Author Archives: Al Shaheed

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writing wounds without the trace of blood

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

Also Read: Open Letter To Rahul Pandita

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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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A stonepelters love story

In the heart of Srinagar, in the winding streets of its downtown, the protesting stone-pelters—mostly school and college students—had organized themselves into small, compact units. When not busy clashing with the police and the paramilitary forces, they engaged in endless … Continue reading

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