Who says snow is not political? A snowman is always a militant. The unending carpet spread over gaam-o-shehar is a slogan in itself. Sheeni jung is a net practice for stone throwing. In our national consciousness, snow is as sacred as what brings it, Wande.
In this essay Muhammad Tahir evokes Roland Barthes famous definition of myth to describe the symbolic appeal of numbers – and the power they hold – in the nationalistic and counter-nationalistic projects all over the world, including in Kashmiri struggle.