"I Could not Find the Way to Home, I Do not Recognize the Streets," Doda's Goni After 25 Years Of Imprisonment

July 26 Mubashir Naik "Who will return all these 25 years i have spent in jail despite being innocent?" Abdul Gani Goni who is now 57 years old asks while looking at the daughter of his sister. "When i was arrested, we were finalizing…

Adnan Killed in Sopore Encounter had Joined Militancy a Month Ago

July 17 Shabir Khan Adnan Ahmed Channa who had joined Militancy less than a month ago has been killed in the encounter that raged in the Gund Brath area of Sopore in North kashmir's Baramulla District. After an hour of gunfight, one…

"My Legs Bleed as i Walk, but i have to Feed my Family"- Disabled Nisar Seeks Attention of Social Welfare Dept.

July 14 Peer Imtiyaz A 17 year old specially-abled person namely Nisar Ahmad Khan, tailor by profession resident of Vaal Nagbal area of Hapatnad in Anantnag district has submitted his application thrice in Social Welfare Office in Islamabad…

"You must stand on your legs and Fight Against Oppression"- Remembering 13 July 1931

July 13 Sajad Shaukat The Martyrs’ Day, known as Youme Shuhada-e-Kashmir is observed on July 13 every year on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world by the Kashmiris to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris who were martyred in…

"Drug Addicts Do not Get Old Because They Die Young"- This School Wants to Fight Growing Drug Menace in Kashmir

July 11 Aakif Dar Various Schools in Islamabad (Anantnag) township on Thursday marched on the streets of Islamabad (anantnag) township demanding an end to the growing drug menace in Kashmir. [metaslider id=1801] Students in hundreds…

"85% youths between the ages of 18-24 have become addicted to drugs"- Let us Launch a War Against Drugs

July 06 Obaid Syeed  Every morning at Sher-e-Kashmir sports complex, as darkness fades and the Sun rises, young Kashmiris display an immense flow of energy playing Cricket, Badminton, Football, and other sports. For these young players,…
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At 51, Kashmiri Pandit Left by Family in 90s Lives to see his Family Return 'Home'

July 02 Sameer Kashmiri The winter of 1990 and the Pandit departure from the Kashmir valley is one of grimmest chapters of Kashmir’s history. For Manoj Kumar Pandita, the day means a wait that has never ended since and reminds him of…

Syed Sehrish- Changing the Way Girls Look at Menstruation

July 02 Raahie Ali Syed Sehrish Asghar, a 2013 Batch KAS officer, who is currently posted as the Deputy commissioner of Budgam District is changing the way young girls looked at Menstruation. [metaslider id=1801] In nearly 1200 schools…
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Local Barbers Loosing Jobs as Non Locals Continue to Sneak to All Modes of Employment

July 02 Mir Musavir Abdul Rehman Hajam runs a barber shop in the heart of Islamabad township in South Kashmir, arguably he is one of the oldest persons in the profession. “52 years”, he says. A day ahead of Eid ul Fitr, I set off to…

Off-Roaders for Humanity- These Five Boys Trekked in 2010 to Escape Curfew, Now it is Their Passion

June 25 Atta ul Munim Zahid  History has told us that things are not always planned. Sometimes a contingency or chance happening makes one embark upon someone which they cherish and follow the whole life. Sometimes the circumstances and…

"He Said I will be back in Half an Hour, Next Day His Dead Body Did"- Family of Achabal Civilian Demands 'Justice'

June 20 Waris Shah Fayaz Ahmed Mir is in a complete disbelief of his son having become one of the victims of the ongoing bloodshed in the Kashmir valley. Being a spectator of the ongoing violence that has gripped the valley in the aftermath…

The Historic Day When Qazi Nisar Defied the Beef Ban in Kashmir

Peer Abdul Aziz Before i slip into telling you about the historic day, when the legendary Qazi Nisar defied the beef ban in 1986, let me introduce myself as someone who has had the honour of great personalities addressing the funeral of my…

The Gallant Police Cop Who Ensured Justice in Kathua Rape Case

June 12 Mubashir Naik The news which stormed social, print and electronic media about Kathua Rape case was a landmark Judgement by the Court.The news was about conviction of six accused involved in rape & murder case of little Asifa. At…

My Struggle for Justice vs Their Denial of Justice

June 10 Mohammed Ashraf Matoo "On coming 11 June 2019  we will be commemorating  9th th martyrdom anniversary of our loved lone son martyr tufail ashraf matoo of saida kadal rainawari  whom we miss a lot ], who was brutally murdered…

To My Brother Ruban Who has Disappeared from My Sight

June 06 Syed Tajamul Imran Brother is your mirror copy and often when he is your little brother then the situation is more emotional as he is reflection of your inner self.  Rubaan my little brother your absence Is killing me.  Few lines…

