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Interview: Remembering Kunan Poshpora Mass Rape

Interview: Remembering Kunan Poshpora Mass Rape

He was the first government official to visit Kunan after the mass rape in 1991 and his report resulted in his immediate transfer. In a candid conversation with Saima Bhat, Syed Mohammad Yasin reveals details of the gruesome act.  Q1. Some people are accusing you of not speaking about the incident all these years. Your […]

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In response to whataboutery myths of ‘Kashmiri Pandiths’ and Rahul Pandita

In response to whataboutery myths of ‘Kashmiri Pandiths’ and Rahul Pandita

Anonymous “19 January 1990 was a very cold day despite the sun’s weak attempts to emerge from behind dark clouds. In the afternoon, I played cricket with some boys from my neighbourhood”, writes Rahul Pandita is his book. But Kashmiris will remember that on 19th January 1990 a strict curfew had been enforced across the Kashmir […]

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Is Braid Chopping a counter insurgency tactic or mass hysteria?

Is Braid Chopping a counter insurgency tactic or mass hysteria?

Peerzada Mahboob Ul Haq Braid and Chopping! Had it been just a question asked in an English examination, which conceivably could have dropped our percentage by 2 marks, for we were not conversant with these mere words, but Alas but not Alas! In hunt of those two marks we involuntarily drove our approach towards somewhere […]

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Why Buddhist women are marrying Muslim men in Ladakh

Why Buddhist women are marrying Muslim men in Ladakh

Sai Manish & Khalid Anzar   Leaving the main town square of Leh on the road to Kargil, as the last signs of human habitation is left behind in the roar of dust and diesel, it is hard not to notice the proliferation of migrants, many of whom are foot soldiers for the army’s development […]

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English Translation of a historic speech delivered by Moulana Ali Miyan Nadwi(ra) at Burma in 1961

English Translation of a historic speech delivered by Moulana Ali Miyan Nadwi(ra) at Burma in 1961

The following is a translation of an urdu lecture delivered by Hadrath Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Miyan Nadvi [rh] at Burma [Rangoon] in the year 1961 before the military coup in 1962 – The year in which the troubles for the Muslims living in Burma, began. Translation starts here: My friends! This life is perishable, […]

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My journey into Islam

My journey into Islam

Chalukyan G Thanks to lovers and haters alike. The decision to become a Muslim is not new. I did this in 2012 and the legality was done only a few days back. I’m a Tamil whose lineage and pride lies in Thiruvalluvar’s teachings where social justice and oneness of God is taught 2000 years back […]

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Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?

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 posting stuff related to it on social media and through closed-room discussions. This repeated line […]

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Sarahah App: What is it And How to be a Part of The Latest Internet Trend?

Sarahah App: What is it And How to be a Part of The Latest Internet Trend?

Sarahah has been all the rage on the Internet since the past couple of days. The rebranded version of ask.fm, an app that let users post questions anonymously on their Facebook friends’ walls, has seen a sudden uprise and plays on a similar tangent. The Sarahah app uses a combination of honesty and anonymity to […]

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Know Your Finances- Empower Yourself

Know Your Finances- Empower Yourself

The idea of finance and numbers send shivers down many people’s spine. Finance brings with it the days we spent in school struggling with numbers and waiting to finish high school to finally bid adieu to numbers. However, by the time we step out to the professional world, we come to terms with the fact […]

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‘If Pakistan is to succeed, good cannot become a tool for evil.’

‘If Pakistan is to succeed, good cannot become a tool for evil.’

Many Kashmiris who have made the pilgrimage to Pakistan tell me that among other things, understanding Pakistani resentment against the Sharifs is difficult and complex. Complexity is a word Kashmiris have a lot of respect for. For too long, we have been victims of false, lazy binaries ourselves. Today, as Pakistanis choose either to celebrate the ‘draining of the […]

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