Affan Yesvi
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The writer is a young social activist from Jammu and Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Step towards Sharda Peeth: Pakistan's proposal for a corridor to the famed temple breaks the ice in Kashmir rhetoric

All leaders in Kashmir have welcomed the move to open a corridor to Sharada Peeth. Such a step could hold significance for both nations and for worshippers who once visited this temple for pilgrimage.

VOICES

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After Christchurch: We are talking about Islamophobia today. But humanity itself is at stake

There is a sharp spike in Islamophobia globally, and Kashmiriphobia in India. Both are attacks against all goodwill and humanity.

ART & CULTURE

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The song of Altaf Mir, Kashmir's voice of pain and hope 

Why Coke Studio Pakistan, and its Koshur star, has become a household name in Kashmir.

VOICES

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Amarnath pilgrims urinating in Dal Lake has outraged Kashmiris, but it has also made them introspect

It also gave Kashmiris and other netizens an opportunity to point out the gaps in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

VARIETY

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It happens only in India. Why Iceland Football's old tweet went viral in 2018

Nothing stops the subcontinent from joining the fun at FIFA World Cup.

POLITICS

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Beautiful Shot: How the viral video of Tajamul Islam taking a selfie with Rajnath Singh shows a Kashmir we rarely see

With the hope and joy of a young Kashmiri girl captured on camera, can the vicious narrative cycle of "martyred militants", like Burhan Wani, becoming heroes for J&K's youth be broken?

VARIETY

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No, PM Modi. Development is not a solution to Kashmir crisis

The government will have to chart out a cohesive, effective policy to get the youth back from the path of violence and rehabilitate them.

VARIETY

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Why Kashmir needs more than just Ramzan ceasefire

J&K can't be solved through machismo alone. Surrendered militants need policy to rehabilitate them.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Why removal of AFSPA from parts of Northeast has become a talking point in Kashmir

The government must ensure heavy security build-up is phased out from the heavily populated locales of the urban centres.