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.
Conflict cruelly touches the lives of people who live amidst it. It’s not the dead alone that are the victims. The snow stories in this collection by Shabir Ahmad are joined together by the mutual thread of conflict and war in Kashmir. The beautiful imagery in these stories paints a sketch of profound anguish and hollowness that conflict induces in the lives of normal individuals.
In this brief piece, Muhammad Daniyal Ubaidullah takes a cursory look at the OHCHR report on Kashmir and tries to find out what it means for the freedom struggle in Kashmir. He asks whether the reactions coming out of Kashmir are proportionate to what the report holds for Kashmiris or are these reactions just misplaced underdog enthusiasm?
An examination of 100 cases in which Kashmiri youth were detained under the draconian PSA following the death of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani reveals that both the state executive and the judiciary are complicit in perpetuating this “lawless law.”
The killing of eighteen-year-old Adil Ahmad Yadoo after an armed forces vehicle mowed him down in Srinagar has left his already impoverished family in deep shock and uncertain for the life ahead. Bilal Ahmad's photo story captures some of the profound elements of a family in grief.