Politics

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 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, […]

 Ahsan Akram

Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory

Mannan Wani stood for Jinnah, Pakistan and The Two Nation Theory

Mannan Wani (PhD scholar from Aligarh Muslim University and later commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen) was killed on 11th of this month in an encounter with Indian forces in Handwara. Mannan, who left his pen and decided to pick up gun to fight against the Indian rule, was very active on social media and other blogging sites […]

 Ramzy Baroud

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself in a most tragic way. Little Nassir was not just another number, a ‘martyr’ to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much […]

 Sheikh Aatif

Government incentives: A freaky trade-off

Government incentives: A freaky trade-off

Recent abduction and killings of the three Special Police Officers (SPOs) in District Shopian of South Kashmir left the whole valley in shock and their families devastated. Now the situation of valley can be summed up under one idiom “To cry over spilled milk”. Post their Killings and life threats from the militant groups many […]

 Danish Mohi ud Din

Sundry of oppression in Kashmir

Sundry of oppression in Kashmir

The beautiful Valley of Kashmir has stood the blend of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists who live with harmony and tranquility since ages. But since the eruption of armed struggle in 1990s this togetherness has been made the epicenter and the means of warfare that often gives rise to religious intolerance [in Jammu] and eventually […]

 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 […]