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Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

  By Ibrahim Khaja   In an asymmetrical warfare when the grandeur of a mighty state is challenged by a powerless civilian population it symbolizes more than public anger. It hurts the moral basis of its legitimate claims on the controlled territory. When powerless people of the controlled territory refuse to be impressed by economic growth […]

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Reinterpreting the Pandit Migration

Reinterpreting the Pandit Migration

By Junaid Wani Kashmir from 1213-1236 was under the rule of king Raja Deva, whose hobby was to oppress the scholarly Pandits of valley. It is rather confusing as to why a king should oppress the Pandit scholars during a period which is mostly (though not accurately) called the Hindu period of Kashmir History. Similarly, […]

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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; […]