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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Trouble in the Valley (Criticality)

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#KashmirBleeding: image via MIR Suhail @mirsuhail, 12 July 2016


Morning mourning in Tral: image via Ruwa Shah @ruwashah15, 8 July 2016

When all that the soil of a place gets is the blood of its own people; and you wonder where does the sentiment of Azadi come from? #Kashmir: tweet via Farah Bashir @FarahBashir, 8 July 2016


Voices from Indian Occupied #Kashmir: image via sabena_siddiqi, 11 July 2016


A Kashmiri Sikh bids farewell to slain HM commander Burhan Wani on Saturday. Pic: Tauseef Mustafa: image via The Kashmir Monitor @Kashmir Monitor, 9 July 2016


 You will be always living and roaring in our hearts Rest in peace #Burhan #Kashmir: image via Kashmir Rise @kashmir_rise, 8 July 2016


 Multiple funerals held. People still reaching #Tral to get a glimpse of #BurhanWani: image via Sjams Irfan @ShamsIrfan27, 9 July 2016

 
 Thousands and thousands attend funeral of Burhan Muzzafar Wani in Tral, south #Kashmir: image via Adil Lateef @Adil_Lateef, 8 July 2016  Jammu And Kashmir


A sea of people participated in the funeral procession of Burhan - top militant in #Kashmir. Photo Ahmer Khan: image via Ahmer Khan @ahmermkhan, 9 July 2016

World in focus – best photos for July 11, 2016

A police officer stands guard near a barbed barrier in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. A curfew remained in place in most parts of Indian Kashmir for the third consecutive day as authorities struggled to contain protests following the killing of top militant commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
: photo by  Farooq Khan / EPA, 11 July 2016



 This is #Kashmir, Pakistan!!!: image via Syed Muni @SMunimPK, 11 July 2016


 @VinodPolitics' column | Talk peace: Dialogue alone can draw #Kashmir out of the abyss
: image via Hindustan Times @htTweets, 12 July 2016




Some heartbreaking pictures from hospitals of #Kashmir which have become a war zone #KashmirNow: image via faysal @_Faysal, 12 July 2016

 


Some heartbreaking pictures from hospitals of #Kashmir which have become a war zone #KashmirNow: image via faysal @_Faysal, 12 July 2016

 

Some heartbreaking pictures from hospitals of #Kashmir which have become a war zone #KashmirNow: image via faysal @_Faysal, 12 July 2016


Amid the ongoing Unrest in the #Kashmir valley; A page of Ads of Wedding Cancellations in a leading daily :(: image via AAP Ka Mehta @DaaruBaazMehta, 12 July 2016


A Kashmiri woman dances during an Independence Day event at The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar. Photo/Tauseef MUSTAFA: image via Tauseef MUSTAFA @TauseefMUSTAFA, 15 August 2015



Kashmiri Muslim girls look from the windows of their house as an Indian paramilitary officer stands guard during restrictions in downtown area of Srinagar.: photo by Farooq Khan / EPA, 9 July 2016



The state government and police have accused mobs of attacking security forces: photo by EPA, 9 July 201


 Police Beat Women Protesters In Zampa Kadal #BurhanWani: image via GreaterKashmir @GreaterKashmir, 9 July 2016 
 

Such love for ambulances carrying the injured: image via Ruh @NaqKash, 10 July 2016


#Palestine stands with #Kashmir @RamzyBaroud: image via Farah Bashir @FarahBashir, 11 July 2016


#KashmirBleeding #IndianMedia: image via MIR Suhail @mirsuhail, 11 July 2016


Shabir Ahmad -- the youth who was Martyred in Srinagar an hour ago! #Kashmir #KashmirNow #KashmirSiege: image via U-Bear @UbairSpeaks, 10 July 2016


PM @narendramodi chairing high level meeting on law and order situation in #Jammu and #Kashmir: image via All India Radio News Verified account @airnewsalerts, 11 July 2016


Kudankulam nuclear plant achieves criticality, Modi congratulates scientists via NMApp: image via Rajyavardhan Rathore @Ra_THORe, 12 July 2016


Indian soldiers tackling a stone-pelting car. Yes, Our cars are terrorist too! #UNForKashmir #KashmirSiege: image via Inshah Malik @InshahMalik, 10 July 2016  


Professor @stevesalaita Please help. Share and support. Thanks.
: image via Umar Latf Misgar @kaashur, 11 July 2016



This is not terrorism. It is a longing for freedom and a willingness to suffer in order to achieve it. #KashmirSiege: image via Steven Salaita @stevesalaita, 10 July 2016



At least 19 people have been killed in Kashmir during clashes with Indian troops: image via AJ+ @ajplus, 10 July 2016



At least 19 people have been killed in Kashmir during clashes with Indian troops: image via AJ+ @ajplus, 10 July 2016




