Unpunished Civilian Killings

August 2013 Within a span of three weeks security forces in the state killed six civilians: first  in early July when army killed two innocent youth in Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district and...
Azadi that may never come

Of Puppet Politicians And Uniformed Goons Of Kashmir

Every five years only the face of the oppressor changes in Kashmir but the oppression remains just the same. The ‘Democide’ continues unabated. By Faisal Bashir After putting Kashmiris under a virtual house arrest, gagging Internet,...
Azadi that may never come

Kashmir: The Azadi That May Never Come

"The biggest blunder of the Centre and the State government has been the failure to handle law and order situations. It’s a chain reaction where one person dies and it leads to the deaths...

Urdu under threat ?

KASHMIR SCAN, Dec 2015 By Shujaat Bukhari After attending several events on Urdu in the last few weeks, I was intrigued by the question whether Urdu was indeed a victim of a conspiracy. If yes, then...

Kupwara killings showcase Kashmir’s tragedy

By Shujaat Bukhari Killing of five civilians at the hands of Army and Police in the border district of Kupwara last week came as a grim reminder of 2010 when the Valley was locked for...

Shrinking Mainstream

At the time of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir and even after that, when the Kashmir issue was taken to the United Nation, the government of India had agreed that the accession of...

RSS in Kashmir

  By A.G. NOORANI ANY thaw in relations between India and Pakistan is always warmly welcomed in Indian Kashmir. The people know that they suffer when differences between the governments of the two countries get out...

Boycott Prescribes Roadmap

Kashmir Scan, May 2014  Amid bullets and violent protests, most of the people during ongoing 2014 parliamentary elections in Kashmir have chosen to boycott the polls but in some areas are coming out in large...

The ABC of Kashmir: Alcohol, Burqa & Choice

In the holy month of Ramzan, at least two issues stirred up controversy in Muslim-majority Jammu & Kashmir. Mind you, a Muslim majority region does not necessarily mean Muslim-dominated, especially after the Peoples Democratic...

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...

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