OPINION

 Jawed Naqvi

Koreas and South Asia

Koreas and South Asia

There are some obvious similarities and some very crucial differences between the Korean Peninsula and South Asia.

WE’LL destroy you. We’ll rain fire and fury on you. We will talk to you. We look forward to talking to you. We have forced you to talk to us. Let the opponents go on with their hundred emotional somersaults. The important thing is to remain sensible, preferably with a smile, while doing your own […]

 SEEMA MUSTAFA

The Story of an Innocent in Jail

The Story of an Innocent in Jail

Akhlaq, Junaid, I kept quiet and then...Then they came for him.

BY: SEEMA MUSTAFA Dr Kafeel Khan the doctor from Gorakhpur jailed by the Adityanath government for eight months without bail, has become a household name in India. The Citizen’s Seema Mustafa spoke to the doctor at some length after his release from jail to find him more confident, less fearful, more determined and pieced together […]

 Inamul Haq

CBI and its Investigation Process in Kashmir

CBI and its Investigation Process in Kashmir

Inamul Haq There is a huge outcry from the supporters of BJP/RSS that Kathua rape case should be handed to Central Bureau of Investigation (Hereafter CBI) rather than crime branch. Obviously, CBI is an investigating agency rather than crime branch, but the question is what is wrong with crime branch. The report is the history […]

 OPINION

Plumbing the depths

Plumbing the depths

Scatological spying has a long history.

BY: Zarrar Khuhro IT’S a history-making handshake for sure: North Korean leader King Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart clasped hands across the military demarcation line that separates the two countries before they ventured behind closed doors to begin their talks. Symbolism was rife is this carefully coordinated and rehearsed encounter, with even the table […]

 Akeel Rashid

As Koreas mend relations, will Indo-Pak relations see some reconciliation?

As Koreas mend relations, will Indo-Pak relations see some reconciliation?

  Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Kim Jong-un of North Korea have written a new chapter of peace prospects on Korean peninsula as they pledge to work together for reaching “a final peace” agreement of ‘no nuclear arms’. With the emergence of this new thaw in the relations between the two, a significant lesson […]

 OPINION

Traumatizing  SSA Teachers

Traumatizing  SSA Teachers

By: Bilal Ahsan Dar In most societies at most times throughout history, teachers have been among the most respected members of their communities. Sadly, this isn’t the case anymore, atleast not in this part of the world. Teachers in J&K working under SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) are on the roads again, not for a different […]

 A.G. Noorani

The prosecutor

The prosecutor

Criminal justice depends on the integrity of three institutions.

THE prosecutor has been under a cloud for a long time; of late that cloud over his office has darkened. On April 20, Maya Kodnani, a minister in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat government, was acquitted in the Naroda Patiya case in the 2002 pogrom of Muslims. Kodnani became a minister after the riots. In 2012, she […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

‘Minding Protests’: Poverty of Philosophy!

‘Minding Protests’: Poverty of Philosophy!

In its editorial ‘Minding Protests’, published on 23 April 2018, Kashmir Images complains about the menace of public protests that have engulfed the Valley of Kashmir. Most of the public protests that are held in the Valley of Kashmir take place with the backdrop of a large military presence of Indian troops in the region […]

 OPINION

Expecting ‘education’ to be apolitical is a flawed idea  

Expecting ‘education’ to be apolitical is a flawed idea  

By: MIR SEENEEN While majority of the people especially the ones constituting the Intellectual Class, have resorted to censorious criticism of students for flooding the streets in demand of justice by terming it as absolute “Hooliganism” and “Rowdyism”- to me, it signifies a great sense of responsibility and reasonableness, as the youth have realized their […]

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The changing structure of riots

The changing structure of riots

They are challenging the very essence of government and politics in Indian democracy

BY: Shiv Visvanathan The recent riots in West Bengal and Bihar have got stuck in the gullet of Indian democracy. These riots are disturbing not only as new rituals of violence but as part of the more cynical narratives of electoral democracy. In fact, as acts of violence, they are depressing thrice over as events. […]