By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Talks with Hurriyat

As centre seems to mull political engagement to address the deepening crisis in Kashmir, it will find the political outreach to Kashmir will not be easy at all Both New Delhi and the Hurriyat are talking about More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Another Summer of Discontent

If the groundswell of euphoric support for the militancy was reflected last year in the ever-growing participation in the militant funerals, this year people are determinedly trying to save the militants by disrupting More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Wake Up On Kashmir

New Delhi’s approach to sleep over the Kashmir problem and hoping it resolves on its own is alienating Kashmiris and fading any hope of political engagement between India and Pakistan as the two countries More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Pellet Guns: Why Only In Valley?

  If anything, Mehbooba Mufti should have been the most sensitive to the huge public resentment against the selective use of pellet guns in Kashmir. A cop with pallet gun during clashes. Pic credit: Basit Zargar It More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Refugees, Again

The issue of granting domicile certificates to the refugees of West Pakistan is politically very sensitive and should not be addressed in a rush without taking the public opinion in the state on board, Ahmad Riyaz More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Friday, December 16th, 2016

Another Summer of Discontent 

Unlike the mass upsurges in 2008 and 2010, which had signalled a transition from the gun to the street, the drift in Kashmir is now back to militancy with folklore of Burhan enlivening the narrative of separatism.  Insha More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Lesser the militancy, deadlier the impact

A small band of militants in Kashmir is keeping the jihad alive and Kashmir issue in focus Can a lesser number of active militants have a deadlier impact on the security situation? Yes, it can. This is at least More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Return of KPs: Time to move beyond rhetoric  

Kashmir Scan Magazine June 2016 issue Even as the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has categorically said that there is no land in Kashmir for making Sainik colonies and there is no question of making exclusive colonies More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Is it the end of soft-separatism for PDP?

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is redefining her party’s place in Kashmir’s mainstream politics by steadily moving to a reluctant embrace of India to curry favour with BJP. While the PDP built its political More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Hartals, Hurriyat and ‘Martyrs’

Strike calls by separatist groups no longer symbolise the strategy of resistance but its absence. While this realisation is slowly sinking in the Hurriyat, the society needs to rethink its apathetic approach towards More...

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