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Abrogation of Article 370: A Kashmir without Kashmiris?

By Caroline Vimla and Inamul Haq
The ongoing situation in Kashmir echoes Frantz Fanon’s formulation that the colonial forces focus on two things: it creates a division and the frontiers are populated by barracks and military forces. It is the military man who is more powerful than anyone else and they are frequent in their actions in order to maintain contact with the natives. The creation of fear is one of the tactics the colonizer employs and, in the process, he uses brute forces.

Kashmir: A Letter to my Mother

By Inamul Haq
A ‘state of exception’ is a lawless void, in which the state authorities act in extreme situations with the force of law. The force of law makes law and life indistinguishable.

The Tragedy of Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

By Caroline Vimla & Inamul Haq
Whatever the answer to the question above may be, the fact remains that every one of such violent attacks causes immense grief, pain and suffering, and as such, they are to be regarded as nothing lesser than a crime against humanity. Terrorism has no religion.

Farooq Ahmad Dar, the human shield who can’t sleep

By Inamul Haq
After being used as a human shield by the Indian army and then labelled a stone-pelter, Dar is now a shunned man. Ever since, he has been struggling to rebuild his life; he suffers from insomnia and depression. The 28-year-old Dar has been unable to find a job and is still fighting for justice. Incidentally, his tormentor, Major Gogoi, has been recently honoured by the Indian Army.

Parallels between Indian and Palestinian Partition

By Inamul Haq
In comparing and assessing partitions of British India and Palestine, one can see that different identities saw an opportunity for their national visions to materialize and all clusters used violence (communal) in defending their visions against the counterparts. The study has relevance for the modern period, because there is no stability in Palestine/Israel and India/Pakistan.

Kashmir Conflict in Contemporary India

By Inamul Haque
Those who are aware of Kashmir history would know that violence in the Kashmir valley has increased a lot since 1989. As Hanna Ardent had perceptively argued, violence becomes a tool and technique of social control among the modern nation states.