Akeel Rashid

Does political bartering imply to non-existence of ‘political will’ in JK? 

Does political bartering imply to non-existence of ‘political will’ in JK? 

We all have been observing the current political bartering taking place in Jammu and Kashmir wherein politicians are choosing one political party over another. This political exchange is not happening – as being projected – for the betterment of the state, not at all, and by saying so I owe an explanation to the politicians. […]

 Akeel Rashid

If the ‘Kashmir issue’ is political, so are the ‘issues of Kashmir’

If the ‘Kashmir issue’ is political, so are the ‘issues of Kashmir’

In spite of the fact that inquiry committee – probing the incident of doctor’s alleged negligence that led to the death of an infant – at the Lalla Ded Hospital in Srinagar has determined the cause of the incident as it held a doctor responsible for not following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while dealing […]

 Akeel Rashid

 When institutional violence manifests in individual felony! 

 When institutional violence manifests in individual felony! 

First things first – What happened, with a pregnant lady and her child, at Lalla Ded  (LD) maternity hospital in Srinagar was the extreme manifestation of institutional or structural violence prevalent in different forms in our part of the world. The response of common people in general and public figures in particular catered to emotional […]

 Akeel Rashid

Soo’n Too’th: In death as in life, you upheld virtuous demeanor by all, for all!

Soo’n Too’th: In death as in life, you upheld virtuous demeanor by all, for all!

Eulogy

I vividly remember that last conversation with you when you praised my efforts of trying to be a thinker and writer. You were too generous with your praise as you conferred me the title of being the “SUN” of my clan. You apprised me of my indispensable responsibility by saying “You have to shine”. A […]

 Akeel Rashid

Thick-skinned Kashmir University turns itself off to students’ pleas

Thick-skinned Kashmir University turns itself off to students’ pleas

Promotes students to 5th, 6th semesters without declaring result of last three semesters

Srinagar, Dec 25: Disrespect is too mild a word to describe the injustices being meted out to such students by the authorities at the Kashmir University. The pleas of students pursuing higher education with the Kashmir University (KU) continue to fall on deaf ears as they are being pushed around with no one ready to […]

 Akeel Rashid

No end in sight to blunders of Kashmir University…

No end in sight to blunders of Kashmir University…

45 BCA students suffer as GCW MA Road and KU authorities trade blames

Srinagar, Dec 19: There seems to be no end to blunders committed by the University of Kashmir; from admission to examination mechanism, the institution has stirred disorder in everything! The students of Government College for Women, M.A. Road Srinagar, allege that their future is caught between the proverbial devil and the deep sea with their […]

 Akeel Rashid

KU remains oblivious to problems of its college students

KU remains oblivious to problems of its college students

5th, 6th semester students of Degree College Uri unable to submit admission forms

Uri, Dec 18: The University of Kashmir deserves all the criticism and choicest invectives students hurl at it for the fair reason that its ill-conceived and faulty decisions are a big cause of irritation and heart-ache for the latter. Here is a case to prove the point. The students of 5th and 6th semester (Batch […]

 Akeel Rashid

 ‘Shameless’ KU makes a joke of exam process

 ‘Shameless’ KU makes a joke of exam process

Distributes illegible ‘Whatsapp forward’ print-out as question paper among students

Srinagar, Dec 13: Taking ‘digital India’ slogan to an entirely different pedestal, or rather making a mockery of sorts, the Higher Education department, in a shocking incident today distributed badly scanned copies of question papers to students of Arts appearing for their semester examination at Amar Singh College, Srinagar. The BA fourth semester students of […]

 Akeel Rashid

“Wall of Kindness”: Take if you need, hang if you have

“Wall of Kindness”: Take if you need, hang if you have

Srinagar, Dec 04: Taking a cue from the altruists of  Iran and Turkey, a group of youth have set up “Wall of Kindness” with a philanthropic theme “take if you need, hang if you have” for the poor section of society who lack necessary clothes for this winter season in Abi-Guzar area of Srinagar city. […]

 Akeel Rashid

Academic institutions or hegemonic enterprises!

Academic institutions or hegemonic enterprises!

How the self-esteem of students is compromised in educational institutions of Kashmir

A student is seen, universally, as someone who climbs the ladder of success at an educational institution- an institution that is supposedly not only the epitome of best of the teacher-student relationship but also a place full of vibrancy, of exchange of views- more like a facilitation center leading a young, curious mind on the […]

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