Akeel Rashid

Lessons on ceasefire and dialogue process in Kashmir

Lessons on ceasefire and dialogue process in Kashmir

Musings

The unilateral ceasefire has been successful in influencing the situation in Kashmir, so far, as it has put an end to the cycle of killings and gunfights that had become a new norm here. By shutting out all the negative noises, the ceasefire has once again rekindled the hope for a dialogue process in Kashmir. […]

 Akeel Rashid

The economy of conflict and the conflict of economy!

The economy of conflict and the conflict of economy!

  All the discussions and debates in Kashmir tend to unanimously focus on the political crisis and the conflict which has been raging on here for several decades now. While there is no denying of the fact that politics has predominantly remained the subject matter here, the issues concerning our economics have tragically either found no […]

 Akeel Rashid

Leading by example!

Leading by example!

A teacher who inspires students for experiential learning

Anjum Ara, a teacher by profession, who successfully led her students into the realms of experiential learning, is setting new standards for teachers. Her innovative work along with her students has already earned commendations from education department as she continues to inspire young children to think innovatively and try and resolve some burning issues that […]

 Akeel Rashid

Every killing is regrettable

Every killing is regrettable

Whatever ‘terrible’ is happening in Kashmir, technically it cannot be attributed to a ‘war’ but the egregious circumstances unfolding (read: gunfortunate events) in Kashmir are not less horrifying, if not equal to that of war. Killings have become a new norm in Kashmir and an accepted reality. If one picks up a human-centered yardstick and […]

 Akeel Rashid

As Koreas mend relations, will Indo-Pak relations see some reconciliation?

As Koreas mend relations, will Indo-Pak relations see some reconciliation?

  Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Kim Jong-un of North Korea have written a new chapter of peace prospects on Korean peninsula as they pledge to work together for reaching “a final peace” agreement of ‘no nuclear arms’. With the emergence of this new thaw in the relations between the two, a significant lesson […]

 Akeel Rashid

Banning Tuition Centers: Sweeping problems of Education under the carpet?

Banning Tuition Centers: Sweeping problems of Education under the carpet?

Education Minister, Altaf Bukhari, is right in saying that “the private tuition centers are proving to be a distraction for the students in Kashmir” but with this right thing which he has asserted, keeping education and politics apart, the minister has also raised a right question, at the right time which no one but he […]

 Akeel Rashid

Student protests: What to do?

Student protests: What to do?

The widespread student protests unfolding in the Kashmir Valley seemingly have no end in sight and with the triggers and motivations for the same constantly changing, it is unclear as what’s ahead in this regard. This academic year, the student protests originated in reaction to the civilian killings in the South Kashmir, and now, from […]

 Akeel Rashid

BCC Reds thrash Kandi-XI by 10 wickets

BCC Reds thrash Kandi-XI by 10 wickets

Wular Premier League – 2018

Sopore, April 6: BCC Reds thrashed Kandi-XI in a one sided match here at Sheikh-ul-Alam sports ground Tarzoo Sopore. In the first match of the day, Kandi Eleven won the toss and opted to bat first. The decision proved to be futile as none of the batsmen from Kandi-XI could manage to reach double figures. […]

 Akeel Rashid

Preferring ‘art of negotiation’ over ‘art of rejection’

Preferring ‘art of negotiation’ over ‘art of rejection’

  At a time when the people of Kashmir (particularly youth) are ‘paying a huge price’ of Kashmir dispute —like never before — a senior hurriyat leader is indicating that India is yet to accept the disputed nature of Kashmir issue — which he terms a pre-condition for entering a dialogue with New Delhi. This […]

 Akeel Rashid

Lets settle the issue of education within the Kashmir issue

Everyone who enjoys the political leverage in Kashmir tends to remain busy debating the different aspects of Kashmir issue, however, there seems to be no one among them who might be interested in identifying and solving the concomitant issues – far too many to mention here within the ‘Kashmir issue’ itself. One of the pressing […]