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Islam and Pluralism (21 Aug 2008 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • @Drgm Dar What about ashiya bibi and other religious minorities?
    By Asit Kumar Mondal - 3/5/2019 8:00:08 AM

  • World with out religion will be more peaceful as there will one reason less to claw at each other's throat
    By Satishkumar Govind - 3/5/2019 7:58:48 AM

  • @Mushtaq Dar What a joke religious harmony. What happened to Kashmiri Pandit. They were killed mercilessly. They were raped, thrown out of valley. They are living as refugees in there own country.
    By Suresh Yatta - 3/5/2019 7:57:31 AM

  • Pak is always Na-pak
    By Asit Kumar Mondal - 3/5/2019 7:55:33 AM

  • Kashmiriyat and hindustaniyat r two different terms runs parallel /opposite to each other. Bcz kashmiryat means hospitality ,religious harmony, brotherhood,unity in diversity etc.But hindustaniyat means rapistaniyat , religious intolerance , cow vandalism,mob lynching. , human rights violation as in kashmir etc.
    By Mushtaq Dar - 3/5/2019 7:53:11 AM

  • So. Nice write-up on Kashmir and Kashmiriyat. It is need of the hour to put things in their proper perspectives about Kashmir... the past and the present.
    By Nanak Chand Premi - 3/5/2019 7:50:43 AM

  • Dekho ye sab to thik hai lekin ek baat important ye hai ki PKMKB🙂😂

    By Aman Pandey - 3/5/2019 7:48:13 AM


    By Rahil - 3/2/2019 7:09:35 AM

  • Kashmir is totally indic civilusation torch bearer and inventor ofsomany mind sciences of saivism and other historical discoveries islam plundered destroyed its cultural heritage and peace of logic brotherhood and converted by force fully with imported theory
    By Bhupinder Kanwar - 3/1/2019 10:44:19 PM

  • According to some Indian intellectuals humanism started from Hinduism (sanatan dharna) which is merely 5000years ago. How brainwashed one can be?
    By Saira Malik - 3/1/2019 10:41:52 PM

  • Sorry to be blunt. But you can't critisise one particular religion and come up with Sufi Ism. Religion is law of the day with fear of god then and democracy today
    By Ravinder Singh - 3/1/2019 10:40:58 PM

  • Ranbir Manhas kindly get your narrative right. No Sufism sir. Go beyond and don't play petty politics site.
    By Ravinder Singh - 3/1/2019 10:39:48 PM

  • Ranbir Manhas kashmiriyat is lalitadiyta, kashmitiyat is rsjtangani, kashmiriyat is Sharda script. If it is gillani then send him is his homeland
    By Ravinder Singh - 3/1/2019 10:24:06 PM

  • @Sheikh Shaheen And who are your encestors, rapist from far of land or
    By Ravinder Singh - 3/1/2019 10:22:07 PM

  • @Sheikh Shaheen what about your conversion to Islam, was it by threat or conviction
    By Ravinder Singh - 3/1/2019 10:13:32 PM

  • Thank you so much mr.shaheen for the information.
    By Shameek Sunny Bhuyan - 3/1/2019 10:09:16 PM

  • @Sheikh Shaheen महाराजा हरीसिंह ने कश्मीर रियासत को भारत में विलय करने हेतु समझौते पर स्वेच्छा से हस्ताक्छर किये,यहसर्व मान्य विदित है।पाकिस्तान ने धुसपैठिये/आतंकवादी भेजकर वहां अशांति व अराजकता फैलाई,आतंकवादियों का साथ काश्मीर के मुस्लिमों ने दिया,जबकि हिन्दू,बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बियों ने जो भी काश्मीर में स्थायी निवास करते हैं,उन्होंने इसका पुरज़ोर विरोध किया।जब सेना ने मोर्चा सम्हाल ही लिया है तो सेना को अपना काम करने दें।काश्मीर भारत का अभिन्न अंग है,दुनियां की कोई ताक़त काश्मीर को भारत से अलग नहीं कर सकती।
    By Jagmohan Agrawal - 2/18/2019 7:55:26 AM

  • This is the reaction to betrails committed with the people of this region by various central and their installed state governments to promote family rule and to suppress the opponents through physical and and mental torturers and to seal their lips with inhumane rules like psa, afsapa etc go through human history do justice with innocent kashmiries who were promised that accession is temporary and no unilateral decision will be taken without your consent under the supervision of security council observers, this promise repeated number of times but finally Sheikh Abdullah was arrested through army cope and 22years old karan Singh was made state prisedent who issued dismissal order of sheikh Abdullah, since Pakistan was also apart of Kashmir dispute so Indian government hatched conspiracy with Moscow and Washington under which bsf was sent to east Pakistan under the code name mukhtibahanie all routes to daka from Islamabad were sealed and full war was initiated against Pakistan till they were compelled to surrender and shimla agreement was imposed on them to isolate them from Kashmir dispute an international dispute was turned To bilateral one after this Indra Abdullah agreement was formulated and rigging of votes was started to keep quite Abdullah's opponents surprisingly Abdullah had used his 22 years political life for plebecite under uno observation but finally was forced to give up his aim when he did so he was given CM ship under congress Raj but was shown his door when congress withdrew its support to Abdullah at this junction Abdullah showed his
    Might and recommend dissolving of LA
    By Sheikh Shaheen - 2/18/2019 7:53:03 AM

