EDITORIAL

 EDITORIAL

War mongering must stop

War mongering must stop

In October 1962, the two giant superpowers of the time stood on the verge of war when Soviet Union tried to place nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba, ninety miles away from the United States. Then U.S. President Johan F. Kennedy had ordered his navy to encircle Cuba in order to stop the Soviet […]

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Freer institutions or slavery?

Freer institutions or slavery?

The ongoing row At the Aligarh Muslim University over the portrait of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, besides so many other things, is also a pointer of bigger malaise that has come to afflict the “world’s largest democracy”. While a concerted effort is being made to muzzle the voices of dissent – otherwise the life blood of […]

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‘Handle with care’

‘Handle with care’

It’s very sad that a poor tourist, who certainly had nothing to do with the politics concerning Kashmir, has fell to the stones of an unruly mob at Narbal. Previously also there have been incidents wherein tourist vehicles were targeted by the stone-pelters, but both state authorities and the society in general, instead of acknowledging […]

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Rethink Kashmir

Rethink Kashmir

Whatever is happening in Kashmir is really worrisome. And scary too, because not a single day passes off without people getting killed here. While the encounters between the combatants – the government forces and the militants — are happening almost on daily basis and inflicting fatal costs on both sides, civilians too also falling like […]

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Building stake in peace

Building stake in peace

Since past some time, the governments here have been very vocal about “peace through development”. Delving politically into development economies, the government’s standpoint that the better economy is directly proportional to the peace in the state is indeed logical, particularly when one goes by the modules correlating peace and development. It goes without saying that […]

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Meaningless rhetoric…

Meaningless rhetoric…

“Of the Rs 80,000 crore PM’s package, a good chunk of money has already been released for Jammu and Kashmir.” This is the latest assertion that came past week. So the ordinary people here have once again been bombarded with huge financial figures. A standard catch-line accompanying these whooping sums informs that this money is, […]

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Absolute madness

Absolute madness

Attack on school bus

Two minor students were injured – one of them with a severe head injury – when their school bus was pelted with stones in Zavoora area of Shopian on Wednesday (May 02, 2018). This incident has provoked widespread condemnations from both mainstream and the separatist leaders, though latter, as always, remained guarded in its denunciation. […]

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Problem of beggary

Problem of beggary

Come summers, Valley witnesses an unprecedented surge in the problem of beggary. Though a social evil, but here in the Valley the mendicancy has been flourishing with more and more people including small children joining the ranks of beggars to swell their number to teasing levels. There is hardly any nook or corner where there […]

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Stop these senseless killings!

Stop these senseless killings!

Kashmir has turned into a killing field. Everyday there is news about somebody getting killed, either from the security forces, from militant ranks or civilians. Killing of any human being is condemnable however when it comes to combatants – be those from security forces or from militant groups – they are the ones who have […]

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Corruption, all over!

Corruption, all over!

The latest cabinet reshuffle, among other things, has also brought into focus again the issue of corruption in the Jammu and Kashmir state with political circles abuzz with the rumours that two of the ministers, from PDP and BJP shown door, had serious allegations of corruption against them. If the buzz holds some water then […]

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