Posted by: Riyan H in women, protest, politics, people, peace, myblog, kashmiri, human rights, dogs, animal rights on Nov 12, 2011
Ironically, in conflict-ridden Kashmir the right of a dog to life is safeguarded legally more than a human being.
Two separate laws in vogue in Kashmir, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Municipal Corporation Act 2000 regarding Regulation of Animal Birth (Dogs), throw up a disturbing fact about rights of humans and dogs in the conflict zone.
For example, according to the AFSPA, any Indian army officer to maintain public order can fire upon and use force, even to the causing of death, against any person who he feels is acting in contravention of any law, including prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons.
Posted by: Riyan H in people, myblog, kashmiri, gulmarg on Dec 23, 2010
A chilly winter morning turned out to be a wonderful day. It was snow all over and one of my oldest friend was at my door, knocking with one hand and holding kanger in other. He had recently purchased new i20 car. I loved his new car and we directly headed to Gulmarg.
Gulmarg was at its best, looking like a bride in all white. We stayed there for a night and next day went for snow skiing. There were many tourists around, met some from Sweden and they were very happy to visit Gulmarg.
We are again planning a weeklong trip by the end of this month or early next month. Eagerly waiting for the day as our other friends will also be joining.