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Sunday, October 21, 2018

A year of disappointment

Junaid Azim MattuA year has come to pass since we witnessed the worst natural calamity in our contemporary history. The floods that ravaged the...

A competition of cruelty

RAFIA ZAKARIAA few weeks ago, Amnesty International released a report on human rights abuses carried out by Indian troops in Indian-held Kashmir. According to...

The funeral of militants and the counter insurgency grid in Kashmir

On September 14, this year, a picture of a youth, Irshad, went viral on the social networks. In the picture Irshad’s glimmering eyes and...

Kashmir Valley to Silicon Valley

Ban! Ban! Ban! From beef to internet, India seems to be running in a marathon of bans, or rather, aiming to get its name...

Legal Rights of a woman

Sunaina MalikA woman who is one of the agencies responsible for the continuation  of human race generation after generation on the back of this...

In every home, there’s Asifa!

I was in deep slumber until someone nudged my back. Amidst tears and cries, my eyes woke up to the beautiful yet strange world....

Orphans of Conflict: Forgotten by Society and the State

Dr. Mudasir FirdosiDo we need to cut down on the number of orphanages to the minimum possible and ultimately aim to close them all?Kashmir...

The hanging of Afzal Guru is a stain on India’s democracy

Arundhati RoySpring announced itself in Delhi on Saturday. The sun was out, and the law took its course. Just before breakfast, the government of...

What keeps the south of Kashmir simmering?

Although weathered, pro-freedom graffiti and names of militants written across house boundary walls and shop shutters in Heff and neighbouring villages of Shopian remain...

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...

Modi ji – Jee Ayan Nu and Million March

Dr. Syed Nazir GilaniIf it were 31 March 1959, Government of Indian would have applied for an entry permit for Modi ji to be...

Muharram Procession is labeled as Security Issue while foolproof arrangements are been facilitated to...

Ban 0n the Ashura processions in Kashmir by the government of Jammu and Kashmir since the rise of insurgency in the state in the...

The witness sleeps

One evening of 2003, during Ramadan, a farmer from Bimyar, Uri, in north Kashmir was approached by police to dig graves for burying unidentified...

The Middle East Quagmire

MIRZA ARIF BEGAt the presidential palace in Cairo, the charismatic leader of the Arab world in last decade and a half sat in his chair for...

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...

Dulat: ‘The Most Wanted’ Spymaster in Kashmir

Gowhar GeelaniCredibility of India’s well-known retired spymaster aside, Amarjit Singh Dulat’s memoir ‘Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years’ has triggered a debate in the Kashmir valley...

Understanding Paris

Could all these costly military campaigns succeed in destroying “terrorism”?Firdous SyedVictims of Paris falling prey to the scourge of violence are being mourned the...

Talks called off

Hurriyat and Pakistan need to ensure that it''s not just about scoring a pointEr.RashidMuch awaited NSA level Indo-Pak talks couldn’t take off as the...

A Tribute – Burhan Muzaffar Wani – Poem by Fahid Hameed

​In the woods of my valley Moves a tiger with a notion Showing slaves a way to truth With the world opposing his actionHe...

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...

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