Paying the Cost

Diverse groups of students, entrepreneurs, small businesses and even the government functionaries suffer due to the often-invoked ban on the internet, which seems to be an act of collective punishment for entire Kashmir against the ‘misdeeds’ of few.    Government imposed ban on internet in Kashmir to stabilise the law and order situation Sitting More...

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By Kashmir Scan On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Langate Left Outs

In the age of Information Technology and Digital India, schools in the picturesque Langate region are craving for basic necessities like potable water, washrooms and sports equipment, leaving students at the mercy More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Unsocial Contracts

The practice of hiring contractual lecturers in J&K’s School Education department on petty wages victimises the bright appointees who not only have to work for peanuts but are often posted in far-flung More...

By P A Mushtaq On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Angry Weather Gods

With avalanches emerging as a new threat to the civilian population and soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, PA Mushtaq delves deep into the surface to understand the shaky ground beneath us. Snow avalanche in Sonmarg, More...

By Kashmir Scan On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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Reliving the horrors

As a reflection of its disputed history, Kashmir again witnessed another bloodied year of 2016 in which over 371 people including civilian, militants and security personal died. The year also witnessed the longest More...

By Kashmir Scan On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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Of ‘Inquilab’ & Bloodshed

By Jehangir Ali Songs of Freedom In our town in central Kashmir’s Budgam, the songs of ‘Burhan tere khoon se, inquilab aayega’ (Burhan, your blood will bring about a revolution) and ‘Al-Jihad’ (The call More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Kashmiri Vs Kashmiri

Kashhmir Scan, July Issue After decades of turmoil, militants are training guns at cops who largely see their job as a source of livelihood. The recent example is the killing of a J&K Police’s ASI, father 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 Sheikh Mudasir Amin On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Monsters On Mountains

“Sometimes we are asked to act as informers by the Indian Army if we see any suspicious activity and if we refuse, we are beaten to the pulp or tortured and disgraced to the extent that we lose our mental More...

By Kashmir Scan On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Grief And Rage In World’s Largest Militarized Zone.

“Greater militarization of an already extraordinarily militarized zone is surely not an answer to mass protests.” India and its politicians must introspect as to why there has been such a mass outpouring More...

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