  • @Ranbir Manhas It is a reply to the series of deciets that Kashmiris read Muslims have been subjected to. Remember they were subjected to beggar by theDogras, they were punished without any fault. When they ask for their own rule why should you object. If there can be a sovereign state like Nepal or Butaan why not Kashmir?. This argument was given by a Pandit Prime Minister of Kashmir late Ram Chand Kak to the Maharaja.
    By Syed Mushtaq Ahmad - 2/18/2019 7:48:52 AM

  • Kashmiriyat strangulated to death and stand buried deep inside the earth .It is only Hindustaniyut which should prevail as it is human friendly with no discrimination towards anyone .
    By Pran Kaul - 2/18/2019 7:47:03 AM

  • @U.p. Ojha If they are victims ..they love being that it seems...
    By Rashmi Garg - 2/17/2019 11:02:32 AM

  • U.p. Ojha None ojha.u r perhaps an illiterate bloody hindu ignorant of events around u.this a tomorrow's tale that there was a wave for change from monarchy to democracy in Arab world.three devils in this universe i e America , Israil & Indiaas allies destroyed this whole dilema & pushed these countries in bloody war on the name of Daish (isis).there was no islam & muslims.muslims r victims there.open ur eyes & see the truth.then comment
    By Sheikh Ishfaq - 2/17/2019 10:52:51 AM

  • Wherever you become a majority,hell(jahannum) prevails there.
    Do not cheat yourself,and analyse with brain.
    lslam is the root of terrorism-syriya,iraque,Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia,Sudan,etc.etc.and now Kashmir.
    --------SHAMEFUL Shameful
    By U.p. Ojha - 2/17/2019 10:52:16 AM

  • One of our Muslim friends has blasted the concept of Kadhmiriyat very convincingly.
    What is so special about Kashmir ? It is a beautiful place with snow peaks and lakes. A laid back population. That is it. But for tourism it would have remained much poorer.
    Everything about Kashmir is glamourised and glorified beyond limits. Every state in India has a distinction. From Mizoram to Gujarat and Punjab to Andhra. Every corner in India has been touched by Buddhist, Jain, Vaishnavite and Shaivite traditions. In addition Shakti cult is mainstreamed into all religious practices of all ethnic groups.
    All parts of the subcontinent experienced invasions, assimilation, contest between heterodox and orthodox faiths for space, oppression, deprivation, persecution, prosperity and intermittent peace. Every village in India is a microcosm of the larger political entity and hence Kashmir is not so special.
    Crazy and self proclaimed liberals progressives love everything Islam. And they love Kashmir’s Islam more than the Islam of a mutton seller in Telangana or sweeper in West Bengal. For these people Kashmir is really a blessed place and their sympathies for poor toiling lower caste Muslims in urban ghettoes is just ‘lip sympathy’. After all Kashmiri Muslims were once Pandits and Rajputs.
    Now coming to Kashmiriyat. How does it distinguish itself from Keralayat or Teluguyat or Odiyayat. Telugu,Tamil, Kannada and Oriya are much older to Kashmiri or ‘Urdu’ the most loved language by liberals. (They ignore the bitter truth that Urdu has replaced Kashmiri very blatantly). Kerala , Punjab and Gujarat are known for industrious population, innovation, dynamism and so on. Tamil Nadu’s track in human development is remarkable though it is lacks natural resources. Tamil us arguably the oldest language with a hoary past - much older than that of Kashmiri - oh sorry Urdu. (Somewhere deep in my mind I feel liberals and progressives love fair skin more than any thing else 😝😝😝)
    If syncretism is what these people appreciate then they have to remember the fact that the whole of India is syncretic - of course some parts of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan also are.
    An average Tamil or Telugu software professional or a daily wage earner from Hindi heartland or a Gujarati trader or a Punjabi peasant or a Manipuri waiter or beautician or a Bengali painter or poet or a Marathi dabbawala are far superior to the chain smoking laid back Kashmiri men. If not superior, no less. But the liberal praises on Kashmiriyat showered by our liberals sometimes appear loathsome. I interacted with hundreds of Gujar Bakerwal youth of Kashmir. They are innocent, hardworking and blissfully ignorant about the so called Kashmiriyat. The liberal space or EPW has no space for them. Nor does the Sangh Parivar care for them. Because they are Bakerwals. Cattle herders. Poor. Not so good looking. Can’t sing psalms to Sufism. So they are not part of Kashmiriyat.
    Ok Kashmiriyat is the greatest identity in history. Admitted. That is why they are given autonomy and article 370. But Kashmiriyat is not satisfied with it. It wants Azadi. What kind of Azadi. Azadi as satellite state of Pakistan. Another Islamic subsidiary or addition to the Muslim land spread from Suez to Hindukush. These advocates of Kashmiriyat want a state run according to the diktats of Shariat and even Teesta Setalwad, Nandini Sundar, Sushma Swaraj and Smriti Irani have to move in burqha if they want to boat in Dal lake or savour the beauty of snow peaks.
    The liberals will not be allowed to enter the state but Sanghis may be allowed because of their similarities in ideology.
    Kashmiriyat is an abstract thing. Not greater than any other ‘yat’ in India.

