Guest Post by JAGMOHAN SINGH Clear Message from the Revolutionary Democratic Movement in Punjab We Firmly Stand with the People of Kashmir Once again, Kashmir is boiling with rage. The pent-up anger of the people of Kashmir against their brutal oppression by the Indian security forces has erupted in powerful massive protests in the form of … More Kashmir Issue – A Brief Report on Solidarity Actions in Punjab: Jagmohan Singh
Guest post by SAADUT HUSSAIN “We, the willing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.” Notes from the diary of a soldier who served in Siachen. (Original quote by Mother Teresa.) India and Pakistan … More A pointless battle in Siachen: Saadut Hussain
This photograph of an Ikhwani camp in south Kashmir was taken by JAVED DAR in 2008. Standing in the middle is a well-known ‘government gunman’, Jehangir Khan. Photo courtesy Conveyor.
Given below is a note written by a Kashmiri student from downtown Srinagar who calls himself ‘Kale Kharab’, meaning ‘hot headed’. Taken from his blog, the note reads like a personal manifesto, a statement of purpose, a testimony more telling than what the most patient interviewer can elicit. This note gives you more insight into … More “These are not stones these are my feelings”
This is a guest post by MAHTAB ALAM In Hazaribagh, one of the oldest cities of the newly formed state of Jharkhand, one is more likely to come across the word Kashmir than the name of the city itself these days. Kashmir, a place that most of the residents of Hazaribagh would have only … More ‘Kashmir ho ya Guwahati, Apna desh, apni maati’: Mahtab Alam
Guest post by HILAL MIR Two monoliths of pro-India politics in Kashmir, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and Dr Farooq Abdullah, are soaring high in the dark autumn skies of the valley like vultures. Below are the 110 bodies of warm-blooded children, boys, men and a lone woman. From these bodies will they and their offspring derive … More Scavengers: Hilal Mir
This is the third of a series of fact-finding reports on the recent violence in Kashmir. The fact-finding has been conducted independently by a team of BELA BHATIA,VRINDA GROVER, SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN and RAVI HEMADRI. For an introduction to this series, see here.