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A villager being rescued using a rope | Photo: PTI

Kashmir floods: Our “disastrous” disaster management

|By Adfar Shah| The floods in Jammu and Kashmir following the Uttrakhand tragedy last year exposes our response and preparedness for disasters both at the state and the national level. Unprecedented rainfall in the State has destroyed houses and submerged vital highways and lanes. A calamity of such a magnitude taking hundreds of lives and destroying property worth billions does not come as ...

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Return of the natives – The Kashmiri Pandits

|By Adfar Shah| The Modi led NDA seems committed towards ensuring the return of Kashmiri Pandits and the whole Kashmiri Muslim society seems equally happy with the idea.The home ministry is all set to approve an enhanced package of Rs. 20 lakh per family for re-construction of their houses in the Valley. But, the question is about the very design and methodology of ...

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Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Churunda village; file photo. Image used for representational purposes only. Associated Press

Changing Regimes: Raising Hopes of Peace in Kashmir ?

|Shahid Lone and Adfar Shah|  Kashmir has always been the centre stage for Indo-Pak conflicts and unfortunately, both sides have failed to give reasonable concessions to each other in order to solve the problem. Nearly six decades of separatist revolts, wars and militarization, coupled with continuous infiltration has caused severe damage to the peace building and reconciliation efforts.  Kashmir and ...

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Kashmir’s battle with drug addiction – A growing menace

By Adfar Shah and Mir Aijaz Post-turmoil drug addiction in Kashmir is a new threat for the youth in the Valley. Lack of focused post conflict healthcare services and increased proliferation of drugs in turbulent times has only exacerbated the problem of drug addiction in Kashmir which has seeing a drastic rise in the number of people falling prey to ...

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Kashmir’s challenge: comprehending peace amid chaos and conflict

By Adfar Shah An uncertain Kashmir is again moving towards instability. This time for the killing of yet another innocent youth Farhat Ahmad Dar. Farhat(18), a young boy from north Kashmir was killed when police fired on the protestors in the Bandipora district, triggering further curfews and protests.  A protesting KashmirPhoto: mfr_isb@yahoo.com The killing of Farhat might go down the ...

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