At least 19 people have been killed in Kashmir during clashes with Indian troops: image via AJ+ @ajplus, 10 July 2016



 At least 19 people have been killed in Kashmir during clashes with Indian troops: image via AJ+ @ajplus, 10 July 2016

 A father had forecast: A militant does not live more than 7 years, #Burhan lived 6: image via The Indian Express Verified account @IndianExpress, 9 July 2016


30 dead, over 1300 injured in spiraling #Kashmir violence, PM Modi takes stock: image via Hindustan Times Verified account @htTweets, 1 July 2016



Indian army attacking the innocent civilians in #Kashmir. Don't ignore their pain and suffering.: image via Aleesha @a_leesha1, 9 July 2016

 

Stay out of our internal affairs: India tells Pakistan over #Kashmir remarks: image via Hindustan Times Verified account @htTweets, 11 July 2016

 
#Kashmir protesters try to storm Indian air base: image via Arab News Verified account @Arab_News, 1 July 2016



IndianArmy terrorising little kids in Occupied #Kashmir .@hrw: image via sabena_siddiqi, 11 July 2016 

 

Indian Occupied #Kashmir  Women writing slogans for freedom from #India: image via sabena_siddiqi, 11 July 2016


#Modi returns home after four-nation Africa tour, to review #Kashmir situation: image via India Today Verified account @IndiaToday, 11 July 2016


A Kashmiri man passes closed shops amid Srinagar curfews after rebel leader Burhan Wani killed; by @TauseefMUSTAFA: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPPhoto, 11 July 2016


Indian Kashmiri clash with police in Srinagar #India. By @TauseefMUSTAFA #AFP: image via AFP Photo Department @AFP, 11 July 2016

A woman shades herself with an umbrella next to a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they wait for transportation at a bus stop in Bnei Brak, Israel, Monday, July 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A woman shades herself with an umbrella next to a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they wait for transportation at a bus stop in Bnei Brak, Israel: photo by Oded Balilty/AP, 11 July 2016

A woman shades herself with an umbrella next to a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they wait for transportation at a bus stop in Bnei Brak, Israel, Monday, July 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A woman shades herself with an umbrella next to a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they wait for transportation at a bus stop in Bnei Brak, Israel: photo by Oded Balilty/AP, 11 July 2016

Kashmiri Muslim protesters throw stones at Indian policemen during clashes in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 11 July 2016. Clashes between civilians and police in India's northern region of Kashmir has spiked to at least 16 in the third day of violent unrest that has engulfed the Valley since the funeral of famed separatist militant Burhan Muzaffar Wani on 09 July. A curfew remains in place in many parts of the city, forbidding people from leaving their houses at any point during the day

Kashmiri Muslim protesters throw stones at Indian policemen during clashes in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir today. This is the third day of violent unrest that has engulfed the Valley since the funeral of famed separatist militant Burhan Muzaffar Wani: photo by Farooq Khan/EPA, 11 July 2016

Kashmiri Muslim protesters throw stones at Indian policemen during clashes in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 11 July 2016. Clashes between civilians and police in India's northern region of Kashmir has spiked to at least 16 in the third day of violent unrest that has engulfed the Valley since the funeral of famed separatist militant Burhan Muzaffar Wani on 09 July. A curfew remains in place in many parts of the city, forbidding people from leaving their houses at any point during the day

Kashmiri Muslim protesters throw stones at Indian policemen during clashes in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir today. This is the third day of violent unrest that has engulfed the Valley since the funeral of famed separatist militant Burhan Muzaffar Wani: photo by Farooq Khan/EPA, 11 July 2016

Loyalists make final preparations to their bonfire on the Newtownards road on July 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lighting of the bonfires at midnight on the eleventh night marks the start of the annual twelfth of July celebrations within the protestant community. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne.

Loyalists make final preparations to their bonfire on the Newtownards road today in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lighting of the bonfires at midnight on the eleventh night marks the start of the annual twelfth of July celebrations within the protestant community.: photo by Charles McQuillan, 11 July 2016

Loyalists make final preparations to their bonfire on the Newtownards road on July 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lighting of the bonfires at midnight on the eleventh night marks the start of the annual twelfth of July celebrations within the protestant community. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne.

