Omer Farooq

In conversation with Late Sardar Khalid Ibrahim

In conversation with Late Sardar Khalid Ibrahim

Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan was a veteran politician of Pakistan administered Kashmir. He was a member of AJK legislative assembly and the President of Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party. He was the son of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, founder President of Azad Jammu Kashmir government which he helped set up in Rawalpindi on 24-Oct-1947. Sardar Muhammad […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every […]

 Umair Rashid

A tale of two mournings

A tale of two mournings

Since we have been witnessing and bearing the pangs of our tragedies from the 1990s but the year 2018 may be the most agonizing and tragic year in the conflict history of Kashmir. During this year many towering intellectuals – scholars like Dr. Mannan Wani, Dr. Sabzar Sofi, Prof. Mohammad Rafi Bhat and a promising […]

 Arshid Aziz

Mohamad Ishaq Parray: a household name in South Kashmir

Mohamad Ishaq Parray: a household name in South Kashmir

“History of the world is the biography of the great man… The great man always acts like a thunder. He storms the skies, while others are waiting to be stormed”. Thomas Carlyle. In a conflict-ridden Kashmir, many stories are unheard and many persons are unknown who have given a lot of sacrifices to the movement […]

 Umair Ul Umar

His Orphanhood – A Dark Dismal Secret

His Orphanhood – A Dark Dismal Secret

The last 71 years have seen Jammu and Kashmir groaning under occupation. However, the last four-and-a-half years have been a real testing time for the whole nation. The biggest irony of our times is that armed struggle has become a taboo while modern states like India unleash violence to curb dissent and systematically use disproportionate […]

 Web Desk

Pen with a gun

Pen with a gun

Shah Hussain¬† Gun is neutral- Men make it evil. It’s the hands behind the gun that matters the most. Undoubtedly, Manan’s hands are tidy however those of oppressors are not! There is no harm in saying the crude truth. No matter, even if it sets all tongues wagging, I do not hesitate to call a […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

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