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Five years after Afzal Guru’s hanging in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, Kashmir Narrator gathers previously unpublished details about his life and events leading to his execution By Bilal Handoo At the dawn of 9 February 2013, as he was escorted out of his cell in the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

Kashmir University: Ailing at 70

Kashmir University: Ailing at 70

As the KU turns 70 this year, Kashmir Narrator digs into the deep mess the varsity is mired in In 1948, when Kashmir’s revered saint Meerak Shah Kashani laid the foundation stone of Kashmir University — then known as Jammu and Kashmir University — in anticipation of giving Kashmiris an educational platform to excel, not […]

Snapshots from the South: Looking Behind the Mosaic of new-age Militancy

Snapshots from the South: Looking Behind the Mosaic of new-age Militancy

The new-age internet-driven militancy in south Kashmir embodies certain significant departures from the militancy of the 1990s. It has become too complex and layered to be seen with the same lens as that of the earlier decades. The boys who form the fighting nucleus of this militancy are driven by an even more complex mix […]

A journey through the mind of the protester

A journey through the mind of the protester

Within a week he was hit twice. Both times a close shave. Debilitating injury, blinding, or worse, death — anything could have happened. Soon he was back on the streets, protesting again and throwing stones. Three days from the first injury, 15 pellet shrapnels pierced his back. But he won’t give up. First, he took […]

Just a ‘calendar boy’ or the last man standing?

Just a ‘calendar boy’ or the last man standing?

Is Syed Ali Geelani an overrated leader who has failed the nation? Or, is he the one who kept the resistance alive despite crippling curbs by the State? Will the resistance sink with his departure? Or, will his legacy spur the azadi movement in the times to come?  Difficult questions these with no easy answers […]

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