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On the Highway of discontent !

On the Highway of discontent !

BY: Mir Ubaid The panic and ire caused by the banning of civilian vehicular movement on the 270 km highway stretch from Udhampur to Baramullah districts of NH-44 in Kashmir is unprecedented and nothing of this sort has ever happened during the 71 years old history of the state under Indian Administration. The 3rd April, […]

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Alienation leads to anger, violence!

Alienation leads to anger, violence!

By: Shabeer Rather & Umar Peerzada How are cultures synthesised and how are nations built?  What made Gandhi into a super hero for India and what led Hitler to be so effective in pursuing a path of inflicting extreme violence on a population? The answers to all these questions can be diverse but there is […]

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GUJARAT- The case study of PM’s home state

GUJARAT- The case study of PM’s home state

Elections 2019...

BY: R.K.MISRA Gujarat is the home state of two of the most powerful people in India today- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Both were deeply rooted in state politics before graduating to centre-stage and both leveraged their standing in the state to carve out a national niche for themselves. Furthermore, both […]

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Uighur Muslims continue to suffer in China

Uighur Muslims continue to suffer in China

The Chinese state governed by a mix of Mao Zedong and Karl Marx's Communism has come down heavily on Uighur Muslims.

China has detained as many as one million Uighurs in so-called “reeducation centers” and forced them to undergo psychological indoctrination programs -like studying communist propaganda and giving thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Chinese authorities have also reportedly used water boarding and other forms of torture on the ethnic minority though the government claims that […]

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ISLAM OR FEMINISM

ISLAM OR FEMINISM

Everyone talks so passionately about wanting liberation for themselves (and in the case of Western cultural imperialism, imposing it on others) – but few talk about what it actually means. What do they need to be liberated from? What do they need to be liberated to? Unfortunately, even fewer people question the basis of their […]

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Choking Roads means Choking Freedom!

Choking Roads means Choking Freedom!

By: Mudasir Ahmad Gori The decision to stop the civilian traffic on national highway on Wednesday and Sunday in view of the large movement of security forces has sent shock waves among the general masses. It has really upset the people of Kashmir and the tall claims of democracy have been exposed by this decision […]

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Do Political Parties obey their Party Manifesto?

Do Political Parties obey their Party Manifesto?

By: SHABIR AHMAD With the commencement of general elections, each political party comes with a new Election Manifesto in order to influence the electorates and promises to work according to the checklist if voted to power. But do they really follow and obey their Manifesto’s? I am sure we all have the answer to this […]

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Ambitions are affordable for Asia and the Pacific

Ambitions are affordable for Asia and the Pacific

BY: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching up to do. Despite much progress, the region is not on track to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for […]

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Women in Conflict….

Women in Conflict….

By: Mir Abass Throughout history, women have often been targeted in wartime with violence, especially sexual violence that is usually used as a war tool in most of the conflicts around the world.  They have also been excluded from conflict prevention and resolution efforts and despite increased awareness and mobilization at the local and international […]

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Defeating the Manifesto of hate and crime!

Defeating the Manifesto of hate and crime!

By: Parvaiz Ahmad Mir The attack on Muslims in New Zealand has shaken the conscience of the whole world. The white supremacist attacker who barged in the Mosques in Christchurch and massacred several people had uploaded a manifesto on internet besides going live when he was executed the planned killing of innocent Muslims. The manifesto […]

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