updated 4:45 PM GMT, Dec 20, 2014

Peshawar attack: it wasn’t the final atrocity

THE gut-wrenching massacre in Peshawar’s Army Public School has left Pakistan aghast and sickened. All political leaders have called for unity against terrorism. But this is no watershed event that ca

  • Dawn/Pervez Hoodbhoy
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Sydney Siege leads to a movement

Sydney Siege leads to a movement

The recent 15th December, 16-hour siege in Sydney, Australia gave rise to a revolution which has taken the world by storm. Instead of having a negative impact on the Muslim community, the siege has gi

  • Fatima Chand
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Forced conversions: from the constitutional window

Forced conversions: from the constitutional window

A row has broken out in India's parliament over a conversion ceremony held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, for around 200 Muslims – and it highlights the increasingly contested nature of faith in the world's

  • Mujahid Mughal
  • Category: Blog

Kashmir: the rise and fall of Omar Abdullah

More than a decade ago when young Omar Abdullah joined politics, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Gani Bhat, had said, “The sun has long set on Kashmir, son rise or son set will not ma

  • By Syed Tajamul BM Imran
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Kashmir: trolling trolls and Sajad Lone

Trolling trolls. A new tongue twister, you bet. And a political one at that. Aint it the in thing.

Sajad Lone, articulate, dapper, debonair with a perpetual look of misery, and lately, with a mouth bi

  • Mohsin Hyder Ali
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25 rules of disinformation- the politician's credo

Note: The first rule and last five (or six, depending on situation) rules are generally not directly within the ability of the traditional disinformation artist to apply. These rules are generally use

  • APFN
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Diverting minds: BJP communal foray into AMU

Diverting minds: BJP communal foray into AMU

In India, where the Congress party ruled for nearly six decades thereby monopolizing the country’s politics, the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party seemed to be the only hope to the ever exploited masse

  • Mujahid Mughal
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Kashmir: searching for my MLA

‘Searching for sugar man’ was 2012 movie where two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero (1970’s mysterious rock 'n' roller Rodriguez). The protagonist who ha

  • Saadut Hussain
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Kashmir: elections and selections

Just two years after the farce of 1987 in Kashmir, the Indian general elections were held in 1989. Mr. B, a Pandit of some repute and an Indian administrative service bureaucrat of his time, lived by

  • Saadut Hussain
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Kashmir polls: a triangular contest in Pulwom

As the battle for state’s assembly polls intensifies among political parties, guessing a winner in Pulwom constituency has become a difficult task as the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition

  • Srinagar: KD| KNS
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Kashmir polls: can Akbar Lone retain Sonawari seat

Once considered to be a bastion of the ruling National Conference, the Sonawari constituency in North Kashmir’s Bandepur district is set to witness an interesting contest with analysts stating that th

  • Srinagar: KD| CNS
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Memory: Kashmir lawmaker recalls Chattergam killings

Memory: Kashmir lawmaker recalls Chattergam killings

 

 

Javid Mustafa Mir, an opposition lawmaker who was the near the scene when army shot at the occupants of a car in Kashmir’s Chattergam, killing two teenagers on the spot, recalls the incident. 

  • Javid Mustafa Mir
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Citizens of no-man's land

Last two decades have witnessed a surge in dialogue around women empowerment and gender issues globally. I remember in a biographical film on ex-cop Kiran Bedi; her father talks about how he raised hi

  • Amit Bamzai
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Text of APHC's memorandum on Kashmir 'Million March'

Text of APHC's memorandum on Kashmir 'Million March'

 

Here is the text of memorandum submitted by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to British and European Union Countries o the occasion of Kashmir Million March being h

  • KDNN
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Questioning the disaster management

This year's floods are one of the worst to have hit Jammu and Kashmir in the living memory and certainly the worst that I have ever experienced in my life time. Without exception, almost every part of

  • Arshid Bashir Akhoon
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I lost track of my beloved city

Seen a war ravaged city, overrun by a tempest and then forgotten to ruins? A city, once beautiful now uprooted by the night and cut open like a cadaver to obliteration? My city, on the throes of drown

  • Saadut Hussain
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Kashmir: why we must sacrifice time and money this Eid

Eid ul Azha will be celebrated, like the whole world, in Kashmir in the next week. The only difference is that, this time it will be more of a ceremonial Eid rather than a celebrational one. With the

  • Srinagar: KD
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