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Kashmir’s Game of Throne

Kashmir’s Game of Throne

Recent political developments in Kashmir appear as part of a larger design: to knock out the mainstream regional parties whose Autonomy, Self-Rule or Achievable Nationhood proposals would often clash with Delhi’s Kashmir motives. Will it go down in the history as GoI’s yet another Kashmir blunder?   By Sabira Shah Some senior BJP leaders of […]

DISGRACE AND DEPARTURE

DISGRACE AND DEPARTURE

Had Mehbooba shown any appreciation for what befell her father in his death, she could have elicited some gainful lessons for herself and the party. That did not happen, because like her father, she was enamoured by nothing but the greed for power           By Murtaza Shibli As a dénouement to […]

The Rise of Burhan

The Rise of Burhan

By Aasif Sultan   When obituaries of Kashmir militancy had been written long back, ‘everything,’ in the words of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, ‘turned upside down in a few days time’ after the killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016. Since then more and more young boys are disappearing into the woods […]

Kathua rape-and-murder: The plot thickens

Kathua rape-and-murder: The plot thickens

The bone-chilling rape-and-murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua in January could be an ominous reply of the same old script: alter demography of Jammu region, yet again By Bilal Handoo The moment lip-chewed and bone-crushed body of an 8-year-old Muslim nomad girl was found in Kathua on 17 January, a trucker silently picked […]

The untold Afzal Guru story

The untold Afzal Guru story

Five years after Afzal Guru’s hanging in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, Kashmir Narrator gathers previously unpublished details about his life and events leading to his execution By Bilal Handoo At the dawn of 9 February 2013, as he was escorted out of his cell in the ‘high-risk’ ward of Tihar’s jail 3, Mohammad Afzal Guru knew […]

Kashmir University: Ailing at 70

Kashmir University: Ailing at 70

As the KU turns 70 this year, Kashmir Narrator digs into the deep mess the varsity is mired in In 1948, when Kashmir’s revered saint Meerak Shah Kashani laid the foundation stone of Kashmir University — then known as Jammu and Kashmir University — in anticipation of giving Kashmiris an educational platform to excel, not […]

A journey through the mind of the protester

A journey through the mind of the protester

Within a week he was hit twice. Both times a close shave. Debilitating injury, blinding, or worse, death — anything could have happened. Soon he was back on the streets, protesting again and throwing stones. Three days from the first injury, 15 pellet shrapnels pierced his back. But he won’t give up. First, he took […]

Just a ‘calendar boy’ or the last man standing?

Just a ‘calendar boy’ or the last man standing?

Is Syed Ali Geelani an overrated leader who has failed the nation? Or, is he the one who kept the resistance alive despite crippling curbs by the State? Will the resistance sink with his departure? Or, will his legacy spur the azadi movement in the times to come?  Difficult questions these with no easy answers […]

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