Javaid Beigh

Rise of Social Activism in Kashmir

Rise of Social Activism in Kashmir

Turmoil in Kashmir valley has unwittingly given birth to a culture of social activism, which has diversified over the years and is now playing an important supplementary role in checking the abuse of executive authority. The phenomenon, which began over three decades ago with the rise of human right activism has now branched into such […]

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The Saga of pandemics

The Saga of pandemics

Today, when the humanity is grappling with the ever-growing deadly impact of Corona virus pandemic and as the death toll due to Covid-19 crosses a staggering 200,000 in India, which has claimed over 30 Lakh human lives all over the world, it becomes important to look back at yet another deadly pandemic, which took place […]

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Corona Comes Back!

Corona Comes Back!

As someone, who is currently recovering from a deadly bout of Coronavirus infection, I am saying this with the conviction of my own personal experience that the so called ‘second wave’ is far more infectious and vengeful than the first one. It has been over 10 days, since I was diagnosed as positive for Coronavirus, […]

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Kashmir’s rapid slide towards cultural orthodoxy

Kashmir’s rapid slide towards cultural orthodoxy

Few days back, there was a music concert organized at Srinagar’s famous BadamiWari garden complex in Rainawari on the foot hills of Hari-Parbat. The music concert, which among other performers hosted Kashmir’s famous female singer Shazia Bashir was suddenly attacked by a group of goons, who were apparently angered by what they perceived as open […]

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Kashmir’s lost opportunity

Kashmir’s lost opportunity

The blatant manner in which Chairmanship positions of DDC were captured in Kashmir valley in total violation of the constitutional and ethical principles of polity has disappointed many young and aspiring Kashmiris

As a young aspiring Kashmiri Muslim candidate of a small sub regional Kashmir based political party with a background in management and journalism, I fought in the recently held DDC elections, the first major electoral exercise held after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India and demotion of Jammu & […]

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Debating the visit of Envoys

Debating the visit of Envoys

Much is being made of the ongoing visit of the Envoys of different countries to Kashmir, the latest in the series of such visits at the behest of the Central government in New Delhi, since the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the constitution of India. The latest visit comes in the backdrop […]

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Adoption of Kashmir’s culture: Appropriation or Appreciation?

Adoption of Kashmir’s culture: Appropriation or Appreciation?

Recently I came across the news of a widespread outrage expressed by elite upper caste English speaking Kashmiri Muslim influencers on social media platforms criticizing a short song and dance video posted by Shehnaz Kaur Gill, a Punjabi Sikh entertainer, singer and actress, where she can be seen dancing in snow in some place in […]

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Season of Political Shenanigans in Kashmir

Season of Political Shenanigans in Kashmir

On the face of it not much may seem to be happening on the political scene in Kashmir valley but volatile turning of events in Delhi in the wake of ongoing farmer protest cannot hide the fact of frantic political activity going on in both Jammu region and Kashmir valley regarding the securing of the […]

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Time to reach out to generation next of Kashmiri Pundits

Time to reach out to generation next of Kashmiri Pundits

This year marks over three decades of the exodus of Kashmiri Pundit community from Kashmir valley. The departure of Kashmiri Pundit community was the beginning of the end of the “romance of Kashmir”. If, one was to look back and analyze what actually the people of Kashmir achieved in their political quest in all these […]

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IS THERE A POLITICAL DESPODENCY IN KASHMIR?

IS THERE A POLITICAL DESPODENCY IN KASHMIR?

Kashmir, which used to be a prominent issue on international forums just decades back, has now been pushed to the margins of burning issues in a growing chaotic world. The political uncertainty over the US presidential elections and the never-ending dramatic turn of events in Washington DC and the relentless chaos caused by Coronavirus, which […]

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