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Bureaucracy verses Judiciary

Bureaucracy verses Judiciary

By: Hakim Mohammad Ilyas The State Judiciary administers a common law system of legal jurisdiction, in which customs, precedents and legislation, all codify the law of the land. The judiciary interprets the Constitution as its final arbiter. It is its duty as mandated by the Constitution, to be its watchdog, by calling for scrutiny any […]

 Mushtaq Hurra

Teachers Haven’t Snatched Anything from You!

Teachers Haven’t Snatched Anything from You!

Last ten or twelve months have been very tumultuous for our school education department with the largest fraternity of erstwhile SSA teachers resorting to different modes of protests resulting in confrontations with authorities. The protests undoubtedly left scars on the face of our educational system which should be balmed, and teachers are the best people […]

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The Seditions and the Reprehensible Nature of Politics in India

The Seditions and the Reprehensible Nature of Politics in India

By: Shabeer Ahmad Khan The precocious nine year old  traumatized  Oskar Shell in Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’(2005)after finding a key in his deceased ( a 9/11 casualty) father’s closet in an envelope labeled ‘Black’ and embarks on a traumatized quest to find about the secretive nature of it by interviewing […]

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CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE

By: Qazi Athar The Constituent Assembly of India mandated its drafting committee to frame a constitution for the new born heterogeneous and geographically vast country. The drafting committee was headed by the renowned legal luminary Dr. B.R Ambedkar and after the completion of drafting, he moved a motion – ‘The Constitution as settled by the […]

 Akeel Rashid

Does political bartering imply to non-existence of ‘political will’ in JK? 

Does political bartering imply to non-existence of ‘political will’ in JK? 

We all have been observing the current political bartering taking place in Jammu and Kashmir wherein politicians are choosing one political party over another. This political exchange is not happening – as being projected – for the betterment of the state, not at all, and by saying so I owe an explanation to the politicians. […]

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Muzzling freedom of expression

Muzzling freedom of expression

I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to death your right to say it- Voltaire  

BY: BILAL AHMAD NAIK The other day I read a Facebook post wherein a renowned doctor was apologizing because his previous post had allegedly hurt sentiments of some people. The fear that the doctor would have felt was evident in his post. I could see regret as well as exasperation in it. He went to […]

 Akeel Rashid

If the ‘Kashmir issue’ is political, so are the ‘issues of Kashmir’

If the ‘Kashmir issue’ is political, so are the ‘issues of Kashmir’

In spite of the fact that inquiry committee – probing the incident of doctor’s alleged negligence that led to the death of an infant – at the Lalla Ded Hospital in Srinagar has determined the cause of the incident as it held a doctor responsible for not following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while dealing […]

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The disempowered youth of Kashmir!

The disempowered youth of Kashmir!

By: Zahid Sultan/Bhat Irshad The anger in Kashmir, particular among the young, is deep rooted and manifested in different forms. The ‘present’ in Kashmir is badly bruised and a hope for a better ‘future’ has all but disappeared. In some instances such a situation finds its expression in the emotion of anger while in others […]

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An Act of criminality at LD Hospital

An Act of criminality at LD Hospital

By: Mushtaq Hurra Every conscious soul felt the pain of the Kupwara family whose daughter was forced to give birth to a still baby on the roadside after the doctors, reportedly, refused to admit her in the hospital- the only maternity hospital in the valley. The pictures of parturition done under the open sky send […]

 Akeel Rashid

 When institutional violence manifests in individual felony! 

 When institutional violence manifests in individual felony! 

First things first – What happened, with a pregnant lady and her child, at Lalla Ded  (LD) maternity hospital in Srinagar was the extreme manifestation of institutional or structural violence prevalent in different forms in our part of the world. The response of common people in general and public figures in particular catered to emotional […]