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21 Years Later, Chopans of Kashmir Still Await ST Status

21 Years Later, Chopans of Kashmir Still Await ST Status

‘Our sister communities like Gujjar-Bakarwaals, Changpas of Ladakh and Gaddies of Himachal Pradesh are already enjoying their rights under the Scheduled Tribe list of 1991 but our community has been neglected for last several decades’

Jammu Bandh

Jammu Bandh

The disillusionment in Jammu doesn’t reflect well on the business-related policies of the government which it should review to keep faith with the people of the region.

 

For Peace to Prevail

For Peace to Prevail

And this redressal is not in the killing of the militants but in a meaningful political outreach that has been sorely missing in the current climate. Ironically so, when the current establishment has the power to make such an outreach. It only needs the will.

Behind the Books 

Behind the Books 

Overall, the whole episode has put spotlight on the issue of ethics in research, particularly a research involving subject-informants from conflict zones who are vulnerable for sharing their stories and intimate selves to researchers.

Covid is Endemic Now

Covid is Endemic Now

The world needs to act in concert to ensure there is no further surge in cases of infections. This calls for the govts around the world to stay alert. .There is a greater need for collaboration on vaccination and also strict observance and enforcement of  SOPs.

Troubled Congress

Troubled Congress

What makes the situation problematic for the Congress party is not only the Assembly elections in Punjab being held next year but its import for the national party that is apparently gearing up to challenge the BJP in 2024.

Respect the Forest Rights Act   

Respect the Forest Rights Act   

If the Government is really serious about implementing the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in J&K, then first and foremost, the list of villages should be notified. Then a large-scale awareness campaign has to be launched.

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