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Are we safe?

At a time when the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 as pandemic and so many countries across the world are on a high alert to save the lives of their citizens from this deadly disease, the administration here in J&K seems less concerned for the welfare of the people. Though there are fewer COVID-19 positive cases across J&K, the figures could be inaccurate as there is no proper check for the people who might be infected with the coronavirus.

Instant justice

Seven years ago on December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old paramedic student, now known as Nirbhaya, was brutally gang-raped by six people while she was on her way back home. She later died of her injuries. At that time, the whole country collectively demanded justice for the victim

Terrorism and religion

The recent brutal terror attack on the Al Noor Masjid in New Zealand has once again shown the growing hatred against the Muslims in and outside India. The barbaric terror attack in which 49 people...

Game of Thrones

Omar, Mehbooba, Mir, Sajad all readying for the ‘crown of thorns’ Chasfeeda Shah takes a deep look at the politics the rival political parties -National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress and People Conference are doing...

Highway Management

In the good old days, the administration which included district police and traffic police would always be well prepared to address the issues arising out of blockade of Srinagar-Jammu highway, particularly in the winter...

House of Cards

The Peoples Democratic Party, which was in power with the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party until recently, is crumbling like a house of cards. Chasfeeda Shah reports why. Imran Ansari, Haseeb Drabu, Basharat Bukhari, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Altaf Bukhari, Muhammad Abbas...

PDD workers in peril

Although hundreds of daily-wagers and need-based employees of J&K’s Power Development Department put their lives at risk to ensure uninterrupted power supply to our homes, the policymakers have failed to evolve a rehabilitation policy...

Bloodiest Battlefield

Amid on-going turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir, this year turned to be a deadliest with over 400 killings so far, highest in 10 years. The recent killing of 17 militants in just two days...

Between a rock and a hard place

The Scottish-born politician, author, and broadcaster, known for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill, George Galloway when asked to justify supporting Hezbollah said, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” For the...

Troublesome Transfers

Contrary to the administrations in other countries, here in India, and especially in Jammu and Kashmir, we have witnessed a ruthless kind of transfer policy in civil as well as in police administrations. Usually, an...

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