Need for multi-pronged attack on Sand mafia

Jammu and Kashmir is virtually doing little or nothing in taking the sand mining mafia head-on. It is yet to show courage to take over the sand trade. Nothing seems to impress the state government not even the fact that the illegal sand mining is causing extensive loss to the revenue besides damaging water resources,

CM’s right message to Pak

From Darbar of Baba Chamliyal, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti talked about bridging the gap between Indian and Pakistan, the two estranged neighbours. She was right when she said that the destiny of two nations is inseparable. The two have no option but to join hands and make Asia the abode of peace and security. But

Men or Women Phobia

The women are excelling in every field. In fact they are leading in most of the fields in society. But still they need empowerment and more positive discriminations. In this regard the one strong step towards the empowerment of women is new act. The new Act of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PREVENTION,

Leave mandir-masjid politics

Polarisation is still an effective vote catcher because we refuse to move beyond mandir-masjid politics. Centuries after scores of temples and mosques have been desecrated repeatedly and with a remarkable continuity, the desecration of a temple or a mosque has become sort of a national obsession. It is reported not because it is or was

A new challenge to face

Since the eruption of armed struggle in Jammu and Kashmir, this conflict has witnessed multitude of struggles, from insurgency to street protests and from gorilla attacks to fidayeen attacks. All this encompases past three decades of violence. Meanwhile, in this race of bringing so called azadi, a new facet of militancy has become popular in

Improve ties with other SAARC countries

Pakistan’s inflexibility has frustrated India’s plans to have an agreement on strengthening road and rail communication among the member countries reached at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu in the year 2014. It was not the first time that the neighbouring country has played spoilsport at multilateral fora. At present,

Internet blockade no solution to dissent

The recurrent internet blockade by the government in Jammu and Kashmir to stop dissent voices is no solution, as with the advancements in technology, the people are no more dependent on one source of communication. The ban on internet enforced by the government in Jammu in the wake of desecration of temple has evoked strong

Pakistan’s non-serious approach

In a recent interview Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, levelled a preposterous charge that India was using terrorism as an excuse for not talking to Pakistan. He also claimed, rather disingenuously, that Pakistan had cooperated with India on the Pathankote terror attack and it was not justified to