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Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

  By Ibrahim Khaja   In an asymmetrical warfare when the grandeur of a mighty state is challenged by a powerless civilian population it symbolizes more than public anger. It hurts the moral basis of its legitimate claims on the controlled territory. When powerless people of the controlled territory refuse to be impressed by economic growth […]

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UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

By Anwarul Hoda As the results started showing clear mandate to BJP in Uttar Pradesh poll, different versions of narratives against the previous predictions started flowing on social media sites. The defeat of BJP was almost assumed before the exit poll declaration but unlike Bihar, most of the exit polls turned true and remained close […]

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Silence is brutal than violence

Silence is brutal than violence

“Peace is not only disturbed by the violence of few people But also by the silence of some people.” -Anonymous By UmerSaleemBhat Everyone around the globe seems to be peace thirsty, some others pretend to be. Eagle’s eye view of the globe will show a mother wailing for his son buried under the debris, a son […]

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KASHMIR: WHAT NEXT?

KASHMIR: WHAT NEXT?

With the calm of winter breaking the 5 month long violent protests in Kashmir, it provides an opportunity to look back and reflect on what has transpired. Unfortunately once again a realization seems to have set in that nothing tangible has been achieved in return for countless deaths of young people and pellet induced blinding […]

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Kashmir conflict: Revisiting Nehru’s Legacy

Kashmir conflict: Revisiting Nehru’s Legacy

With the end of British paramountcy on 15th August 1947 India’s towering leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, famously declared India’s ‘tryst with destiny’. What followed the aspirational beginning of a new India was light years away from Nehru’s democratic socialism or secularism. Hundreds & thousands of Muslim refugees were killed, if not with the consent of Nehru, […]

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Kargil martyr’s daughter gets ‘rape threats’ for opposing ABVP

Kargil martyr’s daughter gets ‘rape threats’ for opposing ABVP

New Delhi: The Delhi University student, whose social media campaign against ABVP recently went viral, today alleged to have received “rape threats”. Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, said she has attracted a barrage of hate messages over her stand on the issue. “I have been […]

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