Human Rights

Part of Kashmir’s history was dominated by the debate on rights and the liberties that individuals can avail. This section has exhaustive reportage of individuals and incidents that keep the debate going on.

Death of Fear

Fear is a key element of managing abnormal situations and it has been in vogue for decades now in Kashmir. With youth clashing with...

Molvi’s Murder

It has been years since the only brother of five Ganderbal sisters was murdered in a distant Rajasthan town where he was enrolled in...

Overtaken

In 1994, an auto driver was beaten by cops. More than two decades later, he is literally paralysed and even lacks control over his...

Market Massacre

Zainakadal in Srinagar’s downtown has witnessed and withstood brutalities, massacres, regime changes, kings and occupiers, without losing its essence. But that was before the...

Whodunit?

Nearly 14 years after people were expecting some sort of justice in the Panchalthan fake encounter but the army dismissed the CBI investigations saying...

Plea for Justice

Despite previous government’s promise to bring the perpetrators of 2010 summer killings to justice, the killers roam free. Muntaha Hafizi talks to one mother...

Tales of torture

The first incumbent of the infamous torture centre turned guest house PAPA 2  arranged its exorcism to ward off the evils of its past....

Tactical Tag

Chattergam killings added to the long list of army’s “mistaken identity” cases in valley. With army promising swift action in the case, Safwat Zargar...

Pulwama’s Poswal

Umar Mukhtar met the doctor whose son was born and raised in the same hospital where he was declared dead and offered the funeral...

Left Alone

The faces symbolising the battle for justice are fighting at many fronts. While the world knows their protracted struggle to get justice from the...

Whose “Daminis” Are They?

While the civil society in India is mourning, and rightly so, the horrible rape and murder of a girl in Delhi, it has conveniently...

Oh, Jana

The hope of having him alive keeps Jana Begum going. A witness to five deaths in last two decades, the old lady is waiting...

Pushed to Cliff

Gunfights claiming lives in Kashmir is a daily occurrence, however, using civilians as human shield depicts the darker side of the counter-insurgency. Umar Mukhtar...
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A Chilling ‘Voice’

The kidnapping and murder of Jaleel Andrabi in 1996 pushed the High Court to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for finding answers...

Jailed and honoured

Iftikhar Geelani’s detention and release from jail is a melodrama that he narrated in a book My Days In Prison. Penguin India published the...

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