Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Poor Lung Health among majority of Elderly Population in Kashmir owing to Hookah smoking & increased chances of contracting COVID-19: A theoretical consideration

Poor Lung Health among majority of Elderly Population in Kashmir owing to Hookah smoking & increased chances of contracting COVID-19: A theoretical consideration

Smoking cigarettes or vaping affects one's lungs, thereby increasing the chances of a smoker developing serious condition on contracting the infection

Sheikh Umar Ahmad Almost everyone’s grandfather starts his day with hookah smoking in Kashmir. It is not a new normal, but exists in Kashmir since times immemorial. Not so to everybody’s surprise, our majority elderly population suffers from metabolic disorders including obesity, cardiovascular problems, diabetes among various others that put them at greater risk in […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Pandemic, Panic, Paranoia & Isolation paradox

Pandemic, Panic, Paranoia & Isolation paradox

We can better prepare ourselves for this situation, the more dreadful it turns, the more valiantly we will fight it together. Merely overshadowing the facts will only lead us to greater disaster.

Sheikh Umar Ahmad Almost 3 months into it, we are yet to experience the worst as the cases are peculiarly increasing day after another. A global emergency has already been declared by the world’s prestigious health body WHO. Multi-pronged & pragmatic strategies are being taken all over the world to contain the spread, create scientific […]

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Declaring March 15 as International Day of Islamophobia after Christchurch Mosque attack

Declaring March 15 as International Day of Islamophobia after Christchurch Mosque attack

“Will it serve the purpose in curbing growing wave of Islamophobia in world or it will further potentiative it to level than ever.” New Zealand terrorist attack on Muslims in a mosque was one of the worst attacks depicting the rising wave of Islamophobia in the world. This attack was taken by the majority as […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

There is a dire need for moral counseling sessions to valley youth at various social & educational forums to get over with this tide of rising substance abuse in Kashmir People in Kashmir have been through decades of violence and depression resulting in an epidemic of traumatic disorders among its population. Post stress co-morbidities like […]

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Failure of rehabilitation policy for ex-militants

Failure of rehabilitation policy for ex-militants

“The rehabilitation policy for ex-militants who returned from PaK with their families to I failed miserably on the ground with their families living in a state of absolute misery, penury and neglect from the state department, desperate enough to move back to their places of birth as the rehab policy was not implemented in toto” […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Dreaming of a Doctor to serve Humanity but then…

Dreaming of a Doctor to serve Humanity but then…

“The recent Lal Ded episode has shaken the whole Kashmiriyat, evoking widespread condemnation from all quarters and conveying the message that there is a greater need for a doctor to study the rationale of humanity before practicing medicine” Doctors’ profession is regarded as a noble profession world over and is given due dignity and honor […]

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Failure of Kashmir unification theory: the downfall of resistance struggle

Failure of Kashmir unification theory: the downfall of resistance struggle

Kashmir is a disputed territory and it has been accepted even at international level. Various forums world over promote Kashmir as a disturbed territory which needs international intervention for its limitation. The human rights violation in Kashmir are not to be discussed as everyone everywhere is well aware, how the Indian contingency has inhumanely cut […]