Legion of the Lashkar: Problems of pressing the ‘delete’ button

Legion of the Lashkar:  Problems of pressing the ‘delete’ button

Lately Hafiz Saeed and his many outfits — militant and social welfare — have been in the news. The Pakistan government made several moves against Saeed and his men which were widely reported. These moves generated a fair bit of commentary and analyses both in Indian and Pakistani media. Some analysts thought it was deja […]

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General maladies and General remedies

General maladies and General remedies

Generals shouldn’t get angry. That’s the general rule. And if Generals do get angry, they should try to not speak. Angry words from an angry General can do more harm than the guns under the General’s command. We saw that happening recently. When Generals say things in public, they obviously are interpreted as matters of […]

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Mehbooba not taken seriously by India, says AG Noorani

Mehbooba not taken seriously by India, says AG Noorani

‘Mehbooba lacks the most elementary qualities of a leader’ Srinagar: The Indian government doesn’t take present Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti seriously, who lacks the elementary qualities of a leader, writes the Mumbai-based author and lawyer AG Noorani in an opinion piece that appeared in Dawn on Thursday. Noorani says India knows that […]

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Amid e-curfew in Kashmir, protests continue

Amid e-curfew in Kashmir, protests continue

Srinagar: Debunking the official theory that banning the social media will help maintain “law and order” in the Valley and restore “peace and tranquillity”, protests, mainly carried out by school and college students, erupted in various districts on Thursday, even as social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp remain inaccessible in the Valley. Protests and […]

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Kashmiri Society as Reflected in Folk Songs: Mirrors on the Wall of Time

R L Talashi Kashmiri folk literature is a treasure trove of unwritten socio-cultural history spanning centuries. It is particularly true of our folk songs. These songs depict life in various hues and moods as well as the dark and colourful aspects of the traditional Kashmiri society. Rich in depicting emotions, dreams and miseries, these folk […]

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A JOURNEY TO PAKISTAN: TRAVELLING IN THE SHADOW OF SPIES

      Bilal Bhat My understanding of the world is rather convulsed and complicated. It is because of the difficult conditions I live in. Or more accurately, that I’m forced to live in. For me, dreams began with notions. These notions were created through assumptions and assumptions through tales. I live in a conflict-ridden […]

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Send UN fact-finding mission to Kashmir: Pakistan to UN

Send UN fact-finding mission to Kashmir: Pakistan to UN

Srinagar: Pakistan has once again called on the United Nations to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Kashmir, a Pakistani news agency reported today. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, said that India’s rejection to allow one was in fact acknowledgment of the grave atrocities being committed by its occupation forces, the agency reported. Ambassador […]

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Dy SP injured in stone-pelting incident

Srinagar: A Deputy Superintendent of Police was injured in a stone-pelting incident today at Soura. The Dy SP was identified as Sajad Ahmad who is currently posted in Soura area of Srinagar. Eye-witnesses said that a protest march took out in Anchar, Soura post Friday prayers which was thwarted by the police by firing tear-gas shells. The […]

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Heavy deployment of forces in Srinagar; Govt says no restrictions; No Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Authorities today imposed heavy deployment of forces in different parts of Srinagar primarily to thwart pro-freedom post Friday prayers’ gatherings. However, there were no restrictions on civilian movement in various parts of Srinagar. The pro-freedom leaders in their weekly ‘protest calendar’ have asked people of different districts of the Valley to march towards their respective […]

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Misogynists. Patriarchal. Sure, call us names

In a long monologue recently delivered by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the assembly, there were a few words of significant import. Usually Mehbooba’s belaboured statements have little substance but a lot more self-serving rhetoric, self-defence inanities and perpetual references to her late father’s imagined ‘vision’. This statement, made in the context of the alleged […]

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