Pakistan

DISGRACE AND DEPARTURE

DISGRACE AND DEPARTURE

Had Mehbooba shown any appreciation for what befell her father in his death, she could have elicited some gainful lessons for herself and the party. That did not happen, because like her father, she was enamoured by nothing but the greed for power           By Murtaza Shibli As a dénouement to […]

‘Pak leaders don’t have time to discuss Kashmir’

‘Pak leaders don’t have time to discuss Kashmir’

Photo: Faisal Khan   Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the main constituent of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference, is counted among the uncompromising faces in the resistance camp of Kashmir. After differences with his parent organisation Jama’at-e-Islami, Sehrai, 78, detached from it in 2003 and joined Geelani, his lifelong friend, to take his resistance […]

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Four out of the five militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Kiloora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have been identified. An official identified them as Arshad Ahmad of Ganowpora Balpora, Waqar Ahmad Sheikh of Malikgund, Aijaz Ahmad Paul of Lousdanew and Umar Malik of Malikgund, local daily Greater Kashmir reported. […]

Partners in ‘Crime’

Partners in ‘Crime’

By Farooq Shah Once during an interview, senior resistance leader and Muslim Conference chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat said the Hurriyat leadership failed to ‘capitalise’ on the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people. Prof Bhat while referring to the 2008 agitation in the wake of land transfer to Amarnath Shrine Board that claimed the lives of […]

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 […]

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