"Waiting for Paternal Love"- Militant Killed in Pulwama Leaves Behind One-Year old Ayesha

June 07 Jahangeer Ganie Four Militants two Policemen were killed when an encounter raged between Militants in Panjran area of  Pulwama district in South kashmir. A top Police official confirming the killing…

"Have You Brought Food for us"- A Closer Look at the Inhumane Rohingya Camp

June 01 Mubashir Naik “I miss the smell of fresh cucumbers growing in our field. Here, the cucumbers and vegetables are fine, and they meet our needs, but it is not the same as the fresh food we used to enjoy back at home," Fareeda now…

Amit Shah's Real Test will be Jammu Kashmir As He Becomes Home Minister

June 02 Amit Shah, trusted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has become the Home Minister of India, Shah is who is referred to as 'Chanakya of the BJP' by various media outlets, will undergo a litmus test in Jammu Kashmir. The major challenges…

"Known as AB De Villiers in his Village"- Jasim was Killed Hours After he Went Missing

May 31 Skinder Gull Gripped with deadly silence, the people of Shopian woke up to another dawn of morning, when gunshots reverberated through the air, creating panic among the locals, soon the mobile internet was snapped indicating to…

"They Deceived him by Shouting Musa Musa Slogans and He came out"- An Ordeal of the Encounter in Which Musa was Killed

“Fond of I-Phones and Racer Bikes”- Who was Zakir MusaMay 24 The news of Zakir Musa being killed in an encounter spread like wildfire in the Kashmir valley prompting thousands of young men and women to come out on the streets, triggering…
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BJP Heads Towards a Major Victory, Congress Reduced to Double Figures- Live Updates

May 23 Pragya Singh Thakur, the terror accused and Bhartiya Janata Party candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh is leading by around 5500 votes over senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh according to early trends…

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…

Elections in South Kashmir- "It will be Azadi vs India here"

April 14 Qazi Shibli Junaid marches a shushed lane through an Army camp that leads to his home in Sugan area of Shopian. In the nearby locality, Heff, one of his friends, Abid is set to tie not to a nearby girl on a warm Sunday. Heff Shermal…

"Continue Our Fight Against Oppression, Serve Your Parents," Shah Jahan Told Kashmiri Youth in his Last Letter

April 13 Skinder Gull Women and men raise the pitch of their slogans as Abdul Hamid Mir with watery eyes shoulders the bullet ridden body of his 23 year old son, this is not a abnormal scene in Kashmir, father burying his son, this is…

"His Blood is Still on the Ground, How can they Vote?"- Family of Mudasir Billa Boycotted Elections

April 12 Shabir Khan Amid a moderate voter turn-out in North of Kashmir that went to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha Polls, the Hajin township saw empty polling booths, armed men in riot gears, deserted streets. ALSO READ: “My…

"My Vote is not Against Azadi,But for my Everyday Issues," Voters Queue up in Large Numbers in North Kashmir

April 11 Sajad Hameed After a high voltage campaign, polling begins for the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 in ninety-one constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories amidst a strict security cover. In Jammu…

M Tech Student was Second Militant for Less than 2 Days From Ganderbal since 2016

April 07 Rayees Shah Ganderbal district in 2018, was the only district that did not witness any encounter, as the valley saw the highest number of deaths in more than a decade. 107 encounters took place in the Kashmir valley in which more…

Bloody Sunday in Kashmir- "He was Sent inside the house by Army, Then Shot from Behind”

April 01 Thousands of people including women gathered early morning on Sunday to bid farewell to the ‘martyr’ at his funeral. Women later marched towards his house singing songs of bravery, “Qoum Ke Shaheedo, Goor Goor Karyo” (Farewell…

BJPs Admission of 'Parties Keeping Pro Militancy Stance to Gain Votes' Admission of India's Defeat in Kashmir

April 01 Advocate Mujeeb u Rehman Cheap political furor to witness playing more than soft separatists after all seek answer from the players in the field as what do they mean? Democracy though speak for a mature pro people enlightenment…

Harassed Constantly by Forces- Aaqib had Joined Militancy in October 2017

March  28 Skinder Gull In the ongoing heightened Anti Militancy operations, the Forces jointly laid a ambush around the Yawran forest area in Keller area of South Kashmir's Shopian killing three Militants, who were later identified as…

'We Were Locked Inside a Room, Rizwan was Dragged Away'- Family to Continue Battling for Justice

March 27 Since their partition in 1947, both India and Pakistan have claimed their stake over Jammu Kashmir. The state comprises Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions, and has since remained the epicentre of innumerable political hiccups, with…

Walking Through Kunan Poshpora, Pathribal and Rizwan- Justice Remains an Illusion in Kashmir

