Mudasir Ahmad Yatoo

Mudasir Ahmad Yatoo

The author is a Kashmiri and a Rishi. He has a degree from the Aligarh Muslim University and is now a PhD student at Imperial College London. He tweets @Mudieco (twitter.com/Mudieco)

A lesson for Kashmiris from Manan Wani: “We cannot let the occupation manoeuvre us any longer”

As I pursue my PhD, more often than not I find myself going through and posting on social media on matters ranging from political and social issues to, of course, poetry. However, when Manan Bashir Wani, a PhD scholar at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined the Hizbul Mujahideen earlier this year to fight the Indian occupation of Kashmir, I found I had nothing to say. The reason for my silence was primarily the knowledge that from the day one becomes a freedom fighter in present day Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), they don’t get to live for more than six months. Added to this was ...

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