India

As we lie dying

As we lie dying

By Shahnaz Bashir In the turn of events after the killing of young rebel commander Burhan Wani in the summer of 2016, many Indian film stars, musicians, singers, cricketers, intellectuals and journalists have brazenly called for ruthless response to Kashmiris protesting for their right to self-determination. To name a few: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Ghambir, Anupam […]

Understanding student protests in Kashmir

Understanding student protests in Kashmir

By F.Faheem For a long time studying crowds and crowd behaviour remained mainstay of the discipline of psychology. Some of the well-known scholars like Gastave Le Bon and McDdougall used the term ‘crowd’ to describe a picture of hostile mass politics. Despite giving a pathological description of crowds, Le Bon established crowd and crowd behaviour […]

The 2016 intifada: Challenging the statist narratives

The 2016 intifada: Challenging the statist narratives

By Murtaza Shibli The death of Burhan Wani in July 2016, that provoked Kashmiris into a mass rebellion, severely challenged the narratives of status quo as advanced by India and Pakistan. The events that followed also nullified the respective policy prescriptions of the two countries that had been put in place for the management of […]

A history of deceit

A history of deceit

By Seema Kazi Kashmir’s 2016 uprising must be placed within the wider context of the persistent rebellions for freedom and justice in Kashmir that, as Christopher Sneddon reminds us in his important book, began to unfold much before the post-1947 India-Pakistan hostilities over Kashmir. The fact that Kashmiris themselves initiated rebellion against a repressive, feudal […]

Zakir Naik granted permanent residency in Malaysia, won’t be deported: Mahatir

Zakir Naik granted permanent residency in Malaysia, won’t be deported: Mahatir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday that Islamic scholar Zakir Naik will not be sent back after rumours were spread that Malaysia will deport the preacher. His statement came a day after India confirmed that it had requested Malaysia to extradite Zakir Naik. “As long as he is not creating any problem, we […]