ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Three Generations of Kashmir’s Azaadi: A Short History of Discontent

When did the question of Kashmir’s right to self-determination get euphemised into Kashmiris’ “grievances” against the Indian state, centred merely on ending human rights violations and better economic support? When did the people of Kashmir, who have been mobilising themselves long before India or Pakistan were created, get scripted as economically deprived, ignorant, alienated and unable to make rational decisions about their future? The article charts the politics of plebiscite by the Indian state, National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party alike, and shows how political solution has been obfuscated.

Kashmir: Dead Men Do Tell Tales

The web version of this article corrects a few errors that appeared in the print edition. The story of three graves in Kashmir encapsulates the saga of collective mobilisation in the Valley and the direction in which it has veered. The first, closed after a magnifi cent state funeral, has to be now guarded against the people of the region. Still open, the other two await bodies that have been buried in Tihar Jail.
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