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 Dr Javed Jamil

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

The debate on the decriminalisation of homosexuality had not yet died down that the verdict resulting in decriminalisation of adultery has hit the headlines. So with the two “historical” verdicts in September 2018 on Homosexuality and Adultery, the corporatisation of Indian Legal System has almost reached its zenith. Market driven sex and sexuality will now […]

 Raees Ahmed

Of flirting with narrative of ‘Azaadi’

Of flirting with narrative of ‘Azaadi’

“[Indian Administered ] Kashmir is the most dangerous place on earth”, Mr. Bill Clinton once remarked on his visit to India. However, things haven’t changed yet and it still seems the most dangerous place on earth. Whenever a discussion takes place on the Kashmir Conflict, most intellectuals of India and outside, and some Kashmir based […]

 Farhan Bashir Naikoo

Worrying Trend

Worrying Trend

Let me first quote some lines of Charles Dickinson from his book “The Tale Of Two Cities”: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was […]

 Sajad Ahmad Dar

Muslims Sufferings under ‘Muslim Friendly Regimes’

Muslims Sufferings under ‘Muslim Friendly Regimes’

Since Narendra Modi led BJP, powered by the RSS ideology, rose to power in 2014, the lynching of Muslims and Dalits has been a recurrent feature. While the silence on part of the government seems to empower the ‘gau-rakshaks’, (Mohsin Shaikh’s murder being the latest to the list in this regard), it also strengthens the […]

 Khan Ah Hilal

Unscathed emergence of 1992 hero

Unscathed emergence of 1992 hero

Allama Iqbal (The poet of the east) says, parwaz hai donoun ki isi ek fiza main  Kargas ka jahan aur Shaheen ka jahan aur “The flight of both birds is in the same atmosphere but the world of vulture is different from the world of shaheen.” The mild memories of a windy and flailing dark […]

 Ahsan Akram

Did Pakistan Army kill three million Bengalis in Bangladesh?

Did Pakistan Army kill three million Bengalis in Bangladesh?

“History is written by the victors.” (Winston Churchill) The Indo-Pak War in 1971 ended with the dismemberment of East Pakistan and the subsequent birth of a new country “Bangladesh” in South Asia. After the war ended, the governments of both India and the newly formed Bangladesh accused Pakistan Army of vast scale killings of Bengalis […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Gaza without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s Sins

Gaza without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s Sins

On Sunday August 12, news from Gaza was distressing: The Ministry of Health announced that it would no longer be able to treat cancer patients in the Israel-besieged Strip. “Colon and lung cancer, as well as lymphoma patients cannot be provided with the necessary therapy now,” said Dr. Mohammed Abu Silmiya, director of Abdulaziz Al-Rantisi […]

 Umair Ul Umar

Dream, Chimera and Islam; Pakistan in 2018

Dream, Chimera and Islam; Pakistan in 2018

Pakistan is the only realm to have been fashioned in the name of Islam after the state of Medina. Established in 1947 exclusively for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, immediately after the British left subcontinent once for all. Fact of the matter is that Pakistan is a country that was based on Islamic identity, […]

 Web Desk

Sheikh Abdul Aziz and the memoir of ‘Muzafarabad Chalo’

Sheikh Abdul Aziz and the memoir of ‘Muzafarabad Chalo’

Omer Farooq and Ahsan Akram Today marks the tenth death anniversary of Sheikh Abdul Aziz, a founding member of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL). Aziz was 55 when he was killed by government forces in Uri (Baramulla) while he was leading the historic “Muzaffarabad Chalo” march on August 11, 2008. The march towards the capital […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain

Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain

The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s ‘Great March of Return’ protests. The Strip’s dilapidated health care system could not save the little boy’s leg, as it was later amputated. His father, Yamen, himself a young man from the Buraij Refugee […]