Ahead of India-Pak clash, Kashmiri students attacked in Rajasthan

SRINAGAR: Several Kashmiri students sustained injuries after they came under attack over India-Pakistan cricket, this time in Rajasthan.  Trouble erupted in the Mewar University, Rajasthan, hours before India and Pakistan locked horns in the ongoing T20 World Cup being played in Bangladesh. Reports reaching here said that at around 11:45 a.m, some local students hurled […]

Sporadic Clashes In Bandipore

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of people held pro-freedom and anti-India protests at various places in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district after Friday congregational prayers. Witnesses said soon after Friday prayers, hundreds of people took to roads in Hajan and shouted pro-freedom slogans. The people were also shouting slogans against government forces. “Hundreds of people started a march from […]

Mirwaiz Now Says, Stay Away From Polls

‘Vajpayee wanted Kashmir to be addressed outside Indian Constitution’ SRINAGAR: A day after he said Hurriyat Conference has got nothing to do with elections, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq changed his stance and urged people to stay away from the forth coming polls. Chairman Huriyat Conference (M) told weekly Friday congregation at city’s Grand Mosque that the […]

Pak-India trade deal hits roadblock at GHQ

ISLAMABAD: The much touted Pakistan-India trade deal almost ready for roll-out has come to a sudden and grinding halt. It is widely speculated that the country’s military establishment has thrown the spanner in the works as it is not quite convinced about the deal with India despite assurances from a team of ministers who went […]

2 Kashmiris Jailed for 5 Yrs

NEW DELHI: Two Kashmiris were Friday sentenced to five years imprisonment in connection with a case of pumping money for triggering serial blasts here on Diwali eve in 2005. Ghulam Ahmed Khan and Farooq Ahmed Batloo, pleaded guilty on the charge of transferring money to suspected Lashkar operatives who had carried out the blasts which […]

Israel prepares for strike on Iran

BEIRUT: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Israeli army to continue preparing for a possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities this year as his government earmarked at least 10 billion shekels devoted to preparations for war with Iran in its 2014 military budget, Haaretz newspaper reported today. Top Israeli officials recently said […]

Docs in Pak to get guns for self-defence

KARACHI: An alarming rise in the trend of abductions and killings of doctors for ransom across Pakistan, has led to the decision to provide all medical doctors with arms licences and training to handle weapons in Karachi. The News quotes senior journalist- Kamran Khan as saying on Geo News channel, a private TV network in […]

Cricket and Communal Identities in South Asia

In the Hindi movie Bheja Fry (2007), there is an archetypal abominably portrayed Muslim Character, Asif Merchant, the caricatured Indian Muslim who supports the Pakistan cricket team over the Indian cricket team. Asif Merchant is shown as a comical, hideous, perfidious character with loyalties to Pakistan despite living in India – taunted with Yahan ke […]

NDA: More proactive on Kashmir than UPA

In a recent interview with the magazine ‘’India Today’’, Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (M) made some important observations and statements. He said that the BJP-led NDA government at New Delhi, which was in power between 1999-2004, took some bold steps for the resolution of Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz told the magazine, that the BJP-led NDA […]

‘Purging Racism, The Enemy Within’- An Analysis

We spoke with Dr Kusum Gopal in whose diverse expertise includes redressing race and ethnic tensions in the Indian subcontinent, South-east Asia, Northern Europe, East and West Africa and the MENA region.

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