Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

By Haroon Lone & Rouf Dar Elections and Plebiscite The thermometer in recent elections shows the boiling point among the Kashmiris, knowing themselves as well as the Indian state as to where the people stand. The objective of political participation in the Indian state, through elections is that it allows the Indian state to preserve […]

Palestinian, Jewish Voices Must Jointly Challenge Israel’s Past

Palestinian, Jewish Voices Must Jointly Challenge Israel’s Past

Israel has resorted to three main strategies to suppress Palestinian calls for justice and human rights, including the Right of Return for refugees.One is dedicated to rewriting history; another attempts to distract from present realities altogether and a third aims at reclaiming the Palestinian narrative as essentially an Israeli one. The rewriting of history happened […]

Islam: A Future Oriented, Dynamic Faith based on Action

Islam: A Future Oriented, Dynamic Faith based on Action

By Wajahat Qazi As talk of a “ Clash of Civilizations”- a thesis developed by a great American political scientist, Samuel Huntington- is again doing the rounds and  is validated by the quotidian acts of strife across the world, the spotlight, in some senses, shifts to the nature of Islam and the West and the […]

The Denial of Effective Leadership to Kashmiris

The Denial of Effective Leadership to Kashmiris

By Syed Suhail Yaqoob From the day Akbar, the Mughal Emperor, landed in this beautiful valley the stars of fortune have eluded us. From history books, one important lesson has emerged:  the persons we invited to save us have become over time our lorded us. They managed to do one thing: they prevented Kashmiri leadership […]

How long do I have to dream for peace in Kashmir?

How long do I have to dream for peace in Kashmir?

By Khan Arif The story of economic development in Kashmir is pathetic; neither the wealth of the ‘nation’ nor the youth are contributing to the economic development. The thinking of young generation in Kashmir is paralyzed by the combined effects of the political imbroglio, the high rate of unemployment, the police recklessness, that in turn […]

Masjid al-Aqsa and the Mi‘raj: Context and Significance

Masjid al-Aqsa and the Mi‘raj: Context and Significance

By Mohammed Yaseen Gada Al-masjid al-Aqsa or the farthest place of prayer also identified as bayt al-muqaddas or maqdis, is unanimously regarded as the third holiest site in Islam and is located on the eastern edge of the Old City of Jerusalem (al-Quds). More precisely, indeed, al-Aqsa is a compound that houses a complex of […]

An Unfortunate “Daughter” of Conflict

An Unfortunate “Daughter” of Conflict

By Samreena Zahoor Lone In present day Kashmir, women particularly girls face the tyranny of the state, the killings and rape of this section of society is known to all, the hundreds of the cases such as Kunanposhpora or Shopian Rape case, victims are always this section of society. The role played by this section […]

A Glimpse into Allama Iqbal’s Political Philosophy

A Glimpse into Allama Iqbal’s Political Philosophy

By Khwaja Ashraf & Shafat Maqbool Allama Iqbal, the most extraordinary philosopher and poet of the Indian subcontinent was born at Sialkot Punjab in 1877 and died at the age of 60 on 21 April 1938.His political thought is deeply embedded in his broad and comprehensive Islamic conception of tawhid, the unity of God, the […]

Education sans Morality is no Education

Education sans Morality is no Education

By Irfan Gul Every nation or society, consciously or unconsciously, always finds itself involved in the socialization of its people. Naturally this starts in childhood, and schools or educational institutions plays an important and critical role in this process. Iqbal stressed that people do not develop in isolation, but for their proper nourishment and for […]

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

As we present the last of the moments of remembrance from this participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, we would like to remind our readers that Kashmir Reader started serialising this bouquet of conversations and memories from June 11, 2016. In the face of the violence of 2010 in Kashmir, the growing number of dead […]

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