Citizens for Justice and Peace

Separatists smear walls, each other in Srinagar

01, Oct 2015

Peerzada Ashiq
Srinagar, October 1, 2015
With separatists racing against each other in writing on the walls, IS and Taliban graffiti are smudged
A new wave of pro-separatism graffiti on the city walls is directed more inwards rather than at the state as a subtle turf war plays out among the separatists.
In a departure from the past, pro-Islamic State and pro-Taliban graffiti are fast being replaced by pro-Hizbul Mujahideen and pro-JKLF (Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front) graffiti.
While the city was busy celebrating Id-ul-Adha last week, fresh graffiti, painted with spray guns on the lines of Bansky street art, saw new slogans and faces painted on the walls, particularly in the downtown Nowhatta area and uptown Bund area with a white lone wall facing the Jhelum river.


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