The Menace of Bhang Cultivation in South Kashmir must be Checked

The Menace of Bhang Cultivation in South Kashmir must be Checked

By M. Basheer Every year thousands of kanals of land in Kashmir valley , especially South Kashmir,  are used to grow bhang.  South Kashmir has been a history sheeter in case of bhang cultivation. The only period during which this region barred from its cultivation was the period when militancy was at its peak upto […]

Is our Culture Fading? A Time for Introspection and Rethink

Is our Culture Fading? A Time for Introspection and Rethink

By Samreena Zahoor Lone Culture is a general term for the social behaviors and norms found in human societies. Culture is a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies. Some aspects of human behavior, such as language, social practices such as kinship and marriage, […]

Human Shield in the Context of International Law

Human Shield in the Context of International Law

Inam ul Haq Winston S. Churchill has rightly said that “It would not be right … that the Aggressor Power should gain one set of advantages by tearing up all laws, and another set by sheltering behind the innate respect for law of its opponents. Humanity, rather than legality, must be our guide”. On 09 […]

History of Armed Struggles in Kashmir-III

History of Armed Struggles in Kashmir-III

By Professor A G Mir The earlier  years  of the thirties   of the 20th century  marks  the  beginning  of modern  Kashmir. The Muslims  of Jammu and Kashmir, for  genuine  reasons  of having  suffered   for hundreds  of years  at the hands  of  imposed aliens  and also for  influences  or  fast changing  social  and political  scenario  at […]

History of Armed Struggles in Kashmir-II

History of Armed Struggles in Kashmir-II

By Professor A G Mir With 16th March,1846, a new phase started in the history of Jammu and Kashmir State. On defeating the Sikhs, the British sold or in real sense gifted our State to Gulab Singh Dogra of Jammu as a reward to what some writers describe as his “treachery against the Sikhs.” It […]

Of Shopian Double Murder Rape Case and Indian Rhetoric

Of Shopian Double Murder Rape Case and Indian Rhetoric

By Arshid Aziz The two young women on the 29th day of May 2009 went to their apple orchard at Bongam, Shopian and did not come back home. Next morning, at the crack of dawn, the two dead bodies of Asiya and Nelofar were mysteriously found in Rambiaara. As soon as the news spread about […]

Hero’s Farewell to Sabzar

Hero’s Farewell to Sabzar

Letter to the Editor-I Asim Shah After the news of Sabzaar’s killing along with two rebels in an encounter at Tral, the hometown of Burhan Wani, people in most parts of Kashmir were seen busy in anti-India protests and clashes, suddenly there was a news all around that one young boy has been laid to […]

Ramadan is not Only About Worship

Ramadan is not Only About Worship

Letter to Editor –II Bilal Bashir Bhat No doubt that Ramadan is a season of adding good deeds to our account by observing fast and offering prayers, but in a real sense the philosophy of this month is to conduct self-observation for the reasons not being able to confront our human frailties squarely. It is […]

Stockholm Syndrome!!!

Stockholm Syndrome!!!

BY MOHAMMAD FAHEEM UL ISLAM SHAH Background! It was May, 2009. My buddy (also my best cousin), who had just come home after his studies from a place far away across the mountains, had developed symptoms of depression. He would smoke frequently and often lose his cool. The reasons of his so unhealthy behaviour, however, […]

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