“There should be peace between the two countries. Then only we can live in peace here in this border area.”
Modi’s remarks of seeking a peaceful resolution to the issues plaguing the Valley have been welcome by several leaders, but many worry his words are simply symbolic without any concrete action on the ground.
Most parts and processes of the industry were largely tax exempt under previous regimes. Stakeholders believe that the transition to GST, which comes with high rates, will severely impact an already struggling sector.
A struggling e-commerce and start-up community says it has become nearly impossible to build a sustainable business.
Thirty-four channels, including culinary and sports channels, have been banned for their potential to “encourage violence” and “disturb the law and order” in the state.
Freed after 12 years in prison, Tariq Ahmed Dar describes the torture he faced, and how judges repeatedly questioned the prosecuting agencies’ case against him.
“What was done to me should not happen to anyone… The years that I have lost in prison will not return now.”
Acquitted on February 16, Mohammad Hussain Fazili recounts his journey after his incarceration in the 2005 Delhi serial blast case.
Two Kashmiris are looking to do what Facebook has not so far – provide their fellow residents with a way to reach out to friends and family in times of crisis.
Alana Hunt has detailed the dialogues she had on Kashmir with people across the world in her interactive art project ‘Cups of Nun Chai’.
People in the Valley are using graffiti to show their dissent, and as an arena where disagreements with the state play out.
While security forces see photojournalists as “instigating protestors”, protestors often assume they are “government agents”.
Suhail Naqshbandi and Mir Suhail, reflect the painful life of Kashmiris today with incisive cartoons replete with dark humour.
Masood Hussain, an artist deeply moved by the pictures of blinded children in tumultuous Kashmir, makes digital art to capture their plight.
We prayed for a peaceful Friday, hoping that no one dies of bullet injuries and nobody is blinded by pellets, but that was not to be. An eyewitness account.
‘It creatively signifies that the world has turned blind towards the Kashmir issue and we are left with no other option but to communicate our anguish in their language,’ the campaigners say.
Satabdi Mishra and Akshaya Rautaray recently concluded their extensive “Read More India” tour, which encouraged book-lovers to browse and read a range of fiction and non-fiction books.
As Kashmir’s forests are converted into orchards, croplands and settlements, there is a reduction in the prey and food-base available to wild predators.