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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...

WHO IS GOING TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TODDLER BURHAN? PM MODI, CM MUFTI,...

SEEMA MUSTAFA”But what I have to do, I will do it. Whether it is diplomatic, whether it is pressure tactics or whether it is...

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...

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...

Mishandling Zakat institution

Shabir HandooIf we pay Zakat in such large numbers, why does the number of beggars swell up with every passing day.Last few years have...

Did Yakub Memon get his due?

SAM RAJAPPAThe death by hanging of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death-row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on...

Abdullah’s Accession

Ab. Qayoom Khan “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” Henry WadsworthOmar Abdullah...

A ‘friendly’ disruption

Firdous SyedThe book has hardly sullied the reputations; it has destroyed the very idea of peace. Aditya Sinha is a friend, and AS Dulat,...

Hopeless Gazans are still waiting for reconstruction

Motasem A Dalloul It was midday and the temperature was over 32oC as Rabah Abu-Shanab, 58, lay under the rubble of what once was...

Cow and the BJP politics in kashmir

In spite of winning 2014 general elections in India with an overwhelming majority and amplifying the Modi wave that was already sailing high throughout...

Why India Needs To Read Nawaz Sharif’s UNGA Speech More Closely

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s four specific proposals for peace with India in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly will put New...

The Log and the Peg!

The tragedy of Kashmir is aptly depicted by the popular proverbM ASHRAFFor almost four and a half centuries now Kashmiris have been under external...

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...

Why Belgium?

MARTIN KETTLEIt will take weeks of scrutiny to find out exactly what happened in the Brussels attacks , but the country's past and its...

‘It is not my India!’

Ghulam Nabi KhayalIn October 1968, a three-day State Peoples Convention was held here in Srinagar which was inaugurated by India’s political stalwart, Jaya Prakash...

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....

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...

The Shimla Discourse

Z.G. MuhammadForty three years back on 2 July at Shimla, a bilateral agreement was signed between India and Pakistan. Since their birth as independent...

MOLESTATION OF MINORITY WOMEN IN INDIA

​   ​ -ALI SUKHANVERWho is leading a more miserable life in India; the Dalits or the Muslims? It is a very difficult question to answer because...

Modi failed to do a Vajpayee in Kashmir

Shujaat BukhariPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-hyped visit to Srinagar on November 7 did not make much difference vis-à-vis addressing and approaching the issues facing...

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