In Pakistan, as in Kashmir, one finds brief moments of happiness amidst political uncertainty and grave injustice.
Protest is Kashmir is not just about clashes with the army or marches. Other forms of protest may not be as loud, but they are everywhere.
Despite the number of youth joining militancy and cases of infiltration rising, the MHA insists that the situation in the state is on the mend.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
The Sawalkot hydroelectric power project could be very damaging for Pakistan, reducing flows to the already water-stressed country.
In addition to being under-researched, Selina Sen’s Zoon plays into the stereotypical portrayal of Kashmir where Kashmiris are never the key players.
After months of recriminations over clashes in Kashmir, India is set to participate in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission on Pakistan’s invitation in Lahore this month.
State opposition parties and political observers see this as a continuation of the “iron fist” policy, with the state and Centre choosing to not learn any lessons from last year’s unrest.
After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh.
In ‘The Golden Legend’, Nadeem Aslam establishes a pattern of chaos followed by stillness, tragedy that leaves an exquisite sorrow and kindness in its wake.
Witness/Kashmir 1986-2016, which features nine Kashmiri photographers from different eras, is about the personal as well as the collective memory of a people and their relation to their homeland.
There is a historical explanation for the appropriation of music and performance practices as part of the nationalist project in both India and Pakistan.
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
Bipin Rawat’s warning to civilians trying to protect militants will only spur further anger, especially at a time when support for militancy in Kashmir is very high.
Acquitted on February 16, Mohammad Hussain Fazili recounts his journey after his incarceration in the 2005 Delhi serial blast case.
Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of The Wire, and Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, discuss the controversy over army chief Bipin Rawat’s comments on Kashmir.
General Bipin Rawat may be right to warn those who try to obstruct anti-militancy operations, but labelling separatism and militancy with terrorism is not the solution.
Security forces have been unable to incorporate new strategies to deal with the increasing number of youth joining militant outfits in Kashmir.
Speaking to a Washington audience on Friday,Husain Haqqani said that both the US and Pakistan needed to rethink their positions.
Three other soldiers were injured but are now stable, an official said.
On the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging return questions that have remained unanswered, questions that we refuse to face.
The voices of the republic include dreamers, dissenters, and rebels against borders and authorities. One poem of resistance, from a different Indian language, each day this week.
The traditional strike day was added back to the Hurriyat’s protest calendar after party member Hilal Ahmad War publicly protested its omission.
This excerpt from Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir delves into the activist’s roots, explores how her family shaped her childhood and the role Parsis have played in her life.
The recent verbal attack on Dangal star Zaira Wasim is symptomatic of an unholy entanglement of religion and politics that had led to a shrinking space for women in public life.
“My tragedy is slightly complicated. It goes beyond dislocation and loss of home. It goes beyond the fear that struck the minorities, every night, that long dark winter.”
Mehbooba Mufti has said the state government has not received any reports to suggest that demonetisation had an impact in Kashmir.
Noor Salman, 30, is being charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting by providing material support to a terrorist organisation.
Tassaduq Hussain Mufti’s plunge into politics comes at a time when the state is gearing up for by-elections for two Lok Sabah seats – Anantnag and Srinagar.
Negative experiences with the state’s judicial system have led many to lose faith in it and forced countless others to shy away from seeking legal recourse altogether.
Protestors in Kashmir are repeatedly detained under the Public Safety Act, often for long periods of time, even when security forces know the cases won’t stand in court.
In the third of a five-part interview centred around his new book on Indian foreign policy, Choices, the former national security adviser evaluates India’s Pakistan policy.
One of the government’s biggest failures has been its handling of Kashmir, singularly blaming Pakistan for everything that went wrong without understanding the nature of civil violence in the state.
The former union minister discusses his motives for leading a civil society delegation to the Valley and how peace can be achieved.
“Here are a few couplets of mine that I had written keeping you in mind. I want you to paint them when you have the time.”
Sajad Ahmad Malik was killed on December 1 by the army in an “encounter” for “decamping with a rifle” from a police station. His family and locals dispute the official version of events, with state Congress chief G.A. Mir terming the killing a “political murder”.
Pakistani firing has also killed at least 12 civilians, including women and children, and injured 50 others along the Line of Control.
There is a deep dichotomy, a fundamental two-ness in the Indian psyche which can be seen as an ‘India versus India’ phenomenon.
According to police statistics, the number of stone throwing incidents fell drastically in October – before demonetisation – and has remained stagnant since.
Some are afraid that the “relaxations” offered to students as “bait” for taking the exams in November and not March will mean children missing out on their education.