March 26 Advocate Syed Mujeeb ur Rehman Death, extra judicial within or outside the death traps carries message of oppression and establish impunity of the oppressor in Kashmir, From Kunan Poshpora mass rapes to Pathribal fake encounter…

"What was My Crime"- A Letter From a 12 Year old Boy Killed Killed During Hajin Encounter

March 25 Tanveer Mir As Kashmir is witnessing violence on daily basis in the form of CASOs, nocturnal raids, detentions, search operations, As a Kashmir, it has become a part of our everyday existence in the conflict torn land Kashmir. As…

The New Age Militancy of Kashmir

Khalid Abbas, Senior Software Engineer based in Bangalore is worried about the success of the e-business he is about to launch, due to the frequent internet bans. Unofficial data reveals that in the past three months internet has been blocked…

Nadimarg Massacre- When The Moon Wept Tears of Blood

March 23 Nadimarg in South Kashmir's Shopian district, was once known for bonhomie among Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits. Both communities would together celebrate festivals and weddings, and join in funerals - till one fateful night 13 years…

"Unsure, if it was the Army or Militants"- Victim Families of Chittisinghpora Massacre Recount the Horror

March 20 Sikhs from all over the valley gather in Chittisignhpora village of South Kashmir evet year on this day to pay tributes to the Sikhs who were killed on March 20 in 2000. The army claimed that it was the handiwork of the Pakistan-backed…

Kashmir Custodial Killing- "M.Sc Scholar, Principal Was Constantly Harassed by Forces"

March 19 Skinder Gull It is another day of mourning in the Kashmir valley, this time the gloomy clouds rounded the Awantipora Locality of South Kashmir where thousands of women and men are waiting for the dead body of Rizwan Pandit, who…

Secularism and Minorities- 'On Target' in India

March 11 Advocate Syed Mujeeb To be Secular Or  Hindu Rashtra- Parameters are same or are to swing is the matrix in the Pandora box to fiddle with, with no malafides but to reach to understandings of this vital issue which has fractured…

“Oh Dear Come Back home” 28 Years Post Khanyar Massacre Families Await Justice

March 05 Syed Goussia Tabassum Time flies away, but the agony of any gruesome episode leaves the eternal imprints in the hearts of people. The dents which can never be compensated, the wounds that never stop aching, the pain remains youthful…

Houses Damaged In Kupwara Encounter- Families Appeal for Help

March 05 On Wednesday, a four-day flare up between Pakistan and India began winding down, with Pakistan, Prime Minister announcing to hand back the Wing commander of Indian air force captured by the Pakistan army two days earlier. He had…

Artcile 370- A Brief Introduction For Every Kashmiri

March 02 Touseef Hameed Immediately after the independence of Pakistan and India, Confronted with the chances of losing Kashmir to Pakistan, Maharaja Hari Singh requested help from India. Immediately, Patel’s aid V.P.Menon arrived in…

It is not "We the People" Anymore, It is Just Them Now

March 02 Advocate Mujeeb u Rehman Systematic extermination to dip  Muslim populace in Jammu region from 61% in 1947 to a minority number is an ugly truth, painful to recall. The lanes, by lanes of Talab Khatikan Jammu still haunt as reminding…

Prophet of Islam Loved Releasing the Prisoners of War

March 01 Mustafa Agerman The essence of Islam is accord, that is, peace. War is an exceptional situation. The term Islam means peace and salvation. However, it is meaningless for a state to wish for peace unilaterally. One must be prepared…

As Indo-Pak Tensions Escalate- What Can be the Consequences?

February 28 Arshad Askari Tensions strengthen between arch rivals after India bombed goals inside Pakistan administered Kashmir following deadly pulwama Kashmir suicide assault. India and Pakistan are getting ready to a primary disagreement…

If India, Pakistan Go to War, Smoke Will Cover the Whole World for Years, 1 To 2 Billion Will Die of Starvation

February 28 Tensions have escalated between between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack. In such warlike amid sitch, human life should be the priority to safeguard. In the history of human civilization, No fight,…

Fact Check- When Republic TV Covered a Ground Zero Report 25 Kilometers Away from an Encounter Site

February 28 Republic TV that claimed to have reached the Line of Control and have reported the recent escalating tensions from the Ground Zero, made a similar claim in 2017, August when an encounter raged in Shopian's Awneera. The news…

War is Not a Movie- Cannot be Scripted in Media Rooms

February 27 Since September 11, 2001, it seems like the basis of this crazy idea of peace, is nearly impossible to find in the world we live in today. In a world, where deaths are celebrated and the thought of war is fueled by scripted…

After Facing Tortured in Army Custody, Suhail Had Joined Militancy Last year

February 27 Thousands of people on Monday reached Shopian to attend the funeral prayers of a local Jaish militant who was killed in an encounter  in South Kashmir's Shopian district. Locals told The Kashmiriyat that thousands of people…

