Partners in ‘Crime’

Partners in ‘Crime’

By Farooq Shah Once during an interview, senior resistance leader and Muslim Conference chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat said the Hurriyat leadership failed to ‘capitalise’ on the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people. Prof Bhat while referring to the 2008 agitation in the wake of land transfer to Amarnath Shrine Board that claimed the lives of […]

As we lie dying

As we lie dying

By Shahnaz Bashir In the turn of events after the killing of young rebel commander Burhan Wani in the summer of 2016, many Indian film stars, musicians, singers, cricketers, intellectuals and journalists have brazenly called for ruthless response to Kashmiris protesting for their right to self-determination. To name a few: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Ghambir, Anupam […]

Understanding student protests in Kashmir

Understanding student protests in Kashmir

By F.Faheem For a long time studying crowds and crowd behaviour remained mainstay of the discipline of psychology. Some of the well-known scholars like Gastave Le Bon and McDdougall used the term ‘crowd’ to describe a picture of hostile mass politics. Despite giving a pathological description of crowds, Le Bon established crowd and crowd behaviour […]

The 2016 intifada: Challenging the statist narratives

The 2016 intifada: Challenging the statist narratives

By Murtaza Shibli The death of Burhan Wani in July 2016, that provoked Kashmiris into a mass rebellion, severely challenged the narratives of status quo as advanced by India and Pakistan. The events that followed also nullified the respective policy prescriptions of the two countries that had been put in place for the management of […]

Editorial: An imprecise focus at an ‘opportune time’

Editorial: An imprecise focus at an ‘opportune time’

Next month, Kashmir will mark the second anniversary of the 2016 agitation. The year 2016 will, unarguably, go down in the history of Kashmir as annus horribilis. Over a hundred persons were killed, thousands injured, hundreds blinded for life, many thousand jailed, and businesses suffered immensely. The repeated imposition of e-curfew, which has since become […]

RKM starts yatra to press for farmers’ demands

RKM starts yatra to press for farmers’ demands

Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RKM), a conglomerate of  132 farmer organisations of India, started their Kisan adhikar Yatra from Handwara today to press for their demands. The conglomerate said that they shall do the march from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari” to highlight the plight of the farmers.  In this connection, J&K Zamindar Bachao Forum (Part of Rashtriya […]