and the Occupation of Kashmir