If you Want Revenge, Come and Fight the War- Basic Classes for Indian News Anchors

February 25 This is no decoding the DA Vinci Code or learning the Pythagoras theorem, this is basic common sense, primary learning, We as journalists are not army men holding guns firing at our enemies, even Army soldiers cannot prevent wars,…

India Will Never Give up Kashmir- They Have Captured Our Minds

February 25 Arshad Askari The violence of war is one thing, but what about another form of warfare that you cannot even see? This is the act of psychological warfare. Psychological warfare is a broad term, but in all documented cases,…

Behind The Frame- Meet This Kashmiri Girl Who Helped Hundreds of Kashmiris in India

February 22 As Kashmiris in various Indian states faced backlash, in the aftermath of Pulwama attack which took place on last Thursday killing at least 45 CRPF men, the Sikh community at various places openly came to the rescue of the Kashmiri…

Revenge is a Double Edged Sword, It Is High Time to Think

February 15 A Suicide bomber rammed into a vehicle of Central Reserve Police Force on Thursday afternoon- result, 40 dead bodies, human flesh scattered, blood draining down the streets, in one of the biggest attacks in the Kashmir valley…

A Student of BSc (IT), 'Handsome' Shoaib was the Son of a Slain Militant Commander

February 13 An early morning encounter, a late funeral, thousands marching here and there, streets filled with tear smoke shells- Kashmir is witnessing a new cycle of deaths, 2019 is no different from 2018, till 13 February 32 Militants have…

Militants, Civilians Killed by Forces are Martyrs, India has never Understood Kashmir- NC Leader

March 13 Former Vice-chairman of JK Muslim Waqf board and member of National conference Peer Muhammad Hussain has in an exclusive interview with The Kashmiriyat said that every Kashmiri killed at the hands of Forces is a Militant. The…

"In the Middle of a War, we Have Become Best Friends"- Kashmir Funerals: Fostering Friendship Amongst Girls

February 02 As the guns fall silent in Kashmir valley and the cries of humans recede, people go out looking for neighbours and close friends, checking to be sure, the other has survived the latest round of Clashes between Government Forces…
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This Kashmiri Poet From Tral Seeks Peace in Valley through His Poetry

January 31 As the Kashmir valley Witnesses prolonged unrest, paralyzed life, caged nights and curfewed days from decades, it has gained wide attention from media. But on the other hand, the Kashmir vale has a history and culture and is known…

On Triple Talaq and Dividing the Muslim Vote Bank

January 28 Advocate Mujeeb u Rehman Penology resorted to circumvent the crafty rather than to any a real born issue within a facade of  "Gender justice & Right to Equality " finally  script to victimology of the Institution of Marriage…

Shah Faesal Into Politics - Not a Supreme Sacrifice

January 28 Mohammed Zia The renunciation of the Indian Administrative Service by Shah Faesal to join politics doesn’t seem quite the supreme sacrifice it is being made out to be. After all, many have used the administrative services…

To The Lost Militant Friend

January 27 Malik Mumin From being an outstanding student to one of the youngest boy to pick up gun from south kashmir, Farhan Wani, a lad from Quimoh kulgam was the youngest member of his family survived by four other family members. Farhan…

Why are you earning Money from My Son's Blood- Father of a Militant Questions Media

January 26 Upon being told that some media men had come, Shams ul Haq's father called one of us and questioned the media for relating Shams ul Haq who was killed recently during an encounter, to his IPS brother. "We know this earns you…

"Where is Papa"- 3 Year Old Daughter of Zeenat ul Islam Keeps Asking

January 25 Zafar Dar Boggled with the sudden absence of her father, the rush of hundreds of mourners at her house, three year old Ayesha looks for refuge in her grand father's lap. As Ayesha calls for her father, Mohammed Yusuf Lone…

Studying BUMS, Shams ul Haq Killed in Shopian Encounter

January 22 Shams ul Haq Mengnoo is likely one of the three slain Militants in Shermal encounter that raged early morning on Tuesday. When the younger brother of an IPS officer went missing at the end of May last year, it was feared that…

"You smell foul, You Gujjar"- Doctors at Lal Ded Hospital- A Wake up Call Against Growing Racism

January 21 Rasheed has been a daily guest at home for more than twenty years. Hailing from Marwah valley in Kishtawar, Rasheed has been here in the Islamabad township for more than twenty years now, earning his livelihood. He recently shared…

Point Blank- An Open Letter to Hurriyat Leaders

January 19 Advocate Mujeeb u Rehman Since questioning, you said, is welcome, i hope i am not labelled as an Indian Agent. Experimenting ideas, actions and reactions , born raw, as not drawn in terms of understandings of Research and Analysis,…

From a Poor Family- Kulgam Girl's Inspirational Journey to Winning Gold in Wrestling

