Politics

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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” […]

 Masuood Maqsood

Creating a ‘new Kashmiri’ – A strategy of fragmenting the dominant narrative

Creating a ‘new Kashmiri’ – A strategy of fragmenting the dominant narrative

History is witness to the fact that occupations do not last long without collaborationism, voluntary or involuntary. Occupational regimes from the outset used to cultivate a breed of collaborators by offering them various inducements and preferential treatment for going against their own land and people. The term collaborates, as Wikipedia says, dates from 1871, and is […]

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Normalizing the Abnormal – The ugly shades of violence and occupation

Normalizing the Abnormal – The ugly shades of violence and occupation

Masuood Reshi My parents say I was born in a crackdown in a small idyllic village of picturesque Lolab, north of Kashmir. By the time I was thirteen, I already lost the count of times I had made an enforced attendance in a crackdown where we would be called to gather in a nearby meadow […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Failure of Kashmir unification theory: the downfall of resistance struggle

Failure of Kashmir unification theory: the downfall of resistance struggle

Kashmir is a disputed territory and it has been accepted even at international level. Various forums world over promote Kashmir as a disturbed territory which needs international intervention for its limitation. The human rights violation in Kashmir are not to be discussed as everyone everywhere is well aware, how the Indian contingency has inhumanely cut […]

 Shariq Us Sabah

Farmer loan waivers: a race towards bottom

Farmer loan waivers: a race towards bottom

Democracy may be the best form of governance but it has severe fallouts. When the major chunk of the population is illiterate and the majority of the remaining is pseudo-literate, marking a distinction between policy and populism becomes difficult. Rhetoric replaces reality and slowly the era of post-truth politics emerges. Politicians believe that it is […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Is There a Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon?

Is There a Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon?

An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one ‘Hajj Jamal Ghalaini’ occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo for saving the Palestinian refugee youth of Lebanon, by facilitating their departure to Europe. […]

 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 […]

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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 […]