Dwindling Numbers

Despite having the best brains in the form of teachers, the government-run schools in Kashmir are witnessing a fast depletion in enrolment of students due to lack of basic infrastructure and outdated systems of...

The Kashmir Question

Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's statement, that independence of Kashmir has no takers on ground and it’s subsequent espousal by the Hurriyat, reflects the dual policy of the country which is in utter...

It’s not cricket, Mr Dhoni

  By having the former Team India captain visit Kashmir in military fatigues, Indian Army has turned the most popular sports in the subcontinent into yet another military exercise. The militarisation of sports is a...

Hizb warns vested elements over misusing its letter pads

Srinagar, Jan 13,:Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen has warned those elements who according to the outfit are using their letter pads to threaten government organizations and officials. As per a statement to a local news agency,...

‘I broke the back of militancy in J&K’

  In our brutalised society, when we think of a cop, we conjure up an image of a cynical, aggressive, suspicious and conservative person. Sporting short hair, strict facial expression and a well-decorated uniform, Ashkoor...

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...

‘Kashmir’s tourism sector is resilient, will bounce back’

JK government has launched a media blitzkrieg to promote the state as a must-visit tourism destination for globe trotters. In an interview with Kashmir Scan, the newly appointed Managing Director of JKTDC, Sarmad Hafeez,...

Restoring Delhi’s Credibility

The appointment of new interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma by New Delhi has created a new confusion among the people of Kashmir. This is not the first interlocutor appointed by Delhi. There is a pattern to...

Decoding the Truth of Conflict

Reporters and scholars must remain wary to the parties involved in any conflict who often intentionally try to influence reporting in more subtle and manipulative ways than outright censorship or information blackouts.     Truth is the...

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