The Kashmir Apartheid

It’s the religion, stupid While South Africa witnessed institutionalised racial segregation, Kashmir bureaucracy is witness to apartheid of a different kind, Ajaz Rashid reports Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s. In...

A blast and a bloodbath

Kulgam Killings: A carnage that didn’t end with a gunfight Soon after the October 21 mayhem in Kulgam, Kashmir Scan correspondent reached the spot to send us a ground report. At the onset of autumn in...

Tit for Tat

The recent incident of Police arresting the family members of three militants and the militants, in turn, abducting 11 kin of policemen brought Kashmir on a precipice with both the Police and militants asking...

Keeping Stories Alive

Rising Kashmir hits stands next day, Bukhari’s son writes an emotional piece While the assailants of senior Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari could have been able to silence him, they were not able to silence his...

Shooting The Messenger

Shujaat is dead, long live fearless journalism The killing of veteran Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari has left many questions unanswered, raised questions on the scope of journalism in conflict regions like Kashmir, and on the...

Line of Confrontation

Ceasefire in tatters as cross-border shelling damages houses displaces hundreds As hostilities between India and Pakistan along the LoC go up, Faisul Yaseen travels to Uri in the frontier district of Baramulla, meets the affected...

Mission impossible?

After the inefficient rolling out of Saffron Mission, is the revival of the world’s costliest spice in Kashmir a dream too distant, Ajaz Rashid tries to find out In 2013 then J&K agriculture minister, Ghulam...

On The Edge

From tensions of post Burhan Wani’s killing that hovered over 2017 like a dark cloud to NIA’s raids against Hurriyat, from crackdown on militants, braid-chopping to the drifting apart of the PDP-BJP coalition and,...

Creditable Dialogue

In an atmosphere of internecine violence and deep-rooted pessimism, Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to the Valley unravelled along expected lines: The Hurriyat turned down offer of talks with Sharma while censuring BJP-led Centre for its aggressive...

Return of ‘Enforced Disappearances’

The mysterious disappearance of a 20-year old Lolab boy from the Army custody has brought back focus on the extra-judicial tactic of subjecting 'non-conformist subjects' to enforced disappearance. Human rights activists claim the practice...

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