Author: Arshia Malik

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Islamism’s long-term endgame

A few days ago, Ruwa Shah granddaughter of the Jamaat-e-Islami ideologue, the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the hardliner separatist Hurriyat leader advertised her dissociation from her family’s ideology. The same week Sama Shabir, the elder daughter of the jailed Democratic Freedom Party founder and separatist leader Shabir Shah made a similar announcement through an […]

Hindu liberals and Muslim communalists’ alliance is hindrance

The Hindu liberal-Muslim communalist patron-client dynamic also obstructs Muslim mainstreaming into the broader Indic societal fabric, perpetuating a narrative that links the minority community with specific political or communal interests rather than recognizing them as integral contributors to the nation's progress.

Making sense of changes post-Article 370

I can sense a change in the 'fiza' of Kashmir as the intifada factory gets dismantled day by day, yet the problems of infrastructure, governance and work ethics which were there in the 80s and 90s are still present.

Claude Arpi unmasks geopolitical deceit of Pakistan’s Kashmir charade

When the Pakistani politicians, some 'useful idiots' in the Indian Press, the Indian liberals, and the usual left-leaning 'Aman ki Asha' brigade criticised the decision of India's Supreme Court upholding the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, they are not only misinformed but are taking a malicious stand against the interest of the country and its national security, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

Kashmir’s unheard majority navigating identity, Islamism

When analysts, commentators, and Kashmir experts write that abrogating Article 370 and converting J&K into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh was fraught and that statehood should be restored, native Kashmiris like me wonder what is next.

Supreme Court verdict on Article 370 does justice to ordinary Kashmiris

Abrogation of Article 370 has been upheld, Kashmir is fully integrated into India, the ambiguous, confused identity of Kashmiri Muslims has been solved and they now have the chance to reverse the damage that these thirty years of jihad inflicted on the social fabric of the region.

Mental health of reformers and dissenters among Indian Muslims

Sadaf Vidha is a therapist with a keen interest in exploring the psychosocial aspects of individuals, incorporating elements from clinical material, arts, literature, poetry, politics, and social media. Her approach is influenced by deep psychology, intersecting feminism, Buddhism, and postmodern thought. Vidha utilizes these perspectives in her work with clients, and teaching contexts, as well […]

Social justice activism and the cottage industry of hate

Social justice movements are collective, organized efforts by groups of people seeking to address and rectify various forms of social injustice, inequality, and systemic discrimination. These movements aim to create a fairer and fairer society by advocating for the rights and well-being of marginalized or oppressed individuals and communities. Social justice movements can encompass a […]

Muslim counter terrorism experts: The key players in combating extremism

Islam, like any major world religion, is not immune to the challenges posed by the complexities of the modern world. There is an internal struggle within Islam – between the modernity and the medieval nature of the religion, theological debates, sectarian conflicts, extremism, gender issues, generational differences, and political divisions. Reams and reams have been […]

Islamophobia is a term coined to shut down criticism

Islamophobia Awareness Month is an annual event that takes place in November in the United States and Canada. The campaign was initiated by the Muslim advocacy groups in the US in 2012. The stated objective of the campaign was to increase awareness of “Islamophobia” and promote religious tolerance. The Muslim advocacy groups are a part […]

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