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Saving Siachen

2nd October 2022 | Ershad Mahmud
India-Pakistan talks on Siachen glacier can serve as a start for a broader process of normalisation of relations between the two countries.

The way recent floods submerged a large part of Pakistan, leaving over 30 million people homeless, shows that natural calamities like floods, earthquakes and heat waves recognise no borders. In the recent past; Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh have witnessed massive disasters, i.e, earthquakes, floods, and droughts. Scientific research shows that the entire region is at high risk for more disasters in the days to come. Thus, it is high time to consider developing a regional framework to tackle natural disasters.

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Opinion: Criminalizing dissent in Kashmir

5th August 2022 | Ershad Mahmud
Since the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution three years ago on August 5, 2019, Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir has become a land where the silence of graveyards, not of peace, reigns supreme.

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Opinion: Anatomy of a budget

1st July 2022 | Ershad Mahmud
The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir presented a budget of Rs163.7 billion for the next fiscal year in the legislative assembly a few days ago.

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Opinion: A snub to the BJP

16th June 2022 | Ershad Mahmud
For the first time in the last eight years, the BJP government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succumbed to foreign pressure and removed two spokespersons for making derogatory and hateful remarks regarding Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the last week of May.

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Opinion: Saving Yasin Malik

02nd June 2022 | Ershad Mahmud
The life imprisonment sentence given to Yasin Malik by an Indian court has brought the Kashmir conflict back into the international spotlight. The sentence has renewed the Kashmiris' political aspirations for a life without fear of losing loved ones or shadows of alien forces.

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