Let there be no state within the state

Apropos news report Yatra Extended To 55 Days, Room For 8 Lakh Pilgrims. (KO Feb 01) History will confirm the original inhabitants of Kashmir were Budhists and Hindus. Kashmir, by its derivation, is a Sanskrit word, and in some contexts has its reference in the Hindu religious books well before the dawn of many other […]

Spurned and respected

UNLIKE Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, there is not one political leader who can claim to be “the sole spokesman of the Kashmiris” today. Syed Ali Shah Geelani realised that when, a few years ago at the height of popular upheaval, he sought such a mandate and retracted his claim within hours. That said, there is no […]

Fatwa on Kashmir Girls Band Stuns Iran Musical Group

NEW DELHI: Sahar Lotfi finds it strange that an all-girls band in Kashmir has been hounded into silence. Where she comes from, her all-women group called the Ghazal Band has been blasting out Sufi music at public performances for more than a year. Lotfi and her band members live in Tehran, the centre of Ayatollah […]

Govt Approves Renzushah’s Seniority Position

Seniority Fixed Above 113 Senior Level Officers In 1999 KAS Seniority list.  SRINAGAR: State Govt. today fixed the seniority position of Farooq Renzu by making amendment in seniority list of KAS officers of 1999. Now with this amendment Renzu’s seniority has been elevated in the said list from No. 167 to 44A1 with immediate effect, […]