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Alarming and normalization of rape culture in India

Alarming and normalization of rape culture in India

Mukhtyar Ahmed According to National Family health survey conducted and released by Union Health Ministry, every third women face violence of different kind in this India. This survey comes up with some surprising details that 27% of women have suffered from the physical violence since the age 15, writes Mukhtyar Ahmad “Imaginatively she is of […]

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Nowroz, the festival of nature!

Nowroz, the festival of nature!

Nowroz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. In harmony with the rebirth of nature, Nowroz always begins on the first day of spring marked by vernal equinox. It is a cultural festival and we can celebrate it if it does not confront the Islamic principles. Nevertheless, […]

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Zainab and Asifa: Living in Darker Times

Zainab and Asifa: Living in Darker Times

ASHRAF LONE We are living in darker times and these are turning more darker with each passing day. The killing of children in conflict zones like Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan is continuing with no stop to these. From 2008 onwards in Kashmir we have seen in popular uprisings, how children have been killed and blinded […]

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Islam as The Antidote to Rape Culture

Islam as The Antidote to Rape Culture

Raees Ahmed There is no denying the fact that women in our contemporary society find least respect and safety in every corner and institution. Men have put forth their greatest efforts and energy to harm these noble creatures. Rape and sexual harassment is the most cruel and vicious one. Man’s rapacity to dominate his counterpart […]

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Increase in Sexual Harassments while Pursuing ‘Progress and Development’

Increase in Sexual Harassments while Pursuing ‘Progress and Development’

From every nook and corner of the world a term; “Progress and Development” is resounding. Over this term, there is existing competition among nations. Nations strive hard; utilize a big chunk of their budget on this name. However, the concept of progress and development we hold lets us down at once especially the moment we […]

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Are teachers prohibited to marry?

Are teachers prohibited to marry?

At the time when the world is sending their felicitations and best wishes to Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma on tying their knot in Italy we have an unpleasant story in this part of the world. Yes, Tariq Ahmad Bhat and Sumaiya Bashir from Arigam in Tral township of Pulwama district […]

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Rani Padmavati, Right Wing Brigade and The Distortion of History

Rani Padmavati, Right Wing Brigade and The Distortion of History

Peer Bilal Baba & M Altaf Kumhar About the History, there is a thing that we are never sure what exactly happened because often, the facts get mutated with the ravages of time and travel. Padmavati, the upcoming Bollywood film based on a poem about a Rajput ‘fictitious’ queen written by the 16th century Sufi […]

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An open letter to Naeem Akhtar

An open letter to Naeem Akhtar

Nadeem Gul Dear Sir, Hope you will find this letter in a good health. I was delighted that you have finally shown some concern towards us, the misguided youth. You want cinemas to be restored for us. It seems that you have realised lately that the youth of Valley have seen blood and blood only […]

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‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

I entered the office of my company and witnessed three distinguished gentlemen, including my boss – a retired chief engineer discussing issues of diverse nature, and this made me curious. Every one was adamant to his reference and others had enough to counter every argument from the across the table. Meanwhile, we started to talk […]

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Sexual Assaults and Murders: Judicial and Social systems more to be blamed than schools

Sexual Assaults and Murders: Judicial and Social systems more to be blamed than schools

The daily news in recent months has become nauseating. For months, it is nothing more than violence, hatred and rapes that dominate the news. First, it was cow vigilantism. The “gau rakshaks” were busy paying tributes to their “mother” by taking the law into their own hands lynching the members of the minority community on […]

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