Remembering Abdul Gani Lone

by Mohammad Altaf Kumhar The founder of the Peoples conference Abdul Ghani Lone was born in Dard Harr village of Kupwara district on June 5 1932. He completed his LLB degree from Aligarh Muslim University...

Kashmiri Leadership & Paths to Resistance

By Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai Nel Noddings, eminent American educationalist wrote in Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War that “Gandhi, convinced of the power of Satyagraha, suggested that it be used...

Kashmir: The Children of Conflict

By Zahid Mushtaq In the contemporary world, human resource assumes greater importance than the economic and natural resources. A developed and skilled human resource changes the very fortune of a nation. The responsibility to secure...

Modi’s Kashmir Policy?

By Sushil Aaron Kashmir has been on the boil since last July when security forces shot protesting civilians heading to the funeral of Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant – setting off a cycle of...

A stitch in time saves nine

By: Tariq Rather Where there is a will, there is a way, is the famous saying that fits for doing something against traditions and routine. Voluntarily working for a cause, without any remuneration by dedicating...

RTI @ Eight: A Review

by Er Irfan Banka On March 20, 2017, the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act 2009 completes its eighth year of enactment. 20th of March 2017 is hence being celebrated as RTI Day by...

Handle the Mess

Sajad-ul-Haq Lone Economic development and disparities it creates globally are the issues confronted by the policy makers. These issues are emanating and giving way to new issues and challenges like a never ending conundrum. Same...

Parameters of Innocence

By Khalid Fayaz By In 1997, in our village in Islamabad, a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander was martyred by BSF. A year later, the same commander’s cousin was martyred by HM for hugging his childhood...

What Ali Shariati Has Said About Iqbal?

Ajaz Lone Dr Allama Iqbal is one of the pioneers of contemporary Islamic resurgence. Hundreds of books have been written on Iqbal’s thought in all major languages. Although Allama used both Urdu and Farsi (Persian)...

Dear Madam Mufti!

Ms I S Qazi Madam Mehbooba Mufti, what gap you want to fill up between Jammu and Valley? What you mean by Jammu? Do you mean by Jammu the erstwhile Jammu District having an area...

Real Negotiations

Ghulam Nabi Fai The world powers haven’t voiced a syllable of reproach to India for its human rights violations in Kashmir. Their tacit message to India’s leaders: your economic attractiveness and hegemony in South Asia...

Kargil Kinematics

Anwar Hussain For any society to develop, the first and foremost prerequisite is a sound education system. The society in discussion remains cut-off from the rest of the state for around five-six months. I am...

Why So Silent

Nasheman Farozan Nazir Amid chaos and confusion prevalent in Kashmir post Handwara killings, I am surprised by the mockery, drama and lenient response of the ruling parties. Razing a bunker will not help unless killings are...

Right to Dissent

By Mir Liyakat The recent Handwara firing horror added yet another dark page in the bloodied history of Kashmir, when five unarmed civilians were killed in cold blood after they were protesting against the alleged...

Next Geelani?

By Basharat Ali At this point of time Kashmir is faced with one important question: who will succeed Geelani? Many names have been suggested. However, Geelani declared in a recent press conference that his successor...

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