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Kashmir: The Case For Independence

In the immediate wake of the Second World War, the allied world came together and sought to pool resources, cooperates diplomatically and thought to...

In Kashmir, nearly half favour independence

Sheikh MushtaqNearly half of the people living in the Indian and Pakistani parts of Kashmir want their disputed and divided state to become an...

DPS Row: An Alumna Speaks Up

By Ann Saad Keeping the recent rush of write ups on Delhi Public School (DPS) abaya row in mind, let’s put the things in perspective....

India’s Human rights record in J&K 

November 2002: The human rights record of the Indian security forces in Kashmir has been characterized by arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and extrajudicial killings. These...

Crispy and crunchy

People eat physics. If the latter is not good then they don’t eat it. They eat physical properties with a little bit of taste...

Kashmir Struggle, left out alternatives by world democracies

Owing to the presence of around eight million troops, Jammu and Kashmir is described as one of the most militarized zones’ in the world....

I will not apologise!

Khalid Almaeena The Paris attacks that killed 130 people and injured hundreds of others are still capturing headlines. They also occupy the top spot in...

The falling standards

From politics to business to social relations, everything has turned upside downFirdous SyedUndeniably, in the postmodern era, traditional value systems are under siege, universally....

Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Peter Van BurenYou don’t want to read this, and I take no pleasure in writing it, and no one really wants to hear it...

A Tale of Disappearance

AAQIB JAVAID“Disappearance” : the Oxford dictionary defines this word as ” An act or the fact of someone or something going missing”. In the...

Denounce the war

It''s morality we all invoke, so don’t take sides.Mehboob MakhdoomiThere is something fundamentally wrong with this whole idea of terrorism and the narrative that...

FORBES: How To Solve India’s And Pakistan’s Old Problem

India and Pakistan are two countries with great potential that has attracted the interest of foreign investors. But it will likely remain potential until...

Debating Geelani

The answer certainly does not lie with the apologists. Ajaz-ul-Haque! Pardon my impudence as well Umair Gul This is a response to “letter to Geelani by...

Holding people hostage

With e-curfew over, we are out of a 76-hour torture. To rediscover our latitudinal location. To confirm our validity to a world we thought...

The Peace Offensive

Once portrayed as an ideological dispute, will they ever be able to find amicable resolution to Kashmir problem Firdous Syed M K Narayanan was all-powerful National...

A Letter to Americans: Why Hillary Clinton must win?

I am a Kashmiri Muslim who is passionate about the amelioration of the human condition. My passion or even ambition made me wander around...

The Return Of The Foreign Militant

On the night of October 2, news broke that militants had stormed into adjoining Army and Border Security Force camps in North Kashmir’s Baramulla...

The Kunan Poshpora pain

Time can never heal this wound Mushtaq SidiqiKashmiris have suffered enormously since 1989. Though decades have passed by, but the Kunan Poshpora incident of mass...

The fresh turmoil proves yet again our leaders don’t matter

​ The recent ban on Print media and the blocking of internet services in the valley is an act of cowardice on the part of...

Intolerant India

“A civilization can be judged by the way it treats its minorities.”(Mahatma Gandhi)On the morning of 11th Oct 2015 when Sudheendra Kulkarni came out...

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