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Pakistan and India: Perspective from Kashmir

Pakistan and India: Perspective from Kashmir

Syed Mujtaba, JB Graves Kashmir, a contentious region since 1947, has been claimed by both Pakistan and India; war, skirmishes, treaties, posturing, the UN, and the threat of nuclear war have cycled between periods of tension and cooperation that have perpetuated both the security dilemma and détente. The independence of India and Pakistan gave birth […]

Recent Bangladesh Election and Climate of Fear

Recent Bangladesh Election and Climate of Fear

Eleventh General elections in Bangladesh were held on 30th December 2018. The result was an overwhelming victory for the Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina. For the first time in a general election Bangladesh made use of electronic voting machines but only in a limited scale. The elections were marred by violence and claims of […]

The Rising Tide of Attacks on Minorities!

The Rising Tide of Attacks on Minorities!

Gandhi’s vision of the ideal society was that of a non-violent and democratic social order in which there would be a just balance between individual freedom and social responsibility. He had a very high regard for the place of ideals in human life. Without ideals, he said, life could have no meaning because there would […]

Time For SC to decide Article 35 A on merit

Time For SC to decide Article 35 A on merit

Supreme Court of India is currently hearing petitions under Articles 370 and 35A filled by an NGO over the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmiris rejected the move terming it ill-intentioned and BJP quest for change of demography. The background of princely state of JK. According to Lord Mountbatten’s plan […]

Assam NRC-As Political Ruckus

Since the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released, exclusion of around 40 lakh people in Assam, has become a hot issue for political debate in India. BJP is terming these people as “Bangladeshi infiltrators” whereas, the opposition leadership is accusing BJP for vote bank and divisive politics. Out of 3.29 crore […]

Tinkering with 35A: Cause of more trouble in Kashmir

Maharaja By accepting the Accession, the Dominion of India acquired jurisdiction over the State only with respect to the subjects of Defence, External Affairs and Communications. Further, Clause 7 of the Instrument of Accession specifically protected the state’s right to ratify the application of any future constitution of India in its territory. Clause 7 reads: […]

Kashmir:  New crisis after Guv’s  rule

Jammu and Kashmir  continue to be witnessing cataclysm of events since the killing of editor in chief of Rising Kashmir” Shujaat Bukhari, followed by BJP’s deliberated parting of ways with coalition partner PDP and imposition of Governor rule. Recent release of report of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights seem to have caused panic in […]

Let Kashmiris the first party to dispute decide

For over 70 years, unarmed Kashmiris, including men, women, school-going boys and girls and aged people have continued to witness mental, psychological as well as physical humiliation and torture. Every day, there are incidents of gashing of eyes, use of ever-new methods of persecution during unending curfews,  torching of their villages along with crops and […]

J&K: A History of failed Interlocutors

The idea of interlocutors is neither new nor a sure-fire solution. The state has seen a succession of them over the past two decades, beginning with the visit of an all party delegation led by Rajiv Gandhi in March 1990 at the beginning of the militancy. Balraj Puri and Dr Karan Singh also participated in […]

Hussianiyat : A Continues Mission Against Injustice

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said: “The best of Jihad is that of a word of right spoken to an unjust ruler.” We do remember the tragedy of Karbala but certainly forget the message of the great martyr Imam Hussain (as). The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus […]

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