The author Sabeeha Shaheen's birth coincided with the Bijbehara massacre and Dargah Siege. In this piece, she talks about her journey of growing up in the midst of a conflict, experiencing militarization closely to developing a deep interest in politics.
Dhaar Mehak dwells on the normalization of militarization and violence in the lives of ordinary Kashmiris over the years and a point in time where this 'normal' is questioned by young people and redefined in an era of political awakening.
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.
Waseem Ahmed explores the impact of footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan's surrender on armed establishment's surrender policy for Kashmiri militants. The inconsistency in following the surrender policy in the past and the hardships faced by the surrendered militants casts doubt about government’s intentions.