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 author of this piece takes the reader on a journey into the everydayness of Kashmiri life. It goes through the blood-stained hospital corridors, walks through the expanse of paddy fields, and emerges out walking somewhere in a snow desert. The piece is not one coherent travelogue but an assortment of bits of memories and images.
The graffiti in this photo essay by Insha bint Bashir are all taken in Islamabad (Anantnag) district of the Kashmir valley and is an attempt to place these graffiti in the contestation of public spaces in Kashmir.
Two Kashmir scholars look at the genesis and the development of pro-Pakistan sentiment in Jammu and Kashmir, or for that matter idea of independent Kashmir and argue how both political leanings cannot be understood without taking into account the internal politics of the Kashmir struggle in relation to the concept of the nation-state.