• Dialogue is must

    It is a very positive development that the Prime Minister of India seems to have taken a stand on Kashmir and broken his long silence after nearly seven weeks of turmoil on the streets of Kashmir valley that took sixty seven lives and maimed several thousand....

  • Integrity debate

    The admission made by the Prime Minister Narendra, Modi that there has to be a dialogue with regard to Kashmir issue is a welcome statement and one is not sure whether to appreciate it whole heartedly or take it with a pinch of salt as 67 people are already dead in the valley...

  • Prerogative for peace

    Looking through the prism of conflict resolution, accepting reality and admitting to the facts is probably the first step towards resolving an issue and addressing the concerns of an agitated population deeply alienated and violated at the hands of those who claim to be its representatives. ...

  • Muzzling voices!

    The valley continues to reel under stringent curfew for the second month while the latest clampdown being too rigid to even acknowledge and accept the curfew passes issued by the district magistrates,...

  • Suffering, thy name is Kashmir!

    With death toll reaching 65, the situation in Kashmir continues to remain on boil. While the government seems to have no answer to present crisis except imposing curfew and its forces using guns and pelt guns thus killing and maiming the people,...

  • Stop the cycle of death and destruction

    Thirty eight days have gone by. Sixty people have died and thousands lie injured in different hospitals and the situation is as volatile as on day one of the unrest that has crippled the life in entire Kashmir Valley. Curfew, restrictions, shutdown and anarchy on roads is what the Kashmir has been reduced to...

  • Anarchy on streets

    The happenings of past over a month in Kashmir have once again brought back fear and panic to the Valley. And what is really unfortunate is that while the police and paramilitaries are found desperately wanting ...

  • Too little, too late!

    Finally the Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his measured silence on Kashmir. But unfortunately by the time he opened his mouth, over 55 civilians were killed and some 6000 injured in police action....

  • Duplicity!

    “The blood of innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir is not so cheap that those responsible for its shedding will be allowed to go scot-free.” These are the words of the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah –...

  • Saying is not doing!

    Politicians have a knack for saying one thing and doing something else. They master the skills of claiming one position while actually occupying another. This difference of their positions becomes more pronounced...

  • Divisive, faulty politics

    Again it no lessons were learnt. As we are already into another summer of unrest that has so far cost over fifty lives, it is once again the government that is, and quite rightly, the butt of blame and ridicule, and resultantly political damage too....

  • Confusion unlimited

    The world, as it has always existed, remains not how philosophers and thinkers have idealized it to be. It is an arena of unequal opportunities, where for centuries the elites have feared and protected themselves against the revolts of the masses...

  • Murder of Chattabal youth

    The murder of Riyaz Ahmad Shah of Chattabal has once again come as a crude reminder of the fact that human life in contemporary Kashmir is the cheapest commodity....

  • Public ethics compromised!

    Accused of high-handed, corrupt and violent leadership, during the year 1788 the House of Lords initiated a trail of Warren Hastings for his actions in India. Despite huge opposition from the elite, the philosopher and parliamentarian Edmund Burke...

  • Understand people’s anxieties

    The happenings of past three weeks are an ample demonstration and proof of how dangerous a place Kashmir could be. Years and decades of systematic disenfranchisement and constant bullying have sowed the seeds of anger and aversion so deep into ...