Politics

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 Web Desk

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. […]

 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 […]

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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 […]

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