January 16 Insha, a South Kashmir girl shined brighter and managed to bring glory to the valley with a Gold medal, and proved the daughters are no less than sons. Coming from a conflict bound region that is often in news for Encounters…

Six Uplifting Verses from the Quran

January 16 Haseeba Hussain Have you ever read a book that presented a new message to you each time you opened it? No matter how often you revisit the pages, there is a new lesson learned, a fresh takeaway to reflect on. The Quran is like…

From One of the Richest Families in Shopian, Shakeel Slain in Kulgam Encounter

January 12 Shakeel Ahmed Dar, a resident of Chillipora in South Kashmir's Shopian District is likely the second Militant killed with Al Badr chief, Zeenat ul Islam in the encounter in Kulgam's Yaripora on Saturday evening. (adsbygoogle…

Plagiarism a Big Problem to journalism, Distortion of Facts a Bigger One

January 09 "Anyone who simply collects facts and sets them down is not a reporter. Unless you also weigh the evidence, you're not a journalist, you're a stenographer," writes Alan Sunderland.  Surely plagiarism is a problem, the bigger…

Hedged Inside the Kashmir Conflict

January 11 Umar Fayaz After the dead have been buried and bullet holes plastered over, those left behind in a region ravaged by war are left to start their lives afresh. The post-war effects are visible not just in razed buildings and…

Women Empowerment- A Girl's Inspirational Journey from the Kitchen to 'Her Castle of Dreams'

January 11 Mehvish Mumtaz Instead of playing with toys during her childhood, Rafia Mukhtar would spend most of her times in household chores as she liked it. Due to some family issues, she spent six important years of her life away from her…

An Open Letter to Shah Faesal

January 11 One understands all a commotion within a soul when his decision though personal but all connected to ward off miseries of his Nation is put to a real acid test. To join or not to join any a political stream no more looks of any paramount…

2018 in Pictures- Broken Hopes and Shattered Dreams, As Families Loose their Beloved

January 10 Tawseef Nazir The Himalayan valley – Kashmir is now often gripped with silence, with coils of tangled wires blocking its alleys. Indian troops in battle gear rove the streets in this Himalayan valley of fabled beauty. The…

Kashmir Spilling Blood to be Heard- Is the World Still Deaf?

January 09 Advocate Mujeeb u Rehman Yes, experimenting polarity and on turning it bizarre, Doctrines, the Doval one and others, the indomitable one and likewise met their fate of dehydration as no proper thread got picked up ever and so resultant…

Tariq Ahmed- From Blind Man to an Assistant Professor

January 08 Life is not always fair and it has its share of bends, both up and down, but then it is also about what you make out of it. It is up to one to choose the prism you want to look at life through and sometimes even the most hopeless…

Sole Bread Earner of Tral Family Attends Relatives Funeral, Gets Hit with Pellets, Blinded

January 08 Skinder Gul Shabir Ahmad Bhat of Heri Tral has gone to shahabad tral for offering condolence to this relatives family who had died a natural death, but little did he know he will come back home blinded in one eye. Shabir who…

From 'Toffee Lene Gaye the Kya' to the families of Militants

January 04 Advocate Mujeeb u Rehman Reading regulo in the valley of deaths spiraling out of control, Hell trembles to space out  as to  under which Head? to room this new class, a unique breed of people as all classes of Evil…
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Meet Azmat Ali- Woman with a Mission to Save Kashmiri Culture

January 03 A Kashmir with abundant resources, where you simply scatter seeds and harvest fruit, and everybody is a friend and a welcome guest. A place where stories are told under the stars and songs are sung around the fire, where wisdom…

Mathematics Scholar and a Teacher Slain in Tral Encounter

January 03 Three Militants have been killed in the ongoing encounter in Tral area of South Kashmir on Wednesday. Sources informed The Kashmiriyat that three Local Militants have been killed in the joint operation by Government Forces…

Girl from Government School Scores 98 per cent in Class 10, Says She Wants to Spread Education

January 03 Rayees Shah With meager resources and facilities girl from Watlar area of Ganderbal has shined in the recently announced 10th class results. Afseena Aijaz scored 494 marks out of 500 and surprised  one and all. The Parents,…

It has become tough for us to Move out, Says JKNC Leader

January 02 Dr. Bashir Veeri The President of National Conference for the volatile South Kashmir districts of Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad (Anantnag) and Kulgam in a interview with The Kashmiriyat has said that the security situation in Kashmir…

Buried Next to Their Fathers, 3 militants killed in last 50 days whose fathers were also killed by forces

December 31 In last two months three educated youths from Pulwama and shopian who had joined militant ranks were killed whose fathers were already killed by government forces before two decades. Ishfaq Ahmad wani son of late Mohammad yousuf…

