Demystify Braid Chopping 

The recent killing of an alleged braid chopper in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, ruthless beating of two women near Khanyar, two men at Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar, one youth at Delina, Baramulla and countless such incidents in past three weeks have created chaos across the valley. All these incidents followed after the first braid chopping More...

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By Chasfeeda Shah On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Wither Article 35 A

After the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with Union of India, of course with certain riders, the Maharaja, prodded by Pandits and Dogras, had felt a need to have such state subject laws which would not allow residents More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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We shall overcome…

Since the time Buta Malik, a Kashmiri Muslim and a shepherd, discovered the Amarnath Shrine some 150 years ago, Kashmiris have been associated with the holy pilgrimage from beginning till it’s conclusion; More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Caught In Crossfire

One of the key sectors and a potential game-changer for the Kashmir economy is Tourism. But the situation at hand in South Kashmir and the simmering discontent quietly spreading across central and north Kashmir More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Shrinking Mainstream

At the time of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir and even after that, when the Kashmir issue was taken to the United Nation, the government of India had agreed that the accession of the princely state is subject More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Respect our Martyrs

By moving to declare the birthday of Kashmir’s last Dogra ruler, Hari Singh, as a public holiday, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has ignited another controversy which can snowball anytime into a storm and may More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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New Challenges

Marred by countless controversies, the year 2016 caused some of the major setbacks for entire J&K. The longest ever curfew and strike for consecutive five months, beef ban, attack on J&K special position More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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War in Kashmir 

The killing of Burhan Wani, who had joined the ranks of Hizbul Mujahideen in 2010, has ended a long manhunt by the security forces. Not surprisingly, it has sparked an uncontrollable rage, not only in his hometown More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
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Sense of Vulnerability

Editorial June 2016 The recent video released by Burhan Wani, the militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen’s young commander from Tral, has provided answers to many unanswered questions. Simultaneously, it has given More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Saturday, February 6th, 2016
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Challenges in Sayeed’s Death

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died this month after a prolonged illness. His untimely death will be sorely missed at a time when the state is bracing for two challenges: recovery from the losses suffered in a series of More...

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