OPINION

 Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

MEDIA AND ITS RENEWED SET OF LIABILITIES

MEDIA AND ITS RENEWED SET OF LIABILITIES

In the present day circumstances, the media has got a vital role to play in our society to format and scan our mindset and push it on to the right direction, more especially, when the entire humanity is faced with the growing challenges like that of terrorism, radicalism, intolerance, majoritarinism, religious bigotry and armed militancy […]

 Akeel Rashid

‘Focusing on people’s interest, not self-interests’

‘Focusing on people’s interest, not self-interests’

Since taking charge as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir state, Mr. Satya Pal Malik has been largely focusing on the “issues of Kashmir” and leaving the topic of “Kashmir issue” for the centre to deliberate upon. He has stoked controversies and, as well as of late, won applauds for his honest and upfront approaches […]

 S M Jameel

Breaking from the climate  of  grab-and-have-it-all!

Breaking from the climate  of  grab-and-have-it-all!

It is ages now, so to say ,since we were a people deeply entrenched in poverty, ignorance and inertia. All these long years have seen us march to some levels of development in terms of education, economy and other spheres though with staggering steps at most of the times. This has its roots in the […]

 Shahid Majeed Mir

Shades of politics in Kashmir!

Shades of politics in Kashmir!

It was in the wake of disillusionment with the internal politics in general that the present phase of conflict found its roots. What marked the beginning of this phase was the disillusionment, and then, the decision of some of the Kashmiri youth who had participated in the elections as contestants, election agents, campaigners and sympathizers […]

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Pakistan & Kashmir Militancy – A Reality Check

Pakistan & Kashmir Militancy – A Reality Check

BY: H. Iftikhar There is a wide spread feeling among the people of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) that Pakistan establishment has started distancing from militancy in Kashmir. Though the country may have various reasons to do so, Balakot air strike by Indian Air Force is seen by locals as major factor. Though Pakistan government has […]

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Drug menace – silence is to be broken

Drug menace – silence is to be broken

Not a single day passes in Jammu and Kashmir without a few drug-traffickers being arrested and contraband substances seized. Brown Sugar, Heroin, ‘Charas’ — these figure in every evening bulletin of J&K Police. Though there are no follow-up details available, nevertheless arrests are made and made very frequently. Drug abuse and drug trafficking has reached […]

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Talking human rights

Talking human rights

By: Shafqat Shafi The 43-page report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), released on July 8, 2019, has raised serious concerns about abuses by state security forces and armed groups in both Indian and Pakistan parts of Kashmir. The UNHCHR in its report has said that both India and […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

Respecting the “Blood of our Martyrs”

Respecting the “Blood of our Martyrs”

One fine September morning in 2017, residents of Shopian woke up to find the streets lined with posters denouncing former Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Zakir Musa who had quit and become chief of an Al Qaeda affiliate called Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) by calling him an “Indian agent.” Accusing him of “helping Indian forces kill Kashmiris,” […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

Contributing towards Amarnath yatra’s success

Contributing towards Amarnath yatra’s success

The traditional warmth and affection that Kashmiris shower on visitors becomes more than evident during the 46 days long Amarnath yatra which is held every year and pilgrims returning from this pilgrimage are full of praise for the way locals had looked after them. And even though some unfortunate incidents do occur now and then […]

 S M Jameel

Looking Inwards

Looking Inwards

I was thinking what actually went wrong with us both at individual and collective levels so far as we haven’t been able to build a viable healthy society based on equality, fraternity and justice. Of course, from time to time many attempts were made in the past to stem the rot by well-intentioned and well-meaning […]