Syrian Grand Mufti Warns Muslims From Falling Prey to Extremism

In Conversation with Syrian Grand Mufti Dr. Ahmad Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria during his maiden but brief visit to Kashmir cautioned Muslims against falling prey to extremism and religious bigotry and stressed on unity of Muslims and universal message of Islam. Mufti Hassoun once said, “I follow all sects […]

Meet This Lady-Doctor Who Turned To Writing to Express Pain of Kashmiris

Tell us about yourself       I Saba Shafi Makhdoomi am a thirty year old doctor, a pathologist by specialization. I was born and brought up in Kashmir. I did my schooling from the Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School, Rajbagh, which happens to be also a place where my parents’ home is. I did my medical education […]

Kashmir Not a Muslim Vs Hindu Issue: Mirwaiz

Even as the unrest in Kashmir continues, the Hurriyat Conference is facing challenges from two sides. On one side the National Investigation Agency is probing Hurriyat leaders for alleged money laundering. On the other side, former Hizbul Mujahideen commander and presently the head of an Al Qaeda affiliate, Zakir Musa, is presenting the struggle in […]

TV debates on Kashmir are a travesty’

TV debates on Kashmir are a travesty’

In an interview with the Kashmir Observer, distinguished Indian journalist Siddarth Varadarajan talks about reporting in and on Kashmir in the past few years.

We have created an unlikable Muslim out of a Kashmiri: Karan Thapar’

We have created an unlikable Muslim out of a Kashmiri: Karan Thapar’

Karan Thapar is one of India’s foremost journalists. He has cemented his legacy as a formidable television presenter through memorable interviews and newscasts. In an interview with Kashmir Observer, Thapar examines how the national media has narrativised Kashmir over the years

'National Media Stories on Kashmir are Pre-scripted'’

Rajdeep Sardesai, who is one of India’s most acclaimed journalists and also one of television’s most recognizable faces, opens up to Kashmir Observer about the jingoistic way in which Kashmir has been narrativised by the India’s national media.

Author Freny Manecksha on Literature,Women and Media in Kashmir

Behold, I Shine cuts across the conventional masculine narrative of the Kashmir conflict and focuses on the Valley’s women and children. The book records the lived experiences of women living in a militarized zone.  “In 2011, when a few friends and I were driving back from Shopian (In South Kashmir), we saw two women walking […]

'People May Reject Me, Hate Me, But Can't Ignore Me'’

A little known political figure from frontier Langate constituency in North Kashmir not long time back, is now a star attraction on almost every other news channel debating Kashmir. He is a must watch politician, unlike his peers in the mainstream politics.