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by Fatima Sultan Syed | January 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Fatima Sultan Syed
Hi Everyone -
I am trying to revive discussion in this group on Kashmir dispute and gender issues. I will be posting soon and hope the discussion grows.
Dear Fatima.. really great to know about your ideas, am quite excited to read all the threads and be a part as well.
Just today I received a message from someone that she looked up Kashmir in a map and started reeading about the place :)
its a good day to some back. but at the same time, this is what happens in kashmir. read about the massacre that kashmir remembers today: please click the link:
Thank you so much for providing us with an insight on the situation in Kashmir. I read your piece entitled "My life, My Kashmir" and really felt that it shed light on the many issues with which Kashmir is struggling. I have to admit that, unfortunately, I am not very well-informed on the history as well as the ongoing conflict, gender-based violence, and human rights abuse that continue toplague the country, which is why I'm so glad that there are journalists like you who have witnessed them first hand and who can provide a detailed and personal account of the situation.
Sometimes it's difficult to know what to believe after reading conflicting information in the newspapers or online.
Also, when I posted an interview about Kashmir on Facebook, which I felt was interesting and helpful in understanding the conflict, I was criticized by one of my Indian friends for having done this and was told that I should read more on the matter. While I don't want to offend anyone or to be culturally insensitive, I do believe it's important to hear different perspectives, especially coming from Kashmiris. I also want to comprehend why Indians feel very strongly about this issue and why it causes such a stir.
It would be great to get your opinion on this matter.
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