Qura tul ain Hafeez One of the most severe hate crime laws in the world, India’s Prevention of Atrocities Act (PoA) seeks to punish and deter violence against Dalits (ex-untouchables) and Adivasis (tribals). However, worries over its efficacy in tackling historical oppression rule popular discourse in India and the international …Read More »
Feature: Lessons from Turkiye, Syria quake: J&Kon powder keg of high magnitude earthquakes
(Greater Kashmir) Increasing tectonic activity in Pir Panjal, Zanskar ranges worries expertsRead More »
Article: Caste Is the Achilles Heel of Hindutva Politics
(The Wire) The BJP-RSS will remain opposed to the caste census tooth and nail, for it will reveal to the country how Hindu society itself is divided, going against the Hindutva project of dividing Indians as Hindus and Muslims.Read More »
Article: All Is Not Well in Jammu and Kashmir
Mani Shankar Aiyar I have been of late in both the Jammu region and the Kashmir valley, asking questions. On the surface, the Union government’s claim to normalcy having been restored is borne out by booming tourism, the numerous full airlines flying in and out of Srinagar, the overfull hotels, …Read More »
Article: Paltry budget allocations to women’s schemes belie government’s tall promises
(The Wire) Although the government has prided itself on the fact that allocations for the gender budget have gone up in the latest budget, a closer look at the funds earmarked for various schemes brings out the stark reality.Read More »
Article: Kashmir’s deafening silence: Review of Anuradha Bhasin’s book ‘A Dismantled State’
Suhasini Haidar In the days that followed the [Indian] government’s decision to amend Article 370 and split the State into two Union Territories, there was a deafening silence in Kashmir. A total curfew had been imposed, thousands were arrested, many of them held captive in their own homes, internet …Read More »
Editorial: Kashmir reflections
Editorial* ASIDE from Kashmir Day, which the nation is observing today as an official holiday, there are a number of other days in the year dedicated to highlighting India’s brutal actions in the held region. For example, many Kashmiris observe Jan 26, India’s Republic Day, as a ‘black day’, while …Read More »
Will UN wake up before reveille is sounded for Kashmir?
THE people of Jammu & Kashmir, dwelling both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and rest of the world are observing the Right to Self-Determination Day today (5 January 2023) with the renewed pledge to continue their ongoing indigenous struggle with full vigour. The day is observed every year …Read More »
Article: What does Kashmir Solidarity Day mean to Kashmir’s?
Sheikh Farkhanda On the 5th Feb when people of Pakistan come out on the streets to show solidarity with Kashmir’s, we must ask ourselves a question: what kind of solidarity do we need to show to people who are facing the most brutal onslaught on the face of planet earth? …Read More »
Article: In Solidarity with Kashmir: Awaiting Steadfast Response
Humera Iqbal February 5th is observed as the Kashmir Solidarity Day in recognition of the longstanding struggle of the Kashmiri people for freedom, justice, and equality. The day is a reminder of the ongoing plight of the people of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), who have been …Read More »
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