A disabled doctor fighting for wages, an interfaith couple marrying against parents’ wishes, two lovers fighting for what they wouldn’t have to fight for if they weren’t both male, a Kashmiri villager trying to save his forest home...these and more tales of people struggling for what should be theirs.
Kashmiris have lived through the worst times. All they must do is to adhere to this lockdown and its advisory as this is the only lockdown that is for life, for securing children, adults and old people from the dreaded disease, writes Naseer Ganai.
The protagonists of the AFSPA would argue that the Army’s internal mechanism is enough to deal with such issues. But no one in Kashmir takes it seriously as previous cases like the Patheribal fake encounter case of 2000 shows
Many in J&K fear that the state could become another Xingjian. The petitions against the Article 35A, which debars Indians from outside J&K from purchasing land and getting state government jobs in the state, are seen more as political in nature than legal.