The other deadly virus

At a time when the world is fighting the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, some black elements in the society are creating a scary and sensational atmosphere by spreading fake news on social media....

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

Avoid shortcuts

There was a time when mothers used to get the topmost respect in the society for going through one of the most terrible pains known to mankind – the labour pain. Our...

KPC: Time to set priorities & deliver

Journalists in Kashmir have always faced the brunt in the line of duty in conflict-ridden Kashmir. They have always been the target of all sides. For years the journalists were yearning to have a platform where they can raise the issues pertaining to their security and economic well-being.

Need to regulate use of Mosque loudspeaker

Regulating loudspeakers does not limit the freedom to pray as some people may argue but they only help ensure that the sound that comes out of Masjids is more harmonious and soothing, Suhail Ahmad...

Rise & Fall of Kashmir political parties

In the recently concluded Parliamentary polls, National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the two main regional mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed a puzzling result, totally contrary to each other....

China’s Uighur MuslimsAC

The Chinese state is governed by Mao Zedong ideology with a modification of Karl Marx's Communism, Shahid Majeed Mir writes   China has detained as many as one million Uighurs in the so-called “re-education centers” and...

Delhi’s Diktat

Is it really what we the people of Jammu and Kashmir are heading for? Surprisingly, every month we are witnessing a new surprise in the form of a new diktat from New Delhi as well...

SRO 202: Inequality and Inefficiency

The public service image is a dark spot on the white service delivery mechanism, writes Shahid Majeed Mir   A drastic law may prove hazardous for public efficiency, which is already stricken by corruption. It is called SRO...

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