Declared Pass in Board Exams Today, Numan in Grave for Past 1 Month

December 29 Zaffar Dar Kashmir valley has been gripped by a deadly violence as the toll of deaths of civilians, Militants and Government Forces has been the highest in a decade. The raging violence has cut-short the dreams of thousands…
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Frozen Lakes and Water Tapes, Kashmir Continues to Shiver under Immense Cold

December 29 The Kashmir valley yet another cold night as the  temperatures dipped to Minus 7.2 degrees Celsius in the Summer capital of Jammu Kashmir. A MET Department official told that the cold weather conditions are likely to continue…
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Tragedy of Kashmir- When Businesses in Pulwama Opened for 5 Minutes After Eight Days

December 22 Zaffar Dar The frequent shutdowns and restrictions have caused a tremendous loss to the business fraternity in Kashmir, as the valley has been on the edge since decades. Sources told The Kashmiriyat that the markets in…

These Are Not Encounter Sites, They are Our Homes

December 19 Almost every important topic today is political in nature: poverty, farmers, climate change, privatisation, Refugees, War, Denial of Space for Dissent, Narendra Modi, Assad, Donald Trump, Kim Jong– we all have opinions about…

People Expectant of Gallantry Awards For Forces, As Kashmir Witnesses Another Massacre

December 16 Dozens of policemen stand guard at the main township of Pulwama, about 40 kilometers south of Srinagar. Gripped with deathly silence, its alleys are blocked with coils of concertina wires. Indian troops in battle gear rove the…

Kashmir- Passerby Sees Face of a Teenager Killed in Pulwama Clashes, Finds it is His Son

December 15 One of the civilians killed in Sirnoo area of South Kashmir's Pulwama District has been identified as Aqib Bashir from Prichoo Pulwama. Aqib, a class 8th student, was one of the seven civilians killed when forces resorted…

Kashmir- Father Goes to Buy Milk for 3 Month Old Daughter, Returns Dead

December 15 The body of civilian identified as Abid Hussain Lone of Karimabad area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama who was hit with a bullet near the Encounter site in Sirnoo Pulwama has reached home just now. Sources told The Kashmiriyat that…

Kashmir Tales- The Base of a Dreaded Ikhwani and the Home of Teenage Militants

December 10 In 1995, a bride was kidnapped by the men of a known counter insurgent from the Parray Mohalla of Hajin in Bandipora District. The bride was forcefully married to the kidnapper on the Same evening and the next morning, Ikhwanis…
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6 December 1992- When Babri Masjid was Demolished

December 06 Mohammad Jamil Babri Masjid was demolished by thousands of Hindu fanatics on Dec 6, 1992. Muslims throughout the world express their grief and observe martyrdom of the mosque every year on this day. More than 2000 people…

Adnan- An Engineer From Family of Doctors and Teachers Killed in Pampore Encounter

November 29 "On a cold January Morning in 2015, we received a letter that our 19 year old son had picked up Arms, the decision was unexpected, the situation in 2015 was unlike it is now," a cousin of Adnan Ahmed Lone who was killed in the…

Who was Top Lashkar Commander, Naveed Jatt?

November 28 Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Naveed Jatt was active in south Kashmir, the hotbed of militancy, and allegedly involved in multiple attacks between 2013-2014 before he escaped from a hospital in Srinagar. 21-year-old Jatt, also known…

The Idea of 'Shahadat' Inspires more Youth to Pick up Guns- Kashmir on the Egde

November 24 More than two years post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander, Burhan Wani in an encounter with the Government forces, the Kashmir Valley remains shrouded in grief, anger and frustration, As dawn breaks everyday,…

M.A in Urdu, Father of Slain Militant Nawaz too was Killed by Forces in 1996

November 18 Thousands of people gathered at Reban area of South Kashmir's Shopian District to bid farewell to slain Al Badr Militant, Nawaz Ahmed Wagay who was killed in an encounter at his native village. People as far from Islamabad…

Prophet Muhammad- A Perfect Role Model for Humanity Wordwide

November 13 The month of RabiulAwwal holds a special place in the Muslim world, as it is the month in which the birth of the Prophet of Islam occurred. This month the Muslims all over the world celebrate the birth occasion of Muhammad,…

Cinema Halls to Return to Kashmir after 30 Years

November 12 Post a gap of nearly 30 years, Cinema Theatres are set to return to the conflict torn Himalayan region of Kashmir Valley as the region will have first cinema theatre soon. The Governor of Jammu Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik has…

Father Killed in 1998, Mother Dies during a Nocturnal Raid- Liyakat Ahmed Wani was a Bright Student

November 11 An unknown dead body was found in the Sanatbugh area of Pulwama in 1998 when some locals passed by and found the dead body was of a famous commander from the nearby Bellow village. Muneer Ahmed Wani was a wanted Militant Commander…

