Graffiti in Kashmir

A Kashmiri boy poses for a picture past a Graffiti marked on closed shutter of a shop during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir. In Kashmir, graffiti protest started appearing with regularity after the 2010 unrest. People in the Valley are using graffiti to show their dissent, and as an arena where disagreements with the state play out. The easy availability of cans of spray paint has made the job of graffiti-loving youths far more easy and fast. In the aftermath of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing and subsequent curfew across Kashmir, the ‘graffiti protest’ is emerging as a new mode of resistance in several parts of Srinagar as youth “want India to read the writing on the wall(s).”. Photo: iStock

July 26, 2018 4:44 AM (UTC+8)