The Passover massacre in Gaza was by no means an exception in the long history of Palestinian resistance.
For decades Zionists have blamed the Palestinians for Israel’s ongoing colonial project. “If only the Palestinians had a Mahatma Gandhi,” many Israeli liberals have exclaimed, “then the occupation would end.” But if one truly wished to find Palestinian Mahatma Gandhis all one needed to do is look at the images of protesters on Friday night’s […]
On 12 February 2018, renowned nationalist leader from Gilgit, Baba Jan was moved from Gahkuch Jail to Gilgit Hospital under high security cover after he suffered a heart attack. Baba Jan and 11 of his comrades-in-arms are serving 40 years (double life sentences) in Gahkuch Jail in Pakistan-administered and Gilgit Baltistan. Baba Jan shot to […]
Imagine if Nawaz Sharif as prime minister or Asif Zardari as president were to be exposed by women appearing on national television to talk of sexy details of their alleged affairs with the highest in the land. Unthinkable, would you not say? While our TV talk show hosts can openly accuse the two gentlemen of […]
For Ramachandra Guha empathy for Muslims is a liberal predicament. He makes a deeply unfair argument
Harsh Mander who has worked tirelessly for communal harmony has, in his piece (‘Sonia, sadly‘, IE, March 17), expressed anguish at what he sees is the abandonment of an entire community. Victims of discrimination, bigotry and hate violence, Muslims now are being shunned by even allegedly secular political parties for fear that mention of the […]
Let’s be sober and simple in marriages. Let’s not promote the glitz and glam in marriages.
Late marriages are one of the crucial issues that poses a serious threat to the society. As rightly being said that marriages are settled in heaven and celebrated on earth. We must accept that marriages are a pious part of life. The world is surviving and sustaining and the life goes on from one […]
The fundamental premise which follows from the notions of morality, justice, transparency, fairness and intelligible differentia is that we have a great expectation of maximizing the utility, legitimate expectations and the prospective advantage by the concerned quarters, authorities and institutions. After we pass this premise, the question begins as to how can we benefit […]
The fickle ambiance of Kashmir is once again slowly and stealthily trudging towards the nineties. The education and economic sectors which act as the backbone of a nation’s progress are once again dwindling. The peace has once again took an abrasive halt. The children who are the deciders of tomorrow are seen on roads and […]
My paternal grandmother, Eisha, was expelled from Jaffa in 1948, during what Palestinians call the 'nakba', and since then four generations of hers, of us, have lived as refugees.
BY: Atef Abu Saif “Are you still living in Jabaliya Camp, Gaza Strip?” he asks. “Where else should I live?” I answer. It’s the same conversation I have every time I catch up with this one Palestinian friend in France. Same question, same answer. Life in Gaza is hard. Then it gets worse and we […]
After declaring instant triple Talaq null and void, the Supreme Court has now accepted a petition to look into the legality of Muslim practices polygamy and Halala. It must be remembered that what the SC declared illegal was instant triple Talaq and not the unilateral right of divorce which a Muslim still continues to exercise. […]
Every graduation course conventionally is of 3 year duration with one annual examination at the end of each year. However, this academic scheme was modified by the JandK higher education department in the year 2015 by the introduction of Semester system. This semester system was implemented with a hope to improvise the quality of higher […]