Monthly Archives: September 29, 2013

‘Holy Cow’ and Right-Wing Militant Vegetarianism

‘Holy Cow’ and Right-Wing Militant Vegetarianism

By refusing to admit a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), an Andhra Pradesh High Court bench has failed to be sagacious enough to rise up to a situation, dangers of which to communal harmony in the state are not just alarming, but way beyond catastrophic. The PIL filed by Advocate Ghulam Rabbani had pleaded for what

Top Army Officer Among 12 Dead In Jammu Kashmir Attack

By News Desk JAMMU – Just days ahead of an expected meeting between prime ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of a conference in New York, suspected separatist rebels have killed at least 12 people, including a top-ranking Indian Army officer, in twin attacks in Indian Kashmir. Dressed in military fatigues, the suspected rebels

VK Singh ‘Confirmed’ What Kashmiris ‘Already Knew’

Assertions of former Indian Army chief General (retired) VK Singh to a television channel that moola was paid by the Army to certain J&K politicians have led to a debate on social networking websites with Kashmiris arguing that “Singh has said what is already known in Kashmir”. Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of The Kashmir Times,

Of Guns And Stones: Revisiting The Kashmiri Resistance

The colonialism and imperialism accentuated by the industrial revolution and the scientific advancements saw the majority of the countries across Asia, Africa and America falling in the jaws of European powers. These imperialist powers transformed the political, social, cultural and economic life of the colonies under subjection with the avowed objective to perpetuate their rule

Nothing ‘Islamic’ about ‘Sex Jihad’ Of Tunisian Women

As early as April this year, former Mufti of Tunisia Sheikh Othman Battikh had told reporters that 13 Tunisian girls “were fooled” into travelling to Syria to offer their sexual services to rebels fighting to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Describing it as a form of prostitution, Battikh had said: “For Jihad in

The Curious Case Of Kashmir’s Budgam District

The representative democracy is the accepted creed in majority of the countries of the world. It ensures a close rapport between the masses and the government. The issues concerning the common masses are given due recognition and the necessary decisions are taken. An elected representative is supposed to mirror the opinions of his or her