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A Word with “Cocooned” Historiographers of Kashmir.

A Word with “Cocooned” Historiographers of Kashmir.

A word with Historiographers Z. G. Muhammad     It was 26 March 2013, Sheikh Mohammad Usman, one of the leading publishers of Srinagar had passed away. A motley group of historians and writers had come for the condolence to his residence in Bemina. It was a sunny forenoon, outside the house of the bereaved family five of us Dr. Abdul Ahad, Professor Mohammad Ishaq Khan, M. Ashraf, Dr. Javid Iqbal and I got involved in a discussion- … Read entire article »

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Downtown Boy Witness To An Era – Book Review

Downtown Boy Witness To An Era  – Book Review

Story of a Downtown Boy Author has really given us back whatever he has experienced in his life Dr. A. Wahid “Srinagar: Story of Downtown Boy” is yet another book pertaining to birth burg of the author, Zahid G Mohammad. The book is a compendium of the series of his articles published every Sunday in Greater Kashmir. When I read this book, the famous verse of the poet Sahir Ludhyanwi came to my mind: “Duniya ney tajrubaat-o-hawadis ki shakal … Read entire article »

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Resolution Of Kashmir Dispute Lies In Its History

Resolution Of Kashmir Dispute Lies In Its History

Punchline Narrative-History Symbiosis  Z. G. Muhammad   Thanks to the social media, for it’s providing a platform for the people to express themselves- to those also who otherwise would not respond and react to newspaper writings and books.  Some old-time friends do not like some contemporary blog writers and columnists including me for analyzing the current political situation in our land in its historical context.  Some of them having a ‘status quoist’ mindset want writers, analysts, … Read entire article »

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Changing Demography of Jammu and Kashmir?

Changing Demography of Jammu and Kashmir?

Punchline  Target: Demography    Z. G. Mohammad It was not something that happened for the first time during the 2016-Intifada. It is an old story, whenever there is an upswing in the movement in the State for the cherished right, integral to basic human Rights,   the groups of “troubleshooters” from New Delhi start air dashing to the summer capital. Some call themselves as faith healers; some designate themselves as well wishers of Kashmir and some love … Read entire article »

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Ponder: Leaders and Civil Society Activists

Ponder: Leaders and Civil Society Activists

    PUNCHLINE Gullibility: Our Story Z.G. Muhammad    We are nearing the end of the year 2016. In this year 163 days have been agonizing ever in our history. On the stroke of midnight, twelve days after, the year will pass into the history, leaving behind trails of horrendous and barbaric tales of blinding of children and teenagers. That have no parallel in the long drawn battle of people of the state for their fundamental right. Like in the … Read entire article »

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Some Questions To Indian Parliamentarians?

Punchline A Word With Visitors By Z.G.Muhammad   In less than a decade, this is third ‘Intifada’.  Today,   when it is the second day of your sojourn in the “salubrious” environs of the Dal Lake, whose waters also have turned carmine with the blood of Kashmiris, the ‘Intifada-III’  has entered into the 58th  day. In the history of the struggle of the sub-continent against the British spreading over decades, there is no parallel to these goriest days. Not only in the history of sub-continent, all over the world where ever people struggled for their fundamental right, the right to self-determination there is not a single instance where children and youth were subjected to what  New York Times in a lead story on 28 August described as  ‘Dead Eyes’ Epidemic’.  In recorded human history, … Read entire article »

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UN Is Equally Culpable For Killings in Kashmir

UN Is Equally Culpable For Killings in Kashmir

Punchline Call for UN Session BY Z. G. Muhammad The ongoing bloodbath in Kashmir has been loudly calling for holding of an ‘emergency special session’ of the United Nations Security Council. Lives of a whole generation in the age group of 8 to 25 is at risk. Like animals, they are killed with live ammunition, shot with hundreds of pellets in their faces and eyes –thrown in a dark world with ‘light denied forever’ and maimed and disabled for … Read entire article »

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