Enforced disappearances of men in Kashmir are common – picked up on grounds of suspicion & never returned home – leaving behind 'half widows'.
The book 'Behold I Shine' explores the ways in which conflict has affected the lives of Kashmiri women and children.
For residents of Kashmir, the happenings here are so much a part of our daily routine that we fail to notice any incongruities. We adapt.
For over an year now, the meaning of sending and checking emails has changed for me. That's how life has been with no internet in Kashmir.
The deaths of Kashmiri women that are not victims of State violence, i.e., the 'apolitical deaths', receive hardly any attention.
This is the 29th internet ban in Kashmir since 2016. The internet is a threat to the State as it allows Kashmiris to expose its wall of lies.
We, the undersigned, are dismayed over the ongoing crisis in Kashmir. We have watched in horror and shock the repetitive cycle of state aggression leading to violence, deteriorating state of civil liberties, violation of fundamental rights and ever escalating loss of human life and dignity in Kashmir.
For the past eleven days Kashmir has been under intensified siege, I say intensified because Kashmir is always under siege, by the occupational Indian armed forces.
Handwara killings remind us once again that situation in Kashmir has never been normal.