    By Sekhar Kottu - 2/16/2019 10:41:19 PM

  • Claver? Sufism is good, But do not try to impose it forcibly, or overtly, Sanatan dharma is believed & practised in india for the last 8000, years, VED is the oldest THEO PHILOSOPHICAL expression of sanatan dharma. Hinduism is a way of life-- living, practising to live with nature, thinking GOD is omnipresent, This idea of Religion is invented, practised, & followed in india & south East asia for the last few thousand years.
    By Makhan Lal Saha - 2/16/2019 10:40:23 PM

  • Kashmiriyat and hindustaniyat r two different terms runs parallel /opposite to each other. Bcz kashmiryat means hospitality ,religious harmony, brotherhood,unity in diversity etc.But hindustaniyat means rapistaniyat , religious intolerance , cow vandalism,mob lynching. , human rights violation as in kashmir etc.

    By Dar Mushtaq - 2/16/2019 10:38:57 PM

  • This page is the biggest (Abusive word deleted .... Editor) of Is lamic terrorism. Don't be deceived by their stupid ideology of brotherhood. Actually these idiots have mixed the murderer sufis which are in no way in comparison to the Rishis(who are way way higher in IQ )
    By Jhuma Debnath - 2/16/2019 10:38:22 PM

  • Islam doesn't deserve a place in India. Let Sufism be there. They are not Islam. Ask any Muslim

    By Madhuraj Patinhare Covilakam - 2/16/2019 10:18:08 PM

  •  Islamic is only cult that does not tolerate any other gentlemen other than a Muslim.
    A cult of intolerance and terrorism.
    By U.p. Ojha - 2/14/2019 9:47:55 AM

  • My humble request for all your quire's meet in personal our Bamcef organisation members they are throughout India you will get all your answers solved
    By Abul Hasan Dasankop - 2/14/2019 9:42:21 AM

  • @Abul Hasan Dasankop Abe ab tu bolega Islam is mool nivasi and Hindus came from Arab😂😂.
    By Samir Padhi - 2/14/2019 9:41:01 AM

  • Abul Hasan Dasankop don't talk about religion of others when you don't want your religion discussed. Budham shranan gachhami
    By Ravinder Singh - 2/14/2019 9:31:19 AM

  • If u follow Ambedkar, please read his views on Muslims. Abul Hasan Dasankop. Aryans destroyed Buddhist temples, where did u read this myth? One historical fact is that a Muslim destroyed Nalanda university. Many Hindu temples were destroyed or converted into mosques. Go to Kashi u will see this.
    By Abhishek Baranwal Abhishek - 2/13/2019 9:08:42 PM

  • Fanatics is not our culture it's a videshi scavengers traditional culture which was imposed on us we are peace loving people & we follow dr.ambedkar Periyar the legend jhotiba Phule Savitri bai Phule rest more
    By Abul Hasan Dasankop - 2/13/2019 9:07:33 PM

  • Abul Hasan Dasankop Abdul unsuccessfully trying to distort History.Leave fanaticism and see the reality.
    By Suresh Gupta - 2/13/2019 9:06:48 PM

  • @Sameer We are Dravidians original inhabitants of India we are followers of Khawaja Ajmeri for your kind information
    By Abul Hasan Dasankop - 2/13/2019 9:05:41 PM

  • @Abul Hasan Dasankop Kya phoonkte ho bhai?Madrassa me ye padhate hain kya?😂😂
    By Samir Padhi - 2/13/2019 9:03:47 PM

  • If Islam was born 14 centuries ago,how's that the Qur'an mentions ,the Creator has sent 1,24,000 prophets on earth?

