Pro-freedom camp infested with Indian agents?

Srinagar, Nov 3: The incarcerated Ameer of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo in a statement issued here today said that some pro-freedom activists want to shatter the unity forged between trio resistance leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, who are spearheading the present uprising. Faktoo was quoted […]

At UN, Pakistan presses for settlement of decades-old Kashmir dispute

Islamabad: Pakistan has once again called for a settlement of the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan for establishing lasting peace in the region. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi made the call while speaking during a debate on Right to Self-Determination in a UN General Assembly’s third committee. “Kashmiris’ struggle […]

Govt seals Vista group’s office, orders freezing of its bank account over fake registration

Srinagar: The district administration on Thursday sealed office of Vista Group, a company which had last month announced a mega recruitment drive in Srinagar and ordered freezing of its bank account over fake registration. Last month, the company had announced 631 jobs, over 500 alone in Srinagar from various service sectors including media manager and […]

Foiling separatists meet blunder of Govt: Hakim

Srinagar: Commenting over the prevailing unrest in Valley, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) President and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin Thursday said that it seems government was not interested in restoring peace in Kashmir. In a statement issued here Thursday Hakim Yasin said, “If separatist leaders were released from jails why were they bared to meet […]

Misogynists. Patriarchal. Sure, call us names

In a long monologue recently delivered by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the assembly, there were a few words of significant import. Usually Mehbooba’s belaboured statements have little substance but a lot more self-serving rhetoric, self-defence inanities and perpetual references to her late father’s imagined ‘vision’. This statement, made in the context of the alleged […]

Poems of Abdul Ahad Azad: Discursive Praxis of Culture and Resistance

Poems of Abdul Ahad Azad: Discursive Praxis of Culture and Resistance

Swapna Banerjee-Guha Dynamics of people’s interaction with their regions has always been a complex phenomenon. Arranged in several layers and operated through subtle modalities of diverse functional nuances, its historicity is embedded in socio-economic practices and livelihood options. But quite importantly, it is also rooted in the cultural practices of people that happen to construct […]

‘It will be a disaster if we go on losing land like this’

Zahoor Ahmad Dar is the first Kashmiri Muslim to crack the IIM exam. He is currently Associate Professor in Dry Land Agriculture Research Station, Sheri-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST). He spoke to Aasif Sultan on his profession, agriculture in Kashmir and other issues You made it to the prestigious Indian Institute of […]