In the run-up to Bamdoora’s back-alley

In the run-up to Bamdoora’s back-alley

By Bilal Handoo As he fell on the afternoon of 8 July 2016, a 20-something girl exploded in ire, confronting the army soldiers with stones. It was the first protest of that smouldering summer, erupting hours before the passage would send the entire Valley in mass mourning, and in cycle of rage. The dissenting girl […]

Kathua rape-and-murder: The plot thickens

Kathua rape-and-murder: The plot thickens

The bone-chilling rape-and-murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua in January could be an ominous reply of the same old script: alter demography of Jammu region, yet again By Bilal Handoo The moment lip-chewed and bone-crushed body of an 8-year-old Muslim nomad girl was found in Kathua on 17 January, a trucker silently picked […]

The untold Afzal Guru story

The untold Afzal Guru story

Five years after Afzal Guru’s hanging in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, Kashmir Narrator gathers previously unpublished details about his life and events leading to his execution By Bilal Handoo At the dawn of 9 February 2013, as he was escorted out of his cell in the ‘high-risk’ ward of Tihar’s jail 3, Mohammad Afzal Guru knew […]