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Debate Room: Have Kashmiris really lost their humanity?

Debate Room: Have Kashmiris really lost their humanity?

When a Kashmir police officer, Ayub Pandith, was lynched at Nowhatta, Srinagar a few months ago, serious questions were raised about the ethos of Kashmiris. There were people who went to the extent of almost casting all Kashmiris as barbarians who need to be civilized. Interestingly, these questions came from quarters that have never raised […]

Mirwaiz condemns continuous siege of Jamia masjid

Mirwaiz condemns continuous siege of Jamia masjid

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today strongly condemned the continuous siege of historic Jamia Masjid in Downtown Srinagar. No Friday prayers were allowed in the mosque by the authorities for 17th consecutive week. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said that the “ruling class” is indifferent towards the culture and religion of the people. […]