The Myths of SOP and Sadbhavana

The Myths of SOP and Sadbhavana

By BASHARAT SHAMEEM For Kashmiris, there cannot be any more elusive words than peace and security. Another week has passed in its blood-scrawled history which has seen innocent blood being splattered on the streets with almost inhuman nonchalance. Not only have precious lives been lost, dozens of young lives have been left shattered and amputated. […]

Kashmir, Democracy, and Indian State – The Unholy Trinity

By SAJAD RASOOL On the 12th of April, Indian security forces allegedly molested a school girl in North Kashmir’s Handwara town. The reaction was obvious – people came out on the roads to protest against the molestation, stones were pelted on the forces and they once again reacted the same way they have in the […]

WORLD BOOK DAY

By AKHTER SOFI World Book Day – also known as ‘World Book and Copyright Day’ — is celebrated on the 23rd of April. This annual event is meant to promote reading, publishing and copyright awareness among the masses. Specifically, the event acts as a tool to encourage younger generations to read and discover pleasure and […]

At 80, failed Abbas is probed, derided and scapegoated

At 80, failed Abbas is probed, derided and scapegoated

“We won’t act like them, we will not use violence or force, we are peaceful, we believe in peace, in peaceful popular resistance.” This was part of a message issued by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in October, only days after a few incidents took place in which Palestinian youth were accused of attacking Israeli soldiers and […]

THE PERSONIFIED MERCY

THE PERSONIFIED MERCY

By SAJAD AHMAD MIR Lost in the dazzling life of the material world, infatuated by the colourful components of the cosmos, absorbed into the short-lived sensual tastes of life, when mankind grows ungrateful towards its creator, and responds to His blessings with disobedience, it distances itself from the Most Merciful. When injustice takes over, standards […]

Secular and Liberal Iqbal

Secular and Liberal Iqbal

By AJAZ AHMAD LONE The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center abruptly changed the world order, Muslims suffered in every western country and western scholars and intellectuals posed serious questions against their old age traditions and rituals, in order to talk about the modern world, its nature and relation to the world of Islam […]

Kashmir’s cricket catharsis

Kashmir’s cricket catharsis

By IMRAN KHAN If Kashmiris don’t celebrate India’s win in cricket (or any other sport), then the ‘smart Indian’ should give his thought processes a kick-start and at least try to understand “why” and “what does it mean?”  Kashmiris have used cricket matches to give vent their feelings on many occasions. Be it 1983, when […]

Past suffering and future hope

By Tavoos Hassan Bhat It’s said that most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. It’s a well-known fact that people of Kashmir are being denied knowing and understanding their past, and this can be proved form the school text books which are completely silent on […]

Kashmir’s old story of death and denial

Kashmir’s old story of death and denial

By Mudasir Amin Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high…Where words come out from the depth of truth.” These are a couple of lines by Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Noble Laureate who returned his knighthood against the British atrocities in India. Tagore, thus, stood by the words that he professed […]

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