FACT CHECK: Did Burhan pick up gun after his brother was killed?

FACT CHECK: Did Burhan pick up gun after his brother was killed?

General officer commanding of Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lieutenant General JS Sandhu, has told a local daily that “family background of militancy in some cases” was one of the possible reasons why youth join militancy in Kashmir. “Burhan’s brother Khalid was killed and then Burhan decided to pick up gun,” he was quoted by the […]

Jaish chief bashes FM for saying ‘mujahideen are liabilities’ to Pakistan

Jaish chief bashes FM for saying ‘mujahideen are liabilities’ to Pakistan

Srinagar: Jaish-e-Muhammad’s supremo Maulana Masood Azhar lambasted the Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif for saying that Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT), its leader Hafiz Saeed and the Haqqanis are liabilities to them. Writing in Al-Qalam, Jaish’s online web magazine, Masood said that India is celebrating as the foreign minister has termed “Kashmiri mujahideen as liabilities”. Masood writes the […]

KU to hold exams amid restrictions, leaves students in lurch

KU to hold exams amid restrictions, leaves students in lurch

Srinagar: The Kashmir University is going ahead with its scheduled examination for choice-based papers on October 9 even after the government has placed restrictions in the downtown area of Srinagar in response to a shutdown call given by pro-freedom leaders to protest the unabated braid-chopping incidents in the Valley.  The students, however, are complaining that […]

Fresh braid-chopping in Srinagar, people protest

Fresh braid-chopping in Srinagar, people protest

Srinagar: The braid-chopping incidents in the Valley continue unabated as a fresh incident occurred in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area today morning.  Gulshana, 35, was attacked by two masked men at her residence at Lane 14, Firdous Abad, Batamaloo at 7:45 am, and her braid was cut during the attack, locals told Narrator. Her husband, Muhammad Akther, […]

Debate Room: Have Kashmiris really lost their humanity?

Debate Room: Have Kashmiris really lost their humanity?

When a Kashmir police officer, Ayub Pandith, was lynched at Nowhatta, Srinagar a few months ago, serious questions were raised about the ethos of Kashmiris. There were people who went to the extent of almost casting all Kashmiris as barbarians who need to be civilized. Interestingly, these questions came from quarters that have never raised […]

Sacrifices of Rohingya Muslims waking up Muslims: Masood Azhar

Sacrifices of Rohingya Muslims waking up Muslims: Masood Azhar

Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar said that the “sacrifices of Rohingya Muslims is waking up the Ummah” and “we need to prepare for action in Myanmar”. Azhar said this in an article titled  Burma, Restless in group’s house magazine – Al-Qalam – which he wrote under his pen-name Saadi. “All of us must do whatever we […]

‘You need to tell stories in real time’

‘You need to tell stories in real time’

Suhail Akram did his Masters in mass communication from Kashmir University. Currently, he works as Global Engager with AlJazeera Plus. Before that, he was a newscaster with Doordarshan and has also worked at BBC. Suhail shares his thoughts and experiences with Aasif Sultan Q: Having been in some top news organisations and that too at […]

US lists Hizbul’s Syed Salahuddin in ISIS category on ‘terrorist list’

US lists Hizbul’s Syed Salahuddin in ISIS category on ‘terrorist list’

Srinagar, Jun 27 A day after the US Department of State has designated Muhammad Yusuf Shah aka Syed Salahuddin, Pakistan-administered Kashmir-based chief of indigenous Kashmiri militant organisation Hizbul Mujahideen, as a “global terrorist”, its Bureau of Counterterrorism has erroneously listed him in ISIS category on the “terrorist list” published on its website. The US has already designated […]

Taking cue from Hizb, Lashkar releases video on social media

Taking cue from Hizb, Lashkar releases video on social media

Srinagar, June 7: In an apparent move to follow in the footsteps of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, the Lashkar-e-Toiba has released a video on social media, trying to make its presence felt on the virtual ‘battlefield’. The video clip shows a masked militant with a pistol in his hand talking about the ‘Kashmir freedom struggle’. The […]

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