The resignation of a celebrated bureaucrat Shah Faesal created a social media storm in Kashmir, with many welcoming his decision and many others questioning the politics and timing of it. Shah Faesal has left the world of bureaucracy to enter 'electoral politics'. In this timely essay, Ashfaq Saraf lays bare the functioning and purpose of bureaucracy in a militarized context of Kashmir and offers valuable insights into its 'false power and charm'.
In this photo-essay, Bilal Ahmad captures the remains of the decimated homes of civilians which are burnt and destroyed by explosives by armed forces following encounters with Indian armed forces and militants in the valley.
The scholar-turned-armed-rebel Mannan Wani seemed to have so much to say. His life as an armed rebel ended this Thursday in the wee hours of the day when he was gunned down in a joint operation by the Indian armed forces and Jammu and Kashmir police in Handwara district of Kashmir. What does his killing now mean for the ideas he espoused and the armed struggle he waged, Suvaid Yaseen contemplates.
The excerpt from Freny Manecksha’s book Behold I Shine breaks silence on rape of Gujjar women at the hands of Indian armed forces and how similar patterns of fear, coercion and impunity are employed to silence the victims.