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Manu Khajuria

Manu Khajuria

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She is a community worker and freelance writer seeking answers with special focus on Dogras and the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

By Manu Khajuria

Article 370 gave corruption and cruelty only: Kashmir made slaves of us Dogras and Jammu. This tyranny had to end

Kashmir's leaders ruined their region with militancy, were cruelly indifferent to Ladakh and totally oppressive to Jammu. It's time for that to change and us Dogras to regain our voice.

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July 13, 1931: Not Martyrs Day but Black Day for the Hindu narrative in Jammu and Kashmir

On this day in 1931, Kashmir saw a revolt against the Dogra royals and Hindus. The day has been spun to represent Martyrs Day, commemorating Muslims storming a prison, forgetting the truth.

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Article 35A violates the rights of J&K women. Why is the world of celebrity feminists silent?

Many Kashmiris have Pakistani wives who attained state subject rights upon marriage, as did their children. But J&K women who married non state people lost all their rights.

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On Pakistan's 'Kashmir Solidarity Day', how the voices of Dogras and Kashmiri Pandits were ignored

Pakistan claims concern and care for the people of Kashmir. Then why is it so afraid to even hear what the Dogras and KPs have to tell it?

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Pulwama deaths are utterly tragic. But alongside civilians, an army jawan was also killed. Has he been forgotten already?

Kashmir has a long history of violence sparked by clashes between civilians and armed forces during encounters. To stop this nightmare, we must heed this history. Otherwise, we will simply keep repeating it.

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A look at Jammu region where feminine power is worshipped

Dogras practise the timeless concepts of equality and respect for their women folk.

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J&K: Children of a lesser god

The important dynamics between children and the social environment cannot be undermined.

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It is the Kashmiri who has turned anti-Kashmir

Kashmiriyat might be breathing feebly its last in individuals, but collectively it has died a gory death.

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Fear rules Jammu as Centre and state government ignore crisis

The lack of a sincere hearing followed by corrective steps has created a huge trust deficit.

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How Jammu and its kind people are being abused

The nobility of the Dogras must be celebrated.

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For border villages in J&K, it's never a 'war-like' situation - it's war

The only constant in their lives is different degrees of destabilisation due to India-Pakistan tensions and fears of militancy.

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Why Abdul Qadir's ghost is having the last laugh in Kashmir

The people are still led by the Pied Pipers who are alien to Jammu and Kashmir's inclusive cultural ethos and pluralist political history.

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Letter to 13-year-old Shahnawaaz: A victim of Pakistan's malice

I wanted to start with your name, you beautiful boy, and end with it.

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Why we must not forget J&K state forces who fought World War I

Kashmir Imperial Service Corps earned not only the title of the most 'reliable' troops, but also 31 decorations.

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I'm a student of Vedic philosophy: Don't ask me to prove my patriotism

I have never expected my Muslim friends to eat pork to prove their humanitarian values after every terrorist act.

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Indian media must stop selling J&K as Kashmir

When people in power repeatedly use irresponsible language and confuse geographies it's hard not to wonder if it is by design.

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Hari Singh was more than a Hindu king who ruled over a Muslim majority state

He rose above the communal stereotyping and stood by his words, 'Justice is my religion'.

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