“Why would we be against the country that gave us asylum?”
The investigative agency has claimed that detained Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yusuf is not a ‘real journalist’ because he did not cover development projects.
“If current tension at the borders is allowed to prolong, it will jeopardise the stability of the region and might escalate into an all-out war.”
“Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end bloodshed (in the state),” Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
Encounter sites which are not cleared and scanned properly post the incidents are proving to be death traps for locals, especially children.
Two army personnel were killed and nine people were wounded, an army spokesman said. Two militants had also been killed as of Saturday evening.
Vinod Dua discusses the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and state of governance in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh.
With the opposition pushing for a deferment and the ruling PDP a divided house, all eyes are on the cabinet meeting this week.
The deaths have led to differences between the state police and the army, as well as between coalition partners BJP and PDP.
Locals claim that contrary to official statements, the deaths near encounter sites are not necessarily a result of cross firing or “collateral damage”, but are “targeted killings” that occur a considerable distance away.
The army said it had no choice but to defend itself when it was attacked by an unruly mob with stones.
The Mehbooba Mufti-led state government has also ordered a magisterial probe into the incident and sought a report within 20 days.
At least 12 people, including five civilians from different border villages, have been killed in firing and shelling from the Pakistani side since January 15.
If it’s a crime to cover events in South Kashmir, then all Kashmiri journalists and photojournalists should be booked, says family of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf charged as a “stone-pelter” by the NIA.
We have ended up countenancing a militarisation of our foreign policy and diplomacy. Are we comfortable with the idea of a general usurping the political leader’s prerogative?
According to one scientist, being a woman adds to the misery of working in Jammu and Kashmir. Nurturing the scientific temper among people is a beast of its own.
This region has always shared a complex relationship with water, and water has always had its way.
The government is hoping for a repeat of 2011’s high voter turnout, but people on the ground remain wary of possible clashes.
Asif, who says police shot him with pellet guns even though he was an innocent bystander, thinks he will be arrested once he becomes an adult.
The use of locals to carry out attacks represents a changed tactic for militant groups including Jaish-e-Mohammad in the Valley.
Over 1,000 people have been detained across the state for varying periods between March 2016 and August 2017 under the Act.
The state government’s directives to its employees on social media use is being viewed as an attack on freedom of speech.
The ultimate battle of any counter-insurgency campaign lies on the psychological front.
The police has said that Comiti Paul Edward defied the conditions of his business visa, but his lawyers have denied the charge.
Threats, Online Abuse and Lack of Information Are ‘Special Challenges’ Faced By Kashmiri Journalists
A new report from the International Federation of Journalists has talked about the continuing challenges faced by journalists living and working in the Valley.
Nomadic Muslim communities allege that they are being specifically targeted by the government’s eviction drive.
Can the US stand its ground and outwit the military-ISI-jihadi complex of Pakistan?
Jammu and Kashmir, in Urgent Need of Child Protection, Sees Poorest Implementation of Centre’s Scheme
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that couldn’t secure any funding for the first six years after the implementation of the Integration Child Protection Scheme in 2009.
The government believes the return of the footballer, who was emerging as militancy’s new poster boy, will lead to more surrenders as it mulls a new rehabilitation policy.
Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission had directed the state government in July to give Rs 10 lakh compensation for torture to Dar.
The first step towards reviving political dialogue and ending the rule of the gun in Kashmir is for New Delhi to announce that it is committed to restoring full autonomy within the constitution to the entire state.
Thirty-two civilians, including political workers, have been killed in South Kashmir allegedly by militants this year, the police have said.
Senior CPI (M) and J&K leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has stated that the issue may snowball as it comes at a time when a sense of alienation among the people in the Kashmir valley is growing.
The separatist leaders said that for any meaningful dialogue to take place, the government must first acknowledge that there is a dispute that has to be resolved.
The Central Information Commission has rejected an RTI plea seeking disclosure of records related to the discussions on the demand for handing over the NHPC projects.
The movement for “azadi” – which Chidambaram rightly said was more about restoring autonomy than independence – is driven by the fact that many in Jammu and Kashmir feel their political space is being constrained by New Delhi.
State refugees can be given full citizenship barring land rights, like the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, without undermining J&K’s unique constitutional status in any way.
‘Wide Angle’ Episode 9: ‘Dineshwar Sharma Is the Best Man for the Job,’ Says Former RAW Chief A.S. Dulat
Maya Mirchandani discusses the recent appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as the point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue in the eighth episode of Wide Angle with former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat.
Maya Mirchandani interviews the former Intelligence Bureau director, recently appointed point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue.
Lacking piped water supply, young girls and women in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir spend hours walking long distances to get water far from their homes and waiting for their turn at the source.