Feature: Closure of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar suggests ‘All Is Not Well’ in Kashmir, say politicians

Jehangir Ali Authorities disallowed the Jumat-ul-Vida congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Friday, April 14, prompting accusations by the Hurriyat that the closure of the mosque “belies” claims of normalcy in “Naya Kashmir”. Eyewitnesses said that a J&K Police vehicle was parked at the shrine’s main …

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Feature: Translations of Holy Quran in regional languages of Jammu and Kashmir

By M Haroon Abbas The translation of the Quran into regional languages of Jammu and Kashmir, such as Kashmiri, Dogri, Gojri, Pahari, Hindko, Ladakhi, Sheena, Balti, and others, has been an important endeavor in making the Holy Quran accessible to a wider audience in the region. These translations have been …

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State of Indian Democracy before 2024 Lok Sabha elections

Fascist Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government is violating every democratic norm in the country ahead of Lok Sabha elections to be held next year. Acting as an authoritarian regime, it is employing every wicked tactic to target and silence its political opponents and dissenting voices including journalists and rights …

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