America taught me my faith

America taught me my faith

Muneer Baig The situation in Kashmir has forced many Kashmiris to leave their homeland in search of answers for their struggle as Kashmiris and as human beings aspiring for a better life. I left Kashmir and migrated to the United States in the early ‘90s. it was not easy, but there were not many options […]

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Shia-Sunni tensions in Kashmir: Real or manufactured?

Shia-Sunni tensions in Kashmir: Real or manufactured?

The recent execution of Shia cleric and scholar Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr along with 47 others in Saudi Arabia triggered protests among Kashmiri Shias across the Valley. The protests prompted police action and curfew restrictions for several days in the Shia-dominated areas of Srinagar city. Some people saw Nimr’s execution by the Saudi authorities through […]

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The bitter reality

The bitter reality

Fatima Chand I accepted Islam two years ago, offered the very first salat of my life 24 months ago. It refreshed my soul, mind and heart. I felt like a new person. Things began to make sense. My life seemed to be on a very different track from those around me, in terms of spirituality […]

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Relatives or sexual predators?

Relatives or sexual predators?

She is just ‘she’. She doesn’t want to be named. She wants me to erase a part of her person. Another part was preyed upon when she was barely seven. Today she is 28 and a mother of a baby girl. For over 20 years, she has lived in the trauma of being sexually abused […]

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