Legal and Political Aspects of Article 35-A
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Legal and Political Aspects of Article 35-A

The challenge to the constitutional validity of article 35A has both legal and political aspects. However, timing of the petition and the right wing background of the petitioner points to the broader ideological underpinnings behind it. From the legal-constitutional point…

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Shahid’s Fake Encounter has Exposed The Morale of Indian Security Agencies in Kashmir

  The brutal Killing of Shahid Ahmad Mir in Hafruda forest of Hardwara in North Kashmir remembers all of us Machil Fake encounter. It was also carried on the same lines with same tactics and propaganda.  The 23 years Shahid…

Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?
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Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?

Wasim Khalid  From a long time, I have observed a particular bunch of people have become habitual of drawing a weird analogy between Pakistan parts of Kashmir with the one under India occupation. They push this absurd analogy by constantly…

Khadija: The name is Resilience
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Culture

Khadija: The name is Resilience

Women are very weak. They cannot sustain any hardship; leave aside facing a calamity. Women are simply a weaker sex. Their confidence crumbles easily and quickly. Like some orthodox men, I used to profess a similar belief about women, however…

Celebrating 15 August in Kashmir ( A Fiction)
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Art & Literature

Celebrating 15 August in Kashmir ( A Fiction)

Faazil was incensed with a patriotic fervor and an unflinching faith in the democratic credentials of India. Born in a rich family posh Srinagar Locality , Faazil was just six when Mehraj Ud Din, his father and a Delhi based…

Identity
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Identity

Our skin tones differ Like the phases of moon From lighter to darker From darker to lighter But still our identity is one. Waxing and Waning Crescents and Gibbous First and Third quarters New and Full Each of them is…

My ‘Encounter’ with an ‘Encounter’
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My ‘Encounter’ with an ‘Encounter’

About a thousand yards away from the encounter site, in my home, with one of my cousins beside me and family present, sitting in the corridor making each other feel secure, I trembled in fear, thinking that some stray bullet…

Ek Shakhs
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Ek Shakhs

Kar gaya qoum ko muntashir ek shakhs  Bhar gaya nafratoun ka zeher ek shakhs Qoum ko muttahid kar gaya tha koi Cheen kar le gaya woh ghar ek shakhs Qoum tan kay khadi Ho gayi thi jo ab Toud Kar…

What to do during Internet Blockade?
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Art & Literature

What to do during Internet Blockade?

Internet has become an important part of our lives. It has made inroads in every sphere of our daily schedule. It has made the world a “Global Village” where you are literally just a click away from anyone else living…

Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy
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Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy

India is considered as the world’s largest democratic country. In a democratic country, you have every right to express your own feelings, but when it comes to Kashmir it is usually brushed off. In a democratic country, it is a…