Kashmir
K File:The Conspiracy of Silence By Bashir Assad (New Delhi, Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2019. 237pp)

Bashir Assad’s book comes at an appropriate time, as it provides an insider and subaltern view of Kashmir. He has firsthand experience of the developments in Kashmir for the past 30 years. In his own words, he has lived the ideology of Maududi...

Kashmir: Beyond Article 370. By Bashir Assad. New Delhi, Pentagon Press, 2020. 177 pp. Rs. 595/-

Bashir Assad, the Kashmiri writer has come out with yet another interesting and insightful study of Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370. To quote Bashir, he has brought out the “bitter truth following his inner voice” underscoring the...

Five ‘T’s of China-India ties

Following the two informal summits between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan (2018) and Chennai (2019) the important question that is being asked within the academic circles in China is what could be the possible...

Kashmir: The Climb Ahead

“Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft”, - Theodore Roosevelt A State of Complexities At the time of India’s independence, the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was, by the very nature of its construct...

Kashmir - A New Chapter Begins

… the recent decisions of abrogation of Article 370 along with Article 35A, and bifurcation of the State … are indeed historic and will help the State and its people, chart out for itself/themselves a new future of peace, progress and integration...

A Social and Psychological Approach to Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

People of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism at the time when Islam entered the Kashmir Valley. One aspect that remained constant in Kashmir was that in spite of the arrival of foreign Sufi Saints...

कश्मीर – सामने आया नया मौका

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए 23 अक्टूबर, 2017 को ऐलान किया कि भारत सरकार ने ‘जम्मू-कश्मीर राज्य में निर्वाचित प्रतिनिधियों, विभिन्न संगठनों तथा संबंधित व्यक्तियों से बातचीत करने के लिए’ खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री...

जम्मू कश्मीर: विशेष प्रतिनिधि के लिए आसान नहीं होगी राह

खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री दिनेश्वर शर्मा को सरकार ने कश्मीर के लोगों की “जायज इच्छाओं” को समझने के लिए वहां के समाज के विभिन्न वर्गों से बातचीत हेतु अपना विशेष प्रतिनिधि चुना है, जो सकारात्मक एवं साहसिक कदम है। कश्मीर में बातचीत के लिए कई...

Key to Conflict Management in Kashmir is People, Politics and Perception

Violence is a type of backwardness and it is enormously powerful tool to coerce the communally fractured population to revolt against the state. But sustaining the uprising would need psychological mentoring and shaping of the perception of the...

अनुच्छेद 35ए पर कड़वाहट भरी रस्साकशी

पिछले कुछ महीनों और वर्षों में जम्मू-कश्मीर में की कहानी कश्मीर घाटी में नियमित अशांति, सीमा पार से बार-बार आतंकी हमलों तथा भारतीय सुरक्षा बलों एवं आतंकियों के बीच मुठभेड़ के इर्दगिर्द ही घूमती रही है। इससे अलग एक टकराव भारतीय संविधान के अनुच्छेद 370...

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