Journalist Irfan Mehraj’s pinned tweet says : There are hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit families who never left #Kashmir. My story with@khalidHkhan_looks at their experiences in conflict-marred Valley, and how they have survived amid controversy sparked by #KashmirFiles.” The article had appeared in Al Jazeera on May 6, 2022. […]
by Geeta Seshu High irony indeed, but a public meeting on a media blackout in Kashmir was literally blacked out by Delhi police. The Campaign Against State Repression, a loose coalition of over 35 organisations representing students, workers and civil society, organised a public meeting on “Media Blackout […]
Part I Jism par qaid hai jazbaat pe zanjeerein hainFikr mehboos hai guftaar pe taazerein hain (With caged bodies and chained emotionsImprisoned are our thoughts and utterances censored) This verse from Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s epic poem, Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan, encapsulates the individual tragedy of an ordinary […]
Manan Dar, photojournalist from Kashmir, has secured bail after more than 14 months in jail. He was arrested on terror charges under the draconian UAPA but Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik said the allegation made by the NIA “does not appear to be cogent and true”. The order […]
Even as it continues with a policy of intimidation and harassment towards journalists in Kashmir, the government has clearly decided to step up with penal action against anyone who steps out of line.