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Kashmir: After 2016 Uprising

Kashmir: After 2016 Uprising

Terms like Kashmir Conflict, Kashmir Issue are not new but exist right from the day when Instrument Of Accession was signed. Since then there have been series of changes in political scenario however, the dimensions and contours of this issue have not gone through any transformation. After India succeeded in containing strife and restoring normalcy […]

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THE KASHMIR QUESTION: What Wasn’t Yours Can not Be Yours

THE KASHMIR QUESTION: What Wasn’t Yours Can not Be Yours

Forced identity, bruised memory, political treachery, dilapidated history; these are a few amongst many terms that come to one’s mind while trying to undertake possibly one of the most difficult situation. If a conflict is as every day as that, why must it be difficult to write about it? Conflict that has nurtured every thought […]

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Third Generation of ‘K’ Conflict : An Ordeal

Third Generation of ‘K’ Conflict : An Ordeal

I am the generation that is no longer steady to work on the age old lie. What “integral part” can that be, for that when it bleeds no pain can be felt, for that when it suffers not a bit of remorse is visible across their faces. They are the celebrated assassins. The dread of […]

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Remembering Tufail Matto; A Dairy of Events

Remembering Tufail Matto; A Dairy of Events

He wrote in his diary every night When bullets passed by his  window… he wrote When Indian army killed his brother he wrote He wrote of the horrors he sees And the nightmares of flames and destruction He the Kashmiri child Writes in his diary every night To ease his enormous pain To sedate his […]

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Exit with Dignity: Will disengagement heal the festering conflict?

Exit with Dignity: Will disengagement heal the festering conflict?

‘But Sahib, we are Kashmiris, see. We are not Indians.’These are the opening lines of the chapter on Kashmir quoted by historian John Keay in his book Midnight Descendants; referring to the answer he received from Ghulam Mohamed, a houseboat owner, in the summer of 1967 when asked by the author as to why he […]

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Low voter turnout in Kashmir bypolls – Underlying Despodency

Low voter turnout in Kashmir bypolls – Underlying Despodency

Kashmir is always a hot political cake to have. Isn’t it? On April 9, 2017, J&K witnessed bypoll election along with eight other states for 10 constituencies across India. During the polls more than 200 incidents of violence were reported injuring scores of people and killing 8 others. It was for the first time after […]

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Trampling Human Rights: White Collar Savagery

Trampling Human Rights: White Collar Savagery

  “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.”                 […]

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LIFE IN CHAINS

LIFE IN CHAINS

O mighty world! don’t grip their feeble World They will rule themselves don’t rule their world Nature has vouchsafed their world with joy! why they are gyved with your desire chains? Hearts feel where solace that place is real paradise So, lessen their burden make them human O world Those sounds which often Adore the […]