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    Dr. Adfer Shah

    Dr. Adfer Rashid Shah is a Sociologist and Associate Editor-Eurasia Review (for South Asia) and Associate Editor at Women’s Link. His recent publications include his three books (1)"Kashmir-Yearning for Peace: A Socio-Political history of Uncertainty and Chaos, 2016" (ISSN: 978-3-659-55971-6), (2)'Social Science Research in Conflict Zones,2017' (ISBN: 978-620-2-47937- 0) and (3)'Tibetan Refugees in India: Struggle to Survive,2018' ( ISBN 81-8324-919-1)].. Reach him at adfer.syed@gmail.com

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  • The NRC Draft and India’s Assam Conundrum2

    Dr. Adfer Shah     3 August 2018 The very process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is supposed to help identify Indian citizens residing in Assam in accordance with the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Assam Accord needs to be welcomed by one and all irrespective of political affiliations and ideologies. As

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  • Kashmir – Of Grand Pronouncements and Vague Specifics0

    The aggressive rhetoric, political arrogance, policy myopia and lack of the mental gymnastics on Kashmir have crossed limits. All exclusive muscular efforts applied are yielding nothing but a bloody response with minuscule benefits. Even such so-called benefits do not come free; the real impact and outcome is much dearer and dangerous in terms of the

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  • A New Difficult Kashmir0

    Dr. Adfer Shah A Different Generation On stopping their smaller toddler of barely six years old, from going out while the stone pelting and clashes were on, the parents got somewhat a strange and a worth shocking reply from him. The boy angrily shouted, “Now when you have two sons (he and his elder brother),

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  • The Burden of Muslims

    The Burden of Muslims0

    Dr. Adfer Shah Needless to say that Islam is a significant faith today with 1.6 billion followers and a considerable section of them living as a minority community in many countries thereby battling the issues of discrimination, stereotypes, and identity crisis. With the rise of Islamophobic brigades across Europe, Islamophobia as a psycho-social phenomenon gained

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  • The Poster Boy of Militancy In Kashmir

    The Poster Boy of Militancy In Kashmir0

    Burhan Muzaffar Wani -the face of young, revived and local militancy in Kashmir valley- was killed on 8 July by forces which resulted in an unforeseen law and order problem for the State apparatus and violent social unrest throughout Kashmir valley resulting in some thirty seven civilian killings and hundreds of injured -the toll still

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  • Kanhaiya – Is Left’s Aam Admi Emerging

    Kanhaiya – Is Left’s Aam Admi Emerging0

    Kanhaiya’s recent remarkable speech in JNU and the series of interviews with prominent news channels aftermath reflect an articulate and an energetic politician in him. His much used Azaadi cry speaks of his urge for the inner social development in the country and fight against deeply embedded exploitation, disparity and perpetual alienation that millions of

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  • Kashmir-A Colossal Challenge

    Kashmir-A Colossal Challenge0

    Common sense dictates one thing but Kashmir moves to the other direction. Researches, commission reports and articles, along with a plethora of propaganda (by media vultures), keep piling up on the human or social fallout of the K-issue. Plenty of discourses remains on the assaults  (sexual or physical) on the vulnerable, the monster of women

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