Licence to Kill

The much-hyped and infamous Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) has once again regained its strength in Kashmir after the Supreme Court of India in its latest decision restrained the Jammu and Kashmir Police...

Collective shame

The news about the rape and murder of an ill-fated eight-year-old girl child, Asifa Bano sent shock waves among the people across Jammu Kashmir. Asifa, who hails from Kathua district, was allegedly abducted, raped...

A year of many surprises

Loaded with many controversies, the year 2017 has added to the memories of hope, digression, brutalization and perversion in Kashmir’s history. The NIA clutch on separatist leaders, massive anti-militancy operations, braid chopping scenario, setting...

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...

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...

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...

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; be it...

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...

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...

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...

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