This Is How Kashmiri Women Are Risking Their Lives

April 6, 2017, 4:30 PM ET Republished transcript of an Interview with Arooja (name changed) a Kashmiri woman  on NPR’s All Things Considered JULIE MCCARTHY Some residents of the Indian-administered Kashmir Valley are using more aggressive tactics to thwart Indian security forces: Women are placing themselves, literally, between militants and soldiers. KELLY … Read more →

Nights and other poems

Sahana Mukherjee   Nights packed in a suitcase, your heart turns liminal like each landing of a staircase in a book each border you cross to dig out the inheritance of graves.   Bring me a stone I slipped into my pocket a maple leaf for you. It dried up … Read more →

Enforced Disappearance of a young Kashmiri woman

Raqib Hameed Naik Doda (Jammu and Kashmir): Inside the dilapidated single story mud house with wood and polyethene sheets covering the roof, Ghulam Mohammad Butt, 88 opens his steel trunk and brings out an old, torn newspaper. Flipping all the pages, he stops at the last and keeps gazing at the … Read more →

Kashmiri Women Resist the Indian Occupation

Tamaam Majjin Benin che appeal yewan karneh ki tem nyeran sadki peth dharna dineh [We appeal all mothers and sisters to come into the street and stage a dharna] Ather Zia The selective outrage on part of some Kashmiri men about the girls protesting on the streets is contrary to … Read more →

Unheard Ordeal of a Half Widow

  Khan Ansur   life has become a dirge, torn image, I’ve become alike silence has engulfed my life so, entangled in melancholy   decade passed, as if a century I’ve gone through, with your memories, still waiting for you,   vividly I remember those days, when you used to … Read more →

What India does and what Kashmiris do?

Shafkat Raina Recently an unfortunate incident happened in Chandigarh, a union territory of India where a doctor refused to treat a Kashmiri patient citing the reason of stone pelting on Indian troops in Kashmir. In an another shocker, a threat was given to the students of Kashmir in the state … Read more →

A festival inside four walls

On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Ahmed Bin Qasim pens a poem for his incarcerated father and mother. Ahmed is the youngest son of Asiya Andrabi the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat who is serving a latest sentence under the draconian Public Safety Act, and Dr. Qasim Faktoo who is in jail since 1992. I could hear … Read more →

My brief meeting with Parveena Ahangar

A young student pens his first meeting with his role model Parveena Ahangar, chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) Sheikh Saqib  The first thing I saw was her hand. Dainty, holding the stick of a placard which said,” where are our dear ones?” Then more of her emerged … Read more →

Behold, I Shine: Narratives of Kashmir’s Women and Children

Freny Manecksha Book Excerpt: Chapter “I Can Save Myself: Dissent and Feminism in a New Millenium”   The challenging male diktats on morality is extended to conversations around religion. In a lengthy conversation, Essar remarked how men simply assume they are the thekedars of what is right or wrong and she was … Read more →

A letter from the massacre

Bilal Handoo  Inside her home overlooking the Chenab, the story started on a sad note. Dusk had long dimmed Doda town when she showed a bundle of nerves before narration. Everything had quietened. In that hush hour, she started with a sweater that her father wanted her young seamstress mother … Read more →

Cheeks Red Red

Safiya Mehraj Read this very interesting article to provide context to this drawing made by Safiya Mehraj. Follow link: http://withkashmir.org/2017/06/05/red-cheek-kashmiris-respond-savage-ways/  

The Day of Sabzar’s Funeral

Sheikh Saqib On an exceptionally hot Saturday morning, I along with my friends was riding to a village, to explore the destined place and trek its mountains. We stopped a few kilometers back and bought some junk food and bottles of soft drink and mineral water. Everyone was excited about … Read more →

How riots changed J&K politics

The article first appeared on Kashmir Life Journalist Ved Bhasin has completed six decades in active journalism, but the editor of Kashmir Times has had an equal proximity to politics. Politics, in fact, was his first love, that eventually gave way to journalism. He has been close to players that mattered … Read more →