Agenda of Alliance and PDP

After Kashmir accession instrument with India on certain conditions, a document crafted by Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his party colleagues called ‘Agenda of Alliance’ is a historical and path changing in nature provided it is implemented in letter and spirit. Perhaps this is the reason some of the PDP leaders like Naeem Akhter call […]

Haya Day:Call of Islam

Haya,  which is   translated as modesty, diffidence, timidity, bashfulness, shame or inhibition  is actually much more than that. It is an unquestionable positive quality that stems from a strong sense of self-respect and Taqwa (consciousness/acute awareness of Allah ) . It enables one to shy away from the very idea of doing a deed […]

Govt must allay fears of people living on Hajin Embankments

This refers to the news published in various newspapers about Hajin Sonawari. The news pertains to  the  sliding of river embankments there. Natural epidemics and disasters like earthquakes, floods,etc are naturally occurring phenomena. Hence we can’t stop these phenomena but we can prevent and control lot of damage by following precautionary measures and well planned […]

Why Kashmir Mourns

India is of course celebrating its 67th Republic Day to honor its Constitution that became enforceable on January 26 in 1950.But the world’s largest “democracy” had no such democratic intentions for Kashmir.It was just two years earlier that the United Nations Security Council had been adopted, creating the Ceasefire Line, which was to end the […]

Govt and Society should focus on girl education

Recent 10th and 12th class results of Kashmir division once again proved empowerment of women. The girl students are taking lead in each and every field of education and technology. Today girls are challenging boys and are proceeding side by side touching shoulders with the boys. But for their education and development, state as well […]

An Open Letter to Mehbooba Mufti

Ms.Mehbooba mufti, President, Jammu & Kashmir People’s Democratic Party, Srinagar Dear Ms. Mufti: First of all I extend my most sincere condolences to you for the irreparable loss of your father. I understand that at this juncture, you must be going through a very intense emotional journey, however, the fate of the entire state is […]

A critical take on conventional wisdom and stereotypes

On January 6 2016, the “Directorate of Lifelong Learning” organized a counselling session for an admissions in  overseas universities. The event was organized at the University of Kashmir (Gandhi-Bawan) in which different experts from the valley and outside the valley took part in the event, but among different experts HUMAYUN QAISER was one of them. […]

Execution of Sheikh al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Baqir-al-Nimr,  a prominent Shia cleric and vocal critic of Saudi Arabian authorities on last Saturday for allegedly disobeying its ruler. His execution has evoked widespread condemnation and angry demonstrations worldwide including in US, UK, Iran, Syria, Bahrain, Kashmir etc. Sheikh al-Nimr was most popular among youth in Eastern Saudi Arabia. In […]

Sopore Massacre will remain forever etched in the memory of Kashmiris

Dear editor,  Sopore massacre happened on January 6, 1993. When the bus arrived at Sopore from  Bandipora in which 55 civilians were massacred by the Border security forces of so called largest democratic country. It evince the inhumane character done by the Indian forces on Kashmiris. The death of 55 – civilians in the oppressed […]

India and Kashmir: the litmus test for India’s democracy is Kashmir

India is considered as the world’s largest democratic country.In a democratic country, you have every right to express your own feelings, but when it comes to, Kashmir it is usually brushed off. In a democratic country it is a given to have protection of the human rights, but what about Kashmir? In Kashmir we are […]