The Massacre that Widened the Communal Gap

The Massacre that Widened the Communal Gap

  In South Asia, the most forgotten or the least documented genocide is the Jammu massacre. A month after the British left the subcontinent, during September 1947, half a million Muslims became refugees. They had to flee to Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, changing the demography of the region. There are no official figures, so one has to rely on the…

1984 Today

1984 Today

  Delhi October 31, 1984. I was just struggling out of bed in my barsati in South Delhi when word came that Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had been shot. And had been rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Those were not the days of mobiles and internet, and one rushed to the hospital to…

My Protest

My Protest

© Sohan Qadri, Untitled / Tao Art   जब बाण लागियो तबै रोस जागियो – गुरु गोबिन्द सिंह Some time ago, I returned my Padma Shri award in protest against the rising religious intolerance in our country prompted by certain sections of the ruling political class and civil society. I was not alone in registering such…