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China, India and the String of Pearls

China, India and the String of Pearls

The Chinese intrusion should not be seen as an isolated event but a consistent policy to contain India. China’s containment policy of India relies on foreign investment, economic dominance, nurturing friends and exploiting India’s faulty foreign policy.

Syed Suhail Yaqoob The present world is in bad shape. Probably, after the Second World War, the crisis of such a magnitude has occurred. The spread of Covid-19 has halted the progress of every economic and social system in every country. Major economies worldwide have witnessed a steep decline in economic growth, a rise in […]

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The Portrait of Internet Shutdown in Jammu & Kashmir

The Portrait of Internet Shutdown in Jammu & Kashmir

Article 370 has a significant importance for the Indian subcontinent. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the controversial Instrument of Accession with the Government of India in October 1947 and JK became the part of the Union of India. It was stipulated that special provisions would be granted to the people of Jammu & Kashmir.

Arsalan Ahmed It has been more than a year since India strips Kashmir of special status and divides it into two union territories. The constitutional changes and unilateral bifurcation, as the critics say, was a constitutional fraud done by legal sleight of hand. An advisory dated August 2 2019 was issued by the home department […]

 Oracle Opinions

In between Living spaces: Expansion and extinction?

In between Living spaces: Expansion and extinction?

Kashmir's economic dependence creates political dependency and vice versa. It means a cycle of dependency created the creed and generation of weak multitudes who may easily and comfortably give-in into any craft of dominant narrative.

Muzammil Ahad Dar Lebensraum is signifying Hitler’s policy of expansion to create living spaces for Germans in the adjacent European countries. The indigenous population was displaced in respective geographical areas/regions. Besides geographical attributes, Hitler has racial considerations and political motivations too. The belief in German superiority and extremely menial view of other racial or religious […]

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Mapping the Kashmir Trajectories, Deep State and Drabu’s Pandit Question

Mapping the Kashmir Trajectories, Deep State and Drabu’s Pandit Question

India ‘governs’ J&K, as is evident from its policies vis-à-vis the region, through militaristic means. A study of the policies of the pre-1947 de-facto Hindu Dogra state shows that the current state of affairs is nothing but an extension of the Dogra regime.

Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger & Muzamil Yaqoob For more than seventy years since the Indian state has administered the ‘contested’ territory of Jammu and Kashmir, its future is yet to be settled within the ambit of peoples’ aspirations. Over these years, the incessant cycles of violence, hostility, and somewhat egoistic attitude of the stakeholders’ viz., […]

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Mapping an Annexation of Kashmir

Mapping an Annexation of Kashmir

It’s been 12 months. A complete abrogation of democracy and an unconscionable suppression of civil and democratic rights. The killings and the dehumanization of the indigenous people, massive extraction of resources under the guise of development and a forcible demographic change are being carried out. Democracy has been denied to Kashmiris for the last seven decades and today Kashmiris are facing an existential threat in the face of India’s settler colonialism.

Sahir Bilal Kashmir is a dystopia of post-apocalyptic age. What would George Orwell have made of the Kashmir situation in 2020? What Orwell says to us about Kashmir today? Orwell captures some sense of living in today’s Kashmir with extensive government overreach, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors by the Indian […]

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The Phenomenon of Discrimination in Times of Pandemic

The Phenomenon of Discrimination in Times of Pandemic

Muslims in India have become scapegoats for any government failure, in this case, to control the coronavirus. People have long back turned their backs to morality and universal brotherhood. People belonging to other castes, races, religions, communities are now seen as an enemy by people belonging to the majority community. Consequently, this is making the fight against the pandemic in India more complicated as a whole.

Samreen Tak Present times are arduous not only for India but for the whole of humanity. Lives are constantly under risk due to the outbreak of this deadly novel-coronavirus, which has claimed 617K lives worldwide so far. Currently, the death toll in India has reached 28K. The outbreak has been declared an epidemic in more […]

 Haseeb Abdullah

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Since 1987, the pro resistance leadership has formed numerous amalgams to jointly struggle for the political cause but the inherent fissures have always resulted in disintegration. Haseeb Abdullah writes about these events and concludes Syed Ali Geelani has emerged with more popularity after each controversial disintegration of any amalgam.

In a recent development, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the nonagenarian resistance leader in Kashmir resigned from his post as chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). In his two page letter, he informed the member constituents of APHC-G that he is resigning from the lifetime chairmanship of the amalgam. He complained about the leaders who […]

 Oracle Opinions

Is Russia Aiming At Exit From The Syrian Conflict?

Is Russia Aiming At Exit From The Syrian Conflict?

Assad has become more a liability than an asset for Russia. Russia finds it  extremely difficult to untangle itself from the Syrian conflict. 

Mohammad Zubair Ud Din A report emerged in the Middle East Monitor on 04 May, 2020 which , no wonder , has evinced keen interest among international observers in view of the breadth of its scope. This report says  the ” Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) expects that Russia, Turkey and Iran will reach a […]

 Aneela Shahzad

India China Stand-off in Ladakh

India China Stand-off in Ladakh

Aneela Shahzad summarises and contexualises different military adventures carried by the two countries along Line of Actual Control in the recent past and the objectives of China behind incursions in Galwan Valley.

Kashmir is a potential geopolitical pivot that engages two aspirant regional powers China and India and a third nuclear power, Pakistan. The volatility of the Kashmir Conflict is not an untroublesome matter, experts around the world realize its sensitivity; the International Crisis Group 2020 Report highlighted Kashmir as one of the ten conflicts to watch. […]

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My Beit Daras, My Nakba: Two Palestinian Intellectuals Reminiscing about Their Destroyed Village

My Beit Daras, My Nakba: Two Palestinian Intellectuals Reminiscing about Their Destroyed Village

Two Palestinian Intellectuals Reminiscing about Their Destroyed Village

By Romana Rubeo   Dr. Ghada Ageel and Dr. Ramzy Baroud have more in common than their scholarly research on Palestinian history and politics. They are both refugees, and the direct descendants of Palestinian refugees who have been expelled from their historic village of Beit Daras at gunpoint during the catastrophic events that led to […]

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