Haseeb Abdullah

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Since 1987, the pro resistance leadership has formed numerous amalgams to jointly struggle for the political cause but the inherent fissures have always resulted in disintegration. Haseeb Abdullah writes about these events and concludes Syed Ali Geelani has emerged with more popularity after each controversial disintegration of any amalgam.

In a recent development, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the nonagenarian resistance leader in Kashmir resigned from his post as chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). In his two page letter, he informed the member constituents of APHC-G that he is resigning from the lifetime chairmanship of the amalgam. He complained about the leaders who […]

 Oracle Opinions

“Akhri Station” and the Voice of the Wretched

“Akhri Station” and the Voice of the Wretched

It is series inspired by the real stories of ordinary women, which lays bare the menacing structure of patriarchy and inspires women to fight it out

DAR AAQIB, AABID YOUSUF Akhri station, a Pakistani drama, written by Amna Mufti, and directed by a critically acclaimed director, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, is a metaphor for the trials, tribulations and injustice, faced by women, in highly patriarchal and misogynist societies. It is drama unlike many others on the same theme, in the sense that […]

 Oracle Opinions

Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

It would have been better for the citizens of both nations if they would have developed their healthcare system

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar One of the most emerging volatile zones for COVID19 today apart from China, Italy, the USA, and Iran is India and Pakistan. With a rising number of cases almost every day, the threat of this pandemic virus in India and Pakistan cannot be overlooked. Developed and topmost countries in the healthcare […]

 Web Desk

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

 Web Desk

The Lost Heaven

The Lost Heaven

Hurmat Altaf Beauty is everywhere, heavenly one was here. Mountains are all around, echoing voices used to go round and round. Lakes and rivers were the allure of this heaven, like that of the beauty of Helen. Tulips of this heaven used to bloom, until they met those who began to revulsion. Birds like dove, […]

 Web Desk

Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Umair Pervez Khan Pulwama attack on 14th February of this year brought Pakistan and India, two nuclear states on the brink of war. LOC faced high tension for at least two weeks and civilians on both sides were the main victims of the skirmishes between two nuclear states. India didn’t only violate LOC but also […]

 Web Desk

Nationalism between the great divide

Nationalism between the great divide

Anayat Ul Lah Mugloo and Tanveer Ahmad Khan  Indian subcontinent had suffered enormous and countless attacks from outsiders in the past, at the same time, it has celebrated its internal cultural diversity, despite vicariousness of power by many of its inhabitants. Ultimately, it came into the hands of Britishers. To rescue the nation from the […]

 Ahsan Akram

Friends and foes accept Geelani can neither be bought nor bowed down

Friends and foes accept Geelani can neither be bought nor bowed down

An epitome of courage and morality, the 89-year-old veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has spent more than two decades of his life behind bars and is presently facing house arrest for more than eight years. Suffering from multiple ailments including kidney problems, heart ailment, and bronchitis, his one kidney and gallbladder were removed […]

 Danish Mohi ud Din

Sundry of oppression in Kashmir

Sundry of oppression in Kashmir

The beautiful Valley of Kashmir has stood the blend of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists who live with harmony and tranquility since ages. But since the eruption of armed struggle in 1990s this togetherness has been made the epicenter and the means of warfare that often gives rise to religious intolerance [in Jammu] and eventually […]

 Khan Ansur

And we show them our graveyards

And we show them our graveyards

Let me take you, To the aura of occupation, Wherein we, On the daily basis, Clean blood, Clad shroud to our Martyrs! And offer their funeral prayers! The story doesn’t end here, Our Martyrs do come in our dreams, And ask us only one question- Did our Nation get Free? Did we get Azaadi? To […]

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