One who harps proudly upon one’s own caste, Is totally bereft of reason and wisdom; Here the good alone can claim noble And in hereafter ‘caste’ itself will be non-existent, Were you to imbibe the essence of Islam, Then you will never boast of your own caste! -Sheikh ul-Alam Kashmiri Muslims have struggled with caste […]Read More The History of Discrimination in Kashmir
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 […]Read More Kashmiriyat? Su Kya?
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 […]Read More Hurriyat – A Report Card
Pictures by James Burke for Life Magazine. There is no date mentioned but looks like 1951. Compiled for Lost Kashmiri History.Read More Nehru in Kashmir (1951)
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 […]Read More Britishers in Kashmir (WWI)
Pictures from The Hulton Archive, in search for more.Read More Stereoscopic Cards from Kashmir
India has not allowed the UN’s special rapporteur for torture to visit Kashmir since 1993. The country has signed but not ratified the UN Convention against Torture.Read More Seven Infamous Torture Centers in Kashmir