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What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

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Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Umair Pervez Khan Pulwama attack on 14th February of this year brought Pakistan and India, two nuclear states on the brink of war. LOC faced high tension for at least two weeks and civilians on both sides were the main victims of the skirmishes between two nuclear states. India didn’t only violate LOC but also […]

 Mudasir Nazar

What is wrong with Barkha Dutt’s “We the Women of Kashmir” show?

What is wrong with Barkha Dutt’s “We the Women of Kashmir” show?

When Benjamin Disraeli said that “The East is a career”, his words were bound to give way to a boarder meaning not limited to a particular ‘The East’ only. It was about the then general trend of privileged Westerners building their careers, individual as well as civilizational, upon their self-produced heaps of manipulated knowledge about […]

 Masuood Maqsood

Creating a ‘new Kashmiri’ – A strategy of fragmenting the dominant narrative

Creating a ‘new Kashmiri’ – A strategy of fragmenting the dominant narrative

History is witness to the fact that occupations do not last long without collaborationism, voluntary or involuntary. Occupational regimes from the outset used to cultivate a breed of collaborators by offering them various inducements and preferential treatment for going against their own land and people. The term collaborates, as Wikipedia says, dates from 1871, and is […]

 Ubair Ul Hameed

Destruction of houses in the name of ‘Collateral Damage’

Destruction of houses in the name of ‘Collateral Damage’

2018 was the most deadliest year in the decade after 2009, more than 580 people were killed which included 160 civilians and 267 militants, reported by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. Besides, thousands were left injured. Use of force during encounters (counter insurgency operations) made thousands of people lose their homes. Homes that […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

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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 […]

 Waseem Dar

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Laroo, a village in volatile Kulgam district in South Kashmir witnessed affecting scenes portraying a deep loss and melancholy. On 21st October 2018, Sunday morning ten people lost their lives including seven civilians and three armed fighters. On 20th of October 2018, Indian troops had laid down a midnight cordon around a dozen houses in […]

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