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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 […]

 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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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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Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Umair Pervez Khan Pulwama attack on 14th February of this year brought Pakistan and India, two nuclear states on the brink of war. LOC faced high tension for at least two weeks and civilians on both sides were the main victims of the skirmishes between two nuclear states. India didn’t only violate LOC but also […]

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Nationalism between the great divide

Nationalism between the great divide

Anayat Ul Lah Mugloo and Tanveer Ahmad Khan  Indian subcontinent had suffered enormous and countless attacks from outsiders in the past, at the same time, it has celebrated its internal cultural diversity, despite vicariousness of power by many of its inhabitants. Ultimately, it came into the hands of Britishers. To rescue the nation from the […]

 Mudasir Nazar

What is wrong with Barkha Dutt’s “We the Women of Kashmir” show?

What is wrong with Barkha Dutt’s “We the Women of Kashmir” show?

When Benjamin Disraeli said that “The East is a career”, his words were bound to give way to a boarder meaning not limited to a particular ‘The East’ only. It was about the then general trend of privileged Westerners building their careers, individual as well as civilizational, upon their self-produced heaps of manipulated knowledge about […]

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From Curfew Passes to Road Pass: A New Journey of Public Hardships

From Curfew Passes to Road Pass: A New Journey of Public Hardships

Tanveer Ahmad Khan  Among all the parameters of development maintenance and construction of the road for the public are of paramount. Despite connecting distinct areas, roads make a crucial contribution to the social and economic development of the nation. They open new frontiers of marketing, enhance employment opportunities, improving health and social status, and reinforcing […]

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