The essay by Khushdeep Kaur Malhotra begins to fore the narratives of Kashmiri Sikh women following a gruesome massacre of Sikhs in Chittisinghpora in 2000. The essay attempts to integrate the experience of the militarization of Kashmiri Sikh women with the dominant narrative of Kashmiri Muslim women and argues for creating space for Sikh Women in Kashmiri discourses.
It has been 29 years since Kashmir's indigenous Hindu community of Pandits left Kashmir on a painful journey to Jammu and other parts of India; leaving behind houses and hearth. For this photo essay, Mudabbir Ahmad traveled to Haal to capture the fading images of abandoned Pandit houses.
Seer Hamdan is a village in Anantnag district of Kashmir where Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims have not allowed religion to contest their belongingness to shared spaces and symbols. The photo-story captures the voices of the villagers and symbols of communal harmony amongst them.