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 Press Trust of india

Indian students concerned about deportation, dropping out semester as US announces new visa rules

Indian students concerned about deportation, dropping out semester as US announces new visa rules

New Delhi: Fear of deportation in the middle of a global crisis, unpaid loans, rising risk of COVID-19 infection, dropping out a semester and the possibility of never being able to return to campus are among the concerns of Indian students in the US after announcement of the new visa regulations. In a move that […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

Violence will lead Kashmir nowhere

Violence will lead Kashmir nowhere

When the Kalashnikov first made its appearance in Kashmir more than three decades ago, it was widely believed that it would finally get us ‘azadi’ (freedom) and so,the peace-loving people of Kashmir cannot be blamed for having enthusiastically welcomed the gun. Being simple and susceptible, they were beguiled by the extraordinary hype created about “azadi […]

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THOSE WHO STAYED BACK

THOSE WHO STAYED BACK

By: Vijay K. Sazawal Every Kashmiri Pandit (KP) growing up in Kashmir, whether now or earlier, has always faced a riddle. There is an inexplicable mystery about why those Pandits who leave for a better life outside of the valley very rarely look back to know about the welfare or invest in the well being […]

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Emerging Roles and Economic Transformation of Women

Emerging Roles and Economic Transformation of Women

In the strife-torn region of Kashmir, women have always been at the receiving end in the world of entrepreneurship. Ambreen Yousuf highlights the struggles and the challenges.

By: Ambreen Yousuf Introduction Gender inequality and discrimination is a persistent problem, deeply embedded in our society, and often stems from our socio-cultural and religious norms. These problems have left very limited opportunities for women historically. Women are traditionally considered weak, emotional, and intellectually inferior. And their care-giving roles are more emphasized by society. The […]

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Girls’ Education: Kashmir Perspective

Girls’ Education: Kashmir Perspective

Much needs to be done to do away with gender disparity in literacy

By: Abid Hussain Rather The importance of education for human development has been emphasized by one and all. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) describes right to education as fundamental right. In our country the 86th Constitutional Amendment Act 2002 has made education a fundamental right for children in the age […]

 Khursheed Nabi

A Tribute To Sofi Abdul Ahad: A Kashmiri Sufi Poet

A Tribute To Sofi Abdul Ahad: A Kashmiri Sufi Poet

Sofi Abdul Ahad – a well known Kashmiri sufi poet-was born at Sikh Kanihama, a village in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, in January 1939 in a noble family and passed away on 9th of February 2020 at the age of 81. He completed his earlier education from Government High School Sikh Kanihama. However […]

 Adeela Hameed

Trauma of Being a Child of Conflict

Trauma of Being a Child of Conflict

When have we seen peaceful mornings or driven along the Boulevard full of mirth and ease? I don’t recall an evening when my parents happily talked about being blessed to have children born in Kashmir. The cycle of loss and trauma had started even before our parents were born but it intensified in the early […]

 Adeela Hameed

Bioplastics: An Alternative to the Plastic Soup Problem

Bioplastics: An Alternative to the Plastic Soup Problem

Biodegradable plastics seem like a preferable option to keep fossil fuel-based plastics at bay. Although we are still a long way from designing sustainable material, bioplastics or in a general sense, biopolymers, will go a long way in reducing dependency on petroleum-based products. Fortunately, CO2 emissions will decrease as well with this much needed switch. […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

‘Disposable’ Kashmiris

‘Disposable’ Kashmiris

Now it’s absolutely clear that Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s “complete parting away from All Parties Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir” wasn’t a voluntary decision. And since it was a forced pronouncement arising out of an ugly situation that was choreographed by the separatist conglomerate’s Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) chapter, this development calls for serious reflection, […]

 Manzoor Anjum

Geelani’s resignation and Kashmir situation

Geelani’s resignation and Kashmir situation

The nonagenarian will have to do lots of explaining

Senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani’s quitting a forum (All Parties Hurriyat Conference) which was exclusively created and floated by him, has resulted into some buzz in the political and social circles of Kashmir. Debates, all over, are going on that whether the nonagenarian leader’s decision is some sort of ‘national tragedy’ or just a […]

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