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Is Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind struggling to survive in Kashmir?

For political observers, Musa’s popularity with the Valley’s youth reflects Kashmir’s changing realities. “This kind of thinking was latent even before Burhan Wani,” said Altaf Hussain Nadvi, a columnist and religious scholar from Anantnag. “Until now, martyrdom for a militant meant sacrificing his life for Kashmir to become part of Pakistan because of its Muslim character. A considerable chunk of …

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12 inspirational women of Kashmir: Queens, poets, academics & mystics

For centuries, women have played a very significant role in shaping Kashmir and Kashmiri culture, yet seldom have their contributions received the recognition they deserve. A few years ago, a calendar issued by the Indian government that one finds in most homes here featured inspirational icons, one for each month – 10 of these were men and only two women.This …

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