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Navigating The Conflict

Navigating The Conflict

Khalid Abdullah The history of Jammu and Kashmir is an unending saga of conflicts within and beyond its physically, ethnically and culturally demarcated boundaries that have rendered it disorganized and eventually, in its response, unpredictable as well. It, as a whole, has been dispersed into ideological, political as well as religious, and ethnic fragments that […]

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Kashmir at Crossroads

Kashmir at Crossroads

Kashmiris are considered one of the hospitable and pacifists in the world. History is witness to the fact that they never endorsed violence. That is why right from Kalhana’s Kashmir, they are being ruled by the outsiders. Be it Afghans, Chakhs or Mughals, their innocence has always been grafted. They have scarcely witnessed any era […]

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A Haunting Episode!!

A Haunting Episode!!

15 years have passed since then,but it is haunting as if it was just the other night, writes Aojhal Junaid    It was the final day of Ramadhan,and the family was all up at the dining mat to witness the last Sehrii of that blessed month.I wasn’t given a chance to feature in this pre-dawn […]

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A dream

A dream

By Javaid Nisar   Tonight I can sleep solitarily in peace, After the burns of the compound decades, Leaving the aroma and the ashes of incense, For the tenderfeet to the room of oppressed world Tonight I can sleep solitarily in peace, After counting the possible stars, In the sky that sobbed with me, In […]

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Freedom and Rebellion

Freedom and Rebellion

By Shahid Lone My soul passes through villages, towns and cities, Hearing the echoes of freedom colored with crimson cries; My soul sours in the firmament of that promised dawn, The dawn of unbound, complete freedom and rising with brawn; Freedom which is worth to long and die, No commanding not demanding, when and why; […]

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Why?

Why?

By Ishfaq Yatoo That dreadful sight! When I peeped through my glass pane And saw some tall khaki robed man; A scary view under my neighbour’s portico! Quivering and Thirsty… Thirst of Blood! Social to unsocial…         Mouthpiece of chair-mongers… Some sudden shots, explosions, thundering; constant Caught me head to toe Added by Ami’s cries; […]

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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, […]