Top 10 Reads of Oracle Opinions in 2018
Oracle Opinions brings its audience the most read pieces of 2018:
I. Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory I Ahsan Akram
Mannan Wani (PhD scholar from Aligarh Muslim University and later commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen) was killed on 11th of this month in an encounter with Indian forces in Handwara. Mannan, who left his pen and decided to pick up gun to fight against the Indian rule, was very active on social media and other blogging sites before picking up arms. He was using Twitter under Twitter Handle @Mannanwani14 and had posted 677 tweets in three years till 8 September last year. Mannan was also using Facebook with username @MannanWani14…
II. In conversation with Fehmeeda Sofi, The shadow of Aasiyeh Andrabi I Omer Farooq
In an interview with Oracle Opinions, Fehmeeda talks about her journey as an activist and her party’s stand vis-a-vis different social, political and women related issues. Check the link for excerpts!
III. Pen with a gun I Shah Hussain
Gun is neutral- Men make it evil. It’s the hands behind the gun that matters the most. Undoubtedly, Manan’s hands are tidy however those of oppressors are not! There is no harm in saying the crude truth. No matter, even if it sets all tongues wagging, I do not hesitate to call a spade a spade. Yes! Choosing a gun is not infatuation, being a poltroon is!
IV. When Handwara girl left education after her face was unveiled I Ess Ahmed Peerzada, Waseem Makai
Waseem Makai translates a piece written by Ess Ahmad Pirzada in which later shares his days of late 1990s and an incident by which he would feel guilty throughout his life.
V. Sopore Women Challenges Patriarchy by socio-religious activism I Omer Farooq
Born in New Colony area of Apple Town, Mubeena Ramzan is an epitome of bravery, straightforwardness ever since her childhood.
VI. Politics of religious sectarianism in Kashmir I Ubair Ul Hameed
Coming to common terms is the need of this hour, a uniformity will save us from drowning into the seas of sectarian wars. Such a unity is not only a religious and moral duty of all us, but a move to save the chastity of those desdemonas who gave their honour for the movement.
VII. An Open Letter to Zakir Musa, Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind Chief I Haris Wani
VIII. Friends and Foes accept Geelani can neither be bought nor bowed down I Ahsan Akram
An epitome of courage and morality, the 89-year-old veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has spent more than two decades of his life behind bars and is presently facing house arrest for more than eight years. Suffering from multiple ailments including kidney problems, heart ailment, and bronchitis, his one kidney and gallbladder were removed while half of his lone kidney was removed in 2007
IX. In Shaheed Amir We lost a revolutionary friend I Mohammad Ismayeel
X. Remembering Junaid Matoo I Zahid Mushtaq
Zahid Mushtaq, the cousin of Junaid Mattoo, pays tribute to the LeT militant on his First death anniversary
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