100 Days and Sleepless Nights. Who is to be Blamed?

Liah Qureshi from Srinagar The Kashmir turmoil has crossed 100 days today, yes I know we have made a record. This is the second longest crackdown, curfew turmoil. With more than 100 dead, 17000 injured and more than 1200 eye injured (because of pellets). With more and more innocent kids falling prey to the wrath Read More

Slogan Hype…Let’s Hear it

Slogan Hype…Let’s Hear it Liah Qureshi from Srinagar A middle aged man in white beard is the apple of the eye of his town. Wherever he goes people follow him. He is no leader or politician. But still he managed to become the talk of the town. He does nothing extraordinary except for giving a Read More

Through the lens of a Photographer

Through the lens of a Photographer Idrees Mir in Baramulla The killing of 21 year old Burhan Muzaffar Wani, commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on July 8, 2016 puts Kashmir again on boil. This killing does not stop on that day but continued till now with toll reaching more than 81, no one among them was related Read More

A week before Eid and a week after

A week before Eid and a week after Liah Qureshi went out of bounds just at the eve of Eid-ul- Adha on Monday (12 Sept, 2016). Communications were snapped off throughout the Kashmir valley. We tried to reach her countless times without success. Last Saturday, at around 9 pm, all of a sudden she was online, ebullient as usual. Read More

The Kashmir Uprising 2016 and the Economic Crisis

The Kashmir Uprising 2016 and the Economic Crisis From a Special Correspondent in Srinagar Whenever there has been an uprising in Kashmir, the people of J&K have always suffered loss, be it the loss of innocent lives, the loss of eye sight of youth, who are mostly between the age 5-25, or the loss of Read More

How Burhans were created in Kashmir

How Burhans were created in Kashmir Malik Altaf in New Delhi Kashmir has been on boil since the killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), on 8th July. Burhan joined HM when he was 15 years old and his secondary school examination was only a couple of months away. His friends and teachers Read More

Indian Mainstream media never acknowledged Kashmir as a political issue

“Indian Mainstream media never acknowledged Kashmir as a political issue” Azhar Amim, a student activist from Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke to NOW 1.It is unarguably true that for the plight of Kashmir, both India and Pakistan should be blamed equally. Still, why are those protesting youth waving Pakistani flags? Ans- The waving of Pakistan’s or Read More

India always runs away from realities in Kashmir

India always runs away from realities in Kashmir Sajad Rasool in Budgam (Jammu & Kashmir)  Once again the Valley of Kashmir is witnessing a bloody season; more Kashmiris are falling prey to the bullets of Indian Security forces – we see people once again on the roads, protesting, demanding their political identity from the (which Read More

Stalemate continues in Kashmir valley: Media persons thrashed

Stalemate continues in Kashmir valley: Media persons thrashed From Liah Qureshi in Srinagar Day 58: All Party Delegation Arrives to Kashmir  After a break of almost two months the central government and the state government together thought it’s time for the all party delegation to have a talk with the stake holders of Kashmir, the Read More

Kashmir Crisis: In-front of us but Still Unseen, Unnoticed

Exclusive Kashmir Crisis: In-front of us but Still Unseen, Unnoticed Liah Qureshi in Srinagar Srinagar is virtually cut off from the rest of the world. From the curfewed capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a young journalist takes us through an unprecedented journey To understand the Kashmir situation, let us first shed our pseudo skin – Read More