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If Article 35A is expended it will impinge on basic tenets of constitutional interpretation

If Article 35A is expended it will impinge on basic tenets of constitutional interpretation

When the minions of the BJP promise abolition of Article 370 or Article 35A, especially prior to the elections, it is not to be taken seriously. In fact, the response, if any, should be to dare them to do it. Indeed, I had done so in 2014 in response to a rant by Jitendra Singh, […]

Jacinda Ardern – A Ray of Hope

Jacinda Ardern – A Ray of Hope

The exhibition of cowardice and brutality in two Mosques at Christchurch New Zealand on the 15th of this month has proven the fact that terrorism knows no faith and religion. Those who attribute it to any particular religion or faith, are biased towards the religion. Though the attack on innocent worshippers has sent shockwaves among […]

THE DARKEN DAYS

THE DARKEN DAYS

I wonder, I ponder on the circumstances around. The dark brown clouds of western disturbance floating on with a harsh speed with reddish velvety appearance, making the hearts wrenching and souls trembling, the days on and days of. The thunders so horrified, piercing through the bones that make others to hide and seek. The nature […]

Elections2019: Will Faisal Be New Arvind Kejriwal in Kashmir?

Elections2019: Will Faisal Be New Arvind Kejriwal in Kashmir?

Srinagar 19 March : The decision of former bureaucrat Dr Shah Faisal to float a new political has triggered a transitional response from the people of the valley as some are terming it as a “strategic step of center” to attract the voter for upcoming election. Shah Faisal while launching his political party promised that […]

Price Rise Goes Unchecked

Price Rise Goes Unchecked

  The closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway this winter has resulted in shortage of essential commodities in the Valley leading to escalated prices of many essentials including medicine, petroleum, LPG and edibles like mutton, vegetables and fruits. Even though the State administration had constituted special market-checking squads to prevent overpricing of commodities, the prices of essential […]

Where Stones Speak

Where Stones Speak

Rana Safvi Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti attracted kings and peasants alike to his discourses The name Ajmer immediately conjures up a vision of Khwaja Garib Nawaz and his dargah. It reminds me of the saint Moinuddin Hasan Chishti, who was generous like the sea and hospitable like the earth. Today, his dargah, with its saintly white […]

Pulwama attack: Why the new generation of Kashmiri youth is prepared to kill and die

Pulwama attack: Why the new generation of Kashmiri youth is prepared to kill and die

By : David_Devadas Thursday’s attack at Lethpora, Pulwama, is a wake-up call. It could signal a more lethal phase of violence. The nation must stand together in grief, and with resolve. The last thing the country can afford at this juncture is petty politicking. Indeed, the entire spectrum of Kashmiri politics should come together against […]

Join Heads, join hands and save Kashmir

Join Heads, join hands and save Kashmir

Er Rasheed The wedding between NC and PDP ended before honeymoon; it lasted for few hours and that too on TV channels and social media. The moment Governor dissolved the Assembly, NC and PDP started attacking each other again, indulging in an unending blame game. No one ever expected NC or PDP to get stars […]

Why Saudi Arabia hates Muslim women in the US Congress

Why Saudi Arabia hates Muslim women in the US Congress

Hamid Dabashi It is no surprise the Saudi propaganda machine has come after US House Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. “Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen,” a title ran in Foreign Policy magazine recently, where we find out: “Gulf Arab monarchies are using racism, bigotry, and fake news to denounce Washington’s newest […]

An act of Cowardice at LD Hospital Srinagar

An act of Cowardice at LD Hospital Srinagar

Every live and conscientious soul can understand and feel the pain of Kalaroos Kupwara family whose daughter was forced to give birth to its feotus on the road in this bone chilling cold of January. The pictures of parturition done under the open sky, sends shivers down the spine of every man irrespective of religious […]

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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 […]