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Article: The Kashmir Files: Myth or reality (Part 4)

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai “Terrorism-related charges leveled against me are concocted, fabricated and politically motivated” and that “If seeking Azadi (Freedom) is a crime, then I am ready to accept this crime and its consequences,” Yasin Malik said during the trial, reported by Associated Press. I believe that the loss …

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Education: the hidden causality of Kashmir conflict

By Altaf Hussain Wani The right to education is a basic human right deemed indispensable for the exercise of other human rights. It has been duly recognised as an inalienable human right in a number of international conventions, including the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR), International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and other world treaties. Sadly, …

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Why Urdu language draws ire of India’s right-wing?

Who does Urdu belong to? India’s right-wing seems to think it’s a foreign import, forced upon by so-called Islamic invaders. The latest fracas happened in April when a reporter from a far-right new channel barged into a popular fast-food chain and heckled its employees for labelling a bag of snacks …

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The Kashmir Files: Myth or reality

Part 3 Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai It is a fact that ‘The Kashmir Files’ presents a wholly false picture of the situation in Kashmir. The agenda of ‘The Kashmir Files’ is to mislead the public about the realities of the ground situation and also about the Kashmir dispute itself. That …

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Article: The toxin of hate

Shashi Tharoor When the Editor asks, ‘Is the Divide Deepening?’, I do not find myself thinking immediately of the depressingly familiar tragedies that must have prompted his question—the communal rioting, mob lynchings and cow vigilantism that have scarred our society—nor even the manufactured controversies over hijab, halal meat and azaan …

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Article: Kashmiri women and the speculative male gaze

Yasmeen Khan Unreported sexual violence along with uncomfortable silence creates dejected environment for Kashmiri women The comprehensive life experience of Kashmiri Women in the valley is often overlooked when it comes to the male gaze through the eyes of security forces. The gender imperative human security for the cross-section of …

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