Loyalists make final preparations to their bonfire on the Newtownards road today in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lighting of the bonfires at midnight on the eleventh night marks the start of the annual twelfth of July celebrations within the protestant community.: photo by Charles McQuillan, 11 July 2016

World in focus – best photos for July 12, 2016

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a road blockade set up by Kashmiri protesters, during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Curfew imposed in the disputed Himalayan region continues for the fourth consecutive day to suppress anti-India violence following the Friday killing of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmir’s largest rebel group: photo by Dar Yasin / AP, 12 July 2016
 
India Kashmir Protests

A Kashmiri Muslim protester throws stones at Indian troops as others shout pro freedom slogans in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 12 July 2016

India Kashmir Protests 
   
A Kashmiri Muslim protester throws stones at Indian troops as others shout pro freedom slogans in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 12 July 2016

A woman stands by a makeshift memorial at the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman stands by a makeshift memorial at the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge in Louisiana: photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters, 12 July 2016

A woman stands by a makeshift memorial at the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman stands by a makeshift memorial at the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge in Louisiana: photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters, 12 July 2016

Sirica Bolling raises her fist as she walks down Jefferson Avenue during a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in Newport News, Va., Sunday July 10, 2016. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Press via AP)

Sirica Bolling raises her fist as she walks down Jefferson Avenue during a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in Newport News, Virginia: photo by Aileen Devlin/The Daily Press/AP, 11 July 2016

Sirica Bolling raises her fist as she walks down Jefferson Avenue during a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in Newport News, Va., Sunday July 10, 2016. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Press via AP)

Sirica Bolling raises her fist as she walks down Jefferson Avenue during a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in Newport News, Virginia: photo by Aileen Devlin/The Daily Press/AP, 11 July 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 

All photos in this sequence show the arrest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana of Pennsylvania nurse Ieshia Evans during protest against police killings, 10 July 2016 by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters: all images via Reuters U. S. News Verified account @ReutersUS, 12 July 2016  


Baton Rouge PD looks ridiculous. I never wore so much armor in combat. This is their own community. (Photo: Reuters): image via Brandon Friedman @BFriedmanDC, 10 July 2016


 Just spoke to one of her best friends. She's still in jail after this arrest in Baton Rouge. A mother to a 5 y/o son. [photo Jonathan Bachman/Reuters]: image via Shaun King @ShaunKing, 10 July 2016
 
Ezell Ford erased | by michaelj1998

Ezell Ford erased (Los Angeles, California): photo bymichaelj1998, 30 June 2016

Ezell Ford erased | by michaelj1998

Ezell Ford erased (Los Angeles, California): photo bymichaelj1998, 30 June 2016
 
Ezell Ford erased | by michaelj1998

Ezell Ford erased (Los Angeles, California)
: photo bymichaelj1998, 30 June 2016

Mr. Gas Mask | by efo

Mr. Gas Mask (Alameda, California): photo by efo, 3 July 2016

 
Mr. Gas Mask | by efo

Mr. Gas Mask (Alameda, California)
: photo by efo, 3 July 2016
 

Mr. Gas Mask | by efo

Mr. Gas Mask (Alameda, California)
: photo by efo, 3 July 2016


Thinking | by michaelj1998

Thinking (Los Angeles, California): photo by michaelj1998, 6 July 2016

Thinking | by michaelj1998

Thinking (Los Angeles, California): photo by michaelj1998, 6 July 2016

Thinking | by michaelj1998

Thinking (Los Angeles, California): photo by michaelj1998, 6 July 2016

4 comments:

manik sharma said...

Tom,

I live in the state that borders Kashmir and still I'm quite sure I get second-hand, fudged accounts to read. Worse, I work in the media myself, and there seems to be this uneasiness to go around when the issue of Kashmir issue comes up. It has such a complicated history which has been tampered an torn apart to the extent that everyone has his or her own truths to go along with. Social media has only made it worse. The people of Kashmir, I'm afraid, have no chance. The State always wins, as someone said. There are plenty of freedoms to be had, but a lot more to be killed, I guess. And the world seems in a hurry to do just that.

manik sharma said...

Something like this I guess

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth

Wooden Boy said...

There's a large Kashmiri community in Birmingham so the issue has been close at hand. Most people find it impossible to talk about. These forgotten corners must be remembered. I've been thinking a lot about the war in Yemen recently following conversations with a friend at work. We do a tidy trade in arms with both India and the Saudis.

TC said...

manik and Duncan,

It's been stirring and heartbreaking to follow the news out of Kashmir over the past week since the martyrdom (as it's taken to be) of the boy hero who had arisen to lead, Burhan Wani, seemingly the latest of several symbolic avatar popular leader figures to gain their power by being killed by Indian security forces in their resistance to Occupation. It does appear that while a beatdown with canes and pellets may seem light restraint next to mechanized storm trooper phalanxes as we have here, nonetheless one caught in the path of a pellet blast at close range can be blinded, even killed, and that is happening. I gather internet has been largely cut off. The eloquence of the messages I have seen testifies to the trepidation and the courage, suffering and seriousness and valour of those seeking freedom from India, many of them of course youthful stonethrowers, evidently not stayed by the practical hopelessness of their cause.

As to the confusion, and the practical hopelesness, Manik addresses those things from much closer to hand -- very grateful for that, a sort of bridge over to this.