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Effacing Nationals From a Nation

Effacing Nationals From a Nation

Ryhan Abdullah*         Kashmiris as a nation need to understand their sellers and buyers. Always cursing history and the fate can never be the solution to our problem. We need to emerge as our own stakeholders. One of the most enduring dilemmas for Kashmiris has been that while outsiders have their breath […]

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‘Web of Weirdness’: US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money

‘Web of Weirdness’: US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money

Ramzy Baroud*         “We must look back twenty-five years to realize how far Israel has fallen in world support,” wrote famed Jewish scholar, Harvard sociologist, Nathan Glazer in 1976.   In the last forty years since Glazer wrote his piece, which was uncovered and transmitted by Philip Weiss, Israel’s global support has fallen much […]

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‘MARCH 16’- WHEN ALL KASHMIRIS WERE SOLD

‘MARCH 16’- WHEN ALL KASHMIRIS WERE SOLD

Mohammad Ashraf Khwaja* Ironically, Kashmir was resold at a time when the Britishers were promising ‘popular’ consent as the source of new political arrangements for upcoming independent dominions of India and Pakistan. Kashmir mysteriously became a part of the newly created state of Jammu and Kashmir through the so-called ‘Treaty of Amritsar’ on 16th March […]

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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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