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Can Kashmiri Pandits forget the past and move on?
ATROCITIES IN PAST
20.01.20 - Markandey Katju

KASHMIRI PANDITS (KPs) were a small peaceful community living for centuries in Kashmir. They constituted of only about 400,000 people out of the 8 million people living in Kashmir i.e. about 5% of the total population.

In the 1990s they were selectively targeted during the militancy ...
  


Is Faiz’s Poem 'Hum Dekhenge' Anti-Hindu?
THE CONTROVERSY
10.01.20 - Markandey Katju

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has set up a panel to consider whether the poem ‘Hum Dekhenge’ by the famous Urdu poet Faiz is anti Hindu. This followed the recitation of the poem by students of IIT Kanpur on December 17th, 2019 on their ...
  


Footsteps on a Journey gone Astray
A successful attempt to depict Panjab’s crises
04.01.20 - Yadwinder Singh

We Panjabis
Are a history lost through centuries
We are the scattered pages of 
a sacred book  
the aware, twinkling alphabet 
on pages flying in the wind
- Afzal Aihsan Randhawa, Panjab di War
 
Amandeep Sandhu’s book Panjab: Journeys Through Fault Lines is an attempt to collect these scattered pages of the ...
  


Anti-CAA protesters must think over this
WE, THE PEOPLE
02.01.20 - Markandey Katju

The Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) permits non Muslim immigrants into India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to become Indian citizens if they have lived in India for at least 5 years, but it does not grant the same right to Muslim immigrants.

The justification for this ...
  



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