Unassailable emptiness separates Gourisankar Bora from his wife and their newborn child. “No amount of video calls can fill that void,” says the first-time father, a senior analyst with an insurance solutions company in Bangalore.
Breathless and frightened, and not even the touch of a hand on your forehead. Not even if you die...that last touch is abolished. Strangers might carry your bier and lower you into the grave, or onto the pyre.
Kashmir-based journalist Gowhar Geelani who has been slapped with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by the J&K Police, tells Outlook that such moves may 'either silence us or make more people speak out'.