Opinion


The new face of Kashmir resistance

Rashid Ahmad Police and security forces are facing a new challenge in Kashmir. The growing popularity of militants among common masses has upset the security establishment. No counter-strategy has so far worked for them. On…


Farooq Abdullah—many voices, many faces

RASHID AHMAD Former chief minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah was heckled by a mob at Hazratbal during Eid prayers on Wednesday. The mob was apparently angry over Abdullah for chanting slogans “Bharat…



Mahbooba Mufti’s ‘hemlock drink’

She knew BJP more than anyone else. She had seen how BJP treated her father Mufti Mohammad Saeed. When he went for alliance with the BJP, some people gave him the benefit of doubt as the BJP, by then, had not been tested in political business with its partners in Jammu and Kashmir.


Islamic Pakistan versus Secular India

In Islamic Pakistan religious parties have never won any election but the secular India is ruled by Hindu religious extremists. Comparative study of peoples’ attitude towards extremism in India and Pakistan   RASHID AHMAD ………….