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Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report

Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report

SRINAGAR: Government of India has decided to abrogate Article 35A of constitution of India that defines the permanent residents of state of Jammu and Kashmir, the additional forces are being moved in to state to control any untoward development. According to a National Herald report the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, during his recent visit to […]

The Power of Shadaqa (Giving charity) in The Month of Ramadan

The Power of Shadaqa (Giving charity) in The Month of Ramadan

Praise belongs to Almighty Allah who appointed among those roads His month, the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting, the month of submission, the month of purity, the month of putting to test, the month of standing in prayer, in which the Quran was sent down as guidance to the people, and as clear […]

Conflict kills a friend, friendship survives

Conflict kills a friend, friendship survives

Saqib Mugloo It’s been six months since Talib Laway’s death, but his 18-year-old best friend Shahid Iqbal is still meeting him. Amid the cloud of sadness, and longing for Mr. Iqbal, as he says, after 40 days of Mr. Laway’s burial, “One day he walked into my house and I hugged him tightly,” said Mr. […]

Welcome, O! Month of Ramadan! Welcome, O! Month of Seeking God!

Welcome, O! Month of Ramadan! Welcome, O! Month of Seeking God!

Fasting is one of the five fundamental pillars in Islam. It is a universal institution because all other religions in the world also adopted fasting in some forms as the most important method of controlling and killing passions. In this month the Qur’an was revealed as guidance for humanity, as a clear proof of that […]

WHERE DOES 3RD OPTION EXIST IN JAMMU & KASHMIR?

WHERE DOES 3RD OPTION EXIST IN JAMMU & KASHMIR?

Lubna Haroon An ‘independent state’ is a rising phenomenon in either side of Jammu and Kashmir which gradually evolved as a result of the impasse on the Kashmir dispute, generally known as ‘Third Option’. Several politicians are the advocates of ‘third option’ popular names among those are Maqbool Butt, Amanullah Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and […]

The Difficult Task Of Translating Aspects Of The Indian Ethos

The Difficult Task Of Translating Aspects Of The Indian Ethos

Mini Krishnan It’s almost impossible to translate many Indian experiences and similes In the opening paragraph of his booklet, India Writes, Udaya Narayana Singh describes an email he received from Germany. The sender declared that he knew friends who had studied Korean and Chinese, but that he himself would like to study Indian. Could Udaya […]

Want to cross the highway, look for a magistrate first!

Want to cross the highway, look for a magistrate first!

Nisar Dharma Srinagar: A man required an approval from a magistrateto simply cross the road in Sangam, a settlement in south Kashmir’s Anantnagdistrict, on Wednesday, the second day of the two-day-a-week ban authoritieslast week imposed on civilian movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway. The photo of the civilian’s right-hand palm carrying the stamp,signature and Wednesday’s date with […]

‘Resistance’ by J-K’s Unionists: Electoral gimmick or new shift?

‘Resistance’ by J-K’s Unionists: Electoral gimmick or new shift?

Gowhar Geelani Omar Abdullah, former Chief Minister (CM) of Jammu and Kashmir, stirred a political hornet’s nest, saying, ‘turn the clock backward to 1953’, in a political rally on 1 April, renewing the demand to take back J-K to times when it enjoyed substantial autonomy; hence, leaving New Delhi with control only over defence, currency […]

“As if they’ll shoot at me,” says 13-yr-old; returns dead

“As if they’ll shoot at me,” says 13-yr-old; returns dead

Kaisar Andrabi On Sunday morning, his cousin sister saw him running down the stairs in the double-storey house, and asked, “Where are you going?” Even a few moments before, he had tried to escape, but the attempt was foiled by his cousin. But it was only after his friend and classmate, Raqib Ahmad, came running […]

Bloody Sunday in Kashmir- “He was Sent inside the house by Army, Then Shot from Behind”

Bloody Sunday in Kashmir- “He was Sent inside the house by Army, Then Shot from Behind”

Qazi Shibli Srinagar: Thousands of people including women gathered early morning on Sunday to bid farewell to the ‘martyr’ at his funeral. Women later marched towards his house singing songs of bravery, “Qoum Ke Shaheedo, Goor Goor Karyo” (Farewell oh martyr of the motherland). The Kashmir valley witnessed a bloody Sunday on 01 April when […]

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Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report

SRINAGAR: Government of India has decided to abrogate Article 35A of constitution of India that defines the permanent residents of state of Jammu and Kashmir, the additional forces are being moved in to state to control any untoward development. According to a National Herald report the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, during his recent visit to […]