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‘What can an IAS or KAS officer do to prevent degradation of Dal lake’

‘What can an IAS or KAS officer do to prevent degradation of Dal lake’

Syed Nassarullah Shah is an environmental activist and vice president of an NGO, Environment Policy Group. The group claims to create public awareness about environmental issues in the Valley and get the government to act on them. Aasif Sultan caught up with him at his office and spoke to him on several environment-related issues. Q […]

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‘Students have lost faith in the system, why should teachers not be made accountable?’

Arshie Qureshi spoke to Shahid Rasool about his experience of studying in the US where he did his Master’s. Shahid was recently appointed Director, Commonwealth Education Media Centre for Asia, CEMCA. Before this, he was heading the EMMRC at Kashmir University Q Share with us your first-day experience of being in a class of an […]

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‘Corruption in Kashmir is State-sponsored’

‘Corruption in Kashmir is State-sponsored’

‘Nature of the government is authoritative, with a strong security apparatus backing it that feeds on corruption. Officials and politicians enjoy de facto impunity here’ Dr. Shaikh Ghulam Rasool, a doctor by profession, has been working as an RTI activist since 2005. He is a founding member and the current head of the JKRTI Movement, […]

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‘Human Rights are only theoretical concepts in Kashmir’

Huda ul Nisa in conversation with human rights professional Parvaiz Matta Tell us about your academic background? After graduating in Science I joined Kashmir University in 2003 and did a PG Diploma in Human Rights, HR. At that time there were few people working in the area of HR and because of conflict I thought […]

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‘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 […]

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‘Jammu is an unnecessary liability on Kashmir’

‘Jammu is an unnecessary liability on Kashmir’

Bashir G Ahmed is a Kashmiri living in the United States for the past 48 years. After doing MS in Engineering, he did his MBA in 1971 from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Later he was a management consultant for the United States Air Force at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. […]

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