    This is a  widespread misconception that Islam was born 14 centuries ago.Almighty has sent prophets for every generation im every  age ... since the earth came into bein

    By Shafiq - 2/10/2019 6:28:12 PM

  • Syncretic pursuits depend less on cold logic and pedantic scholarship than on openness of the heart and mind. Respectful knowledge of the beliefs of others reduces our rigidities and conduces to a spirit of accommodation that is mutually enriching.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/10/2019 12:07:25 PM

  • Well researched article written well! I have said this in my articles before, that the Quran does not even mention the idols in Kaba and the number of verses that speak of idolatry are only 5 and only one verse that calls it an abomination. It therefore surprises me that the scholars uniformly have this tendency to translate polytheist as idolater and the accompanying disgust is unmistakable. It is the same with the Christians. I have therefore wondered whether this preoccupation with idolatry and idolaters is a Christian influence. 

    The question of re-incarnation is an open one. If a person born has died before the "trial" is complete, what then? Should he not be sent to complete the "trial" for which we are told we are sent into this world?

    The surprising belief is the belief in punishment of the grave although the Quran is silent on it. I wonder where did this come from.

    The mystics have however failed to understand well even the Quran which has everything that a person can yearn for as far as true knowledge is concerned, while much of what they claim as mystic knowledge is sheer nonsense. I therefore wonder who they tune in to in their meditations. It is most certainly not Allah.

    The revelations contain all the knowledge that man could not and cannot acquire otherwise. All knowledge is therefore in the scriptures or in the Sciences and nowhere else. The meditations, reflections etc must be centered around the Book and firmly grounded in it. 

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/10/2019 2:21:59 AM

  • as i understand, one of the cornerstones of the "hindu" system of belief is "aham brahmasmi". the other ones i read are "tat tvam asi" and "ekam sat".

    there is no way islam can ever agree with the first proposition. the other two might be explained away with some diligent word play. however you understand or translate the first axiom, it cannot be accommodated within the boundaries of islam.

    to even acknowledge it would mean "setting up partners" with god.

    to even utter such a sentence would mean instant excommunication. so advaita just does not weld islam and hinduism. it just remains a fond hope of people who are hell bent on reconciling the irreconcilable. because they feel everything and anything else is preferable to conflict. unfortunately that is not the way the system operates.

    this is an example of child like thinking on adult issues. but political correctness is everything when we want to evade or dodge important but highly uncomfortable or inconvenient history.

    By hats off! - 2/9/2019 6:37:03 AM

    By Bhat Basit - 2/9/2019 4:47:31 AM

  • What good joke
    Rajtarangniii effect

    By Mushtaq Bhat - 2/9/2019 4:46:48 AM

  • @Sameer Bhat  Why not sit on fast into death to stop it? Mahatma G will bless you from heaven.
    By Thakur Prasad - 2/9/2019 4:46:20 AM

  • State sponsored terrorism by india.
    By Sameer Bhat - 2/9/2019 4:45:44 AM

  • @Ranbir Manhas kashmiris are themselves confused about their identity, btw it is not last 30 years it is +600 years what is going on in Kashmir. at present Muslims are fighting war for Pakistan and Pandits are struggling to represent India both on religious bases.
    By Virender Prakash - 2/9/2019 4:45:03 AM

  • If Sufi-ism is Kashmiryat, then what is this which is going on in Kashmir for past thirty years.? Could anybody explain ?
    By Ranbir Manhas - 2/9/2019 4:43:21 AM

  • Mr Bhatt, Of course, we can't put all the blame on Islamists alone, all the events behind our past six to eight centuries of history are there, it is not they who made Pakistan, Bangladesh and J&K mess in India. We may rest content now that Britishers educated us and gave us modern culture. Our ancestors were simply aboriginals. You see how secularists are working tooth and nail today to upgrade India to their heights.
    By Thakur Prasad - 2/9/2019 4:41:51 AM

  • Islam didn't destroyed Hinduism in Kashmir. People were fed up with black magic done by priests, that's how conversions started. It was a voluntary movement.
    By Sameer Bhat - 2/9/2019 4:41:10 AM

  • Mr. Rizvi Who says the Aryans invaded? If they did, they were not Aryans but non-Aryans or anarya (in Sanskrit). Arya in Sanskrit means high, noble. Must we twist history thus? History is all that happened in time really. You see Kashmir is not today's Kashmir since beginning and we can say this with no hesitation.
    By Thakur Prasad - 2/9/2019 4:40:16 AM

  • Thakur Prasad in that case the Aryan Invaders did the same
    By Ruquaiya Rukhsana Rizvi - 2/9/2019 4:39:35 AM

  • There is nothing like Kashmiriyat or Pakistaniyat, for that matter. Kashmir was a great center of Indian (Hindu) culture since long before Islam came there and destroyed Kashmir Shaivism, a profound culture of spiritual evolution of man.
    By Thakur Prasad - 2/9/2019 4:38:59 AM

  • Resistance to foreign occupiers is as much part of the kashmiriyat as tolerance equality and other things.
    By Sameer Bhat - 2/9/2019 4:38:22 AM

