Colony of Confinement: Inside Kashmir’s Largest Migrant Pandit Colony

Colony of Confinement: Inside Kashmir’s Largest Migrant Pandit Colony

Lonesomeness. You need only that one word to describe the atmosphere inside the largest government-built Pandit colony at Shiekhpora, Budgam. What adds to the solitude of this outpost is a wall of separation so high that even birds will ram into it. And if birds fall, what of humans — those trying to walk in […]

THE MARCH OF THE MARTYRS: CAUSE FOR MOURNING OR CELEBRATION?

THE MARCH OF THE MARTYRS: CAUSE FOR MOURNING OR CELEBRATION?

With each killing at the hands of the Indian state, the people of Kashmir are becoming more resilient and these killings – civilian or otherwise – give them a reason to celebrate martyrdom of their loved ones. In reality, it is the Indian state that needs to be worried because it takes away from Kashmiris […]

CHOKE A KASHMIRI FAMILY: A DEMOCRACY’S LONG PROJECT

After some 40 days in jail, this man is having his moment with a family reunion that seemed ever so elusive. As he slouches in a sofa, his son and daughter stand behind him clutching his shoulders as if to say, “No, Abbu we won’t let them take you away again.” But Syed Abdul Rehman […]

‘The leadership is in electoral politics mode, not revolutionary’

‘The leadership is in electoral politics mode, not revolutionary’

In a detailed interview SAR Geelani spoke to Imran Muzaffar at his residence in New Delhi on Kashmir, his political beliefs, why the state wants to ‘eliminate’ him, his time in jail and a host of other issues   The Indian state is against me. It has always been against me. It is not just […]