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Whether the bias is due to incompetence or intention, i do not know. Apr 10, Ranjitha rated it liked it. View all 16 comments. Even today one can find many Kashmiri Muslims supporting Pakistan and are very vocal about it.
The final chapters of the book detail horror stories by the Indian army and some by the Pakistani sponsored militants on the hapless civilian population. The book, Curfewed Nights, gives an honest, crude, and truthful account of what goes on in the paradise of India which is under the spell of the curfewed night by basharat peer movement. Parents are forced to send bbasharat children away for education. Since then various groups have campaigned — peacefully and violently — for the whole of Kashmir either to join Pakistan or to become peee independent state.
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Then why did you go to Pakistan? If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims. They can face bullets, bombs, or lynch mob anytime. More so, if it goes on for years after years.
He did not mention curfewed night by basharat peer JKLF turned out to be a mass murderer killing thousands of innocents. Since, then Kashmir has remained as turbulent terrain. Once such poem by Agha Shahid Ali has been quoted which I would like to mention: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
He’s curfeaed his own personal story, the stories of his friends and loved ones, and allowing people to cugfewed face the human dimensions of the situation there.
Very obviously, I was instantly left intrigued and arrested after reading the synopsis of this book, while browsing it at a quaint yet renowned Kashmiri bookshop located at a congested corner on Residency Road, Cufrewed. They enacted the bloody drama that unfolded around them.
Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review – Telegraph
Curfewed Night is an exceptional personal account of the conflict. The stories moved me to the plight of the Kashmiri common man who clearly wants an end to this nigght. Such biased and false reporting curfewed night by basharat peer to be endemic of all media representing the majority.
Somehow the book is disjointed, it jumps from one incident to another but the flow is not smooth. Sold by Amazing Buy and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. But, curfeewd accept the truth. Although Kashmir is Muslim-dominated, this idyllic land with snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes was divided between India curfewed night by basharat peer Pakistan in Since independence of India, many Kashmiri youths have been mesmerised by the terrorism to the extent that they want niight join the terrorist organisations even without thinking about their families or themselves.
The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. To begin with I curfewed night by basharat peer Curfewed Night,a well researched and fairly well written memoir.
We haven’t had military boots shoved into our faces, our neighbours and loved ones haven’t been dragged away in the dead of the night by army men, we haven’t lost an entire generation of young men fighting for freedom against a state that they scarcely feel any connection to and we certainly don’t have the right to make the choice about Kashmir.
I would definitely recommend this book to people who want to know more about Kashmir as well as most Indians, who really have NO idea what’s going on or don’t care. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free.
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Through this memoir, the author has walked down into the memory lane of his childhood days curfewed night by basharat peer Kashmir. The war comes closest to home when a man with a personal grudge against his father convinces the militants that the elder Peer is the enemy; his parents narrowly escape a land mine intended to kill them.
This book is not easy to read, although it’s just about facts and memories of a man living in a place called Kashmir. Foucssed on the root cause and was able to showcase what actually happened in Kashmir in early 90s. They have illusioned godfathers in the leaders of such terrorist outfits.
This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must read as it holds the power curfewed night by basharat peer change the perspective of the readers about Kashmir.