  • Des raj we don't belong to India.it was a conditional accession so it stays.. come out of blaming everything on Pakistan..
    By Saifullah Bhatt - 2/9/2019 4:37:54 AM

  • Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and Punjab belongs to Punjabis and Tamilnadu to Tamils... What's this theory ? Who denies ? But what about the Democratic Republic of India ....Come out of your narrow, Pak supported separatist ideology..Who lives if India dies....
    By Des Raj Verma - 2/9/2019 4:37:27 AM

  • @satish why we people should be ashamed of what indian agents did here...your govt appointed governor jagmohan communalised the situation here in 1990 when he killed our pandit brothers by using agents to malign our freedom struggle...every Kashmiri muslim wants pandits to return cuz they're our brothers we are incomplete without them...so we aren't ashamed of anything
    And kindly do a little bit research once independent Kashmir had pandit PM ram Chandra kak who was against the "conditional" accession with India...now i don't wanna call things that you should be ashamed of because there are lot of and i don't have all my day...

    Sergio i Don't talk to islamophobes you need a mental doctor for treating your phobia..and lastly you are no one to comment on Kashmir .. Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris only and it's our land so our choice whether we wanna make it Islamic Republic or any Republic you just mind your own business so GL..

    By Saifullah Bhatt - 2/9/2019 4:36:52 AM

  • @satish..They just don't care.It was the Jammu kashmir liberation front which called for the kashmiri pandits to evacuate or face death.
    They look all non muslims as Kafir .The whole struggle is religious to make kashmir a islamic republic.Nothing political

    By Sergio Aguero - 2/9/2019 4:36:09 AM

  • Mr Bhatt you should be ashamed, what about kashmiri pandits .
    By Satish Chandra Tiwari - 2/9/2019 4:35:40 AM

  • @Kashmira Singh People are made to pick guns because their kins are brutally murdered here..no person in kashmir has picked a gun to terrorise but because of the fact his life is made meaningless..the people he wants to live for are either killed ,raped or blinded..
    By Saifullah Bhatt - 2/9/2019 4:35:08 AM

  • Hindustaniyat has made it hiyaniyat dehumanised them disempowering them in this globalised and suffist woorld what is suffiism love which knows no barriers borders frontiers and no distinction and no violence Hindustaniyat brutalising and brutalised the kashmiriyat Repression coercion has crossed all limits of barbarity and nihilism There is new Hindustan that Raaplstan the reign of Linjum .popularly known as Dandi or laati Raj This is called Hindustaniyat or kashmiriyat . The author is frustrated and has a traditional and haphazard mentality .
    By Drgm Dar - 2/9/2019 4:33:52 AM

  • Islam and inshaniyat is not compatible when non muslims are considered kafirs . islam is now terrorism which needs to be weed out from earth
    By Nipon Bharali - 2/9/2019 4:33:08 AM

  • Sultan Shahin,it is a misleading piece,totally wrong on facts and conclusions.
    By Ramesh Tamiri - 2/9/2019 4:32:22 AM

  • Kashmiriyat...a nice word to ears, which was slaughtered by Pandits even before advent of Islam in the valley because of their #higheadedhighness best example is place (Malechmaar in Srinagar, where first mosque was build and first azan was given) during Badshah rule kashmiriyat got somehow back to Kashmiris, which again was slaughtered by Muslims on behest of whosoever. In short kashmiri Muslims and Pandits have, have to forgive each other, to bring back our past glory of which both communities are proud.I read first time word Hindustaniyat,
    By Virender Prakash - 2/9/2019 4:31:31 AM

  • Historically speaking, Pakistani army were rapists of East Pakistani women while Indian Army were protectors of them.
    By Thakur Prasad - 2/9/2019 4:30:45 AM

  • M Amin Shah Thank you for not branding Janab Shahin an Indian agent but an intellectual atleast. You represent real Kashmir & we have no illusions about it.I also thank you for not branding Indian Army as rapist of East Pakistani women instead of your pure Islam following Army. I have served each corner of J & K & know fully well what is there in your blood. Janab Shahin may be foolish to place you on high pedestal but we , Indians, know well now where you stand. Please beware.
    By BalramSingh Kushwah - 2/9/2019 4:30:03 AM

  • Bangladesh turned out to be a big blunder of Indian leadership of the time. There is no meaning really of sovereignty of either Pakistan or Bangladesh. India indeed won a war in 1971 but lost it then and there, truly speaking.
    By Thakur Prasad - 2/9/2019 4:29:15 AM

  • This is actually aimed at diluting the greater idea of emancipation from occupation.let us not get involved in academic luxuries,and be focused on our objective.They played the same trick in erstwhile East Pak,and turned it into Bangladesh. Their game plan is being facilitated by pseudo intellectualism........beware
    By M Amin Shah - 2/9/2019 4:28:04 AM

