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Interlocutor Appointment is ‘Beating around Bush’ Exercise

Interlocutor Appointment is ‘Beating around Bush’ Exercise

Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh this week announced the appointment of former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor for dialogue with the stake holders in Jammu and Kashmir which did not generate political euphoria in either Kashmir or Jammu. The announcement fits in very fair proverb, what people in Kashmir call “rubbing salt into […]

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Preparations of Hari Singh, Sheikh M Abdullah and Indian Leadership for ‘Indian Invasion’ in Kashmir

Preparations of Hari Singh, Sheikh M Abdullah and Indian Leadership for ‘Indian Invasion’ in Kashmir

  Dawood Nabi One of the cherished myths of Indian society and a section of politicians has been the so-called indecisiveness of Hari Singh from 15 Aug to Oct 26 1947 which was broken by tribal invasion. Thus, the paraded myth is that Hari Singh was forced by the circumtances created by Pakistan to accede […]

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ROOM OF TERROR – 1

ROOM OF TERROR – 1

Umair Rehman Spring was the season of green mountains and meadows, blushing and an expanse of yellow mustard flowers in the fields around our village. O’ Kashmiri mornings are full of activity. I would wake up to the banging of utensils in the kitchen and the sounds of chicken running around in the courtyard after […]

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Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?

Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?

Wasim Khalid  From a long time, I have observed a particular bunch of people have become habitual of drawing a weird analogy between Pakistan parts of Kashmir with the one under India occupation. They push this absurd analogy by constantly posting stuff related to it on social media and through closed-room discussions. This repeated line […]

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Cracks inside Kashmir Militancy: A Serious challenge to the freedom movement

Cracks inside Kashmir Militancy: A Serious challenge to the freedom movement

On April 7, 2017, a group of unidentified militants appeared on the death anniversary of a Kashmiri Freedom fighter Naseer Pandit in Pulwama, a district in Southern Kashmir. The militants after firing some gunshots in air, warned the crowd against supporting Pakistan. The group asked people to wave black flags with Kalima of Islam written […]

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Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy

Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy

India is considered as the world’s largest democratic country. In a democratic country, you have every right to express your own feelings, but when it comes to Kashmir it is usually brushed off. In a democratic country, it is a given to have protection of the human rights, but what about Kashmir? In Kashmir we […]

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Kashmir must Shun Double-Standards

Kashmir must Shun Double-Standards

We are humans; we abhor violence. That’s in our nature and that’s how we have been programmed. Some unlucky people like us-Kashmiris, face so much violence all our lives that we get desensitized to it. It’s true that some odd 130 men amongst us have taken violent recourse by choosing to be armed rebels. However, […]

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کشمیری طلباء و طالبات کے نام (Kashmiri Talba-o-Talibat Kay Naam)

کشمیری طلباء و طالبات کے نام (Kashmiri Talba-o-Talibat Kay Naam)

تمہارےجذبوں سے جام بھرلوں۔ ےپیارے طلبہ یہ کام کرلوں۔ تمہاری ہمت کو، حوصلوں کو۔ میں جان و دل سے سلام کرلوں۔ (Tumhare jazboun se jhaam bhar loun Aay pyare talba yeh kaam kar loun Tumhari hummat ko, hosloun ko Main jaan-o-dil se salam kar loun) نثار کردوں یہ جان تم پر۔ فدامیں کردوں جہان تم […]