Kashmir

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AFSPA, Football, Militancy, Kashmir

How night football is helping fight the fear of darkness in Kashmir

A school’s ground lit up with floodlights is rekindling the Valley's love for football.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Kashmir, Lgbtq rights, Homosexuality, Section 377

Section 377 verdict: Legally safe, socially targetted, Kashmir's LGBTQ face a huge challenge of acceptance

In Kashmir, the community is excluded not just from public spaces, but also from public discourse, including books and newspapers.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Kashmiri militants, Kashmir, Coke studio pakistan, Kashmiriyat

The song of Altaf Mir, Kashmir's voice of pain and hope 

Why Coke Studio Pakistan, and its Koshur star, has become a household name in Kashmir.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Farooq Abdullah, National Conference, পঞ্চায়েত নির্বাচন, Kashmir

NC to boycott Kashmir local body polls: Why hypocrisy is Farooq Abdullah’s favourite tool

The people of Kashmir must not allow such politicians to play with their emotions again and again.

POLITICS

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Governor satya pal malik, Militancy, Kashmir, Panchayat Polls

Panchayat polls announced, but is Kashmir ready for them?

With the Valley on edge, it will be a challenge to conduct the elections peacefully.

ART & CULTURE

 |  10-minute read
Book Extract, Azadi, Maqbool Bhat, Kashmir

Where Kashmir Stands: Edited excerpt from Anam Zakaria's new book 'Between The Great Divide'

A book that explores the human dimension of the Kashmir conflict, through voices often lost in politics and militarism

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Indian Army, Kashmir, AFSPA, Major Gogoi

Disorder in the ranks: Major Leetul Gogoi only reflects a greater leadership failure

Even as the soldier famous for the 'human shield' in Kashmir is found guilty of serious charges, several officers have approached the SC on their rights. The silence of their seniors is troubling.

POLITICS

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BJP, Policemen, Militancy, Kashmir

Police under attack: Why a slew of killings on Eid will haunt Kashmir for a long time

33 policemen were killed in 2017. This year, over 30 policemen have already lost their lives.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Atal bihari vajpayee death, BJP, Kashmir

Impact Atal: PM Vajpayee's influence on Kashmir was far greater than his successors', including Narendra Modi

Atal Bihari Vajpayee led an unstable government. But his conviction for peace in Kashmir was stable and thus, his influence much more than those who followed him.

POLITICS

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Kashmir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee doctrine

Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat - How Kashmir recalls Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The people and politicians of J&K loved Vajpayee for his commitment to them. There were sore points, including Article 370, but the former PM knew how to treat these gently.