All stories by Athar Parvaiz
Kashmir's political atmosphere is an apocalypseRediff.com19 Feb 2020
'The politicians waiting to grab the space left behind by Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti do not have any credentials,' says Athar Parvaiz.
'Scrapping Art 370 will not stand SC scrutiny'Rediff.com1 Jan 2020
'Our confidence has been strengthened by the fact that the Supreme Court has decided to examine the Constitutional validity of all that has been done on August 5.' 'That in itself is an achievement because the Supreme Court could have very well said you don't have a case at all.' 'The very fact that the honourable court has decided to admit it for regular hearing, and refer it to a Constitutional bench, tells us that the Supreme Court has found merit in our case.'
Farewell, Shujaat Sahab!Rediff.com16 Jun 2018
In Shujaat Bukhari, Kashmir has lost a journalist, an activist, ambassador, a formidable voice and, above all, a great human being, mourns Athar Parvaiz.
Beti Bachao? Polarisation shrouds J&K minor's rape, murderRediff.com5 Mar 2018
Political and communal divide in Jammu and Kashmir has assumed such proportions that even the horrifying rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl is not bringing society together, writes Athar Parvaiz.
How its political promise is helping the Pheran stage a comebackRediff.com6 Feb 2018
What used to be confined to homes as a winter garment has become a political and cultural symbol, with most leaders and many citizens donning the long cloak at offices and their places of work, observes Athar Parvaiz.
Tourist spot or time-bomb?Rediff.com31 Jan 2017
The Sikkim government is planning to convert an artificial lake, formed by a massive landslide in the state's northern part in August last year, into a tourist spot.
Not terrorism, climate change calls for review of Indus water treatyRediff.com7 Oct 2016
Experts say the treaty needs a review to address the ongoing and the likely impact of climate change on river-flow
These Kashmiri teachers won't let students sufferRediff.com6 Sep 2016
With no signs of improvement in the situation in Kashmir, community schools are the only hope for students in the valley.
How NC and PDP have failed Kashmir, and New DelhiRediff.com17 Aug 2016
'The National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, as recent events suggest, are quite content as New Delhi's collaborators rather than trying to be true representatives of the Kashmiri people,' says Athar Parvaiz.
Kashmir: Not reachable!Rediff.com21 Jul 2016
The suspension of mobile communication for the past 12 days in Kashmir amid strict curfew has put citizens in a desperate situation, says Athar Parvaiz.
Why ban Internet when alienation drives Kashmir protests?Rediff.com16 Jul 2016
Mobile Internet, of course, helped Burhan Wani to spread his message. And some rumour-mongers at the inception of the current unrest spread falsehoods at least on two occasions, but why ban all mobile communication including cellular network and cable TV when deep-seated alienation among youth has shaped their ideology which is now playing out in the form of massive protests, asks Athar Parvaiz.
Mehbooba's continuing dilemma: Power or polls?Rediff.com12 Feb 2016
In the words of a senior PDP leader, the party, in order to continue its alliance with the BJP, only needs 'a long spoon to sup with the devil.'
After Lahore, what can Kashmir expect?Rediff.com29 Dec 2015
Kashmiris hope that India and Pakistan can find a lasting solution to what many call the Kashmir 'problem'.