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Testing new ideology, new slogans

Testing new ideology, new slogans

By: Tawfeeq Irshad Mir Dr.  Shah Faesal’s party- a mainstream one- is officially announced now and it remains to be seen whether the founder really has a ‘new ideology’ and ‘new slogans’ to offer to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have found themselves at the receiving end in the decades old conflict. In […]

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The Massacre at CHRISTCHURCH

The Massacre at CHRISTCHURCH

An Eye Opener for whole world

By: Shabir Ahmad In the deadliest terror attacks in New Zealand, 49 people were killed and more than 20 seriously injured in two mosques in Christchurch, when people were offering their Friday Salah. The attack soon attracted the global attraction. The Political and religious leaders from across the world have including Turkey, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, […]

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The pros and cons of social media

The pros and cons of social media

By: JAVAID JAFRI Internet is one of the greatest and biggest inventions in the modern day technology.  Without a shadow of doubt life would suffer a lot without it and this is the reason that in the present era, internet is considered to be the most vital technological advances that has squeezed the world into […]

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The horrendous bloodshed must stop now!

The horrendous bloodshed must stop now!

By: GOWHAR HASSAN On 14th February around 3:30 pm, life seized to live at Lethpura, Pulwama. The Srinagar- Jammu highway that connects thousands of people suddenly became a site of detachment. The hustle and bustle of life froze into the lull of death.  An explosive-laden car rammed into the fifth bus of a CRPF convoy […]

 Azad Hussain

Demonizing the people of Kashmir

Demonizing the people of Kashmir

A classical example of stereotyping a community is unfolding in various states of India where people of Kashmir- be they students or businessmen- are attacked and assaulted by the dominant fringe elements. Horrible things are done to people just because they happen to be Kashmiri- isn’t this criminal stereotyping of a people? The recent incident […]

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LIBERATING THE FREE WILL

LIBERATING THE FREE WILL

By: Naseer Ahmad Bhat Liberation is the basic and fundamental desire of human beings, but it many a times remains incarcerated or is shadowed by other basic desires of human body. The moot point remains, how is free will related to liberation and what is its relation with human decision making? Free will has its […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

Pulwama Attack and its Aftermath

Pulwama Attack and its Aftermath

It is an undeniable fact that even the noblest and most legitimate causes lose their ideological aura the moment its proponents resort to use of violence to achieve their aim, even if it’s against oppression. Unfortunately, though this is exactly what has happened to the ‘self determination’ movement in Kashmir ever since ‘armed struggle’ erupted […]

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Kashmir after Balakot

Kashmir after Balakot

Since the unfortunate carnage unraveled at Pulwama, things have been moving at a rapid pace- both in Kashmir valley and Indian subcontinent. The sheer swiftness of events has made it increasingly difficult to comprehend and make sense of the changing dynamics that essentially revolves around Kashmir valley. However, amidst all this confusion and chaos, one […]

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Article 35A – Of dignity and collective identity!

Article 35A – Of dignity and collective identity!

By: Irshad Ahmad Bhat, Zahid Sultan Magray As the apex court of India is heading towards a decision on determining the constitutional validity of  Article 35A, atmosphere in the state is politically sensitive and is freighted with political meanings. But people from all walks of life including mainstream, separatists or people belonging to any region […]

 Niloofar Qureshi

Reflections on the Pulwama Attack

Reflections on the Pulwama Attack

Any mass movement, no matter how well organised and ably led, faces an ever-existing danger of going off-course when the leaders accept certain decisions or actions, which go against the very fundamental principles that are guiding the struggle. The ongoing movement for the ‘right to self determination’ in Kashmir is inspired by the United Nations […]