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A Kashmiri family’s battle with psychiatric illnesses and how a woman is making it win

The decades-long conflict and heavy military presence across Kashmir is said to have psychological consequences on its people. A study showed that exposure to conflict in Kashmir played a significant role in “increasing the risk for PTSD symptoms”. Given the intensity of the mental illness crisis in Kashmir, it is necessary to make mental illness […]


বিশেষ মর্যাদা বাতিলের প্রভাব : আজ ধ্বংসের মুখে জম্মু-কাশ্মীরের বাস্তুতন্ত্র

এই প্রতিবেদনটি ‘কাশ্মীর রিডিং রুম‘-এ (অগস্ট ২০১৯ থেকে অগস্ট ২০২০ পর্যন্ত অর্থাৎ ধারা ৩৭০ বিলোপের এই একবছরের বন ও পরিবেশ বিষয়ে প্রকাশিত একটি পূর্ণাঙ্গ রিপোর্টের অংশ। লিখেছেন মুম্বাই নিবাসী বন–আইন নিয়ে কাজ করা স্বাধীন গবেষক সুস্মিতা ভার্মা। মূল ইংরেজি থেকে বাংলায় অনুবাদটি করেছেন সঞ্চিতা আলি এবং পরিমার্জনা করেছেন অমিতাভ আইচ। মূল ইংরেজি লেখাটি এই লিঙ্কে পাওয়া যাবে। এই লেখাটি দেশপ্রেমের ছদ্মবেশে […]


Too much to happen in a year: Kashmir since August 5, 2019

On August 5, 2019, the Narendra Modi government abrogated Article 370, granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir and revoked its statehood. This was followed by the longest forced lockdown of the entire valley, detention of all mainstream political leaders, suspension of 4G internet and a blanket ban on political dissent in any form by […]




About Thoothukudi and Other Custodial Police Violence During Lockdown: Part 3

A documentation of the custodial deaths during lockdown that also looks for the answer to some such questions around the class nature, caste nature and religious nature of such deaths. This is the third part of the Groundxero report.   The Thoothukudi murders have once again drawn our attention to custodial and other forms of violence […]


When Homes Become the Sites of State Assault in Kashmir

It is an understatement that the notions of home for the Indian elite, the home-quarantined middle class, the activists under fabricated cases in jails, the migrant workers on the road and the Kashmiris suffering the state oppression for decades are not the same. The Indian state has been systematically denying the Kashmiris every right to claiming […]


Kashmiri Woman Photojournalist Booked Under UAPA for Facebook post

The Jammu and Kashmir police booked photojournalist Masrat Zahra under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Monday for posting her work on facebook which exposes the brutality of the Indian state in occupied Kashmir.   Masrat Zahra is one of the few female photojournalists in Kashmir who are at the forefront of the conflict, […]


What the present days mean to Kashmiri women

With ‘normalcy’ slowly limping back to Kashmir after around seven long months, the ghosts of what has been happening and what recently happened in Kashmir will continue to haunt the women of Kashmir. The women here not only deal with the societal issues, but also get an ever-rising share of grief due to the conflict, […]


Remembering Kunan Poshpora

Twenty-nine years have passed since the residents of the twin villages of the Kupwara district in Kashmir — Kunan and Poshpora — were subjected to mass rape and torture within the walls of their own homes by the Indian armed forces. With no substantial development in their entreaty for justice against their alleged rape and […]


কুনান পোষপোরায় মহিলাদের উপর গণধর্ষণের বিচার আজও হয়নি

কেটে গেছে ২৯ বছর। কাশ্মীরের কুনান পোষপরা-য় ভারতীয় সেনার হাতে ধর্ষিত নারীদের অপমানের ক্ষত শোকায়নি। একটি গ্রাউন্ডজিরো প্রতিবেদন।   ২৩শে ফেব্রুয়ারি তারিখটি ভারতের কাছে দেশ হিসাবে লজ্জার। এখনও সেই লজ্জায় মাথা নীচু থাকা উচিৎ। অবশ্য পুরুষতান্ত্রিক যে রাষ্ট্র তার শোষন, নিপীড়নের হাতিয়ার হিসাবে বারেবারেই ধর্ষণ ও নির্মম অত্যাচারকেই বেছে নেয়, তার সরকারের চেহারা বদলালেও চরিত্র […]


Remembering GawKadal Massacre in Srinagar, Kashmir.

January 21, 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the GawKadal Massacre in Srinagar, Kashmir, when more than 50 persons were killed, and about 200 were injured, as the CRPF opened fire on a group of peaceful protestors. Some, eye-witness accounts say, people jumped into the river Jhelum to save themselves from the firing. It was […]


Who is playing the ‘Dirty war’ in Kashmir?

  Some months ago ‘Leftword’ published an important book titled ‘The Dirty War in Kashmir’, written by late Kashmiri journalist, Shujat Bukhari. The book is a collection of his reports on Kashmir published in ‘Frontline’  from May 2017, up to his assassination in June 2018.  Although the book came out before the abrogation of Article […]


Kashmiri students in Aligarh Muslim University decline Yogi Adityanath’s “photo-op” invitation  

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh invited 40 Kashmiri students from Aligarh Muslim University, as part of an initiative to purportedly create awareness about the Centre’s decision to remove Article 370 and address any misconceptions. Since the Abrogation of Article 370 Kashmir has been under complete lockdown. Kashmiris staying in India are unable to contact […]