OPINION

 Bashir Manzar

Paying tributes to Mirwaiz and Lone

Paying tributes to Mirwaiz and Lone

May 21 is the day when two great leaders of Jammu and Kashmir fell to bullets though in different years. Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq was killed by assassins on May 21, 1990 and Abdul Gani Lone fell to their bullets on same day in 2002.  Tragically Lone was killed near the grave of Late Mirwaiz as […]

 Akeel Rashid

When students unlearn the ‘Viable methods of protestation’!

When students unlearn the ‘Viable methods of protestation’!

The students in Kashmir are once again out on the streets manifesting their rage–yeah rage! Because protest is too weak a word for something which tends to cause disruption–and it is certain that they will end up being resentful and burned out, as usual. By abandoning the educational institutions (read space spaces) and forcing their […]

 Abrar Reyaz

We are Appalled, but not moved!

We are Appalled, but not moved!

‘Shocked’ would be a mild word to describe the amount of panic that gripped the entire Kashmir valley in view of the gruesome and barbaric rape of a minor in Bandipora area of North Kashmir. The brutal rape case is one among such shocking incidents that very person feels ashamed of being part of a […]

 Javaid Beigh

RETURN OF KASHMIRI PUNDITS IS KEY TO KASHMIR’S SURVIVAL

RETURN OF KASHMIRI PUNDITS IS KEY TO KASHMIR’S SURVIVAL

The recent return of Shri Roshan Lal Mawa to Kashmir valley, after 29 long years, has been a heart-harming sight for most Kashmiri Muslims, especially those from older generation, who have lived Muslim – Pundit bonding of the old times. Amazingly, Shri Mawa re-opened his shop in the same place in down town Srinagar, which […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

The Looming Threat of Fundamentalism in Kashmir!

The Looming Threat of Fundamentalism in Kashmir!

Last week, people in Sopore observed a two day shutdown to mourn the death of a local militant named Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi who was killed during a brief encounter with the security forces in Shopian district on Friday. While shutdowns marking death of militants are a common practice in Kashmir, yet there’s something about this […]

 OPINION

THE SOUTH-ASIAN DIMENSION TO NEW GLOBAL SECURITY ORDER

THE SOUTH-ASIAN DIMENSION TO NEW GLOBAL SECURITY ORDER

If it is to be believed that new power structure will be shaped substantially by Asia, then it is inevitable for India to make some alterations in its foreign policy apparatus in order to claim its position as an emerging global player

By: Mehraj Ahmad South Asia is seen, by many scholars, as the new arena for power paradigms and the building up of the reputation for the new global power structure.  It is the new bastion for restructuring present power equations of the world and from the vintage point where I sit (India), it is self […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

On Poll Boycott Calls and Threats

On Poll Boycott Calls and Threats

In Kashmir, every time election dates are announced the Hurriyat immediately follows it up with a poll boycott call and after each and every election is over, both the center and Hurriyat claim victory. While the former interprets public participation in elections as outright ‘rejection’ of secessionist ideology, the latter cites the low level of […]

 Javaid Beigh

SHOPIAN-PULWAMA: THE STORY OF HOPE

SHOPIAN-PULWAMA: THE STORY OF HOPE

With the Lok Sabha elections for the last leg of Anantnag seat over, focus was briefly shifted to twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama located on the edge of southern border of Kashmir valley, touching Pir Panjal mountain range. The twin districts, which were carved out of ‘greater Anantnag’ are among the most fertile regions […]

 OPINION

CHALLENGES FOR WOMEN IN KASHMIR

CHALLENGES FOR WOMEN IN KASHMIR

By: SHAHZAD HUSSAIN The word ‘Woman’ immediately connotes the meaning of love, sympathy, solidarity and integrity. Women exhibit themselves in different roles and, instead of social construction of gender roles, play important roles in any socio-political, socio-economic or socio-cultural movements across different counties and have also shouldered freedom struggles in many post-colonial states. Every religion […]

 Shahid Majeed Mir

Article 370- a bridge between India and the state of J&K

Article 370- a bridge between India and the state of J&K

The legality of Article 370 has been settled by Supreme Court in ‘Sampat Prakesh Case’ in 1969 by holding it as ‘permanent provision’ of constitution enshrined by Constituent Assembly.

Lok Sabha elections are underway in India. The incumbent BJP as well as other parties including the grand old party of India- Congress- are putting all efforts in campaigning these days. The war of words and the intensified uproar over security matters have left the atmosphere fully charged. It is evidence that BJP is, once […]

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