Discourse articles

Harsh Consequences

Harsh Consequences

By Khursheed Wani During the early years of militancy in Kashmir, a security officer waylaid a senior journalist in Lal Chowk area and slapped him without any provocation. In response, the poor scribe

Let Better Sense Prevail

By Khursheed Wani The soothing sunshine in February comes as a big relief for common Kashmiris who went through one of the worst winters in recent history. The adequate snowfall may be reassuring


By Khursheed Wani The people of Kashmir are fighting a long drawn battle for their existence. The bullets and pellets fired to silence the population into submission is only an overt manifestation of

Hari Singh a despot, not a hero

By Krishan Dev Sethi Hari Singh cannot be a hero of Jammu. He was a despot. How can an autocrat be a hero? I consider all those people as heroes of Jammu who

Dangal Makeover

By: Khursheed Wani On January 14, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had no official engagement related to the ongoing budget session in the assembly. At her official residence in winter capital Jammu over the

Will Nazki deliver?

By Khursheed Wani By the end of 2016, State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) completed two decades of its existence in the trouble-torn J&K.Kashmir. It is considered world’s highest militarized zone where human rights

Politics of Relevance

By Khursheed Wani Twenty-three years ago, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was launched under the leadership of teenaged Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as a grouping of 23 political, religious and social organizations. The thread

Hurriyat In Restrospect

By: Khursheed Wani It may not be sheer coincidence that on the conclusion of Yashwant Sinha-led civil society group’s second Kashmir visit, the separatist triumvirate comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and

Into Half Year, Finally

By Khursheed Wani On December 8, the anti-India uprising triggered by rebel Burhan Wani’s killing, completed five months, surpassing the previous records of rebellious courses in Kashmir. Around this signpost, Chief Minister Mehbooba

Strike a balance

by Masood Hussain Not in public knowledge, there were a few strong voices in the famous “stakeholders” conference in Hyderpora supporting the ongoing strike, now approaching its fifth month. With four full working