When the Kids Come Back From School, Mother waits for Her Dead Son to Return Home

May 22 Suhail Dar Kashmir valley has been gripped by a deadly violence as the toll of deaths of civilians, Militants and Government Forces keeps on rising and it has tarnished thousands of lives, many mothers losing their sole bread earning…

"They Will Kill me Like Rizwan, If they Arrest me"- Irfan had Joined Militancy to Evade Arrest

May 22 Danish Hameed Irfan Ahmed Bhat, son of Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Pooniwah area in South Kashmir's Kulgam district has been identified as one of the Militants among the two killed in an encounter with Government Forces in…

Scars that will Never Heal- The “Unidentified” Gun of Kashmir

May 21 We are flooded with questions as to who killed the Prominent Newsman, Shuj’at Bukhari, the tragic killing happened two days before Eid, when Shuja’at was preparing for Iftaari. Near his office in Srinagar’s Press Colony, Shuja’at…

“I will come Back in an Hour”- Husband Promised his Wife Before he was shot Dead in His Orchard

May 19 Handew area of Shopian was the last news maker from the Shopian district in South Kashmir, where three alleged Militants were shot dead, hours later, the Bhat familt of Handew in Shopain, refuted the Police allegations and said that…

“He wanted to do something for His People”- Showkat had Joined Militancy in 2010

May 19 Gunshots jangled in the Panzgam area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district around 1:40 am on Saturday, the news soon spread, Showkat Ahmed Dar, a local Militant from the area had been killed, the firing stopped for many…

“18 Years old, 11 Days old Militant”- Killed Before they could Finish ‘Sehri’

May 25 He can barely speak, but waseem, the cousin of slain Adil Bashir whose body drenched in blood- a reminder of constant bloodshed Kashmir valley has been witnessing- lies in a ground, thousands gathered around, some to offer funeral,…

Saddam Padder's Anniversary, Friday Killings Will Make Shopian, Pulwama Elections Even Tougher

May 04 Mourning, grief, a mother carrying her child on her shoulders,chaotic streets, flooded by tearful young men, all destined to bid farewell to their "brave hearts"- those who have picked up arms in retaliation to what the Indian Prime…

"He was in his mothers womb, when his father was Killed by Army"- 24-Year old Tariq was "Pushed" to Pick Arms

May 04 Jahangeer Ganie One day after the April 01 encounters last year that intensified the Militant recruitment in Kashmir valley, Tariq Ali Sheikh, went missing from his home in Mool Chitragam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. The…

Sister's Letter to her Militant Brother

Rifat Sadiq The Letter was Published by The Kashmiriyat on July 04,2018 Burhan Soab, It all started since you have left, a shining star that was known for your wisdom, compassion and unbelievable patience. We are stunned, shattered with…

"We Cannot Sell the Blood of Our Brother"- Family of Youth Killed in 2016 Boycotts Polls

April 23 Suhail Dar A low voter turnout, deserted streets with not more than three areas coming out to cast their votes, the Islamabad (anantnag) township in South Kashmir which is going to polls in three phased polls for the Anantnag…