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...

Freedom in Unity

  Let's unite and fight for a new world where national barriers don't exist, where greed, hate and intolerance, and religious differences are done away with. Let's fight for a world of reason where unity...

Khamenei and Kashmir Dispute

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's remarks may have surprised many in the policy circles but the history of the Islamic Republic's supreme leader's interest in Kashmir dates back to late-1980 when he visited the Valley and...

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...

Patriarchal Power Structures

By Irfan Bashir When I read Audre Lorde’s essay – “The master’s tool will never dismantle the master’s house”, there was a line that caught my attention. “Only within a patriarchal structure is maternity the...

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 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...

NATIVES-FACE OFF

The metamorphic of Jammu and Kashmir Police from a law-enforcing agency to a counter-insurgency force coupled with the recent killings of policemen at the hand of militants may suit the State apparatus as it...

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...

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...

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