Sad Plight

Sad Plight

A United Nations committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing gross human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country’s military. So far so good. That there has been a systematic ethnocide against the poor, hapless […]

Juveniles in conflict with law star at Children’s Day event

Juveniles in conflict with law star at Children’s Day event

Srinagar: Dozens of juveniles in conflict with law on Wednesday participated in a unique Children’s Day event here. Boys of different age groups and backgrounds presented their creative talent and skills to the audience at Kashmir’s lone Observation Home for juveniles at Harwan. The day began with craft and fun activities, including role plays which […]

US ‘war on terror’ has killed over 5,00,000 people: Study

US ‘war on terror’ has killed over 5,00,000 people: Study

WASHINGTON: At least half a million people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan have been killed due to the so-called “war on terror” launched by the United States in the wake of September 11, 2001 attack, according to a study published on Thursday. The report by the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs […]

16-yr-old injured in blast operated on at SMHS

16-yr-old injured in blast operated on at SMHS

Srinagar: Daisy Begum, 50, tries to control her emotions every time visitors enquire about her son. Within seconds, however, her silence breaks into tears and she starts wailing outside the Operation Theatre at SMHS Hospital. “What will happen to me if he goes away from me?” she wails. “I want to see him once. Nobody […]

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

By Raheel Bashir September the 11th, 2018 marks forty five years of one the most gruesome acts of terrorism in modern times. On this day in 1973, the Chilean Military backed by the United States initiated a coup d’état that deposed the democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende, leading to his eventual death and established […]

Home on vacation, Budgam boy loses leg at Tosamadian

Home on vacation, Budgam boy loses leg at Tosamadian

Wasim Majeed was injured when an unexploded shell went off at Tosamaidan meadow on August 12 ZOOGU (BUDGAM): Shahena, 40, is using a hand-fan to comfort her son, Wasim Majeed Ganie, lying on a bed at his home in Zoogu, a remote tribal village in Budgam district. Wasim, 14, a class-8 student, has been feeling […]

High Court seeks proposals for Kashmiri children’s welfare

High Court seeks proposals for Kashmiri children’s welfare

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed the central government and state government to place a proposal with regard to extending welfare and skill development programmes to children lodged in child care institutions in Kashmir. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe passed the directions after Amicus […]

Notes on Conflict, Peace and Education in Kashmir

Notes on Conflict, Peace and Education in Kashmir

Umair Rashid As Kashmir and its institutions continue to reel under the influence of conflict since the last three decades, its devastating impact on the education system seems most pronounced. Being a child during times of armed conflict is not a salutary experience. Conflicts affect millions of children, their daily life disturbed by the ingress […]

Disappointed at UN chief’s report on children and armed conflict: India

Disappointed at UN chief’s report on children and armed conflict: India

UNITED NATIONS: India has voiced disappointment over UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report on children and armed conflict, saying it includes situations that do not meet the definition of armed conflict or of threat to international peace and security. The Secretary General’s report on Children and Armed Conflict said children continued to be affected by incidents […]