Kashmir

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Azadi Resurrected: A Referendum In Blood

The level of defiance in Kashmir is at an all-time high. Even if the Kashmiris have seized their power through laying down their lives and limbs, they have a clear agreement that their fight is for Azadi and nothing less. This uprising once again drives a nail into the coffin of those Indian narratives that undermine Kashmir's resolution by the ahistoric, nationalistic and myopic analytics such as "underdevelopment," "mismanagement," "unemployment," "alienation," and "failure to integrate."
Faisal Mahmood / Reuters

A.S. Dulat Is Wrong, Dialogue Won't Solve The Kashmir Problem

In a recent interview to The Wire, former RAW chief A.S. Dulat suggested that the only way to solve the Kashmir imbroglio is through dialogue, not aggression. I submit that Mr. Dulat's statements in this context are meaningless clichés and platitudes. They are totally superficial, and reflect little understanding of the realities of the Kashmir problem. Those who think that mere political dialogue can resolve the Kashmir problem are living in a fool's paradise. They do not know what is really happening. So, let me explain.
Danish Ismail / Reuters

A Kashmiri’s Idea Of India Is Probably Nothing Like Yours

Kashmiri students have harrowing narratives which open before us that disturbing face of the idea of India, which unfortunately we have been assiduously trained to reject, disbelieve and dismiss as the handiwork of anti-India propaganda. For more than six decades, we have preferred to believe in this utopian idea of India that has come to us through the ever-inspiring national and communal unity slogans from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and through the Bollywood masala films, which habitually juxtapose this innocent nation of ours with the enemy others…