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How journalists come under fire from both sides in strife-torn Kashmir

Two Kashmiri photojournalists were covering a rally in old city Srinagar on Sunday when pellets rained on them. While Muzamil Matto escaped with a few pellets in his head as he ducked on seeing policemen aim guns on protesters, Zuhaib Ahmad had his whole body–including the left eye–pierced by the minute particles. Ahmad underwent an eye surgery and is recuperating at SMHS hospital. The incident was the latest in a series of attacks on media persons—both by protestors and security forces—in the ongoing Kashmir turmoil. “Journalists walk a very tightrope…

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‘They want us to write. In blood.’ Four poems on Kashmir

A selection of yet-to-be-published poems on life – and death – in the valley. Poetry makes one a witness rather than just an archivist. One’s life-blood, all that is political, emotional and ethical; lived, remaining, and forgotten coagulates into a poem. Yet at many junctures the verses are only despair; mourning a beleaguered homeland. And sometimes the poems cannot help but disparage the act of writing itself, which under siege is like a testimony given under duress: useless, digressive, and exploitative. But then, maybe not. A Haiku A Kashmiri beholding…

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Burhan Wani Hero in Kashmir, In death, a Kashmir rebel becomes what India has long feared

SHAAR-I-SHALLI, India (AP) — Go to the villages of south Kashmir and they’ll tell you stories about Burhan Wani, the militant commander shot by security forces as he tried to escape through the back door of an isolated hideout. By TIM SULLIVAN Sep. 6, 2016 2:05 AM EDT They say Wani would slip out of the forests sometimes just to visit, a 22-year-old with an AK-47 and an easy way of talking that made him so different from earlier generations of Kashmir’s insurgents. They say he’d play cricket with village…

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Joint Hurriyat issues new calendar, calls for UN march on Eid

Join for Azadi march from every mohalla, village and locality towards respective District Headquarters; Joint Hurriyat issues new calendar, calls for UN march on EidFile Photo The joint resistance leadership on Tuesday extended the shutdown call until September 16 and called for UN march on Eid-ul-Adha. Here is the full text of the protest calendar: Friday, September 9 (No Relaxation) District Level Azadi March: Join for Azadi march from every mohalla, village and locality towards respective District Headquarters; Offer Friday prayers at District Headquarters. Saturday, September 10 (Relaxation from 6:00…

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Kashmir unrest: All-party delegation ends visit without any breakthrough

To a query about possibility of ‘Track-2’ talks on Kashmir, Singh said he did not wish to enter into a debate about “track-one, track-two or track-three.” An all-party delegation seeking to end turbulence in Kashmir concluded its two-day visit with no breakthrough, but Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh saw some positives even as he lashed out at the separatists for their refusal to meet the MPs. Visibly unhappy at the stubborn refusal of Hurriyat leaders to meet some MPs who had literally knocked at their doors in Srinagar on September…

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