Maqbool BhattThe life and struggle-1
By WAQAS On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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Maqbool Bhatt: The life and struggle of an imprisoned Kashmiri martyr

Maqbool Bhatt The life and struggle of an imprisoned Kashmiri martyr © Shams Rehman 11th February 2012 marks the 28th year of the execution and ‘post-execution imprisonment’ of Maqbool Bhatt who during the More...

By WAQAS On Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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Azad Kashmir “A Brief Introduction” by Shams Rehman

Azad Kashmir A Brief Introduction “Azad” is a Persian word which literally means free. In “Azad Kashmir” the word Azad is a political concept and ‘Azad’ Kashmir means Free Kashmir. Free here is not in More...

Civil-Society,-Democracy-and-Empowerment
By WAQAS On Saturday, January 21st, 2012
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Azad Kashmir Civil Society, Democracy and Empowerment © Shams Rehman

Azad Kashmir Civil Society, Democracy and Empowerment © Shams Rehman Last week a very important conference organized by the ‘Kashmir Peace, Development and Reforms Centre’ (KPDRC) was held in Islamabad. The More...

Kashmir Problem: A Just and democratic Solution?   Shams Rehman
By WAQAS On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Kashmir Problem: A Just and democratic Solution? Shams Rehman

The latest tendency emerging from the Indian and Pakistani official discourse on Kashmir can be described as a dis-integrationist if viewed from the unified independent Kashmir perspective and perhaps multiple More...

Independent Kashmir Perspectives before division © Shams Rehman
By WAQAS On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Independent Kashmir: Perspectives before division By Shams Rehman

It appears from the record that prior to the division of Kashmir under the armies of India and Pakistan in October 1947 the political space of the ‘Jammu and Kashmir and Tibet Ha’ state although characterised More...

Lord of Rotherham and British Kashmiri Identity: a blanket approach. © Shams Rehman Manchester UK/Mirpur AK
By WAQAS On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Lord of Rotherham and British Kashmiri Identity: a blanket approach.

Throughout the November 23rd a ticker kept running on some Pakistani TV channels saying that the Azad Kashmir government is contemplating revocation of Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotheham’s Kashmiri citizenship. While More...