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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 […]

A history of deceit

A history of deceit

By Seema Kazi Kashmir’s 2016 uprising must be placed within the wider context of the persistent rebellions for freedom and justice in Kashmir that, as Christopher Sneddon reminds us in his important book, began to unfold much before the post-1947 India-Pakistan hostilities over Kashmir. The fact that Kashmiris themselves initiated rebellion against a repressive, feudal […]

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 […]

Wullar facing silent death courtesy official apathy: GA Mir

Wullar facing silent death courtesy official apathy: GA Mir

Reacting to the news item appeared in a local daily regarding the deteriorating condition of Wullar Lake, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A.Mir today said that Wullar Lake is facing a silent death due to the negligent attitude of the authorities and strongly urged that dredging should take place in the lake on […]