Browsing: Faith

Detailed narratives about the diversity of religions and practices. This section has exhaustive reportage on the evolution and history of faiths and their interaction with the politics and the governance of the place.

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Homecoming Pandits

BJP has made return of migrant Kashmiri Pandits focus of its Kashmir policy. As Omar Abdullah government is awaiting approval…

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Hanging By The Relic

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Awami Action Committee (AAC) was barred from celebrating its Golden Jubilee last month. The party that…

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The Returnees

Given BJP’s track record, Modi’s promise to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits has raised many eyebrows in the Valley. Sheikh Saaliq talks…

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Playing With Marriage!

A dejected employee exploited loopholes in J&K’s existing marriage registration system to blackmail his boss by marrying his daughter ‘legally’…

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Funding Faith

Money collected from different sources including tax on liquor sales is used to fund state’s ambitious plan of renovation and…

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Pandit Peer

The age-old tradition of faith-healing has survived both modernity and conflict. Faith-healers cutting across religious lines still command following that…

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Surrogate Custody

With properties worth thousands of crores at stake a bill handing custodianship of temples and shrines back to Kashmiri Pandits…

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Minority Minions?

As a Parliamentary Committee strongly suggests J&K government must consider declaring migrant Kashmiri Pandits a minority given the “pitiable condition”…

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Rebuilding the shrine

Dastgeer Sahib Shrine in Srinagar’s Khanyar area caught mysterious fire on June 25, 2012. The flames subsequently reduced the 200-year-old shrine…

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Deviating Clergy – A challenge

Involvement of a number of members from Muslim clergy in passion crimes across Kashmir has brought the highly respected role in Muslim…

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This Eid : Let Us Introspect

Mature societies have one thing fundamental to their growth, strength, sanity and vibrancy: introspection. It works at multiple levels starting…

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Protecting Faith

If a practicing Muslim deviates from the fundamental principles laid down in Islam, it can be deemed blasphemous. In Kashmir,…

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His Blaze Version

 Sajjad A Kitchloo, the Kishtwar representative in state assembly was home when the town burnt. This was one reason why…

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