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The Stolen Bunker

Mehboob Jeelani Despite heavy deployment of troops around Gojwara area in old city, some unidentified persons managed to run away with an iron bunker of paramilitary CRPF.On January 17, when the Muharram procession was passing by the area, the agitators … Continue reading

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Valley of Tears 1989

  Violence escalated last week in the Kashmir valley, where militant separatist struggle has been gathering strength for the last one year. Most grievances relate to corruption, and an insensitive administration. But above all, the people feel their democratic voice … Continue reading

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Ch’yot Kyom

During eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, an intestinal parasite called Chhyot Kyom was endemic in Kashmir. Its modus operandi is similar to common intestinal parasites: it makes its way into the human entrails via contaminated water. Of all endoparasites—protozoans, flukes and … Continue reading

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Transcript| Mirwaiz Umar address to UN

 UN Human Rights 18th Session 2011  Geneva I would like to thank the host Committee of this program and especially Susan Mazur for organizing this important discussion on Kashmir. I stand before this August assembly because my people and I still … Continue reading

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