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Targeted Killings are Self Defeating

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The release of Special Police Officer (SPO) Mudasir Ahmad Lone who was abducted from his house in Chankitar Village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district by Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants on Friday night has come as a big relief for his family members. With a video on social media in which ...

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Paradise to Hell

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Kashmir is most beautiful place fabled with eternal romance on the earth with equally beautiful people. Poets, writes have described Kashmir as one of the finest land upon which sun shines with lovely landscape, majestic forests, green pastures, silent and beautiful lakes, waterfalls, snow clad mountain, climate of Kashmir is ...

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Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be

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Last year, the death anniversary of the Burhan Wani, who was killed by the security forces on 8, July, 2016, witnessed a lot of activity! Pakistan added it to the other many “Black Days” that it has devised to keep the Kashmir issue in public eye through the year. Not ...

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When Chips Are Down !

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The fluid situation in the state of Jammu & Kashmir over last 70 years and particularly since 1990, helped catalyze emergence of large number of  Delhi based ‘ Kashmir experts’ and the governments from time to time provided space and ‘incentives’ to them to engineer solutions to Kashmir issue. However, ...

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Pir Panchal as tourist destination..

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Numerous places in the State continue to remain “untapped” for becoming attractive tourist spots. With gradual increase in the Gross Domestic product (GDP), variations of short term notwithstanding, standard of living improves and it has a large impact on everyone in the economy, higher salaries (wage revisions etc) and higher ...

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Death penalty for minors’ rape

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Rape in itself is despicable in strongest terms, deserving legal action and even must be backed by social and religious ostracism. Raping a minor and in turns by gang of culprits, followed by mercilessly killing the victim deserves nothing less than extreme penalty of death. Such inhuman mindset is dangerous ...

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Appeal for life a son shut out

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‘Human tragedy’ made cop want to cry during encounter Srinagar: The 22-year-old militant was holed up in a house. Outside, soldiers and cops counted the minutes. Then the young man’s parents, sent in by the forces, stepped out of the house, despair on their faces. No, they could not persuade their ...

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you. Dr Shabir Choudhry  While clarifying policy of Pakistan on Kashmir, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unambiguously stated, and rejected the idea of an “independent Kashmir”.  However, in a reply to a question, he further said the idea of an “independent Kashmir is often floated ...

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Intolerance is ingrained in our society.

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The ruling makes it compulsory for citizens to take an oath regarding their faith when joining the civil services, the armed forces and the judiciary. As far as I am aware, the military does not discriminate according to faith, though it is now rare to see a non-Muslim climb beyond ...

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Amitabh Mattoo releases book titled “My Kashmir in Peace and Turbulence”

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Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo today released book titled “My Kashmir in Peace and Turbulence”, story of a native in Exile, written by Prof. B.L. Kaul at a function organized by Vyeth, Socio-Cultural and Literary at Amar Singh Club here. Addressing the gathering, Advisor to CM lauded the ...

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