The ongoing conflict in Kashmir has had multiple consequences for the Kashmiri society. One of the ignored and hidden consequence remains the deep impact conflict has had on the minds of Kashmiri people. This short essay by two doctors Khawar Khan Achakzai and Iqra Shah looks at the multiple effects conflict has borne on the psychological health of the Kashmiri people.
A group of young Kashmiri performing artists enact a performance in the heart of Srinagar, while some onlookers look on and some feebly participate. The essay is a recollection of the act by an Imphal based playwright BemBem on her experience with Noon Tueth, and some more experiences related to it.
Sohini Chatterjee argues that the book, by foregrounding the lived realities of Kashmiris who came of age from 1947 to 1989, challenges the mainstream history of the Valley told through the narrow lens of the dispute between India and Pakistan.
In this piece Waseem Ahad examines one video story, capturing the pastoral beauty of his native village and at the same time erasing the realities which fuel social life here, to highlight the internalization of the ‘beauty’ trope by the people of Kashmir as an exemplar of symbolic violence.
Children are the worst sufferers of the ongoing conflict in Kashmir, advocate G.N Khan writes. The killing of an 11-year-old Owais on an election day opens up the question of how many more kids will die before Kashmir emerges out of the morass of conflict and death.