Showing posts from March 27, 2024

Collective Narcissism and Sectarianism in Contemporary Kashmir

Mohd Ishaq Shah ✉ In the context of collective narcissism, individuals tend to amplify the positive image and importance of their own group, often prioritizing and elevating their group's identity above others in the community. This dynamic is vividly playing out in Kashmir, where different religious sects are locked in a struggle for supremacy, each fervently asserting its significance to the point of diminishing the value of other groups within the region. Representative picture Jonathan Swift, a prominent 17th-century Irish author and renowned satirist, is celebrated for his impactful literary works like Gulliver's Travels, Tale of a Tub, Battle of the Books, and A Modest Proposal. In Gulliver's Travels, Swift masterfully employs satire to critique various aspects of human nature and society. One clear example is in the land of Lilliput, where the inhabitants engage in absurd conflicts over trivial matters of religious and social importance, showcasing Swift's skill

An Analysis of Online Fraud Using Fake Identity

Aqib Ul Ahad Wani & Bisma Yousuf  ✉ The utilization of bogus identities in online fraud presents a complicated legal environment where criminal, civil, and regulatory issues coexist. The legal aspects of the phenomenon, involving theft of identities, fraud, scams, internet crimes, and privacy laws, are examined in the current article. The investigation delves into the legal ramifications of fabricating and using false identities on the internet, examining pertinent laws such as the Information Technology Act of 2000 and the Indian Penal Code. Representative picture The report draws attention to the difficulties with jurisdiction and international cooperation in a digital environment that is becoming more and more globalized. The report also looks at how defamation laws, banking restrictions, and civil liabilities interact to combat online fraud. The function of regulatory frameworks, such as the cybersecurity guidelines published by the Reserve Bank of India,. In the context of com

Gharqad Trees & the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Aabid Mir et al., 2024 ✉ Awsaj, the Arabic name of Garqad, also known as, Box thorn tree or Lycium shawii is a thorny tree known for medicinal uses in desert environments, particularly in Yemen where leaves of similar species treat eye ailments, (the antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein present in goji berries are known for protecting the eyes and may reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases). The Gharqad tree, a symbol of protection and concealment in Islamic eschatology, is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict narrative. It is often associated with the End Times and has become a powerful symbol in the Israeli-Palestinian discourse. The representative picture generated using DALLE-3 Islam is the religion of mercy and peace & permits Jews and Christians to reside in Muslim lands without fear of expulsion or harm. This arrangement was formalized in the Pact of Omar  رضي الله عنه , which outlined the rights and responsibilities of both parties. If Jews and Christians upheld