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Repealing AFSPA Only won’t Make Much Difference in Kashmir

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

By Ishaal Zehra While it’s been four years that the United Nations has asked India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the Indian Army has continued with its horrendous practice of killing innocent, un-armed Kashmiris taking the death toll to 64 in a recent strife that hit the valley of Kashmir after



Kashmir Case: A Story of Letters and Telegrams

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

Kashmir Case: A Story of Letters and Telegrams By Sohail Parwaz The miseries and sacrifices of Kashmiris have different angles. It has been covered by the writers, researchers and the historians in different ways. Thousands of books and papers have been written about the gruesome tales. Amongst them few have taken pain to cover and



Kashmir Has Its Own Identity

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

Kashmir Has Its Own Identity To the Editor: The headline from your July 22 editorial, “Kashmir in Crisis” could not sum up the situation in Kashmir better. You noted that “The unrest is a major setback for peace in the long-troubled region claimed by both India and Pakistan.” We would like to stress that the



Kashmir, and the Inheritance of Loss

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

By Basharat Peer SRINAGAR, Kashmir — On July 8, Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old rebel, was shot dead by Indian soldiers and police officers in a small village in the central part of Indian-controlled Kashmir. News of his killing spread as fast as the bullets that had hit him. Cellphones, emails, social media went wild: “They’ve



A brutal majoritarianism in Kashmir and elsewhere

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

The upsurge of anti-Kashmiri hatred in India reveal that the impulse to identify, ostracize and eliminate various supposed enemies is increasingly licensed everywhere by popular sentiment. The Muslim-majority valley of Kashmir has been under curfew since 8 July, when Indian security forces killed a popular young separatist named Burhan Muzaffar Wani. Since then, security forces



Death and freedom: For peace in the land of Kashmir, we must have genuine empathy with its people

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

By TM Krishna If we pride ourselves on our diversity, we need to accept that there are some who question the idea of our nation. Maut is an Urdu word of Arabic origin meaning death. But the moment I enunciate it with the little acoustic twirl around the “au”, I can feel myself in a



The True Essence of Jihad in Islam and Deviations of Terrorists

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

Whereas terrorism takes into account the ferocious tactics employed by an individual or a group to impart feelings of scare and terror amongst wide-ranging audience. Jihad is one of the important pillars of Islam that elucidates Muslims’ obligation towards the religion. These two terms are generally being alternated by the theorists and practitioners alike, particularly



Black Day is being observed today against Indian brutalities in held Kashmir and Pakistan

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

Pakistani nation is observing Black Day today (Wednesday) to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren who are being subjected to worst brutalities in Indian-occupied Kashmir by Indian armed forces. The Federal Government has already directed ministries, divisions and provincial governments to observe the Day and express solidarity with Kashmiris and lodge protest against Indian atrocities.



Kashmir Valley without news – Newspapers must observe social contract

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

For the third straight day, newspapers have remained off the streets in the Kashmir Valley. The Tribune’s Srinagar edition was also a victim of the ban on newspapers after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani. The authorities are pulling out all the stops to contain a new trend. Locals would earlier remain behind closed



Authorities clamped media as Kashmir violence flares

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

TV and newspapers shut down as part of efforts to control unrest By David Keohane in Mumbai Authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have clamped down on the media, shutting newspapers and television stations as they try to control the violence that has flared in the region following the death of a rebel separatist commander last week.