Kashmir is no stranger to tragedy. But the insult and injury upon the people of Kashmir seem to have reached a tragic, demonic, level, even by Kashmiri standards. The practice of handing over dead bodies of militants to the immediate family members of militants in Kashmir was established to counter allegations of 'forced disappearances,' by the Security Forces. Around 10,000 … [Read more...] about Kashmir: Where Dead Bodies are a threat to Indian National Security
The morning of 1st April 1993 brought another mourning in Kashmir when a bullet-ridden human corpse was found in the Bachpora area of Srinagar. It had been lying face down. The children of the area had turned it over. The body was lying in a pool of blood. An entry bullet wound could be seen on the right and another wound on the left of the neck from where the bullet had left. … [Read more...] about The victimization of intellectuals in Kashmir – How they killed Dr. Abdul Ahad Guru
It goes back to December 2014 when the profile of Mannan Wani surfaced on my Facebook timeline and we became friends. Being associated with AMUSU Manan had facilitated the talk by Parveena Ahangar, Chairperson Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons at Aligarh Muslim University under the title “Convention Against State Excesses on Innocent Citizens”. At that time … [Read more...] about My days with Mannan before and after his joining militancy
While Dr. Mannan Wani was in forests, he was writing on the topic "Why should we not link K-issue with Global Jihad? " in his personal diary which, unfortunately, he couldn't complete. Although, he didn't give any point either in favour or against linking Kashmir issue with the Global Jihad in his unfinished write-up, yet there is much to be read and learnt related to the … [Read more...] about From the personal diary of Mannan Wani
Two investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark interviewed different policemen, intelligence officers, and counter-insurgents for their remarkable book "The Meadow" related to the kidnapping of five western tourists in 1995. While sharing their experience with one of the JK Police officers, the authors wrote: The overarching strategy of "the Game" i.e. … [Read more...] about Countering Insurgency in Kashmir: How Qazi Nisar was killed?