To my Vale!

A teenager pens her concerns about religious plurality, reservations and our obsession with tuition centres By Tamana Ajaz Coming from a place where sometimes people are even afraid to step out of their homes, I share the...

Highway Management

In the good old days, the administration which included district police and traffic police would always be well prepared to address the issues arising out of blockade of Srinagar-Jammu highway, particularly in the winter...

This is how we can fight Islamophobia

Recently, an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) found that prevalence of Islamophobia was driving hate crime and even terror attacks against British Muslims. Citing the report, UK-based ‘Independent’ reported that the harmful myths and...

PDD workers in peril

Although hundreds of daily-wagers and need-based employees of J&K’s Power Development Department put their lives at risk to ensure uninterrupted power supply to our homes, the policymakers have failed to evolve a rehabilitation policy...

Bloodiest Battlefield

Amid on-going turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir, this year turned to be a deadliest with over 400 killings so far, highest in 10 years. The recent killing of 17 militants in just two days...

Between a rock and a hard place

The Scottish-born politician, author, and broadcaster, known for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill, George Galloway when asked to justify supporting Hezbollah said, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” For the...

Troublesome Transfers

Contrary to the administrations in other countries, here in India, and especially in Jammu and Kashmir, we have witnessed a ruthless kind of transfer policy in civil as well as in police administrations. Usually, an...

Turning Point

After 28 years of militancy, Kashmir’s militant movement has entered a completely new phase. The public support for militants fighting troops, paramilitary troops and police is rising. Furthermore, it is being articulated in open...

Institutional Decay

Rayess Masroor writes how JKPSC gives nightmares to applicants The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) is duty-bound to select the most capable and deserving persons for manning the civil services and other posts...

Licence to Kill

The much-hyped and infamous Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) has once again regained its strength in Kashmir after the Supreme Court of India in its latest decision restrained the Jammu and Kashmir Police...

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