‘The leadership is in electoral politics mode, not revolutionary’

‘The leadership is in electoral politics mode, not revolutionary’

In a detailed interview SAR Geelani spoke to Imran Muzaffar at his residence in New Delhi on Kashmir, his political beliefs, why the state wants to ‘eliminate’ him, his time in jail and a host of other issues   The Indian state is against me. It has always been against me. It is not just […]

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ZOONA BEGUM: The woman who risked it all for the tehreek

ZOONA BEGUM: The woman who risked it all for the tehreek

Today at Zoona’s house, her children live with nothing but their poverty and memories of the valour of their parents — far away from the plush offices of the tehreek’s ‘leaders’ who either play sport with the State or fight for space in the newspapers. In the hey days of armed militancy in Kashmir, the […]

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Sexual crimes by state personnel and Kashmir’s case for self-determination

Sexual crimes by state personnel and Kashmir’s case for self-determination

“People listened to the victim and they listened to the politicians, but this voice that says: I did this, we did things that were wrong – crimes actually – that’s a voice I did not hear” (David Grossman quoted by Jacqueline Rose, The Last Resistance, 2007). Among conflict and war-torn regions, Kashmir has one of […]

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