  • nice Joke! Be realistic ! They have been killing unarmed people without being questioned! Let's atleast be. Realistic and accept the violence perpetuated by army men
    By Sayar Mir Tikoo - 2/9/2019 4:27:11 AM

  • Manzoor Peerzada ....Yes I made it out all just wastage of time nothing more.
    By Bushanlal Tikoo - 2/9/2019 4:26:03 AM

  • Manzoor Peerzada ... When NC was the supporters then why 70% people amongst u elect them repeatedly to power. They should have been out rightly rejected nd ur choice Govt elected. Army never kills any one but if they r killed the self defence is obviously there. We have also lived in kashmir never before heard army killed any one it is just an excuse. Anyways nothing will come out of this discussion. Let time tell the truth.
    By Bushanlal Tikoo - 2/9/2019 4:25:35 AM

  • @Manzoor Peerzada ...I accept in principle if really it is a political struggle then where is the problem, politics of state is run by kashmir based politicians NC PDP Congress hurriyet now PC a new rising party but in any case headed by Kashmiri Muslim why donot they solve it if a political issue is there. I partly agree to it. In my opinion pak created problem. We can wait nd watch only the will of God beyond that I donot see miles away any possibility in the present mess of affairs. Anyway let's hope for better tomorrow. God bless all.
    By Bushanlal Tikoo - 2/9/2019 4:25:07 AM

  • Nice article. Prevailing curse in kashmir is a ty phase but ultimate kashmiriyat Hindutva shaivism nd shaktism of sants nd sofies is the reality of kashmir so need not to be inpatient but need patience to wait nd watch for our real kashmir nd end of the present beastism.
    By Bushanlal Tikoo - 2/9/2019 4:24:19 AM

  • I am not in favour of any blood bath.It is painful if even a single life is lost irrespective of caste,community or religion. We have to be humans first. Love begets love and hate begets hate.During my last visit to Kashmir, I was impressed by the courtesies and decency of behaviour. I encouraged my friends to visit the land. The people shouldn't lose that and keep away from violence and not be victims to politics of division.
    By Prem Murari Saxena - 2/9/2019 4:23:42 AM

  • @Prem Murari Saxena Is causing forced disappearances of 8000 innocent youth brotherhood and peace? Is Kunanposhpora mass rape brotherhood and peace? Is organising and leading of rallies by sitting MLAs in favour of rapists of the 8 year old Asia, brotherhood and peace ? Is mowing down of 90 civilians at Gowkadil who were peacefully protesting against the disappearnce of girl in area brotherhood and peace. This is just few examples Prem.
    If you have a real human 💓 heart in your chest you should not be supporting gross human rights violations in Kashmir, instead voicing against it.
    HR violations are prime cause of continued insurgency in Kashmir.
    Before going vouching for another Syria in Kashmir listen other side of the story more. There are thousands of heart breaking stories in Kashmir.
    Don't watch only Republic TV.

    By Manzoor Peerzada - 2/9/2019 4:23:14 AM

  •  @Manzoor Peerzada Then should Kashmir go Syrian way and follow jihadi version of Islam instead of secularism, peace, tranquility, love and brotherhood and tolerance towards all religions?
    By Prem Murari Saxena - 2/9/2019 4:22:30 AM

  • @Prem Murari Saxena Sufism and Kashmiriyat are terms coined by imperialist to hide it's ugly face.
    By Manzoor Peerzada - 2/9/2019 4:21:25 AM

  • The problem boys are Hurriyat political leaders and terrorists preaching violent Islam. Unless they are transformed/wiped out Sufi Kashmir will give way to intolerant jihadi elements.
    By Prem Murari Saxena - 2/9/2019 4:20:41 AM

  • Cammon man! there is no sufi with THE RISHIS, Ok??.
    This is utterly misguiding fr the hindus.
    Sufism have spreaded more bloodshed nd murders
    Does the author even know wht he wrote?
    Stop this nonsense

    By Jhuma Debnath - 2/9/2019 3:45:22 AM

  • @Manzoor Peerzada Damaging freedom is radicalization which is never acceptable to a civilised society .
    By Bansilal Pandit - 2/9/2019 3:44:35 AM

  • @Manzoor Peerzada Please don't compare the Pak and Hurriat sponsored terrorist activities with that of the historic statement of Bal Gangadhar Tilak..No state of India is enslaved.... broaden your outlook... there's no good or bad terrorism.
    By Des Raj Verma - 2/9/2019 3:43:54 AM

  • @Bansilal Pandit Demanding freedom is not radicalization. Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak said freedom is my birth right and I will have it. It applies to all enslaved humanity.
    By Manzoor Peerzada - 2/9/2019 3:42:48 AM

  • Radicalization will never overcome humanity.
    By Bansilal Pandit - 2/9/2019 3:41:39 AM

