Kashmiri lessons from Scottish referendum

(By Andrew Whitehead) Several thousand Kashmiris will be voting in a historic and much awaited referendum, this week.

That vote will determine whether a region with a distinct identity can successfully secede from a much larger nation.

Their ballots will be cast, however, in Glasgow – not in Srinagar or Jammu.

Of the . . . → Read More: Kashmiri lessons from Scottish referendum

Modi’s Gujarat massacre not forgotten

PM Narendra Modi faced a hostile welcome during his first visit to India’s Muslim-majortiy state of Kashmir. The trip also comes amid calls to revoke the region’s special status, as India analyst Sumit Ganguly tells DW.

India’s newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, was greeted on Friday, July 4, by empty streets in . . . → Read More: Modi’s Gujarat massacre not forgotten

Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir protest against military firing range

Villagers in what is described as one the most scenic regions in Kashmir are demanding the Indian government shuts down a firing range, which has killed and wounded dozens of people.

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Saba Imtiaz’s “Karachi you are killing me”

February 5, 2012 Headline of the day: ‘Books not bombs at Pakistan Literature Festival’

Oh joy.

The Karachi Literature Festival is Kamran’s wet dream. Every year, we basically stop work for two days and Kamran sends off the entire newsroom to the festival to report on who wore what and who’s writing what. His idea . . . → Read More: Saba Imtiaz’s “Karachi you are killing me”

Secular India’s death grip on Indian Occupied Kashmir

[Bismillahnews.in -06-01-14-New Delhi-Sohail Siddiqui] Sahara Group the RSS tool to aid state Oppression on Indian Muslim masses through Urdu Newspapers [Urdu Daily Rashtriya Sahara from 10 cities] and Tv Channel suffered a drastic set back when Aalami Samay Tv Channel in late night live show on [Current events]Urdu Halaat e Hazra held a panel discussion on the statement of senior Aap Leader . . . → Read More: Secular India’s death grip on Indian Occupied Kashmir

Aam Aadmi Party: A positive change

JAMMU, Dec 10: Self-styled freedom fighter and chairman of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday commended the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly polls and termed its success as a “positive change”. “This is a welcome change which has happened in the capital city of India. . . . → Read More: Aam Aadmi Party: A positive change

India’s biggest threat

A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists, as distinct from Indian nationalists, consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in him a soulmate. He is not praised by himself; significantly, he is always pitted against Nehru. By A.G. NOORANI 

“The communalism of a majority is apt to be taken for nationalism.”

– Jawaharlal Nehru on January . . . → Read More: India’s biggest threat

Our history, dumped in a stable

Away it went in ignominy, on hundreds of wheelbarrows to be dumped in a dirty, humid and putrid discarded horse stable. I am talking about one of the world’s finest, and surely the second largest collection of rare books, manuscripts and document dealing with the history of Punjab, from Kabul to Delhi and from Kashmir . . . → Read More: Our history, dumped in a stable

Positive discussions on Kashmir tension

The leaders of India and Pakistan have agreed to restore calm on their de facto border in Kashmir after a spate of recent shootings in order to improve strained relations. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif reached the agreement during a landmark meeting on the sidelines of the 68th UN . . . → Read More: Positive discussions on Kashmir tension

21st Century Revolutions 101

By Zara Zulfiqar

Our generation, in a matter of two to three decades has witnessed the impossible and astounding. From hand written letters, to phone calls, emails, cell phones and social networks, modes of communication have diversified, expanded and created based on our constant desire to attain more in less time. Today, the world news . . . → Read More: 21st Century Revolutions 101