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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Burhan: Conflict Folklore’s New Icon

The architect of 'new insurgency', Hizb commander Burhan Wani's psychological warfare against security forces has turned him into a legendary figure in the conflict folklore. As Kashmir simmers, the story is unlikely to end...

Afzal Guru ‘Gallows to Glory’

MARCH 2013 By Ajaz Rashid It was after 29 years when on February 9, 2013, Government of India repeated the history by hanging Mohammad Afzal Guru, the main accused in the December 13, 2001 Indian...

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...

Playing With Fire

The Centre's hideous dithering in the apex court on Article 35A has pushed Kashmir on the brink, and its ally, the PDP, in an awkward position. Striking down the law will have grave political and...

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...

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