On Student Protests

On Student Protests

By Mir Liyaqat Nazir They are young, unambiguous and have seen only bloodshed unfolding in Kashmir since the armed rebellion against Indian rule started in the early 1990’s. Brought up in an extreme militarization, they are maverick, fearless; tech savvy, listening hip hops, wearing jeans but politically rational. Most of them are barely out of […]

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Shopian: Clashes erupted in Shopian after students threw stones on deputy commissioner’s residence near the Government Boys Higher Secondary School here. Earlier in the day, students tried to enforce a shutdown against the killing of militants in Kakpora where an encounter had taken place early in the morning. As government forces were deployed the take […]

Idea of ‘sacrifice’ fascinated Basit

Idea of ‘sacrifice’ fascinated Basit

Baramulla: When the body of Basit Ahmad Mir, son of Mohammad Ahsan Mir of Andergam Pattan, reached his home at about noon on Wednesday, thousands of people were already gathered there. They shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans and almost jumped upon one another to have a last glimpse of his face. A large procession took […]

Arrested Ganderbal students to be released soon after counselling: Police

Arrested Ganderbal students to be released soon after counselling: Police

SRINAGAR: Police on Wednesday said students detained during clashes in Ganderbal would be released soon, after they had been counselled. Police have detained around 20 students, including outsiders, during the massive clashes which broke out between students and forces following celebrations at Degree College, Ganderbal (DCG), over Pakistan’s win against India on Monday. A group […]

Students of Shopian college injured in clashes with troops

Students of Shopian college injured in clashes with troops

Shopian: Three students were injured from teargas canisters during clashes with government troops near the government degree college Shopian on Monday. Students had taken out a protest march towards the main market and they hurled stones on the way at the police special operations group (SOG) camp some meters away from the college gate. The […]

Schools, Colleges shut today

Schools, Colleges shut today

SRINAGAR: The class work in all schools, higher secondary schools and colleges of Kashmir Valley shall remain suspended on Friday. A notification in this regard was issued by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.

Why Educational Reform is an Existential Imperative for Kashmir?

Why Educational Reform is an Existential Imperative for Kashmir?

In a new milieu characterized by “life long learning” where the shelf life of degrees and formal education  have inherent limitations and  where employability is determined by “ on demand skills”, where does Kashmir or the educational infrastructure and system of Kashmir stand? Zilch is the sad answer. The reasons are multifarious. The predominant amongst […]

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