Kashmir in focus
By The Editors
11 July 2016
As Kashmir reels under another wave of unrest, a selection of articles about Kashmir from Himal archives.
As twenty-three people were killed in police firings during protests following the death of Burhan Wani, the commander of the Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmir has again come to the forefront of national and international media attention. Wani was killed in a security operation on July 8, along with two other militants. Kashmir remains tense and curfew has been imposed in most parts of the valley. Himal’s archives provide an interesting insight into a region that has seen hostilities between Kashmiri people and the Indian state increase since 1947:
Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal on Kashmir’s media story. (July 2014)
Praful Bidwai on killing fields of Kashmir (September 1994)
Feroz Rather on how India-administered Kashmir is haunted by violence and bound by the tension of memory (September 2015)
Shahnaz Bashir recounts his days under curfew. (June 2015)
Uzma Falak chronicles life of a Kashmiri man acquitted after more than 18 years of incarceration. (September 2015)
Mir Fatimah Kanth and Shrimoyee Nandini Ghosh on militarisation and disaster vulnerability. (August 2015)
Peerzada Arshad Hamid on the renovation of a torture house (September 2007)
Freny Manecksha on sexual violence and impunity in Kashmir (January 2014)
Uzma Falak on non-Kashmiri artist Rollie Mukherjee’s paintings and how she reclaims Kashmir from official narratives. (June 2016)
Uzma Falak writes a people’s account of surviving the Kashmir floods. (September 2014)
Muntaha Hafizi‘s short story from Kashmir (September 2015)
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