Pellet Guns

Danish Ismail / Reuters

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."
Ieshan Wani

Age, Gender, Culpability No Bar: Pellets Are Cruel And Unusual Punishment For Kashmiris

There are many of them. Their backgrounds are different, their places of origin are different, their ages are different… but one thing is uniting them -- the pain. Where there was light there is now dark, sometimes partial and sometimes complete, like death. Some were injured in the “battleground” where they used stones for ammo, while others were collateral damage -- some felled even as they went about daily life on the streets, in their homes.