Many in the Valley see the lynching as another instance of a fast deteriorating situation where the decades-old conflict has taken a huge human toll.
Mohammad Ayub Pandith was stripped and lynched by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid, triggering outrage across Kashmir and drawing all-round condemnation.
Jammu and Kashmir police recently lost six young men in an ambush. But social media warriors seem to care only for likes and shares.
Dissatisfied with both the government and separatists, countless young people in Kashmir view local militants as the only ones willing to fight for them.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
The repression and rigging of 1987 proved to many Kashmiris that the freedoms promised to them under the Indian constitution would be violated, not defended. Till today, 1987 continues to repeat itself.
Confined for years to the role of playing matchmaker and overlooked for everything else, the community today wants to step out and make more of life.
Thirty-four channels, including culinary and sports channels, have been banned for their potential to “encourage violence” and “disturb the law and order” in the state.
Bhat is said to have been the operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir.
“I was made a human shield as a child. I have carried this burden till now; today I feel the need to talk about it.”
Disregarding the ban, even top politicians and officials of the government have been using banned applications to post about events in the Valley.
The document should have been a forward looking and ambitious doctrine, instead, written in complex, difficult to unravel sentences, it seems almost inward-bound.
Kashmiris must see the rule of law prevail once more in India before they can start believing that it will also prevail in Kashmir.
Rashid Billa, a primary accused in the Saderkoot murders, was killed by unidentified men in his home – after police said his house had been seized and he was absconding.
“This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression.”
The by-election to the Anantnag seat will be held when the situation becomes conducive to a free, fair and peaceful election, the EC said.
The home department’s order appears to primarily rely on section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act (1885) and the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2007 – a decision that some experts say may be unconstitutional.
While tensions in Kashmir are on the rise again, numerous large cracks are beginning to show in the ruling coalition.
The restrictions on the right to association, representation and non-violent agitation must be removed.
Mehbooba Mufti told reporters that Narendra Modi appeared amenable to dialogue to contain the deteriorating situation in Kashmir.
Rather than treating Kashmiris as part of the problem, India must involve them in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue.
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
The central and state governments need to engage with the youth in Kashmir, channelising their energies into vocational training, employment opportunities and engagement with the rest of India.
Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra is not like garden-variety trolls; he sits in judgment over others at the Armed Forces Tribunal.
Jammu and Kashmir police has issued an advisory asking its field personnel to avoid returning to their homes for the next “few months”.
What happens to the idea of democracy when a man loses his autonomy, is forced to experience an animal helplessness?
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
The students were protesting against the violent actions of security forces outside a college in Pulwama on Saturday which left over 50 students injured.
The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.
When Turtuk was recaptured from Pakistan in the 1971 war, hundreds of families were torn apart, their lives forever mired in border disputes.
Farooq Ahmad Dar says he was beaten with gun butts and wooden sticks, and paraded through many villages while tied to the jeep.
Reached for a response, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the Srinagar-based spokesman of the Ministry of Defence told The Wire, “The contents of the video are being verified and investigated.”
Several polling booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency had to be closed due to protests, and eight protestors died in security force firing.
The army was called out to help security forces control a mob which pelted stones and hurled petrol bombs to set a polling booth ablaze.
The Koshur now spoken is a hodgepodge of words from Urdu and Hindi, and to some extent corrupted English, and is thus not Kashmiri at all.
Villagers in Kashmir, who used to remain aloof from the conflict, are now prepared to die in order to save militants under siege.
In addition to being a violation of human rights, the continued use of pellet guns has meant an incredible amount of pressure on the state’s public healthcare system and medical professionals.
The MEA responded to the outgoing Pakistan envoy’s remarks saying they were not in keeping with diplomatic niceties.
Despite the number of youth joining militancy and cases of infiltration rising, the MHA insists that the situation in the state is on the mend.
Over 42% of the 177 public authorities with official websites do not display any of the information required by the Jammu and Kashmir RTI Act.