Pigeon Pandits and Cat Muslims 

Pigeon Pandits and Cat Muslims 

By Sheikh Javaid Ayub The settlement of Pandits back in Kashmir valley has emerged as a significant and complicated issue. Its ramifications–political, social, religious and cultural—can be enormous and never misplaced. The BJP that cashed in on the issue in the recent assembly elections reaped a good harvest in Jammu. This has encouraged it to […]

Charmingly villainous

Charmingly villainous

By Mudar Patherya It was hard to resist Imran Khan’s allure. Even if he was making a mess of your team Imran Khan brought out my ambivalence as a journalist. The patriot in me wanted to see Imran’s team defeated; the critic in me conceded that he was a visionary. We often see people as […]

Why I am giving up Hindu religion

Why I am giving up Hindu religion

1) President of India 2) Chief Justice of India 3) Director General of Police, Gujarat 4) Chief Justice of Gujarat via Registar Gujarat High Court. Dear Sir(s), It is with deep regret that I have to announce that I am giving up Hindu Religion. Going further, I shall not write my religion as Hindu in […]

Islam’s quest for liberation

Islam’s quest for liberation

By Mehraj Din Since times immemorial, religion has been considered as the backbone in every civilisational discourse. And history helps us to contextualise the inherent sacredness of religion in human civilisation. The universally accepted principle in talking about any form of knowledge is preceded by the question of being trained in the sources of that […]

Triple talaq is trickier

Triple talaq is trickier

By Tariq Jameel The ‘Burden of Triple Talaq’, a piece, authored by Habeel Iqbal, was carried in Kashmir Reader on May 22nd, 2016. The piece touched upon the very contentious issue of Triple Talaq, a practice which remains largely in force among Muslims in India and which has been a topic of raging debate for […]

Frozen shoulder: a life style disorder more than pathology

Frozen shoulder: a life style disorder more than pathology

By Dr. Nayeem U Zia Patients with frozen shoulder have a painful restriction of shoulder joint motion in all planes. This condition most commonly occurs in older adults, with a higher incidence in females. It is associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, ischemic heart disease, inflammatory arthritis, and cervical spondylosis. It is also affiliated […]

Sincere loyalty to Allah

Sincere loyalty to Allah

By SAJAD AHMAD MIR Hadith, or the Prophetic tradition, is unanimously the twinned source of Islamic faith. Hadith is not separated from the Quran in a way that the former is an authentic interpretation of the latter and as such attains constitutional status within the legal and intellectual framework of Islam. Hadith has in store […]

The murderous history of Rashid Khan Ikhwani

The murderous history of Rashid Khan Ikhwani

(Kupwara) There are several cases of murder against Rashid Khan, but he has never been tried in court. He lives a secure, respectable life in Kupwara and runs a successful business as a construction contractor. There is little about him that suggests the dreaded man he is, and much more dreadfully was, in the ’90s […]

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