OPINION

 Azad Hussain

Students, the worst sufferers

Despite  the frequent closure of schools, after every unfortunate and  untoward violence related  incident, which usually  happen  in valley,  Kashmir is a place where the schools remain closed during winter vacations for a longer period as compared to other parts of the world due to severe chill and heavy-snow fall. In  winter zone of Jammu […]

 Akeel Rashid

New Dawn Of Diplomacy

New Dawn Of Diplomacy

  The surprising concord between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim-Jong-Un beckons a new dawn of the ‘breakthrough diplomacy’ – incorporation of trade-offs, compromise, compliancy and concessions – which has become unfashionable in the world politics. The South Korean president Moon Jae-in has played a crucial role in bringing to […]

 Shabeer Rather

Education and conflict

Education and conflict

Locking down schools is a conspiracy

when you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved […]

 Dr Ishfaq Jamal senior

Asma Jehangir and Indian liberals

Asma Jehangir and Indian liberals

She was vociferous about rights of Balochis, they are mute about rights of Kashmiris

Asma Jehangir a leading human rights activist and lawyer of Pakistan and a well known face throughout the world died last month. Known for her determination, principles and courage all her life she fought for the rights of oppressed, vulnerable and religious minorities in Pakistan. Her lifelong struggle against dictatorship and authoritarianism and fight for […]

 Syed Karar Hashmi

How empowered are our women?

How empowered are our women?

Women in Kashmir are struggling hard against inequalities, discriminations, injustices and for rights amid tough and challenging environment. The number of widows is alarmingly at increase due to continuous killings and counter killings in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir. Several movements against women atrocities and violence raised by feminist organizations in the state […]

 KI News

Nari Shakti in new India

Women are not just participating in the development story, they are leading it.

BY: Meenakshi Lekhi “Our dream of New India is an India where women are empowered, strengthened, where they become equal partners in the all-round development of the country.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this recently in his Mann Ki Baat. This was not a mere rhetorical flourish but a representation of the aspirations of millions […]

 KI News

Make the neighbourhood first again

Make the neighbourhood first again

India is sliding towards a situation where it is neither feared nor loved by other South Asian countries

By: Suhasini Haidar Almost four years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his term with a “Neighbourhood First” moment, by inviting leaders of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to his swearing-in ceremony, India’s neighbourhood policy is clearly adrift. New Delhi’s connect with its South Asian neighbours is weaker than it has […]

 KI News

Saudi reforms are vital for Mideast and the world

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on his maiden international visit to Egypt, the UK and US.

BY: Boris Johnson It was 73 years ago – almost to the day – that Winston Churchill travelled to Fayoum Oasis in Egypt for a meeting with the king of Saudi Arabia. “His own cup-bearer from Mecca offered me a glass of water from its sacred well, the most delicious that I had ever tasted,” […]

 Syed Karar Hashmi

Shopian killings: How long will this dance of death continue

Shopian killings: How long will this dance of death continue

A society can suffer no worse disaster than the loss of the power to distinguish between good and bad. In today’s world a man has become like a toy in the hands of problems and inflictions. The fame which is gained today is earned when the evil traits of the people are exposed, ignoring the […]

 Akeel Rashid

Infant abandonment in Kashmir?

The heart-wrenching incidents of neonate abandonment are on rise in Srinagar, a recent instance occurred on Friday last week in Nowhatta Srinagar, where a lifeless newborn was found lying on the road. A telling picture of this nameless infant was shared widely on Facebook and thus invoking anger and dismay among the netizens over the […]