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Umar Lateef Misgar is a graduate student of International Relations at the Islamic University of Kashmir. He regularly writes for The New Arab, openDemocracy, Counterpunch and London School of Economics Human Rights Centre.

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India's new interlocutor in Kashmir raises little hope

30 October, 2017

Analysis: India's former spy chief, Dineshwar Sharma, is now in charge of peace talks in Kashmir, raising fears over efficacy, writes Umar Lateef Misgar

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

13 October, 2017

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

25 September, 2017

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial academia forever, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Kashmir and the festering legacy of partition

15 August, 2017

Comment: Partition in 1947 saw the end of colonial rule and the birth of India and Pakistan, but had disastrous and enduring consequences for Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

31 July, 2017

Comment: Having an ally as strong as China in international diplomatic circles, could prove instrumental to the Kashmiri cause, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

The world's biggest democracy? Kashmiris seek justice from India

12 May, 2017

India claims to be the world's biggest democracy, but its disproportionate use of force against Kashmiri student protests denies the basic right to political dissent, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Trump's ties with India an ominous sign for Kashmiris

20 February, 2017

Comment: Kashmiris have a history of showing solidarity with Palestinians, but, Umar Lateef Misgar asks, with Trump now in power, will their future look similarly under threat?

Syria's ceasefire susceptible to sabotage

03 January, 2017

Comment: Ending military hostilities is always a welcome step, but when the terms are dictated by regional and international interests, the lull is hard to sustain, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Symbolic but spineless: UNSC resolution on Palestine-Israel

28 December, 2016

Comment: While the resolution may end up empowering the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, it is likely to do the same for Israel's right-wing, writes Umar Lateef Misgar

Umar Lateef Misgar
Umar Lateef Misgar

Umar Lateef Misgar is a graduate student of International Relations at the Islamic University of Kashmir. He regularly writes for The New Arab, openDemocracy, Counterpunch and London School of Economics Human Rights Centre.

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