By Veer Munshi

Kashmir shrinks into my mailbox,

My home a neat four by six inches.

I always loved neatness. Now I hold

The half-inch Himalayas in my hand. 

– Agha Shahid Ali Khan (Postcard from Kashmir)These words of the poet are very relevant to Kashmiris all across the globe. Some people who have migrated for safety while some people who have migrated for work will claim their incessant love and devotion to their homeland and, at the same time, they would be able to describe the turmoil curtailing the state’s orientation quite distinctly.

The complete paper can be read here.

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