People’s History

Maqbool Sahil: A weight on nobody

Maqbool Sahil:  A weight on nobody

By Sheikh Qayoom Maqbool Sahil, writer, poet, scholar, journalist, broadcaster, and orator. That is how the tragic death of this man in search of his roots was described as. His death on 20 March came as a shock to all those who knew him, had read his books or heard him speak at functions and […]

A father torn between A DREAM and a real-life NIGHTMARE

A father torn between A DREAM and a real-life NIGHTMARE

Seventeen-year-old Tufail Ashraf Mattoo was killed by police on 11 June 2010 in what his father Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo calls a cold-blooded murder. That year another 120 youths were done to death in ring by state personnel. Ashraf Mattoo remembers his son on his death anniversary and why he can’t forgive the killer. He spoke […]