2016 agitation

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 […]

The Rise of Burhan

The Rise of Burhan

By Aasif Sultan   When obituaries of Kashmir militancy had been written long back, ‘everything,’ in the words of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, ‘turned upside down in a few days time’ after the killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016. Since then more and more young boys are disappearing into the woods […]