Kashmir: Cry, my Beloved Country

Kashmir: Cry, my Beloved Country

Gautam Navlakha Max Ernst, ‘Flowers of Seashells’ / WikiArt Burhan Muzaffar Wani and his comrades were born and died in the phase of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir that symbolises a watershed in politics in the state, before and after 1989-1990. Unlike in the past, indigenous militants now neither travel to Pakistan for guns or…

Video: Burhan Wani’s Funeral in Tral

Video: Burhan Wani’s Funeral in Tral

The powerful spontaneous response from Kashmiris, especially the youth, to the killing of Burhan Wani raises several urgent questions. These need to be addressed by the Indian state, the army and security apparatus, and a variety of leaders and parties. Most of all, these questions and their context need to be understood, and the ways…

Also in the News: Kashmiri Student

Also in the News: Kashmiri Student

Basharat Ali Mark Rothko / Artsy.net A Kashmiri student studying in India finds a mention in the news these days. For raising slogans, for cheering for his favourite cricket team, for not cooking beef, or, for simply being a Kashmiri student in India, anywhere in India. This Kashmiri student is not one individual but numbers…