This clever and cunning parallel that she has drawn between a tragedy of a community and partial demolition of a portion of her office is fundamentally erroneous. It also belittles the tragedy that many dispossessed families of the Pandit community have witnessed.
If one were to do a content analysis of writings on Twitter and Facebook by some doctors against Kashmiri populace and journalist fraternity, one would reach a discomforting conclusion. Their writings are shrill. The language employed by them is abusive. The remarks made are unparliamentary, uncivil and uncouth. And they have bloated egos
Most of those supportive of Lockdown 2.0 speak from the point of privilege. No matter what, the government employees will receive their monthly salaries. What about the fruit vendors, daily wagers, transporters, masons, carpenters, painters, salespersons, shopkeepers and others who have to go to work to put the food on the table?
The problem is not Abdullah’s ice-cream, but his reluctance to talk on matters that concern every single Kashmiri. The matters related to existence, demography, land, property, jobs and scholarships etc. It does not take a lot of time for the ice-cream to melt in our hands
Kashmir is often referred to as ‘Peer Waer’, meaning an ‘Alcove of Sufi Saints’. This description gives an impression to outsiders as if Kashmiri Muslims abhor music, movies, literature, theatre and poetry. The fact is that music is very much a part of Sufi syncretism. With the aim to paint the Kashmiri society as conservative, radical and backward, there have been umpteen flawed propagandist attempts
Mattu’s mayoral victory had come against the backdrop of a contentious statement made by then Governor Satya Pal Malik, who had remarked during the SMC elections that the Srinagar city’s next mayor would be “a foreign-educated young person”.
India and China are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation in Galwan Valley situated on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Alongside the main story of border tensions there lies a strategic importance of the Galwan Valley. How this valley was named Galwan? And what is its backstory?