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Renowned academic Prof. Mridu Rai on Saturday reiterated her resolve to pursue her campaign for civil liberties in Kashmir, unmindful of restrictions placed by the Jammu and Kashmir government. The state government today banned Rai from delivering the Pt. Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk, organized by the well-known human rights body, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). According to the Hindustan Times (HT) the ban was imposed by invoking Section 144, which bans the assembly of more than four people. “This is appalling that my voice was silenced along side with other speakers. It’s ludicrous. An academic lecture does

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In the darkness of despair we saw a vision, We lit the light of hope, and it was not extinguished… …We sent our vision aswim like a swan on the river. The vision became reality…Bondage became freedom. And this we left to you as your heritage. O generation of freedom remember us, the generation of the vision… -Liam Mac Uistin These lines of thankfulness for the sacrifices of generations of rebels who brought independence to Ireland in 1921 were written in an Irish poetic genre known as the aisling. The latter was devised in the eighteenth century as a way