Return of the Taliban
Even as we enter the eve of 10th day of Muharram, colloquially known as Ashura, the day that commemorates martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) in the battle of Karbala, another battle took place closer to Kashmir’s neighborhood in Afghanistan, where Taliban forces captured Kabul within a matter of days without facing any resistance whatsoever, after […]
Justice to the marginalized!
10th of August was marked yesterday as a “Black Day” by Dalit Muslim and Dalit Christian communities of India to protest against a Presidential Order passed in 1950 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first President of India vide powers given to him by the Article 341 of the constitution, whereby the definition of Scheduled Caste was […]
Kashmir’s descent into Drugs & Criminalization
Recently, Kashmir valley was shaken by two disturbing news’s- the first one was related to the news of a 10 year old Kashmiri boy being brought by his father to drug de-addiction center in Srinagar for Heroin abuse, which was alarming given the Heroin is an expensive and highly intoxicating and dangerous drug and for […]
Let’s not obstruct statehood for J&K Please!
It has been Kashmir’s great misfortune that whenever, there are windows of opportunities for the return of permanent and sustainable peace and stability in Kashmir valley, there are artificially manufactured obstacles created by so called Kashmiri leadership themselves that put Kashmir valley permanently in political instability, chaos and uncertainty. The PAGD’s recent declaration demanding the […]
Will Kashmir see political change, finally?
It was a sight that people of both Kashmir valley and Jammu region were longing to see for over two years since August 5, 2019, when in a sudden and surprise move, the BJP government in very early days of its second consecutive term announced the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the […]
Return of Politics in Kashmir, really?
Last few weeks in Kashmir valley have been ripe with floating of several conspiracy theories that arose due to unusual security force deployment in Kashmir valley, bringing back memories of the events that preceded the abrogation of Article 370 & Article 35A of Indian constitution. There were rumors of the grant of formal statehood only […]
Can ‘Pasmanda’ Caste Muslims ever rule Jammu & Kashmir?
Jammu & Kashmir is India’s Muslim majority administrative unit and Muslims constitute over 95% of the population of Kashmir valley and are a substantial minority in Jammu region with nearly 40% of the total population of Jammu region, including an overwhelming majority in Pir Panchal and near majority in Chenab valley of Jammu region. And […]
Middle East Again
The latest flare up between Israel and Hamas has once again brought focus of the world on one of the longest outstanding disputes in the post world war era. The flare up has come at a time, when Israel is undergoing destabilizing phase, after four back-to-back inconclusive general elections that have failed to throw up […]
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 […]
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 […]