Special Report

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



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


In picture, DH Pora Police Station on fire.

Southern Storm

With mourning protests erupting in Valley after the prized rebel Burhan’s killing in Kokernag, many angry men stormed police camps. Over 20 attacks on police installations in a single day hint at the

Human Rights


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



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



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



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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Poppy Pop Up

Marijuana is outdated. Now poppy cultivation is popular in Kashmir because it yields better, faster, is less labour intensive and has a niche market where prices do not matter. Masood Hussain details the


Mosque and tomb of Syed Gayas ud din Bukhari.

Godman’s Goose

In a dusky Pulwama hamlet residents invited a faith-healer, rehabilitated him and created a huge asset base for a spiritual centre by contributing land. After Pir’s demise, when the property passed to his



“Kishan Ganga Power Project has Ruined Gurez”

Three time lawmaker from picturesque Gurez region, Nazir Ahmad Khan alias Gurezi, tells Muhammad Raafi and Riyaz ul Khaliq that connectivity is the biggest challenge faced by his people.  Kashmir Life (KL): Please

Photo Feature

Hundreds of people marched towards Lal Chowk on Tuesday after curfew was lifted in Srinagar. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

#KashmirNow: Glimpses from the City March

On Tuesday noon, hundreds of protesters from Old City attempted a peaceful march to Lal Chowk in protest to the Kashmir killings. But upon reaching Jehangir Chowk, the forces resorted to tear gas shelling to disperse

Life Story


Managing Life

An unattended high tension wire left young Sajad A Lone handicapped for life. He lost both arms and will to survive. But an angelic intervention from a stranger helped him keep going. Zafar


Mushtaq Ahmad Mir

Number Game

The coming together of five brothers gave birth to Srinagar’s most reliable financial consultancy. Heena Muzzafar  tells their story Eleven years back when Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, now 47, started Wizkid Consultancy and Financial



Over to Professor

After he was barred from teaching in 1986, the disgruntled Prof Abdul Gani Bhat began lecturing on politics in a series of covert residential meetings which eventually led to the creation of MUF.


Young Artist

Young Artist

Fahad Mubarak s/o Mubarak Ahmad Shah of Homshalibugh (Yaripora), Kulgama is a 4th standard student at EFF EMM School Islamabad. He drew this cartoon for Kashmir Young Life.


Lost Childhood

Lost Childhood

by Hirra Sultan I slept For a while Till I was calm   But upon waking up My mind replayed it Over and over again   I was tired of thinking: Living the



Ladies with Lamp

By dusk of April 22, multiple candlelight vigils were held in different parts of the world against Handwara killings. The vigil being a brainchild of a Kashmiri lady living in US was participated