Special Report

Hurriyat Troika.

The H-Hour

Floated during peak militancy as a grand alliance to resist Delhi’s rule in Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference is presently steering another anti-India uprising in Valley with its signature protest calendars. Defined as departure


People shout slogans during funeral procession of four youths killed in Aaripanthan area of central Kashmir's Budgam district. People in thousands attended the funeral prayers

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After the on-going crisis started early last month, this is the fifth issue that is in your hands. The irregularity with which we are printing and reduced number of pages might have surprised


CRPF forcing people to erase anti Indi graffiti on the roads after 1953.

Silently Similar

Changing masters and the political geographies have not altered one routine, the summer tensions. Masood Hussain reports the peak crises that have frequented Kashmir during summer for many centuries Given the limitations of


SKIMS Soura.

Refer to SKIMS

As health emergency in Kashmir sent huge wound load to SKIMS, a 24/7 demanding health services freaked medics amid mounting assaults. Almost 40 days later, the hospital is still grappling with gory scenes,



Uploading Uprising…

Before it could trigger uprising in Arab world toward 2010 ending, the social media blitz had already made 2010 Kashmir summer a digital upheaval. Six years after, as another seething summer unfolded in

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The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism, A Review

Book: The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism (From The Cold War To The Present Day) Author: Nandita Haksar Print Length: xvi + 335 Genre: Non Fiction / Narrative Publisher: Speaking Tiger, New Delhi, 2015 ISBN: 978-93-85288-18-0 Reviewer:

Shahid Afridi wearing a Pathani Shalwar-Kameez.

Couture Pakistan

Anything with made in Pakistan tag sells like hot-cakes in Kashmir. Reason: The cultural, geographical, and religious affinity that valley shares with the people across the border. Mohammad Raafi reports the method behind


A Gorilla Filmmaker

It took him four years to capture his subject’s innocence, struggle, and survival on camera. An award winning documentary filmmaker Jalal ud din Baba’s work reflects his quest for perfection. Syed Asma tells

Abdul Rashid Hafiz receiving award from President, Pranab Mukherjee.

Hafiz’s Journey

He refused to be just another skilled labourer working his eyesight out in penury in Srinagar’s downtown. His calling was music. Saima Bhat talks to Rashid Hafiz, the singer who kept traditional Kashmiri

A still from Arshid Mushtaq’s play Buh Chus Sheahid .

I Am The Witness

Shams Irfan On a cold winter afternoon in Kashmir’s oldest state owned college auditorium people sat in silence adjusting themselves on iron chairs to witness Arshad Mushtaq’s play Buh Chus Sheahid (I Am


Ahlan Ramadhan

For the first time in Kashmir’s TV history, a Srinagar based media outlet is trying to capture the essence of Ramadhan for local audiences. Syed Asma reports how team Associated Media overcame challenges



Heard, Forgotten?

While discussing the prevailing Kashmir situation, India’s lawmakers felt concerned and offered various initiatives for revival and restoration. But it lacked a consensus that Kashmir requires for a way-out, reports Masood Hussain The


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Fractured Future

With major city hospitals struggling to manage pellet and gunshot injuries, around two dozen boys are struggling with facial fractures at the dental college. Mohammad Raafi reports…



Act Fast

By  Masood Hussain   By the time, government spokesperson Naeem Akhter refused responding to any question by any reporter, one query had already been thrown: “When is your government resigning?” But the question

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Southern Samaritans

As bullet/pellet hit of seething south started crowding Islamabad Hospital, the rising sentiments made it tough for medicos to work before volunteers showed up and streamlined the chaos amid mounting bodies, reports Aakash



Gunning The Gag

In last three decades, Kashmir’s media corps has fought innumerable battles to keep the flickering hope alive. Masood Hussain offers the first hand account of how the latest gag that halted newspaper publication



Brothers in Pain

As Kashmir was pushed into post-Burhan crisis, there are families having more than one member injured. Shams Irfan meets one young man greying fast while shuttling between SMHS and SKIMS to manage his

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Human Rights


No Empathy For Injured

by Masood Hussain “After I regained consciousness many hours after the operation was over, I was told that the police officer let the ambulance go only after he felt that by the time

Public Affairs


Emergency 24X7

Every time Kashmir streets turn into battlefields, hospitals struggled to manage the outcome. Working round the clock medical staff struggled to save the lives amid chaos and rising tempers, a Kashmir Life Team


The house in Bamdoora Kokernag where Burhan and his two associates were killed by forces in an ‘encounter’.

Savaged South

The brief encounter at Bamdoora that triggered massive reaction from south and paralyzed Kashmir for many days has created havoc with scores of lives, reports Aakash Hassan On July 8, 2016, Islamabad’s six cousins



Death in My Hamlet

by Saima Rashid It is a hot Thursday, and I am shivering with cold! Graveyard is my next-door-neighbour. I can watch some men preparing a grave — grave for the best girl of


CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti discussed Kashmir situation with Union Home Minister on Sunday in Srinagar.


In the ruckus over killings and blinding by security grid, political parties have talked a lot in last fortnight. But it is unlikely to change even an iota how Delhi intends to manage


Stand Point

This boy was hit in the face by a pellet gunshot.

Eye Protest

With over a hundred pellet eye injuries in five days, it is all dark in Srinagar’s ophthalmology ward of SMHS. Shams Irfan spends two days at the hospital to understand the level of