Slideshow: Genesis of Graffiti in Kashmir


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Genesis of graffiti in Kashmir is not very new. It was present but, it‘s use was limited. It is believed that Graffiti in Kashmir was influenced from Palestine, especially the post intifada era. After the 2010 uprising in Kashmir, the graffiti culture become a new medium of expression after arms and stones

Urban areas especially, Down town, Maisuma, Old town Anantnag, Sopore and old town Baramulla became vibrant in graffiti during the 2010 uprising. Even in 90’s era various pro azaadi outfits like H.M, JKLF would use graffiti. Graffiti these days is becoming popular among the young rebellious crowd.

is a kashmir-based photojournalist.

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