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Parsa Mahjoob

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Prominent priest’s ‘proclamation’ over the rising domestic violence might’ve found resonance in the recent emergence of a help desk in Kashmir’s only women police station, but the distressed region continues to await its women’s commission gone with the 2019 landscape alteration. Snowfall was about to carpet Kashmir when Fozia arrived at the bunkered gates of the erstwhile castle on the banks of river Jhelum. Unlike the bygone fairer troupe from nearby Maisuma—who would drum out…

As winter power cuts have once again arrived to pester Kashmiris, Moori is living with no light after sunset. Despite ‘100% electrification’ claims, this is the plight of a village in northern Kashmir, where 300 persons have been left completely in dark to grapple with kerosene fumes and failing health. Despite living some thirty-odd summers of his life, Farooq Khan could never notice poetic sunsets in his postcard, yet perpetually dark, hometown called Moori —…