Rape as a political tool

Politics

Rape as a political tool

Rape in a conflict or under repressive regimes, is neither incidental nor private. It routinely serves a strategic function and acts as a tool for achieving specific military or political objectives. Like other human rights abuses, rape serves as a…

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy

Politics

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy

The term 'media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media's relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign,…

Politically Motivated and Wittedly Planned Rape

Politics

Politically Motivated and Wittedly Planned Rape

It has been three months when Aasifa, an eight year old child from Kathua district of Jammu division was abducted, drugged, gang- raped and then finally killed mercilessly. But only now we witness huge hue and cry on social and…

Contextualizing the politics of rape in Kashmir

Politics

Contextualizing the politics of rape in Kashmir

The horrific and gruesome abduction, gang rape and murder of an 8 year old child in Kathua district of Jammu, didn’t seem to bother and catch attention in mainland India for three months. Maintaining the criminal silence for three months,…

With bloom of Tulips fell the blood on soil

Politics

With bloom of Tulips fell the blood on soil

Khalid Bin Bashir A week ago, Kashmir was bustling; Tulip garden was opened for visitors. People in large numbers, both locals and non-locals, were seen at Tulip garden enjoying. For those who do not know, tulip garden is situated at…

Story of Baghdadi chickens and a ‘failed journalist’

Politics

Story of Baghdadi chickens and a ‘failed journalist’

Recently a Srinagar based online portal carried a write-up titled as Chickens come home to roost for Kashmir’s Islamists. In the article, the author has sought to discuss certain dimensions of militant movement in Kashmir, which erupted some thirty years…