‘Noble’ lady exposed

KASHMIR SCAN, DEC 2015 By Sajjad Bazaz Myanmar's journey to democracy carries intolerance along  In 1991, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1991 to a person whose non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights in...

Execution will not end terror

MARCH 2013 Why was Afzal Guru hanged and that too secretly? This is a question that has puzzled Kashmir as much as it has a major section of opinion in the rest of India.  A...

The Classical challenge

August 2013 By Shujaat Bukhari Time and again the government in Jammu and Kashmir proves that approach in pursuing its own moves have always been lackadaisical. Even if the issues are of prime importance to society...

Clamour for war and silver lining of peace

One can’t expect negotiations to deliver results overnight, but they can achieve substantive progress and help hammer out the final solution, Suhail Ahmad writes It’s been a scary start to 2019 with India and Pakistan coming...

Troubling Signs in Kashmir

July 2013 Over the past six months, militancy has hurtled its way back to the center stage. Several sensational high-profile attacks on the security forces have put the state on the edge. And most ferocious...

Collective shame

The news about the rape and murder of an ill-fated eight-year-old girl child, Asifa Bano sent shock waves among the people across Jammu Kashmir. Asifa, who hails from Kathua district, was allegedly abducted, raped...

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...

The Big Battle for 44

 Kashmir Scan, July 2014 By Shujaat Bukhari In the next few months Jammu and Kashmir is poised for a big electoral battle. All the major political parties have their knives out against each other to realize...

Access denied!

Blocking internet is as good as snatching fundamental human rights So we are undergoing another spell of violence. As usual the result has been the same – killing of innocent civilians, especially the youth. And...

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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