Back to square one

Back to square one

As New Delhi has called off Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir the anti-militancy operations are all set to resume in the Valley. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday announced that ceasefire won’t be extended as the move has no yielded the desired results. People who were criticizing the Centre’s decision to announce ceasefire in the […]

The fallacy of Israel’s human shields claims in Gaza

Nicola Perugini It has become part of a macabre ritual. Each week, thousands of Palestinians stride towards the fence surrounding the small swath of land in which they have been imprisoned for years, as Israeli snipers pick their victims and shoot. Since March 30, 132 Palestinians have been killed and over 13,000 have been injured […]

Govt’s ‘lateral’ hiring: Great idea, bad timing

Sanjeev Ahluwalia The great Mughals found it more difficult to manage their extended zenanas than to conquer fractious Hindustani kingdoms. The insidious politicking and power struggles of the women in purdah are well known. Less well appreciated are the strength, stability and support that the zenana afforded to the emperor, as a secure haven of […]

Shocking!

Shocking!

Gunmen killing the Chief Editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar has broken many hearts. The mediamen in Kashmir have watched the conflict closely since 1990 and have always reported the pain and miseries of their own people. Shujaat as a person was humble and a perfect human being, journalists always appreciated his courage […]

Gilgit-Baltistan: Is India losing the plot?

  Abhijit Bhattacharyya It’s an old story, yet India seems to be losing the plot. This country seems to be unable to match Chinese guile. Despite the fact that China is facing flak from Australia, the United States and the European Union on this issue, India somehow seems very sure of China’s goodwill in Kashmir. […]

Dalit conversions: An act of rebellion against caste supremacy

  Rahul Sonpimple The recent mass conversion of Dalits to Buddhism in Gujarat’s Una district, which included the Dalits who were brutally assaulted by cow vigilantes for allegedly skinning dead cattle, has stirred anxiety among the upper-caste Hindu intelligentsia. Once again, India’s liberals, radical leftists and conservatives are asking, if not in one then in […]

Indo-Pak leaders have to talk

Indo-Pak leaders have to talk

Killing of four Border Security Force personnel in exchange of fire between India and Pakistan armies along the International Border in Jammu on Wednesday has once again proved that hostilities between both the countries can take an ugly turn at any point of time. Despite armies of both the countries deciding to implement the 2003 […]

Israel has three options in Gaza

  Adnan Abu Amer When Palestinians launched the Great March of Return on March 30, Israel sensed an opportunity for confrontation. It started sniping down one unarmed protester after the other while blasting propaganda about how these Palestinians constituted a “threat” to its security and how it had the “right to defend itself”. To date, […]

Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance

General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based Chinar Corps Lt General A K Bhatt has made a significant assertion that there are no indications that militant recruitments have increased during the past one month. On the other hand Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has also stated that peace should be given a chance and reconciliation process […]

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