Kashmir

CITIZEN GEELANI: Bullets as souvenir

CITIZEN GEELANI: Bullets as souvenir

Imagine this. A nine-year-old girl along with her five-year-old brother are thrown into jail and held captive there. Then one day the door of the dingy room, where they are held, is left open. In the facing room their father, who is also under arrest, is walked in. His body is bruised out of torture. […]

Tale of a fictitious pir and a reverent donkey

Tale of a fictitious pir and a reverent donkey

The ‘shrine’ at Choon was constructed by the army under the Operation Sadhbhavna launched in 1998,— as a part of its WHAM (winning hearts and minds) doctrine across Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Defence Ministry has given the army around Rs 300 crore under this Operation for various ‘developmental’ activities across Kashmir.     Nayeem […]

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 […]

‘It will be a disaster if we go on losing land like this’

Zahoor Ahmad Dar is the first Kashmiri Muslim to crack the IIM exam. He is currently Associate Professor in Dry Land Agriculture Research Station, Sheri-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST). He spoke to Aasif Sultan on his profession, agriculture in Kashmir and other issues You made it to the prestigious Indian Institute of […]