The man, and his peacenik myth.
1) Deputy minister in the GM Sadiq’s regime, who laid the final nail in the coffin of Kashmir’s autonomy.
2) Engineered a failed plot to topple the Sadiq government with Syed Mir Qasim.
3) Hatched another plot to depose the waned Sheikh Abdullah in 1977, and stake a claim to become the Chief Minister. But Sheikh played his ace card, by dissolving the assembly and throwing water at Mufti’s dream. And then lost his first ‘election’ to assembly from his hometown of Bijbehara
Continue reading “33 Great Achievements of Mufti Sayeed”
Her name i felt on fingertips
across oceans and seas
Faiz came on her lips
“aur kya dekhne ko baaqi
aapse dil lagake dekh liye”
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As i drove towards the Jamia Masjid, the guards at the checkpoint in Hawal wouldn’t let people pass. It’s futile to talk sense into the concertina wire tenants. Somethings don’t change, as much as we try. I parked my car nearby.
With my torn shoes, I paced my walk as it was getting late to reach the grand mosque. The cold winter breeze, the smell of a jackboots and the sound of children playing with plastic ball cricket. Continue reading “The dark side”
What does an Apocalyptic Kashmiri think of Trump and the Tughlaqesque Modi.
Last night when India’s Prime Minister Modi rendered 500 & 1000 rupee notes useless. Apparently this is being done to check black money influx in the Indian Economy. A very Tughlaqesque initiative.
In Kashmir, like every other big event. People see it as the end. With people making frantic calls about this ‘atomic bomb’ being unleashed, the consequences unforeseen. Everyone has turned into an economist. Continue reading “Trump and the Apocalyptic Kashmiri”