Pakistan

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 […]

Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport; passports confiscated

Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport; passports confiscated

The flight carrying former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport around 8:45pm PST on Friday night and were taken into custody by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials around 9:25pm. According to media reports, dozens of security officials entered the plane after it landed and asked other passengers 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 […]

FATF decides to keep #Pakistan on ‘grey list’

FATF decides to keep #Pakistan on ‘grey list’

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)  on Thursday decided to keep Pakistan on its  ‘grey list’, Geo News reported. According to details, Pakistan has fielded its interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar to defend the country in Paris where the Financial Action Task Force is meeting. While pleading Pakistan’s case to remove its name from FATF […]

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Wednesday claimed that the policeman in south Kashmir’s Pulwama who was missing with his service rifle since Tuesday evening has joined their militant outfit. In a statement issued to local news agency KNS, the Hizb spokesperson Burhan-u-Din said, “SPO Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nehama Kakapora of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who […]