Return of ‘Enforced Disappearances’

The mysterious disappearance of a 20-year old Lolab boy from the Army custody has brought back focus on the extra-judicial tactic of subjecting ‘non-conformist subjects’ to enforced disappearance. Human rights activists claim the practice has returned to Kashmir with eight cases reported in a year, Ajaz Rashid reports.   On the International More...

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By Kashmir Scan On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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‘Kashmir’s tourism sector is resilient, will bounce back’

JK government has launched a media blitzkrieg to promote the state as a must-visit tourism destination for globe trotters. In an interview with Kashmir Scan, the newly appointed Managing Director of JKTDC, Sarmad More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Restoring Delhi’s Credibility

The appointment of new interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma by New Delhi has created a new confusion among the people of Kashmir. This is not the first interlocutor appointed by Delhi. There is a pattern to it. Seven years More...

By Suhail Ahmad On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Decoding the Truth of Conflict

Reporters and scholars must remain wary to the parties involved in any conflict who often intentionally try to influence reporting in more subtle and manipulative ways than outright censorship or information blackouts.     Truth More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Thriving on Dal

From traditional items like Kashmiri shawls, saffron, walnut and paper machie to a simple cup of tea, dozens of mobile shikara shops rowing on the Dal Lake offer the tourists a complete package to make their visit More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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On The Edge

From tensions of post Burhan Wani’s killing that hovered over 2017 like a dark cloud to NIA’s raids against Hurriyat, from crackdown on militants, braid-chopping to the drifting apart of the PDP-BJP coalition More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Talks with Hurriyat

As centre seems to mull political engagement to address the deepening crisis in Kashmir, it will find the political outreach to Kashmir will not be easy at all Both New Delhi and the Hurriyat are talking about More...

By KS Correspondent On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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‘Building Brand “Parsa’s” to help economy, create employment’

Social media turned fast-food chain Kathi Junction’s Sarah City Centre outlet into a ‘must-visit’ place overnight. In an interview, the entrepreneur who effected the turnaround, Javed Parsa, tells More...

By Kashmir Scan On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Lessons in Islamic Marriage Jurisprudence

‘Triple Talaq’ doesn’t find mention in The Holy Qura’n. The practice was banned in Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) lifetime, yet the Indian media and her political parties rake up the issue time and again to More...

By Kashmir Scan On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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(PMMVY) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Under-nutrition continues to adversely affect majority of women in India. In India, every third woman is undernourished and every second woman is anaemic. An undernourished mother almost inevitably gives birth More...

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