Kashmir

Send UN fact-finding mission to Kashmir: Pakistan to UN

Send UN fact-finding mission to Kashmir: Pakistan to UN

Srinagar: Pakistan has once again called on the United Nations to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Kashmir, a Pakistani news agency reported today. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, said that India’s rejection to allow one was in fact acknowledgment of the grave atrocities being committed by its occupation forces, the agency reported. Ambassador […]

Dy SP injured in stone-pelting incident

Srinagar: A Deputy Superintendent of Police was injured in a stone-pelting incident today at Soura. The Dy SP was identified as Sajad Ahmad who is currently posted in Soura area of Srinagar. Eye-witnesses said that a protest march took out in Anchar, Soura post Friday prayers which was thwarted by the police by firing tear-gas shells. The […]

Heavy deployment of forces in Srinagar; Govt says no restrictions; No Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Authorities today imposed heavy deployment of forces in different parts of Srinagar primarily to thwart pro-freedom post Friday prayers’ gatherings. However, there were no restrictions on civilian movement in various parts of Srinagar. The pro-freedom leaders in their weekly ‘protest calendar’ have asked people of different districts of the Valley to march towards their respective […]

Misogynists. Patriarchal. Sure, call us names

In a long monologue recently delivered by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the assembly, there were a few words of significant import. Usually Mehbooba’s belaboured statements have little substance but a lot more self-serving rhetoric, self-defence inanities and perpetual references to her late father’s imagined ‘vision’. This statement, made in the context of the alleged […]

Amanullah Khan: Life history of an azadi ideologue

Amanullah Khan: Life history of an azadi ideologue

The life story of Kashmiri nationalist leader Amanullah Khan, who recently passed away, epitomizes the rise of a territorial Kashmiri nationalism that transcended the parochial idea of an ethnic nationalism tied to Kashmiri language. Amanullah Khan’s nationalism drew upon a progressive Kashmiri Muslim cosmopolitanism and a secular internationalism. His life experiences spanning different cultural regions […]

Our dirty dark underbelly

That a large number of Kashmiris are involved in spying for the state is a fact all too well known. It is probably ‘normal’ in a place like Kashmir where people see the state as an entity of occupation and the state is constantly looking for collaborators and informers to maintain its writ. The people […]