Rights Human

Take it beyond politics and ideology


What is a state or who is a state? States are political constructs. States believe in impositions, states are notorious for using force. That use of force, can at times be, no-holds-barred. Well that never means the terror a state unleashes must not be spoken against. That never implies that we must More

Verma Committee’s AFSPA Rrecommendations

I hope this is the beginning of a legal, judicial, administrative and police reforms in this country

Happymon Jacob

Kashmiri leaders, both mainstream and dissident, have hailed Justice J. S Verma Committee’s report on Amendments to the Indian Criminal Law, and rightly so. While human rights violations in Kashmir in general and molestation of Kashmiri women in particular hardly provoke the conscience of the Indian More

Thieves Caused Heartburns


Looking back is not always joyous. It has its own stings- painful stings reminiscent of shattered dreams, of crumbling ideals and bitter days lived.  Nevertheless, travelling back in time despite all its barbs is cathartic.  Past is magnetic- anything can make on   one travel More

Of Burkha, Knives and Pepper

Besides getting trained in martial arts like Kungfu or Karate, the training of mind is intensely essential

Syeda Afshana

In the wake of brutal gang rape and murder of a paramedical student last month, that ignited a serious debate on the best way to tackle sex crimes, the Shiv Sena handed out kitchen knives and chilli powder to women in Mumbai. The party, an ally of the main opposition BJP, said it had handed out 21 More

UN Mission: A Minaret of Hope

Presence of the mission symbolizes the commitment of the international community that it will not allow India and Pakistan to divide Kashmir among themselves

Dr. Sheikh Showkat Hussain

India and Pakistan clashed on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013 in UN on the relevance and mandate of United Nations Military observer group in Kashmir. It is not for the first time that India and Pakistan have clashed on the relevance and mandate of the UN observers group. Same type of clashes occurred soon More

  • Kashmir

CBMs, trans LoC trade aimed at maintaining status-quo: Salahuddin


Islamabad, Jan 26: The Chairman of United Jihad Council and the supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said India on the pretext of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) and trans More

  • Srinagar City

Notorious narcotic dealer arrested at Nowhatta


Srinagar, Jan 26: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a notorious narcotic dealer at Malkah Nowhatta in Shaher-e-Khaas. Superintendent of north City Tahir Saleem Khan said Nowhatta police More

  • Jammu

RDD refutes allegations


Jammu, Jan 26: The official spokesperson of the Rural Development Department on Saturday refuted the contents of the news item regarding the implementation of MGNREGA in the state terming it as a fabric More

  • South Asia

Pak PM greets India on R-Day;pitches for friendly ties


Islamabad, Jan 26: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his commitment to work closely with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for "friendly and cooperative relations" and to settle More

  • World

US defends court verdict on Headley


Washington, Jan 26: Terming the sentencing David Headley as a "positive example" of Indo-US counter-terrorism cooperation, US virtually ruled out his extradition and defended the verdict saying justice More

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