Maknoon Wani

Maknoon Wani is a journalist and academic mentor and an incoming graduate student at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Maknoon has extensively covered the Kashmir conflict, internet shutdowns, and anti-minority hate speech in India. His interest also lies in technology policy and internet governance.

BJP’s land reforms and the shifting political landscape in Kashmir

The BJP’s approach to reshaping Jammu and Kashmir’s political legacy and governance model is based on exclusionary measures that have raised concerns about the erasure of Kashmiris from the region’s history and identity

Apr 21, 2023

What’s really behind Jammu and Kashmir’s new Family ID?

Kashmiris fear the scheme is another tool for surveillance and collective punishment by the Indian state.

Jan 23, 2023

Every vote counts in Kashmir

Revised voting rights would mean further disempowerment for locals.

Oct 11, 2022

The second wave of migration

The continued woes of Kashmiri Pandits.

Aug 17, 2022

Selective truths

Kashmiri reception to the controversial film ‘The Kashmir Files’.

Jun 10, 2022

New developments in ‘New Kashmir’

Delimitation and the politics of coercion in Kashmir.

Apr 01, 2022

Kashmir and the rise of settler colonialism

The political and economic exploitation of militarily occupied J & K.

Sep 01, 2020

Latest Articles

Manipur’s conflict has harsh lessons for all of India’s Northeast

Rampant ethnic chauvinism of the kind that has shattered Manipur’s civil society is ingrained in communities across the Northeast

How Southasia and Oman intertwined

In ‘Sovereigns of the Sea’, the histories of Omani sultans in the age of empire speak to the interconnectedness of Southasia, West Asia and East Africa

Crisis in India’s bread basket

How agriculture, capital and corporate investment have reshaped Indian Punjab, and brought about its current precarity