“Everyone knows here that he is an executive member of Hurriyat (G) and that he would sometimes address people… Is that a crime?”
The lack of private advertising, however, has made publications in Jammu and Kashmir heavily dependent on the government, the report says.
A recent wave of braid-cutting incidents has sparked fear and anger throughout the Valley, with locals blaming the government for not acting quick enough.
The situation in Hajin, where a BSF constable was killed last week, continues to be volatile, with the police and army conducting search operations and locals allegedly supporting militants.
A group of militants, whose exact number could not be known immediately, stormed the BSF camp located just outside the main gate of the high-security Srinagar International Airport at 4:00 am.
The killing of constable Mohammad Ramzan Parrey is the third such incident of security personnel being attacked while on vacation at home.
Farooq Ahmad Dar said for him, justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished.
New Delhi: Exercising her right to reply after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan for supporting terrorism, Pakistani envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi attacked India for “killing hundreds of women, children and men in Kashmir”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session on Saturday, Swaraj had […]
India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
Thousands of young men joined the Kashmir militancy in the 1990s, but those who survived see a new generation as more ‘potent and committed’ to Islamism, and more ready to die.
Despite home minister Rajnath Singh’s assurances that pellet guns aren’t being used often by the security forces, doctors and civil organisations say otherwise.
Vinod Dua discusses why Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs an efficient team of ministers for governance and BJP’s doublespeak on Kashmir.
With the water bodies shrinking in size due to encroachment and in depth due to siltation, Kashmiri livelihoods are at stake.
“There should be peace between the two countries. Then only we can live in peace here in this border area.”
“Will our brother return? We won’t complain even if they have tortured him”, ask family members of 20-year-old Manzoor Ahmad, who has been ‘missing’ in army custody since August 31.
An audit of tweets, handles and hashtags the government wants Twitter to block makes it clear that official censorship is being deployed not just against terrorism but legitimate political speech as well.
Kashmiri users and activists have received official legal complaints from Twitter, warning that their online content could be acted upon in the future as well.
Attempts to revoke Article 35A seen as attempt by Centre to change special status and may lead to “uprising”, finds report.
Home Ministry Admits It Has Standard Operating Procedures On ‘Human Shield’ But Doesn’t Give Details
The Centre had admitted in 2013 that a draft on such a policy was circulated to the states and armed forces.
In the eleventh episode, Urmilesh discusses how media covered the Article 35A row and the likely political repercussions if Kashmir’s special status is tampered with.
Data shows that post demonetisation – announced on November 9, 2016 – the number of fatal instances in Kashmir have in fact gone up.
“Our situation is complicated. Whether we are on duty, or at home, we constantly fear for the safety of our family. Terrorists have opened a front against the police force in Kashmir. At home, we are the easiest targets.”
With no stable source of income, especially for the elderly, the transgender community in Kashmir is struggling to make ends meet.
The designation, which slaps a series of American sanctions on the militant group, came against the backdrop of upsurge in its terror activities in Kashmir.
A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the grace to correct it before it does any more harm. The prime minister, unfortunately, has shown no signs of having either of these virtues.
Modi’s remarks of seeking a peaceful resolution to the issues plaguing the Valley have been welcome by several leaders, but many worry his words are simply symbolic without any concrete action on the ground.
Relatives of the 2010 fake encounter victims are still in shock over the armed forces tribunal decision to suspend the sentence of the guilty officers and jawans.
The Jammu & Kashmir state government has been working quietly on a huge project to save one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia.
Mehbooba appraised the home minister on the steps taken to maintain peace in the Valley and discussed measures to protect pilgrims from future attacks.
There has been unanimous condemnation of the attack on Amarnath yatris in Kashmir, and an outpouring of support and solidarity for the victims.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.
“Indian troops invaded China’s Doklam area in the name of helping Bhutan, but in fact the invasion was intended to help India by making use of Bhutan.”
Internet services across the Valley were snapped on Thursday night as a precautionary measure to maintain law ahead of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary.
Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed to foil separatists’ plans to hold a rally today to mark the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.
Internal documents of the algorithms that Facebook uses to distinguish hate speech from legitimate political expression reveal rules and nuances behind its censorship, and their differential implementation.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres maintains that he has had multiple meeting with the leaders of both countries to bring them to the negotiating table.
Supporting senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s assurance to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in light of alleged terror threats, Saifuddin Soz also said that the “absurd vilification” of Kashmiris was only leading to their alienation.
Shiv Sena Slams BJP Chief Amit Shah, Says Party Should Focus on Kashmir Instead of Maharashtra Polls
In an editorial in Saamana, the Shiv Sena also said Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and blaming soldiers for the tense situation in the Valley.