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Is Shah Faesal narrative ‘old wine in new bottle’?

Is Shah Faesal narrative ‘old wine in new bottle’?

Safina Chowdhary This is truly news of an unusual surprise that Mr. Shah Faesal is joining politics. What is more flabbergasting is that according to him he is joining politics for a purpose other than those already therein in the camp. Amid these surprises one thing is for sure, Faisal is making history of his […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Snow will melt awhile

Snow will melt awhile

Dense pines will filter the “rays” Will not shade you… Breeze will not resuscitate you… Flowers will not adorn you… Alps will not cover you… Alpine glacier will slide …by the “rays”. Will flow swiftly …down a mountainside. And suffice water… Roaring river will not tranquil. …. Winds of Autumn blowing. Leaves falling down perpetually. […]

 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 […]

 Ahsan Akram

Hijacking Ganga and the case of Hashim Qureshi

Hijacking Ganga and the case of Hashim Qureshi

On January 30, 1971, at 1305 hours an Indian Airlines Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft named Ganga flying from Srinagar to Jammu, landed at Lahore airport under the control of two hijackers, Hashim Qureshi and his cousin Ashraf Qureshi, who were apparently armed with a hand grenade and a pistol. The aircraft carrier, apart from the […]

 Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and Armed Conflict

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every […]

 Umair Rashid

A tale of two mournings

A tale of two mournings

Since we have been witnessing and bearing the pangs of our tragedies from the 1990s but the year 2018 may be the most agonizing and tragic year in the conflict history of Kashmir. During this year many towering intellectuals – scholars like Dr. Mannan Wani, Dr. Sabzar Sofi, Prof. Mohammad Rafi Bhat and a promising […]

 Mohamad Zubair ud Din

Autumn in Kashmir

Autumn in Kashmir

Life once resonated in full vigour There was romance in autumn songs Colours- Red, Orange and Brown Fired an inspiration to the ramble Pestering haze pierced by the peeping sun Lit a sparkle, winks and whirls Alas! nothing glittering remains of autumn Scared and terrified, it now stares Caught in the wrangle, heckled to coffin […]

 Mohammad Ashraf Khwaja

Of Robert Thorpe and the colonial narrative in Kashmir

Of Robert Thorpe and the colonial narrative in Kashmir

Robert Thorpe, a British Army officer, is believed to have visited Kashmir as a tourist in 1865 AD when Maharaja Ranbir Singh was the ruler of the state. A theory is being developed by some ‘Thorp sympathisers’ that he was allegedly murdered in November 1868 by the forces of Ranbir Singh for his ‘crime’ of […]

 Umair Ul Umar

Autumn of Kashmir

Autumn of Kashmir

Mountains are ready to get snow Holding on since a long time ago Greenery is to fade within low Commix the color of red into yellow Leaves fall like sprinkling cards Aesthetics of this scene captivates Breeze shrinks and gives the cold contacts Winter birds awake and vocalize Chinar leaves bestrew the valley Golden color […]

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