Politics

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 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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Banning Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front

Banning Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front

Umair Pervez Khan Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, a pro-independence organization of Jammu and Kashmir State, headed by moderate Yasin Malik is banned by Indian State on the pretext of being the “supporter of militants” in the valley. The organization formed in the 1970s has a long history and a complex one too. It had been […]

 Shariq Us Sabah

Democracy is an expensive affair: A case for simultaneous elections

Democracy is an expensive affair: A case for simultaneous elections

Elections come as a festival in India. The election commission is calling the upcoming general elections as “Desh ka maha tyohaar”. The most vital characteristic of a functioning democracy is to have free and fair elections. However, is democracy all about elections and electioneering? India has 29 States and 2 Union Territories that have a […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Failure of rehabilitation policy for ex-militants

Failure of rehabilitation policy for ex-militants

“The rehabilitation policy for ex-militants who returned from PaK with their families to I failed miserably on the ground with their families living in a state of absolute misery, penury and neglect from the state department, desperate enough to move back to their places of birth as the rehab policy was not implemented in toto” […]

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