updated 5:18 PM GMT, Jan 27, 2015

An anatomy of Pandit migration from Kashmir

An anatomy of Pandit migration from Kashmir

Frosty winter days were menacingly uncertain as it had been almost a year now that popular resistance had been gradually spreading in Kashmir. Start of January bought with it news of expanding Indian

  • Saadut Hussain
  • Category: Columns

Peshawar school attack: Pakistan rediscovering itself

Civil and military leadership in Islamabad have set out to rediscover, the Pakistan that at one point-- 52 years ago in 1963-- was able to provide 120 million (rupee) loan to West Germany for developm

  • Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani
  • Category: Columns

Palestine in the ICC: game changer for peace process?

The year 2014 ended with a cliff-hanger for the Israeli-Palestinian question. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute on New Year's eve, a day after a UN resolution manda

  • By Hardeep S. Puri and Omar El Okdah
  • Category: Columns

Governor’s rule in Kashmir is BJP rule?

Jammu and Kashmir has a Governor’s rule from January 8, 2014. The State has endured five Governor Rules in the past. Under article 92 of the J&K Constitution the Governor has “assumed to himself a

  • By Dr Nazir Gilani
  • Category: Columns

Indian media and its definition of patriotism

More than 250 thousand reported suicides of Indian farmers occurred in the past 18 years and the major media don’t even question the government. Thousands of Indians still do manual scavenging yet the

  • Inam ul Rehman 
  • Category: Columns

Emerging govt in Kashmir: a legal perspective

The changeover of a local government in Jammu and Kashmir is an astronomical challenge and whatever shape it takes will need to be an alert to those responsibilities of governance that have built-in c

  • Dr Abdul Majid Siraj
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir hung assembly– the road ahead

The recent elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly have thrown a unique opportunity before the political parties of the state to think, brood and ponder over, to burn their hatchets and to stop mu

  • By Abdul Gani Bhat
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: the games they play

Kashmir: the games they play

On November 27, this year, Kashmir’s largest circulating mainstream English newspaper put up a story: “Army indicts JCO, 8 soldiers for killing 2 youth in Chattergam”. The story became viral. Almost e

  • By Inam ul Rehman 
  • Category: Columns

NC, PDP alliance - Modi’s nightmare!

NC, PDP alliance - Modi’s nightmare!

The two local parties have got sizeable majority in election but are not in a position to form a government on their own. Can they give Narendra Modi nightmares by joining together?

In ancient Kashmir

  • By Mohammad Ashraf
  • Category: Columns

Redefining terrorism

Redefining terrorism

Terrorism is causing a stir around the world and Kashmir has received its share of the calamitous nemesis of this dark aspect of humanity. I have made a distinction between murderous crime committed b

  • Dr Abdul Majid Siraj
  • Category: Columns

Vajpayee and Modi: scarred inheritance

Over a decade after Atal Bihari Vajpayee relinquished power -- and in many ways withdrew from public life -- after an electoral defeat that his party never foresaw but he seemed to have, the present g

  • Tarun Basu
  • Category: Columns

Can Modi really take on the Hindu hawks?

Can Modi really take on the Hindu hawks?

The sudden cancellation by the saffron hotheads of the religious reconversion programmes to welcome the minorities into the Hindu fold suggests that Narendra Modi has finally decided that enough is en

  • KDNN
  • Category: Columns

Peshawar attack: a war against God

Peshawar attack: a war against God

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against God and His Messenger and strive upon earth (to cause) corruption, is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut o

  • Mujahid I Mughal
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: the good, the bad and the deluded

An over excited media. High voter turnout. Pro freedom leadership in the shadows. Candidates rallying in locations they never dared venture into before. Article 370. The BJP. Ex Hurriyat leader creepi

  • By Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur
  • Category: Columns

Other-side of Modi’s assertive India

“Yeh Woh Hindustan Nahin Hai”, the sentence that was often repeated by Indian Prime Minister and his home minister Rajnath Singh during recent Indo-Pak stand-off. Whether this sentence is a reference

  • Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: a case of dirty politics 

‘That Karakul cap looks nice on you Papa but Granddad bequeathed it to me when he died and beckoned me to wear it on first day at job’.   My father replied: ‘For today only my son I will use it to tak

  • Dr Abdul Majid Siraj
  • Category: Columns