Life in a Conflict Zone

November 11 Owais Qadir Every morning when the sun comes out with its rays piercing the earth’s atmosphere and then entering our rooms, we sense that morning has arrived and unlike the mornings in other parts of globe, our mornings bring…

Army Man turned Militant Killed in Shopain always said he was in the wrong Job

November 07 Idrees Ahmed Mir of Safangari area in South Kashmir's Shopian District went missing from his camp on April 15 this year. He was posted in Bihar and had come home to Shopian on leave, however a few days later, A picture of Mir…

My Name is Asifa and i am no more- A Letter From the Eight year Old Asifa

Shah Hussain I was in deep slumber until someone nudged my back. Amidst tears and cries, my eyes woke up to the beautiful yet strange world. Laughing faces, happy hearts and one emotional creature on my bed: Mother! She was grinning like…

Journalism and Kashmir -Two poles that never meet!

Farhan Bashir Journalism is an important tool by virtue of which even the layman gets aware of the daily happenings. The responsibility of assessing, thorough investigation, and presenting the news, national or international, of trends and…

Manan Wani- Pen with a Gun

Shah Hussain No matter, even if it sets all tongues wagging, I do not hesitate to call a spade a spade. Yes ! Choosing a gun is not infatuation, being a poltroon is! Speaking against oppression is not terrorism, spoon feeding oppressors is!…

An Open Letter to Jammu Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik

After almighty, Government Is looking after the miseries and plight of masses, difference is only, God gives if he wants but have to cry in front of people. Same like situation is for Aripal area tehsil Tral area of pulwama district. People…

Unknown Man Crying on a Funeral in Kashmir is not Unusual, We all Do

October 27 It would rather surprise most of the people in Kashmir who have been witnesses to an unending mourning and gigantic funerals, however for someone far from Kashmir, a man having no relation with a civilian tearing apart his clothes…

Where is my Papa, Why is everyone Crying- A Recital of Kulgam Bloodshed

The Kashmir valley is now often gripped with deathly silence, with tangled coils of concertina wires blocking its alleys. Indian troops in battle gear rove the streets in this Himalayan valley of fabled beauty. In a paroxysm of anti-India…

The Black Friday- 22 October 1993, 53 Civilians Shot Dead

October 21 On 9th October a rumor spread through the town of Bijbehara in South Kashmir that a Gun has been Stolen from a BSF man, The Army Hardly got chance to do anything, however they wanted Revenge, and they Got a Perfect chance…

Herschelle Gibbs of His Area Killed 15 Days After Joining Militancy

October 19 The 15-day sojourn with militancy by Showkat Ahmad Bhat, son of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Danger Pora area of Awantipora Thursday come to an end in an encounter that raged in his native district at Dogam village. Bhat had left…

The Legacy Called Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Allama Iqbal believed that, “The real greatness of the man (Sir Syed) consists in the fact that he was the first Indian Muslim who felt the need of a fresh orientation of Islam and worked for it.” While in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru,…

Who was Manan Wani?

October 11 A Photo of Mannan Bashir Wani, an AMU research scholar from Kupwara of Jammu Kashmir joining Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen became viral in January. A photograph of him appeared on the social media in which he was holding…

Everyone Lives in Fear- Army Presence Heightens in South Kashmir

October 03 "They raided the locality, vandalized the houses, smashed the window panes and stole three chicken from the chicken coop inside our house," a protesting resident of Redwani Payeen area in South Kashmir's Kulgam District told The…

Policemen Continue to Remain Insecure, Soft Targets

September 22 Last month, Militants abducted the kin of a dozen Policemen in South Kashmir, however they were released a day post their kidnappings. The whole drama unfolded when Forces tried to set ablaze the houses of two local Militants,…

Gory Details of Custodial Torture of Suspected Militant Emerge, As Police, Army Deny Allegations

September 14 Qazi Shibli "I was blindfolded and my hands and feet were tied. They beat me with iron rods after pouring water on my body so that it hurts me more. Many men would keep beating me for minutes together. They hit me on my neck…

On Marriage Day, Brother of Sopore Girl Killed in a Gunfight

September 11 SHABIR KHAN The Sister of one of the two militants killed in a gunfight with Government forces on Tuesday in Galoora area of Handwara area of Kupwara was getting married today. Liyakat Ahmad Lone (28) son of late Ghulam…

Friday Focus- Islam in the Contemporary world

September 07 Asma & Farooq Bakloo Islam world’s second largest Religion, is growing rapidly and is now spread to more than hundred countries on the planet. It is figured that there are 1.3 and 1.5 Billion Muslims in the world (Heywood…

Khursheed- An Aspiring KAS Officer and a Militant for Two Days

August 03 The sojourn of Khurshid Ahmad Malik son of Gh Nabi Malik resident of Arbal village of Pulwama who was missing from last two days has ended in Drusoo sopore encounter. Khurshid as per family sources has completed his B Tech and…

