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  • At Bijbehara, Site of 1993 Massacre, the Killing of 43 Kashmiris is Still a Raw Wound0

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    • October 23, 2017

    By Majid Maqbool on 22/10/2017 • 1 Comment On the afternoon of October 22, 1993, jawans from the Border Security Force opened fire in Bijbehara town, killing 43 civilians. No one was ever punished for the crime. A collage of images of the victims of the Bijbehara incident in which 43 civilians lost their lives after the BSF

  • PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S CONFUSION AND DILEMMA0

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    • October 22, 2017

    In his marathon opening address during the conference of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken about “principal contradiction” facing China. Even while political observers have hair- splitting scrutiny on what President Xi Jinping has meant by “principal contradiction” supposed to be now facing China, it appears that Xi Jinping

  • Shrine Narrative in Kashmir0

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    • October 21, 2017

    Shrine politics have given the legitimacy to names like Sher-i-Kashmir among Muslims and Rajaji, Pandit Ji among Hindus. by JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, baptized as a fortunate landscape with immense natural beauty, is a paradise on earth. Because of its multilayered diversity of indigenous identities and local ethos, this land of noble souls for centuries

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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