OP-ED articles

RTI @ Eight: A Review

by Er Irfan Banka On March 20, 2017, the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act 2009 completes its eighth year of enactment. 20th of March 2017 is hence being celebrated as RTI

Handle the Mess

Sajad-ul-Haq Lone Economic development and disparities it creates globally are the issues confronted by the policy makers. These issues are emanating and giving way to new issues and challenges like a never ending

Parameters of Innocence

By Khalid Fayaz By In 1997, in our village in Islamabad, a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander was martyred by BSF. A year later, the same commander’s cousin was martyred by HM for hugging

Shariati on Iqbal

Ajaz Lone Dr Allama Iqbal is one of the pioneers of contemporary Islamic resurgence. Hundreds of books have been written on Iqbal’s thought in all major languages. Although Allama used both Urdu and

Dear Madam Mufti!

Ms I S Qazi Madam Mehbooba Mufti, what gap you want to fill up between Jammu and Valley? What you mean by Jammu? Do you mean by Jammu the erstwhile Jammu District having

Real Negotiations

Ghulam Nabi Fai The world powers haven’t voiced a syllable of reproach to India for its human rights violations in Kashmir. Their tacit message to India’s leaders: your economic attractiveness and hegemony in

Kargil Kinematics

Anwar Hussain For any society to develop, the first and foremost prerequisite is a sound education system. The society in discussion remains cut-off from the rest of the state for around five-six months.

Why So Silent

Nasheman Farozan Nazir Amid chaos and confusion prevalent in Kashmir post Handwara killings, I am surprised by the mockery, drama and lenient response of the ruling parties. Razing a bunker will not help

Right to Dissent

By Mir Liyakat The recent Handwara firing horror added yet another dark page in the bloodied history of Kashmir, when five unarmed civilians were killed in cold blood after they were protesting against