1 August 1990: 12 Kashmiris including 2 Policemen Shot Dead by Army in Pattan

August 01 On August 1, 1990 an Army convoy was on its way to Srinagar from Baramulla. “Some private trucks were also part of the long Army convoy. Pattan road was in shambles and there were many potholes. The tyre of one of the Army…

An Encounter in Islamabad Town after 13 years

July 26 Many of Islamabad (Anantnag) residents have perhaps pompously come to regard their little town as a peaceful, untroubled, but that facade was shattered in just a few seconds with the acrid sound of gunfire filling the air and the…

Colour Palette of An Artist

July 16 Lying here, in the corner of this street, next to the busy road, I have seen harsh winter freezing the water pipes, icicles hanging from tree tops, children laughing at each other when they stumble while trying to balance themselves…

A Letter to My Brother in Heaven

July 10 Reyaan Wani The flower of youth was yet to blossom And the smiling petals danced with breeze The memories of you, still bring tears Raze my heart with spears O brother, where did you vanish Alone! I am left to ravish Did…

The Tale of Burhan and his 10 Associates

July 05 Jahangeer Ganie Burhan Muzaffar Wani was the commander  of a Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.He became popular and appealing among some Kashmiris due to his activity on social media and actions of militancy against India…

Coalition or Governor Rule? Kashmiris Do not Care

Mohammed Amin Shah July 03 After the Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out of its coalition with the People’s Democratic Party last week, Amit Shah held a rally in Jammu, and attacked his former ally.Mufti said that her party was betrayed…

Zakir Musa is becoming the Moses brought up in the courtyard of Pharaoh

July 02/ 2017 On 12 May, a video released by the Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Zakir Rashid Bhat Alias Musa took the Kashmir valley by a storm. The video message was a major development in the history of militancy in Jammu Kashmir Zakir. In…

Bashir Lashkar Encounter- An Eyewitness Account

June 30 News spread in the wee hours of the morning on 01 July that the famous commander of LeT, Bashir Ahmed Wani (Lashkar) alias Abu Ukasha had been trapped in the Breenti area of Southern Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) district. People…

When Qazi Nisar Fell to Bullets of Unknown Gunmen

June 19 Aijaz Ahmed Reshi On 19th June 1994, we all woke up to the tragic news, Dr. Qazi Nisar had fell to the bullets of unknown gunmen near Dialgam in the outskirts of islamabad town in South kashmir. The wails came from the rooftops,…

Aijaz had gone to buy Food for his Two Daughters when he was shot dead

June 19 Qazi Shibli   The Nowpora Village of South Kashmir's Kulgam District is in mourning as hundreds of teraful eyes have gathered here to bid farewell to Aijaz Ahmad Bhat who was killed in Army firing yesterday. Government Forces…

Nobody Informed Army, Our Phone Call was Traced, Saddam told Family in the last call

May 06 I visited the house of Heff Shermal in Shopian the last month to meet the father of Saddam Padder; who suspiciously looked at me and fired a series of questions, who are you? Which Agency do you work for* *Ghulam Mohuddin Padder upon…

Jinnah portrait- Row at Aligarh Muslim University, Old Story, New Shades

The Narratives of the ‘Modern India’ are dangerous, developed to please the conscience of a few in a nation of multiplicity. One is burnt alive and few lynched simply for choosing the food they want to eat. Welcome to India of the 21st Century,…

"I am proud that My Son Died as a Martyr"- Says Father of Sameer Tiger

May 02 Jahangeer Ganie On Tuesday, Sameer Bhat alias tiger became the thirteenth militant of Drabgam village of South Kashmir's since 90,s who was laid to rest at Martyrs graveyard Drabgam. His family has no regrets and feels proud of his…

"Ratt Pitt" Brigade of Kashmir

(Representational Art) Tawseef Nazir “Ratt Pitt” is a Kashmiri word Symbolic to the nation who only talk, and then talk again and again and then again and again. Indeed all they do is, talk and talk more and in a more specific nomenclature-…

Few Hours Before the Nikah of His Sister, Rouf Was Killed in an Encounter

March 31 Rouf Bashir Khanday was 20, when he was shot dead by a Joint team of 19RR, SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF in Dialgam area of South Kashmir on the intervening night of 31st March and 1st of April. Rouf hails from Dehruna…

"Before Joining Militancy, He returned 60 Rupees, he owed to His Grandfather-" Rayees Laid to Rest in Pulwama

March 26 On a Sunny day in June in the year 2016, Shahbaz Shafi joined a new generation of militants educated and influenced by the teachings of Islam, in the graveyards of Pulwama in south Kashmir. His family has no regrets and feels proud…