Photo Essay

O Jerusalem!

O Jerusalem!

After the US announced to recognise occupied Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel, I instantly recalled my visit to the third holiest place in Islam. In 2014, my long-cherished dream of visiting Masjid Al-Aqsa in occupied Palestine finally came true. Since Kashmir and Palestine share a common story of military occupation, oppression and resistance, […]

IN PICTURES: Families of disappeared Kashmiris hold protest on International Day of the Disappeared

IN PICTURES:  Families of disappeared Kashmiris hold protest on International Day of the Disappeared

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) held a sit- in protest in Srinagar on Wednesday to mark the International Day of the Disappeared. The APDP says around 10,000 Kashmiris have been disappeared by Indian forces since 1989.  “The State is not only denying truth and justice to the victims but also assures impunity […]

In Pictures: ‘Fidayeen’ attack on District Police Lines Pulwama

In Pictures:  ‘Fidayeen’ attack on District Police Lines Pulwama

Four CRPF troopers, four policemen and two militants were killed as ‘fidayeen’ stormed  a police complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Reports said militants entered the fortified District Police Lines at around 4 am and attacked a guard-post with grenades and gunfire, killing constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh on the spot. Four CRPF troopers […]

From rhetoric to ‘tutorial’ videos, militants upload everything

From rhetoric to ‘tutorial’ videos, militants upload everything

Srinagar: Going beyond rhetoric, militants have started posting ‘tutorial’ videos on social media in Kashmir, offering weapon using tips. Though the government has banned popular social media sites in the Valley, militants manage to show their virtual presence. The ban has completely backfired on the government, as seething anger is visible both on streets as […]

Despite social media ban in Kashmir, militants upload video on YouTube

Despite social media ban in Kashmir, militants upload video on YouTube

Srinagar: Two days after a viral video showing 30 militants from various outfits together “made security forces fretful in the Valley,” another video has surfaced on social media on Saturday. The two-minute video, published on YouTube, shows more than a dozen armed militants receiving tips from another militant. After quoting some verses from the Qur’an, the militant, speaking […]

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