The essay by Amrita Sharma and Peerzada Raoof is a compilation of some everyday practices and thoughts that make the Kashmiri resistance today. A selection of a few encounters and events, this effort is part of an ethnographic project in progress. The essay is a product of deliberations sparked off after massive street protests by women in the valley earlier last year and the public reprimand issued to them.
Political historian Ashiq Hussain claims nothing stirred in Kashmir when Maqbool Bhat was executed in 1984 as Maqbool was not considered a hero. In this piece, the author recollects memories of the day of the hanging and how the cultish figure of Maqbool Bhat was renewed post his hanging.
In the past week, sections of Indian media and government has invoked Geneva Conventions while demanding the release of captured IAF pilot Abhinandan from Pakistan. But can India invoke Geneva Conventions selectively and ignore its commitment to the Geneva Conventions while dealing with civilian protestors and armed combatants in Kashmir, argues Yasir Altaf Zargar.