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Parents in Kashmir Worry That K-pop’s Influence Will Lead to Cultural Erasure. Teens Are Fully Embracing the Hallyu Wave

There is a place in Kashmir, called Srinagar, known as Zero Bridge, that connects the residency road area directly to Rajbagh. Rajbagh is a bustling hub for coaching centers, where many teenagers go for their academic studies. When I was traveling there, I witnessed a handful of girls wearing outfits that resembled Korean fashion. Throughout…

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This Is What’s Happening in Kashmir Right Now

Ammi catches me weeping again tonight. She sits by me and asks me why I am crying.  I tell her our people are dying. “A Kashmiri baby was forced to sit on the blood-soaked body of his grandfather. Indian armed forces dragged Bashir Ahmed from his car and shot him dead in front of his…

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This Twitter Roundup Clarifies What’s Happening In India

With the government of India passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), the ruling party’s highly sectarian agenda became clearer and clearer. This discriminatory piece of legislation allows refugees from neighboring nations a pathway to citizenship. All refugees, that is, except Muslim ones. Given the rising incidents of violence and discrimination against Muslims in India, the…

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#KashmirBleeds: What’s Happening in Kashmir?

On the 4th of August, 2019, Kashmir went dark. The already heavily-militarized region was over-run with troops from the Indian Army, as the Indian government scrapped Article 370, a part of the Indian constitution that allowed the region of Jammu and Kashmir (a historically disputed area between India and Pakistan) to have a separate constitution,…

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