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The Rohingya Reversal

The Rohingya Reversal

By allowing refugee deportation, judiciary has stepped back from its own principles

By: Roshni Shanker At the annual session of the executive committee of the UNHCR held in Geneva, India stated, “We are a responsible state with a functional democracy and rule of law.” On the same day, October 3, seven Rohingya men were being taken to the Indo-Myanmar border for a scheduled deportation. Ironically, they had […]

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SUBCONTINENT UNDER NEW MILITARY THREAT

SUBCONTINENT UNDER NEW MILITARY THREAT

By: Mushtaq Hurra External affairs ministers and defense ministers of India and America met last month in Delhi for much hyped bilateral talks, and both the countries have signed an important military agreement there. The agreement is believed to incept a new and extraordinary American military stronghold on India in particular and on the whole […]

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Nitish Kumar seems to have lost touch with the ground reality

Nitish Kumar seems to have lost touch with the ground reality

His poll victories have been in alliance with the RJD or BJP. The only times he contested alone — in 1995 and 2014 — the results were disastrous

By: Dipak Mishra Politicians often take on different personas when it comes to negotiating the number of seats with their allies, and end up ignoring the ground reality. Bihar’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar, is doing the same thing. He is donning his persona from 2010, when his wish was the Bharatiya Janata Party’s command. He […]

 Nyla Ali Khan

Reconceptualising a new Kashmiri order

Reconceptualising a new Kashmiri order

The foundation of Kashmiri nationalism was laid in 1931, and this nationalism recognised the heterogeneity of the nation

The turbulence and turmoil that has haunted Kashmir for the past twenty-three years holds all of us, as a people, accountable for the degeneration of our politics and society. While it is important for us to condemn, question, and seek redress for the human rights violations in Kashmir, it is also important for us to […]

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Seismic costs

Seismic costs

A mega dam in an earthquake zone could cause huge loss of life.

By: Imaduddin Ahmed WHEN considering investment in an infrastructure project, responsible investors or donors would ask: what is the need? What are the financial, social and environmental costs? What are the risks and the unknowns? Is the project likely to yield higher costs than benefits? Is the project the best option to address the need? […]

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After the Nobel Peace Prize, it’s time to focus on the victims of rape

After the Nobel Peace Prize, it’s time to focus on the victims of rape

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege’s award should make us consider the impact on those who suffer sexual assaults

By: Winnie M Li Ten years ago, when I was raped, I never could have predicted a single six-character hashtag would come to symbolise — at least for the media — all the world’s survivors of sexual assault and misconduct. But #MeToo is apparently a trend, and news stories around rape are now “topical”, even […]

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Portraits of Pakistan

Portraits of Pakistan

By: Ghazi Salahuddin Who do you think are the most distinguished Pakistanis who inspire you and make you feel good about your country? This is one of the questions that I pose whenever I have an opportunity to interact with young people. Naturally, I get anxious to see if some of my choices – the […]

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Charismatic Dr Ruveda salaam- the inspiration for many! 

Charismatic Dr Ruveda salaam- the inspiration for many! 

By: Rayees Masroor Hailing from a small border village of Farkin in one of the extreme corners of district Kupwara, the iconic Dr Ruveda Salam became the very first woman IPS officer from the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2015. Before Ruveda cleared the UPSC (for the first time), she got into medical college, […]

 Akeel Rashid

Crisis of Educational Sector: Conflict-driven or administrative blunder

Crisis of Educational Sector: Conflict-driven or administrative blunder

It is not news anymore – for the student community in particular – that Education sector of Kashmir is in deep crisis and in order to provoke a much-needed debate over the issue, I’d start from discussing two facets of it: first, the ongoing conflict in Kashmir is impacting the functioning of the educational sector […]

 SHAH KHALID

The unholy nexus of private schools

The unholy nexus of private schools

Various Private schools and missionary schools running in Kashmir Division, despite being under the category aided schools and established on Government land provided to them on lease, are violating the norms as well as contempt of Hon’ble Apex court’s landmark judgment under “Right to Education”, that talks about social integrations and inclusiveness by reserving 25 […]