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...

Omar’s TRC fixation: Rhetoric or ignorance?

Kashmir Scan, March 2015 By Suhail Ahmad With Omar Abdullah preparing to sit in the opposition, the former chief minister has revived the Truth and Reconciliation Commission debate. On January 21, Omar pitched for establishing TRC...

Pakistan’s new transition and the old challenges

January 2014 By Shujaat Bukhari After a fairly smooth transition of democratic government, the first in its history since 1947, Pakistan has seen yet another hassle free switch over that has its own positive impact on...

Act on the revelations

October 2013 Former Army Chief General V K Singh’s disclosure to a television news channel that the Army has been paying JK politicians since independence has created a serious credibility crisis for the mainstream politics in the state....

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...

ISLAMABAD DIARY: Pakistan juggles with extremism

October 2013 By Shujaat Bukhari There is a discernable change in the security environment in Pakistan, albeit the threat from extremists particularly from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has waned. Only last Sunday, Pakistan Army lost a Major...

China’s Uighur MuslimsAC

The Chinese state is governed by Mao Zedong ideology with a modification of Karl Marx's Communism, Shahid Majeed Mir writes   China has detained as many as one million Uighurs in the so-called “re-education centers” and...

Delhi’s Diktat

Is it really what we the people of Jammu and Kashmir are heading for? Surprisingly, every month we are witnessing a new surprise in the form of a new diktat from New Delhi as well...

Line Out of Control

KASHMIR SCAN: NOVEMBER 2013: Line of Control is active again, a decade after a ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan had calmed the frontiers. According to an estimate, there have been more than 200 violations...

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...

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