Politics

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 Ahsan Akram

Hijacking Ganga and the case of Hashim Qureshi

Hijacking Ganga and the case of Hashim Qureshi

On January 30, 1971, at 1305 hours an Indian Airlines Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft named Ganga flying from Srinagar to Jammu, landed at Lahore airport under the control of two hijackers, Hashim Qureshi and his cousin Ashraf Qureshi, who were apparently armed with a hand grenade and a pistol. The aircraft carrier, apart from the […]

 Web Desk

Impact of Kashmir Conflict on Children

Impact of Kashmir Conflict on Children

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar Children are considered the wealth of a nation and their progress and development are the priority of every nation. But, unfortunately, in several countries, their progress and development have been halted by armed conflicts. They have become direct victims of conflict, firing and mine blasts. Children suffer the most in armed […]

 Assad Ahmed

Political Islam: A response to Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Political Islam: A response to Nadeem Farooq Paracha

In our day and age most writers, particularly journalists, express their opinions on “academic topics” without any erudition about these topics. In the recent past, many famous writers have been writing about the complex theological and metaphysical issues without any sound research and bereft of any profundity. A few days ago, famous writer Nadeem Farooq […]

 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every […]

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The demise of a realm: theorizing the ‘Desi Nationalism’

The demise of a realm: theorizing the ‘Desi Nationalism’

Firdous Hameed Parray and Ishfaq Abdullah The nation is not about language, territory, and culture. It is about people. When the nationals of this nation are starved to death, their blood sucked by capitalists and their womenfolk raped, what there remains to be seen next is the disintegration, dismemberment, and a lesson. Nation and nationalism […]

 Suhail Khan

Pen, Gun and Resistance

Pen, Gun and Resistance

To resist is to sustain. It is to become conscious of the forces around you, to fight them with all your inner and outer strength and to conquer the fear. Resistance is intrinsic to every living creature. As the requisition for resistance may arise due to different forces, natural or created, subsequently the nature of […]

 Khubaib Mujtaba

Democracy: a wolf in the flock of sheep

Democracy: a wolf in the flock of sheep

Since the creation of mankind, various political ideologies have been put forward in order to attain stability in the smooth functioning of the state or the affairs of common people. In some or the other way most of these ideologies failed in attaining stability, they couldn’t organize the disordered structure of the world. For some […]

 Ramzy Baroud

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in the Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus in the West Bank on October 15. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their school based on the ever-versatile accusation of the school […]

 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie

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, […]

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