Kashmiriyat? Su Kya?

Kashmiriyat is a word used by the Indian academia and media to perpetuate the psychological subjugation. Used synonymously with tolerance and communal harmony, one can argue as to why does communal harmony or tolerance or mutual coexistence need a special term to be referred to, particularly in the Valley. This controversial term effectively denotes the […]

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Hurriyat – A Report Card

In the past twenty-four years, rarely have any questions been raised regarding the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir. As per Rising Kashmir editor, Shujaat Bukhari, in some cases, newspaper offices were attacked and people were threatened for asking questions about the movement, its direction and role of its leaders. One also fears being labeled as a […]

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Britishers in Kashmir (WWI)

With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to ‘be carried or ordered to go out of the United […]

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