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Articles by: Inamul Haq

Remembering Gang Rape of Kunan Poshpora (Kashmir)

Remembering Gang Rape of Kunan Poshpora (Kashmir)

Co-Written by Inamul Haq& Tajamul Maqbool Rape as well as sexual violence committed by security forces against women have been an indispensable element of Indian military strategy in conflict zones like Kashmir and northeast. Those who were legally bound to protect the civilian rights have been involved incrimes particularly against women in Kashmir. For two decades there have been incidents[Read More…]

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Pulwama Aftermath: Freedom of Speech and Present India

Pulwama Aftermath: Freedom of Speech and Present India

Freedom of speech became a debatable issue in India during the regime of Modi government. From 2014, criticism against any government policy or step becomes the activity of anti-national. Nobody dares to speak against the authority. Even in Indian constitution, article 19 guarantees the right “to freedom of speech and expression.” However, the constitution also allows the government to limit freedom[Read More…]

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Gaw Kadal Massacre: A Turning Point

Gaw Kadal Massacre: A Turning Point

The word massacre denotes a form of collective action that destroys the defenceless individuals. In European middle ages, the word has been used in reference to animals. There is a difference between massacre and genocide. Every massacre is not a genocide, a genocide is primarily composed of one or more massacres. There are many categories of massacre like local (face[Read More…]

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Aasifa: A Question to the Humanity

Aasifa: A Question to the Humanity

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Martin Luther King). Aasifa, 8 years old girl belonging to Gujjar community of Rassana village of Hiranagar Kathua was brutally raped, murdered and was decomposed nearby forests in the month of January 2018.  After five days, her body was found in soaked blood and mud, which led to the suspicious that the[Read More…]

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Massacres in Kashmir: A Revision of 2018

Massacres in Kashmir: A Revision of 2018

Kashmir and its history is replete with intimate massacres. These massacres were not witnessed after the birth of nation states who drafted the independent nation into disputed territory. These massacres were also witnessed during Mughal rule, Afghan rule, Sikh as well as in Dogra rule. In the year 1947, when one side the sub-continent of India got their independence from[Read More…]

Identity Formation in the Kashmir Valley: An Overview

Identity Formation in the Kashmir Valley: An Overview

 Identity is a concept for understanding and learning about social conflicts. The issue of Muslim identity in the Kashmir conflict became a concern, thereby turning potentially negotiable issues into intractable conflicts centered on conflicting groups’ self-image and religion. A stalemate has followed because of the perception that the identity of a Kashmiri Muslim is non-negotiable. Identities are complex, historically bound[Read More…]

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