An Open Letter to the Kashmiri Pandits

The Kashmir was a land of Reshis and Sufis, inhabited by the people of different faiths and religions. Some called Kashmir as “Heaven on earth” others named it “Peer veer”. Heard that Hindus in...

Reading Sir Syed in Kashmir

Kashmir is in desperate need of a renaissance man like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to overcome the dogma we are going through and to bring an end to violence that has taken a toll...

A year of many surprises

Loaded with many controversies, the year 2017 has added to the memories of hope, digression, brutalization and perversion in Kashmir’s history. The NIA clutch on separatist leaders, massive anti-militancy operations, braid chopping scenario, setting...

The Kashmir Question

Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's statement, that independence of Kashmir has no takers on ground and it’s subsequent espousal by the Hurriyat, reflects the dual policy of the country which is in utter...

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...

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 is the...

In Memoriam  

Much needs to be done to realise Sogami saheb's dream of making Lolab a prosperous and progressive tourist destination which can attract people from all corners of the world, Saadat Nasir Wani Sogami writes.   No headphones...

Demystify Braid Chopping 

The recent killing of an alleged braid chopper in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, ruthless beating of two women near Khanyar, two men at Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar, one youth at Delina, Baramulla and countless...

The LoC Trade Fiasco

India and Pakistan must re-visit their policy on cross-LoC trade to harness the tremendous potential of this Confidence Building Measure which can transform the political and economic landscape of the landlocked Kashmir.  The Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit recently called for closure of cross-LoC trade, terming...

Wither Article 35 A

After the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with Union of India, of course with certain riders, the Maharaja, prodded by Pandits and Dogras, had felt a need to have such state subject laws which...

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