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 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaei

The untold story of Bijbehara Massacre

The untold story of Bijbehara Massacre

Adhering to the protest call given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir valley against the siege of Hazratbal Masjid, on this day in 1993, thousands of people offered congregational Friday prayers in the Historic Jamia Masjid Bijbehara. After the prayers, a peaceful procession led by Hurriyat leader Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi marched towards the national […]

 Ramzy Baroud

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors – as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, […]

 Ahsan Akram

Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory

Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory

Mannan Wani (PhD scholar from Aligarh Muslim University and later commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen) was killed on 11th of this month in an encounter with Indian forces in Handwara. Mannan, who left his pen and decided to pick up gun to fight against the Indian rule, was very active on social media and other blogging sites […]

 Ramzy Baroud

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself in a most tragic way. Little Nassir was not just another number, a ‘martyr’ to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much […]

 Sheikh Aatif

Government incentives: A freaky trade-off

Government incentives: A freaky trade-off

Recent abduction and killings of the three Special Police Officers (SPOs) in District Shopian of South Kashmir left the whole valley in shock and their families devastated. Now the situation of valley can be summed up under one idiom “To cry over spilled milk”. Post their Killings and life threats from the militant groups many […]

 Danish Mohi ud Din

Sundry of oppression in Kashmir

Sundry of oppression in Kashmir

The beautiful Valley of Kashmir has stood the blend of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists who live with harmony and tranquility since ages. But since the eruption of armed struggle in 1990s this togetherness has been made the epicenter and the means of warfare that often gives rise to religious intolerance [in Jammu] and eventually […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

The debate on the decriminalisation of homosexuality had not yet died down that the verdict resulting in decriminalisation of adultery has hit the headlines. So with the two “historical” verdicts in September 2018 on Homosexuality and Adultery, the corporatisation of Indian Legal System has almost reached its zenith. Market driven sex and sexuality will now […]

 Raees Ahmed

Of flirting with narrative of ‘Azaadi’

Of flirting with narrative of ‘Azaadi’

“[Indian Administered ] Kashmir is the most dangerous place on earth”, Mr. Bill Clinton once remarked on his visit to India. However, things haven’t changed yet and it still seems the most dangerous place on earth. Whenever a discussion takes place on the Kashmir Conflict, most intellectuals of India and outside, and some Kashmir based […]

 Farhan Bashir Naikoo

Worrying Trend

Worrying Trend

Let me first quote some lines of Charles Dickinson from his book “The Tale Of Two Cities”: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was […]

 Sajad Ahmad Dar

Muslims Sufferings under ‘Muslim Friendly Regimes’

Muslims Sufferings under ‘Muslim Friendly Regimes’

Since Narendra Modi led BJP, powered by the RSS ideology, rose to power in 2014, the lynching of Muslims and Dalits has been a recurrent feature. While the silence on part of the government seems to empower the ‘gau-rakshaks’, (Mohsin Shaikh’s murder being the latest to the list in this regard), it also strengthens the […]

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