‘The sight of Abbu through a cage like structure was heavenly’

‘The sight of Abbu through a cage like structure was heavenly’

SAR Geelani’s daughter Nusrat Geelani recalls her ordeal in and out of jail It was the holy month of Ramazan, 13 December 2001 — a day that seemed ordinary, but turned out to be the one that would change our lives forever. We had some relatives visiting us who were to leave for Kashmir next […]

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CHOKE A KASHMIRI FAMILY: A DEMOCRACY’S LONG PROJECT

After some 40 days in jail, this man is having his moment with a family reunion that seemed ever so elusive. As he slouches in a sofa, his son and daughter stand behind him clutching his shoulders as if to say, “No, Abbu we won’t let them take you away again.” But Syed Abdul Rehman […]

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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. […]

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‘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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