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Pakistan-India: Chasing a mirage of victory!

Pakistan-India: Chasing a mirage of victory!

India and Pakistan, two nuclear armed nations have fought wars, some large scale and some very calculated ones, and have done everything in their capacity to destroy each other. Indulged in the arms race, despite being poor, both the countries are apparently being exploited by a third party as a result of their unending conflicts […]

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Of massacres and flimsy hope for justice!

Of massacres and flimsy hope for justice!

‘INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE’

Time flies! But the agony of the gruesome episodes leaves eternal imprints on the hearts and minds of people. The losses that can never be compensated, the wounds are still aching, the pain is still raw and the cries of despair are still roaring. In this long driven bloody conflict, the valley has witnessed mayhem […]

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The colonial-era law is widely misused to serve partisan political ends

The colonial-era law is widely misused to serve partisan political ends

Under the current government at the centre, every liberal public educational institute is under attack. From last four years, we have seen the physical as well as the policy level attacks on the educational institutions and be it the institutional murder of Rohit Vemula in HCU, the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad from JNU campus or […]

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Magnificent mathematics as a sum of global mathematical efforts

Magnificent mathematics as a sum of global mathematical efforts

Mathematics is something which not only has the highest relevance to our day to day life but influences all businesses and interferes every aspect of our universe in one or the other way. For an ordinary man, it is counting, measurement architecture and the knowledge guiding an individual as how to logically perform a given […]

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Kashmiri Sufism, Islam and Hinduism

Kashmiri Sufism, Islam and Hinduism

Kashmiriyat is a Prototype for Hindustaniyat - II

Islam and Hinduism – spiritual symbiosis In order to fully appreciate the depth of Kashmiri Sufis’ commitment to both Islamic and pre-Islamic Buddhist and Vedantic ideas, it is necessary to study the perspective in which their interaction with the two great religions took place. Islam and Hinduism have lived together in this land for almost […]

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Kashmiri Sufism, Islam and Hinduism

Kashmiri Sufism, Islam and Hinduism

Kashmiriyat is a Prototype for Hindustaniyat - I

Abstract South Asian Islam finds its best expression in Kashmir’s Rishi-Sufi order and its precious gift known in the valley and beyond as Kashmiriyat, of which the Kashmiri people are justly proud. The defining features of Kashmiri Sufism are a belief in both the transcendence and immanence of God, respect for other religions, belief in […]

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Bureaucracy verses Judiciary

Bureaucracy verses Judiciary

By: Hakim Mohammad Ilyas The State Judiciary administers a common law system of legal jurisdiction, in which customs, precedents and legislation, all codify the law of the land. The judiciary interprets the Constitution as its final arbiter. It is its duty as mandated by the Constitution, to be its watchdog, by calling for scrutiny any […]

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The Seditions and the Reprehensible Nature of Politics in India

The Seditions and the Reprehensible Nature of Politics in India

By: Shabeer Ahmad Khan The precocious nine year old  traumatized  Oskar Shell in Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’(2005)after finding a key in his deceased ( a 9/11 casualty) father’s closet in an envelope labeled ‘Black’ and embarks on a traumatized quest to find about the secretive nature of it by interviewing […]

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CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE

By: Qazi Athar The Constituent Assembly of India mandated its drafting committee to frame a constitution for the new born heterogeneous and geographically vast country. The drafting committee was headed by the renowned legal luminary Dr. B.R Ambedkar and after the completion of drafting, he moved a motion – ‘The Constitution as settled by the […]

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Muzzling freedom of expression

Muzzling freedom of expression

I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to death your right to say it- Voltaire  

BY: BILAL AHMAD NAIK The other day I read a Facebook post wherein a renowned doctor was apologizing because his previous post had allegedly hurt sentiments of some people. The fear that the doctor would have felt was evident in his post. I could see regret as well as exasperation in it. He went to […]

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