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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 […]

#India: WhatsApp rumours claim 19 lives in 2 months

#India: WhatsApp rumours claim 19 lives in 2 months

Since May 2018, WhatsApp-borne rumours have allegedly led to at least 19 deaths in India, TheQuint reported. Fake messages, claiming that child traffickers and robbers have entered cities and towns, have had a menacing effect, purportedly responsible for at least 13 incidents of fatal mob-violence across eight Indian states. The messaging app, with close 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 […]

Rupee sinks all times low against US dollar, breaches 69-mark

Rupee sinks all times low against US dollar, breaches 69-mark

The rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude oil prices and the emerging market selloff took a toll on the currency, reports said. The Indian currency weakened to 68.9100 per US dollar Thursday, past its previous record of 68.8650 reached in November 2016. Brent crude’s sustained gains since the middle of […]

J&K: 10 BSF jawans en-route Jammu on special train go missing

J&K: 10 BSF jawans en-route Jammu on special train go missing

Ten jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) went missing while traveling in a special army train between West Bengal’s Bardhaman and Jharkhand’s Dhanbad railway stations on Wednesday. The train, headed towards Samba Sector in Jammu and Kashmir, contained a total of 83 soldiers. While conducting a headcount during a halt at Mughalsarai railway station, the […]