Cups of nun chai-96: Family of communities, science and politics

Cups of nun chai-96: Family of communities, science and politics

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-93 & 94: Unwritten, not forgotten

Cups of nun chai-93 & 94: Unwritten, not forgotten

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-93: The strength of memory

Cups of nun chai-93: The strength of memory

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Cups of nun chai-87: When meaning becomes too much to bear

Cups of nun chai-87: When meaning becomes too much to bear

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Tufail Matoo’s father denied Commission of Inqury’s report: SHRC dismisses his plea citing lack or jurisdiction

Tufail Matoo’s father denied Commission of Inqury’s report: SHRC dismisses his plea citing lack or jurisdiction

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday dismissed a plea by Mohammad Ashraf Matoo, seeking directions to the government for providing him a copy of the report, submitted last year by one-man Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice (retd) ML Koul on the 2010 uprising in which about 120 street protesters, mostly youngsters, were […]

The General’s Remarks and New Age Militancy in Kashmir

The General’s Remarks and New Age Militancy in Kashmir

By Qazi Athar Kashmir has, since 1989, been a hot bed of insurgency and a potential nuclear flash point. There were 7,000 militants, whichoperated in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s. ‘The figure is currently pegged at around 200’ (Hindustan Times , July 12. 2016). The new ‘challenge’ for the Indian state, that has at […]

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Dear friends, Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak to you about a people who are victims caught in the longest running conflict in the world- not of their making. Our lingering political uncertainty, since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 into India and Pakistan, is the cause of our immense suffering […]

Cups of nun chai 78-79: Waiting it out

Cups of nun chai 78-79: Waiting it out

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Police report does not rule out repetition of 2016 uprising, says Hurriyat unification is ‘threat to peace’

Police report does not rule out repetition of 2016 uprising, says Hurriyat unification is ‘threat to peace’

SRINAGAR: The police in Kashmir are “unnerved” by the unification of various groups in the pro-freedom camp and apprehend that situation in Kashmir could take a sudden turn at any point in time creating a 2016-like atmosphere. In a confidential report, submitted to the government in January 2017, the police have stated that unified Hurriyat […]

Untold stories of a Bleeding Land

Untold stories of a Bleeding Land

By Sheikh Saqib As people in this dilapidated valley, which has always produced doleful people, continue to sit in storefronts and other meeting places to make their tales of oppression public, I want to draw a portrait of these here. The present vortex in the valley has produced countless heart wrenching tales- some heard and […]

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