  • KASHMIRYAT is one word substitute for terrorizing, killing, looting Kps. KASHMIRYAT means rejection of composite culture, & imposition of sharya. KASHMIRYAT is the tool which reduced KP population to 0 %which once constituted 100 %. If one has to see KASHMIRYAT, it is visible in ruins of residential houses & temples in Valley. It is also visible in refugee camps at jammu & other places of India. Only Kps can judge KASHMIRYAT, as wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
    By Hari Krishan Wattal - 2/9/2019 3:41:08 AM

  • This is nothing but a Foolish attempt to divert People from the Crysis of Kashmir.
    By Suraj Sayyed - 2/9/2019 3:40:05 AM

  • @Peerzada Javeed Hussain Shah
    The ideology is likely to be the same if one subscribes to the Pak and Hurriat's view point... This is sheer anti nationalism which even Islam doesn't allow...

    By Des Raj Verma - 2/9/2019 3:39:15 AM

  • Before vedic & Buddhist Hzt Sheesh alai hiss Salaam was residing in India his shrine is in UP near so called ayoudiya which religion was there & what was the population research and let us know write even on aryans videshi scavengers who invaded us in 11 century destroyed all Buddhist temples & killed mulnivasi in lakhs today they are called as brahmans they have changed their names & history keeps on changing
    By Abul Hasan Dasankop - 2/9/2019 3:37:59 AM

  • Good article.
    By Alexander Cherian - 2/9/2019 3:36:38 AM

  • Kashmir issue is just a religious struggle nothing political about it.Presence of ISIS terrorist and demand of separatist to make kashmir a islamic republic proves that.
    India is a nuclear state with 2nd largest army,4th largest air force and 5th largest navy .Plus the economy is growing at a rapid pace.unlike pakistan which is in a crisis and selling buffalo to pay its debt😂😂
    Only fools will prefer to join pakistan .

    By Sergio Aguero - 2/9/2019 3:36:09 AM

  • Kashmir should flourish as a united Nation. All should cooperate. It is possible
    By Kalale Srinivasaranga Parthasarathy - 2/9/2019 3:35:32 AM

  • So brief yet somuch encompassing. The very essence of Kashmiriyat seems to be oozing out.
    By Anil Kumar Boruah - 2/9/2019 3:34:39 AM

  • What a rubbish article!!

    There is nothing great or extraordinary or unique about "kashmiriyat". It's just a word coined to pamper seditious feelings in a soft way.

    Maharastrians have much stronger 'maharastrniyat' and TN has much stronger TNiyat.

    Uttar Pradesh just hosted WORLD'S LARGEST HUMAN GATHERING OF 5 CRORE PEOPLE IN ONE SINGLE DAY. It is very much eligible to be labelled "UPiyat".

    One can only laugh at the author when he says that "Where else but in Kashmir would you find Muslims prepared, not so openly perhaps in the present mileu, to claim their Vedic and Buddhist heritage"

    Openly? Present mileu? Lolz.

    I don't know of even one instance of that acknowledgement by the flagbearers of "kashmiriyat". Only thing seen "openly" is stone pelting and even isis flags.

    Please stop the hypocrisy. This beating around the bush is dead & done.

    Islam is a foreign religion. It has a nature to enter and then conquer. It's a time tested & proven fact. Better to speak the truth and deal with it with an iron fist without mollycoddling.

    Of-course, the very few non-hypocrite Muslims should be unharmed. They should in fact whole-heartedly support the cleansing of hypocrisy by hook or crook.

    By Kalilur Rehman - 2/9/2019 3:33:29 AM

  • "Kashmiriyat", that wonderful spirit of harmony, friendship, and mutual appreciation, was obliterated decisively when the pogrom against the Pandit community was carried out and the wider Kashmiri Muslim community did not dare intervene to prevent or halt that horrific holocaust.
    By Shrinivasrao Sohoni - 2/9/2019 3:32:20 AM

  • Stop dividing us on the basis of religion first of all we r all humans
    By Ahtisham Kawoosa - 2/9/2019 3:30:50 AM

  • Excellent article, which is seldom propogated. Kashmir is not peripheral, but core essence of Shaivism and Shaktism
    By Venkatakrishna Hindu-tamil - 2/9/2019 3:29:44 AM

  • Very true
    By Nizam Elahi - 2/9/2019 3:27:07 AM

  • Not much long ago, Kashmiriat the unique blend of different faiths had predominant character of non violence. No butcher will open his shop and no non veg will be eaten by almost all people in Anantnag district during the month celebrating urs of a Sufi Saint. No one's love or dedication to God was challenged but same was respected. As long as Kashmiris adhered to that version of faith, peace and tranquility was maintained in Valley. The moment they choose redical version , misery and unending blood bath is continuing taking toll of unaccounted innocents.
    By Raj Kumar Goja - 2/9/2019 3:25:57 AM

  • Nobody knows what Kashmiriyat is. It is a term coined by media. The author is completely misinformed
    By Mushtaq Shah - 2/9/2019 3:24:43 AM

  • An article filled with outright hypocrisy.. instead of identifying the present day issues of kashmir, u r trying to hide behind the name of kashmiriyat.. u and ur band will fail.. inshaAllah...
    By Tayyeb Hussain Shamsi - 2/9/2019 3:23:29 AM

  • Judged article!

