Politics

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 Oracle Opinions

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 […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Blame it on Tabligh! Politics still on

Blame it on Tabligh! Politics still on

In the last century, most of the viral epidemics have direct or indirect relations with the practices that have been expressly forbidden in Islam.

Dr. Javed Jamil                 In the midst of a life threatening crisis, the politics is still on. The media and the system is now bent on blaming Tablighi Jamaat for their “gross misconduct” in the midst of the Corona pandemic while they forget their own blunders. The Tablighi […]

 Oracle Opinions

Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

It would have been better for the citizens of both nations if they would have developed their healthcare system

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar One of the most emerging volatile zones for COVID19 today apart from China, Italy, the USA, and Iran is India and Pakistan. With a rising number of cases almost every day, the threat of this pandemic virus in India and Pakistan cannot be overlooked. Developed and topmost countries in the healthcare […]

 Ramzy Baroud

BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging India’s Democracy

BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging India’s Democracy

Hindu nationalist ideologues and pro-Israel Zionists have long discovered a common cause, one that is predicated on a collective sense of racial supremacy and intolerance for Islam and Muslims.

It was only a matter of time before the anti-Muslim sentiment in India turned violent. A country that has historically prided itself on its diversity and tolerance, and for being ‘the largest democracy in the world’ has, in recent years, exhibited the exact opposite qualities – chauvinism, racism, religious intolerance, and, at times, extreme violence.The […]

 Web Desk

Pandit oligarchy and Occupation: A historical perspective

Pandit oligarchy and Occupation: A historical perspective

Khan Khawar Achakzai The Pandits acted as the grinding slabs for the Dogras. The subjugation was so pronounced that word pandit became synonymous with ‘Maharaj’ (Mahra). The Kashmiri Brahmins (also known as Pandits) are known to have enjoyed favours and patronage of every ruler in Kashmir, native or foreign. The Pandit oligarchy was considered sharp […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed

Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed

The Palestinian leadership, intellectuals, artists and civil society ambassadors must shift their attention back to the Southern hemisphere – Africa, in particular – rediscovering the untapped wealth of true, unconditional human solidarity that is provided by the peoples of this ever-generous continent. Europe’s “Scramble for Africa” began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The […]

 Web Desk

‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’: using entertainment as soft power

‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’: using entertainment as soft power

Basharat Islam Industrial Capitalism, two world wars, and the economic depression had devastated everything in the world, principally peace and mental steadiness. Horror engrossed every human soul and nothing looked beautiful. The world populace required something to sooth them, which could bring them out of the psychological trauma, that the combats, bereavements, and destruction had […]

 Umair Rashid

Remembering Shujaat Bukhari

Remembering Shujaat Bukhari

“You left all too sudden but you will always be our leading light with your professional conviction and exemplary courage. We won’t be cowed down by the cowards who snatched you from us. We will uphold your principle of telling the truth howsoever unpleasant it may be… Rest in peace!” As armed conflict in the […]

 Web Desk

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

 Web Desk

‘Squeezing’ Information of Interest

‘Squeezing’ Information of Interest

Zahid Mushtaq & Adil Altaf “Torture is used as a matter of policy by the Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir in a systematic and institutional manner, as all the institutions of the State, be it a legislature, executive, judiciary and armed forces form a part” Who’d want himself to be shot at, in the […]

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