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  • Failed Education System: Promoting Exclusiveness Through Competition 

    Failed Education System: Promoting Exclusiveness Through Competition 

    Our education system tends to increases the earning potential of an individual but the society doesn’t seem to be getting any benefit since it promotes exclusiveness through competition.
  • Why rush the winter vacation?

    Why rush the winter vacation?

    It was on November 29 that Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, the Director, School Education, Kashmir announced that there would be no winter break. Schools and colleges, he said, will remain open through the winter without any break to cover the pending syllabus
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    Why Kashmiris Have Stopped Mourning Their Mainstream Leaders?

    As a sea of people joined the funeral of the departed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha at the Marina Beach in Chennai, the contrast couldn't be more telling with the funeral of the former Chief Minister  Mufti Muhammad Sayeed
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    Protests 2016: Why A Hardline Approach By The State Will Not Work?

    It is now increasingly apparent that the separatist duo- Yasin Mallik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq- appeared to have been released by the state in an effort to break the impasse that has descended upon Kashmir. Neither Mallik nor Mirwaiz,
  • Why The State’s Approach Of Dealing With The Protests Is Wrong?

    Why The State’s Approach Of Dealing With The Protests Is Wrong?

    As day 118 of the protest movement that engulfed the vale of Kashmir melds into day 119, the state’s strategy and technique of killing the protests or what is left of these is becoming clear. The state, it would appear, understands that the protests
  • In this file KO image government forces blocking the road leading to the residence of Syed Ali Geelani

    What Govt Achieved By Foiling Separatist Meet?

    Police foiled the meeting of the separatist troika- Mohammad Yasin Malik, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. The troika have been spearheading the protests that engulfed Kashmir since the killing of Burhan Wani.
  • Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti speaking at a police function in Udhampur on Friday.

    Is Mehbooba Passing The Buck By Blaming The Separatists?

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday alleged that the separatists were not allowing schools in the Valley to function because they wanted a new generation of uneducated youths who can pelt stones
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    Why We Must Take A Stand Against Burning Of Schools?

    Notwithstanding Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s censure against torching of schools, another primary school was Thursday torched by unidentified arsonists taking the toll of the schools set ablaze during the on-going strife in Kashmir.
  • Will Track II 2016 work in Kashmir?

    Will Track II 2016 work in Kashmir?

    Track II 2016 might then be an attempt to follow up using non traditional means to break the ice and the impasse that has descended upon Kashmir. The question is : will this Track II attempt succeed? While nothing can be said or stated with certainty
  • Mehbooba Mufti addressing at a Police Commemoration Day in Zewan.

    Why Mehbooba’s Conciliatory Approach And BJP’s Truculence Bode Uncertain Times For Kashmir?

    A cynical take on the respective statements of Mehooba and the BJP is that they are playing the “good cop” , “ bad cop” game. In this schema, one player acts conciliatory and the other takes a tougher stance. But , this does not appear to be the case

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