Panchayat Polls: A sense of déjà vu in Kashmir

Will 2018 polls replicate the 2011 success? There is no easy answer, Ahmed Riyaz writes Despite the security situation deteriorating by the day, J&K government has announced the long-delayed Panchayat polls in February. This too...

Talks with Hurriyat

As centre seems to mull political engagement to address the deepening crisis in Kashmir, it will find the political outreach to Kashmir will not be easy at all Both New Delhi and the Hurriyat are...

The Al-Qaeda Effect

The public spat between Zakir Musa and the Hurriyat was followed by the 'revelation' that Al-Qaeda has set up its cell in Kashmir under the former Hizb commander. Will the arrival of the pan-Islamist...

Under The Shade of Gun

  A dreary experience can leave deep imprints on your life and how you lead it, but can it take the life itself? By Aabid Rehman Pala    The drab afternoon in early October, he found himself at...

Playing with Future

Incessant shutting down of educational institutions due to the government orders and the Hurriyat's shutdown calls has triggered a migration of sorts among the students coming from advantageous families of Kashmir. But for the...

Srinagar By-Poll: Toll reaches 7

Three more youths were reportedly killed on Sunday including a 12 th class student touching the toll to six. Earlier in the morning three youths were killed and several injured during clashes in different areas...

Srinagar by-poll:  Toll reaches 6

Three more youths were reportedly killed on Sunday including a 12 th class student touching the toll to six. Earlier in the morning three youths were killed and several injured during clashes in different areas...

Resistance leaders call for two day shutdown

Srinagar: The Resistance leaders Sunday called for complete shutdown on Monday and Tuesday against six civilian killings in Budgam District by government forces. Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told KNS that the leadership...

Srinagar by-poll: 3 more killed, toll reaches 6

Three more youths were reportedly killed on Sunday including a 12 th class student touching the toll to six. Earlier in the morning three youths were killed and several injured during clashes in different areas...

Pellet Guns: Why Only In Valley?

  If anything, Mehbooba Mufti should have been the most sensitive to the huge public resentment against the selective use of pellet guns in Kashmir. It is now official. J&K has no plan to ban the...

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