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By News Desk | Srinagar Terming the death of a youth in Islamabad district of South Kashmir during to stone throwing  as unfortunate and extremely condemnable , the chairman of a pro-freedom Hurriyat Conference group, Syed Ali Geelani today called upon agitating youth to maintain discipline in the ongoing struggle. “Discipline is a pre-requisite for success of any struggle and our youth should strive to remain disciplined while lodging protest. The act is against humanity and human values and I express my apology from the bottom of my heart to the bereaved family. No innocent people should be targeted by

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By News Desk Inmates at the highly fortified Tihar jail in New Delhi, have complained that Afzal Guru’s spirit was haunting them and have requested the jail authorities to hold prayers. Convicted for attacking the Indian Parliament in 2001, Mohammad Afzal Guru, was hanged on February 9, 2013 and buried in the jail. Quoting sources, a report published in a Hindi newspaper “Navbharat Times”,  said that prisoners have complained that Guru’s spirit was haunting them and have asked the authorities to “hold a Havan” (prayers) that suit the prisoners. It said that the inmates were unaware that Guru, who was

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Maqbool Butt By P G Rasool Regarding the revolutionary struggle, Eqbal Ahmad writes in Confronting Empire, “A strategy of moral isolation assumes that the adversary has based its own legitimacy on moral grounds.” For Eqbal Ahmad the strategy of moral isolation of the adversary counts high. In retrospect we can analyse the life and sacrifice of Muhammad Maqbool Butt in this context. Maqbool Butt may not have achieved the complete moral isolation of the Indian State but he definitely has thrown an everlasting moral challenge to it and he himself stands morally on highground. Since Indian state as whole is

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Dated 7th August, 1981 To Mian Sarwar, a political activist in Srinagar Seeking help from God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Dear Mian Ghulam Sarwar Sahib, Assalam-u-Alaikum I received your letter of 27th July a few days ago. Believe me, that epistle of love and the attached newspaper clippings have doubled the joy of Eid for me. Not only because of the sincere affection that you have expressed for me, which I shall always treasure, but because in my long incarceration this is the first letter that I have received from my homeland upon which malign fate has foisted

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By Muhammad Faysal “Nations survive because of that (strong) spirit, that abiding passion for liberty, which according to our Holy Prophet (pbuh), “emboldens one to recite the Kalima-e-Tawheed (the call for truth) before a tyrant, and that too with the conviction that this is the greatest Jihad”.  —Maqbool Butt Of all the heroes in Kashmir’s struggle for freedom, Maqbool Butt stands out.  From a Village in Trehgam to the Jails of Lahore and Tihar, He was the first Kashmiri to be jailed in both India and Pakistan.  He chose to be uncompromising on his principle of Independence of Kashmir on

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