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Articles by Dilnaz Boga

Mumbai defendants’ trial by media

Dilnaz Boga reflects on why the guilty verdict against the 12 accused is itself suspect.

  • September 23, 2015
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Forces occupy India’s schools

Despite years of proxy war, the government has failed to alleviate the situation, argues Dilnaz Boga.

  • June 25, 2015
  • 5

Unspeakable horrors, unbreakable bonds

Dilnaz Boga meets two women whose friendship flourished in India’s jails.

  • June 11, 2015
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India’s illegal detention of juveniles rising, lawyers say

Dilnaz Boga looks at how the crackdown affects society’s most vulnerable.

  • June 5, 2015
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The hunt for justice

Dilnaz Boga follows a case of rape in Kashmir, and finds that justice is too often years away, if ever.

  • May 18, 2011
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Nowhere to turn

Recovering drug addicts in Kashmir are caught between a rock and a hard place.

  • May 16, 2011
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Corruption pays in Kashmir

Despite exposure in an Amnesty report, lawmakers continue to disregard the law, says Dilnaz Boga.

  • May 9, 2011
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The dance of death

In Kashmir, death has many faces. Dilnaz Boga remembers those who lost their lives to ‘alleged beatings’ by the police during 2010.

  • December 13, 2010
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The long-term effects of curfews

As our correspondent prepares to leave Kashmir, she ponders the future for those who have no choice but to stay.

  • December 7, 2010
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Read our words!

A graffiti campaign in Kashmir is being used to drive home a powerful message to India.

  • November 29, 2010
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Suicides up in the Valley

Young people in particular struggle to cope with the trauma of living in the world’s most militarized zone.

  • November 24, 2010
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A chilly reprieve

The arrival of winter has brought back a semblance of normality to the Kashmir Valley.

  • November 16, 2010
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‘Non-lethal weapons are more lethal!’

The use by Kashmiri police of pellet guns, supposedly to avoid civilian casualties in unarmed protests, has failed to curb injuries.

  • November 9, 2010
  • 1

A breath of fresh air

After 35 days of curfew, residents in Palhalan in North Kashmir get a taste of freedom. 

  • October 26, 2010
  • 1

Why do children throw stones?

In Kashmir, there are plenty of reasons – as Dilnaz Boga discovers.

  • October 20, 2010
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'The people are with us'

At a time of increased violence and a rising death toll in Indian-administered Kashmir, Dilnaz Boga talks to Masarat Alam Bhat, leader of the Quit Kashmir campaign, about the struggle for azaadi (freedom) and the sacrifices involved.

  • September 14, 2010
  • 1

Curfewed in the vale

In Kashmir, civilians are being pushed to the brink of disaster amidst protests, curfews and killings. Anger is hurt turned inside out, as Dilnaz Boga explains.

  • August 12, 2010
  • 6

Kashmir University: a campus with a difference

Students are determined to revive their banned union, despite random raids and intimidation, reports Dilnaz Boga.

  • May 26, 2010
  • 1

Bringing the house down

In Kashmir, ‘collateral damage’ can mean losing everything in a matter of seconds, reports Dilnaz Boga.

  • March 24, 2010
  • 0

Minor offences

India’s brutal treatment of Kashmiri youths is fuelling conflict

  • January 1, 2010
  • 0

Kashmir’s Kan-i-jung: Cry for Freedom

In the strife-torn valley of India-controlled Kashmir, the decades-long conflict continues to take its toll, especially on its young. Dilnaz Boga has met some of them.

  • August 6, 2009
  • 0

About Dilnaz Boga


Dilnaz Boga is a journalist from Mumbai. She has worked for Srinagar-based website Kashmir Dispatch in Jammu and Kashmir as well as for the Hindustan Times as Chief Copy Editor on the International Desk in Mumbai. Previously, she also worked for a few city-based newspapers, covering issues like health, women's and children's issues, human interest, civic, education and crime.

Dilnaz has also covered conflicts in Kashmir, the North-East, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra for several publications. She completed her BA in English and Psychology and her MA in English Literature from Mumbai University.

In July 2004, Dilnaz completed her MA in Peace and Conflict Studies with a distinction on her dissertation ‘Cycles of violence: The psychological impact of human rights violations on the children in Kashmir’ from the University of Sydney in Australia. The following year, she shot a documentary in Kashmir on the same subject titled Invisible Kashmir: The other side of Jannat (Heaven), which was screened at film festivals all over the world.

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