EDITORIAL

 EDITORIAL

Tactical subversion

Tactical subversion

“Please don’t declare a holiday as a mark of respect to me when I die…of course, I will.” This is what Justice A K Ganguly – who was one of the two judges on the 2G bench – underlined in February 2012. The judge was lamenting that the vacation system was a very serious issue […]

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Spell it out for people

Spell it out for people

September 11, 2001, brought a paradigm shift hundreds of thousands of Americans’ thinking — their illusion of invulnerability was shattered. Life underwent a big change, particularly for the thousands of families and friends of those who were killed when America’s symbols of power and wealth came under attack.  If such a catastrophe can catch the […]

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Fixing the responsibility

Fixing the responsibility

Death of Arshid Ahmad Dar, a 23-year old from village Chanabal of Pattan, who was injured in police action a few days back while he was part of a protest demonstration held against the rape of a minor girl child in Sumbal, succumbed to his injuries late Wednesday evening. The death has once again raised […]

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Hanging our heads in shame

Hanging our heads in shame

While people of Kashmir were yet to come out of the shock of what happened with a three-year-old child in Sumbal area of Bandipora district, another shocking news has come from Ganderbal where one more teanager has fallen to the lust of a beast in human skin. Since the  Bandipora gruesome rape came to fore, […]

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Shameful

Shameful

It seems that ‘we the people of Kashmir’ have made a pledge to ourselves — and are under some hidden and invisible oath, that we are going to remain forever wedded to the self-inflicting behavior. That how-so-important a cause, warranting every reasonable reason to protest and agitate, but we are going to make sure that […]

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Faulty public transport!

Faulty public transport!

Every evening people can be seen cursing the administration when they have to burn holes in their pocket to hire auto-rickshaws for reaching their destinations. The reason being people are not able to find buses because the transporters running minibuses on various routes call off the service at will – and these days they do […]

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Respect Ramazan

Respect Ramazan

The amount and extent of institutionalized corruption in Jammu and Kashmir quite reasonably justifies its position among the top in the Transparency International’s list of corrupt states. Not a single day passes without some officials (almost always only the proverbial small fry) landing in the anti-corruption agencies’ dragnets, although very rarely are the ones held […]

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Tame Pvt schools in Kashmir too

Tame Pvt schools in Kashmir too

That Governor’s administration has issued notices to 19 private schools for charging “exorbitant” fees and forcing parents to purchase non-prescribed books and stationery from selected vendors in Jammu is a welcome development. However, instead of confining such an action to Jammu only, the government should have initiated similar measures against the private schools in Srinagar […]

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Help them evolve

Help them evolve

The ‘almost-daily’ protests and agitations in Kashmir – not only around big political developments but also about routine and mundane matters like power outages, broken roads, lack of drinking water, etc., is more than anything a sad commentary on the state’s dysfunctional systems.  Irrespective of how the state chooses to look at, understand and articulate […]

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Tame unscrupulous traders

Tame unscrupulous traders

“This is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, fake, cowardly, covetous… As long as you succeed they are yours entirely; they will offer you their blood, property, life and children when the need is far distant; but when it approaches they turn against you.” This is Machiavelli, one of […]