Kashmir

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 […]

#Kashmir: Biscoe school declared ‘no longer safe’ after Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

#Kashmir: Biscoe school declared ‘no longer safe’ after Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Valley’s leading missionary school Tyndale Biscoe School, situated in the heart of Srinagar, has been declared “no longer safe place after the killing of Editor Mr. Shujaat Bukhari” who was shot dead by gunmen in broad daylight at Kashmir’s Press Enclave, stone’s throw from the school, on 14 June along with […]

Woman injured in Hajin knife attack succumbs

Woman injured in Hajin knife attack succumbs

A woman who was injured in a knife attack by unknown gunmen at Bandipora’s Hajin on Sunday evening succumbed to her injuries today.  Unknown gunmen barged into the house of PDP worker Abdul Majeed Dar of Shahgund area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Sunday evening with an intention to kidnap him, a local […]