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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bastar: Kashmir of India’s Chhattisgarh

By Sameer Showkin Lone If Kashmir is paradise, Bastar is heaven. Like Kashmir, the entire Bastar region is surrounded by lush green mountains, beautiful waterfalls, streams and natural caves. The sprawling area of around 40,000 square...

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...

Kashmir’s Crorepati Candidates

Kashmir Scan, Dec 2014   By Gowhar Geelani If you happen to be a candidate in the fray for either Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly or parliamentary polls in Jammu and Kashmir, you need not to...

Another Summer of Discontent 

Unlike the mass upsurges in 2008 and 2010, which had signalled a transition from the gun to the street, the drift in Kashmir is now back to militancy with folklore of Burhan enlivening the...

Women on male turf

Kashmir Scan, Dec 2015 By Rahiba R Parveen In Jammu, Madhu Bala, 40, from the Other Backward Category (OBC) wishes to fight for the rights of her community taking an inspiration from B R Ambedkar through...

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