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The True Face of Incredible India

Jan 9th, 2018 | By

Ever since the Hindu extremist party BJP took reins of power in India, it has embarked on a massive spree of defence spending. The scale is indeed unprecedented in the Indian history. For the year 2017-18, the Indian Govt allocated a staggering Rs. 3,59,854 crore (US$ 53.5 billion) for Defence. By Haroon Malik Shining and



Chemical Or Incendiary Weapons in Kashmir?

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

By Atta Rasool Malik The Romans believed that war was to be waged with weapons, not with poison. The notion has gained moral authority in the warfare over the period of times. Modern efforts to ban chemical weapons dates back to the Brussels Declaration (1874), which prohibited the use of poisons and poisoned bullets in



India Pakistan race to tap water in disputed Kashmir

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent’s diminishing freshwater supplies. The archrivals have been building duelling power plants along the banks of the turquoise Neelum River for years. The two projects, located



French Journalist Jailed in Kashmir

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

By Mudasir Ahmad The police has said that Comiti Paul Edward defied the conditions of his business visa, but his lawyers have denied the charge. Srinagar: Standing on the front porch of his lawyer’s office in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Friday morning, French journalist and filmmaker Comiti Paul Edward looked tense. “We have decided not



Long Time US Policy Reversal on Israel-Palestine issue

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

By Atta Rasool Malik As a sequel to US President announcement quote “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” unquote. While the previous presidents have made this a major campaign/promise they failed to deliver. Evidently, the announcement has reversed decades of US policy, imperiled Middle East



The indignity of being Muslim in India

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

By Sahil Wajid My first name was chosen by my mother because it was, as she put it, a “secular” name. Being a mildly religious woman, that really meant the name came as close as it could to a Hindu one, without sounding like a complete cop-out to some of her more orthodox Muslim relatives.



Indian police arrest French journalist for filming in Kashmir

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

By Fayaz Bukhari An Indian court on Monday remanded in custody a French journalist for five days after he was arrested in the disputed Kashmir region for filming a documentary without permission and violating visa regulations, police said. The freelance journalist, Paul Comiti, was arrested on Sunday in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir



Kashmir conflict: Pellet injuries leave boys in India struggling to adapt to blindness

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

Story by Annie Gowen It was months before Faisal Ahmed Dar finally stepped back on the cricket field. He had been his team’s top batter. But Faisal, 16, was recovering from a pellet wound that robbed him of 93 percent of sight in his left eye. As he healed, playing was out of the question.



Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir ‘fed up’ with India’s human rights abuses

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

As the world observes the UN-sponsored Human Rights Day, rights violations continue to be a major issue in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Since 1989, nearly 70,000 people have been killed in violence that separatist leaders say the UN has done too little to prevent. For the past year, the remote, northern region was gripped by widespread



In Indian Occupied Kashmir, a father’s fight against forgetfulness

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Tufail was killed on June 11, 2010, near a sports stadium in the old city of Srinagar in Indian-Occupied Kashmir

By Rifat Fareed Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo was at home when a crowd of people rushed to him with the news that changed his life forever. His only son was killed. It has been seven years since Mattoo’s life seemingly came to a standstill. He stopped going to work and his hair