In 2000, Pakistani high commissioner Ashraf Jahangir Qazi had more than 20 ‘secret’ meetings with Advani, the then Union home minister.
“If indeed PM Modi is serious about the charge that the dinner meeting at Mani’s house was a conspiracy then he must hold an independent inquiry,” Sinha said.
The focus on conflict between state and non-state actors in Kashmir hides the social divisions within Kashmir.
Within the Valley, the reforms caused a social transformation that has few parallels.
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.
The author has drawn upon recently available oral histories of the victims of partition to give a harrowing account of the times
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The bench, comprising Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, posted the matter for listing after three months.
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.
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.
The Centre’s decision to appoint a ‘representative’ for dialogue with Kashmir comes from a position of self-inflicted weakness.
Many previous interlocutors failed because they had neither a clear-cut mandate, nor the authority to deliver anything to anyone.
The move has come within weeks of former Union minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanding that the Centre initiate peace talks in the Valley.
The women’s militia was a consequence of the turbulence which followed the end of the British Raj in August 1947 and the independence achieved by India and Pakistan.
Failure of the government and police to put an end to the braid-chopping incidents have forced vigilantes to take the matter into their own hands.
On the afternoon of October 22, 1993, jawans from the Border Security Force opened fire in Bijbehara town, killing 43 civilians. No one was ever punished for the crime.
“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.”