Celebrating 75 years in Kashmir

Harsha Kakar Independence and Republic days were normally marked as low-key events in schools a day prior in Kashmir, due to security restrictions on the main day. Only government employees and select invitees attended the main event, always held under tight security. This had been in vogue since the early nineties. On both days, there were a bandh in the valley demanded by the Hurriyat and enforced by its muscle strength. In addition, stone pelting and protests were considered normal. … Continue reading Celebrating 75 years in Kashmir