    By Mohi-udin Darzi - 2/9/2019 3:21:55 AM

  • Must read ,very interesting write up by Sultan Shaheen.
    By Khalida Saif - 2/9/2019 3:21:04 AM

  • kashmiriyat distory rights of kashmiri pandit and they all are live from kashmir
    By Akash Narayan - 2/9/2019 3:20:05 AM

  • You are on the right track. Good luck to you!
    By Ram Harijan - 2/9/2019 3:19:16 AM

  • No match between the two.
    By Nisar Ali - 2/9/2019 3:18:46 AM

  • sufis are the good cops and jihadis are the bad cops in this crime thriller.

    between them they can break down anyone imprisoned by disbelief in islam or its prophet or its finality or its perfection.

    By hats off! - 2/7/2019 7:34:31 AM

  • We know how Sufis who came from central Asia expedited conversion process and by not so peaceful ways including. Sufis and swords have been associated for conversion process. Anyway Kashmir valley without its original past association in form of KPs is not true Kashmiriyat
    By Manish Garg - 2/6/2019 8:41:57 AM

  • @Manish Garg Dear it may look strange but Sufis are revered even by the people of different faiths in kashmir.Past history is being rewritten constantly.
    By Aslam Malik - 2/6/2019 8:40:23 AM

  • Where are the Rishis? Ling converted by Sufis and sword.
    By Manish Garg - 2/6/2019 8:39:17 AM

  • Lol. This Bagoda page peddles such laughable content everytime.

    By Shahid Kamil - 2/6/2019 8:38:26 AM

  • @Peerzada Javeed Hussain Shah For Jihadi thuggery ideology, the earth didn't exist earlier. For thousands of years Kashmir was the leading lighting knowledge before dark ages took over
    By Manish Garg - 2/6/2019 8:36:38 AM

  • Gun can't overpower Kashmiriat it may do so for sometime .Ultimately insaniyat shall prevail.
    By Kashmira Singh - 2/6/2019 8:33:12 AM

  • Yeah incidences from 1984 to 1989 rightly traces an example of pluralism.
    By Neeraj Upadhyay - 2/6/2019 8:31:14 AM

  • Bloody fool Sultan Shahin has not gone through the history of Kashmir before misleading the public through his bloody rubish ideas.
    By Nazir Kawoosa - 2/6/2019 8:30:40 AM

  • For whom is this realisation?
    By Arun Sharma - 2/6/2019 8:29:23 AM

  • This post gives an insight into the meaning of the word Kashmiriat.The narrative gives the actual meaning of this much hyped word.To many it is a political slogan. I used to hate people using this word because it was not being used by the kashmiris including
    kashmiri pandits.Let us look at a common kashmiri shopkeeper or an artisian or a teacher.A pandit shopkeeper or a school teacher or a gaur, They all looked same.No cheating no hate speech.
    Living comfortably with each other.Giving respect and accepting each others'
    faith.This social status takes its route from the traditions which the post explains.
    I have spent my childhood in kashmir i have seen that an ordinary kashmiri is entirely different from people in rear of india so far as religious tolerance is concerned.
    Politics on kashmir has tried to divide people.

    By Aslam Malik - 2/5/2019 10:46:59 PM

  • Kashmiriyat is a misnomer term ...created by Media hype & sold out media prpersonalities...!

    By Abdul Gani Dar - 2/5/2019 10:46:25 PM

  • Its idiots notion.kashmir throught out history has remained an indepent nation when india didnt exist.the author is surely deriving his salary from india

    By Peerzada Javeed Hussain Shah - 2/5/2019 10:45:27 PM

  • Kashmir has always been in the minds but not the kashmiris

    By Masoodul Hassan Beg - 2/5/2019 10:44:38 PM

  • Misleading views by a misleading page.

    By Kumar Muhammad Maqbool Shadab - 2/5/2019 10:43:33 PM

  • Zaku Sultan
    By Javed Hassan - 2/5/2019 10:42:48 PM

  • A wrong notion
    By Tariq Khurshid - 2/5/2019 10:42:04 PM

  • Dear Shahin Sahab, I am a Ph.d in Religious Anthropology from the University of California, and I found your article to be extremely cogent and interesting.... Warm regards, Dr. Prem Saran, IAS

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