#Kashmir: Biscoe school declared ‘no longer safe’ after Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

#Kashmir: Biscoe school declared ‘no longer safe’ after Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Valley’s leading missionary school Tyndale Biscoe School, situated in the heart of Srinagar, has been declared “no longer safe place after the killing of Editor Mr. Shujaat Bukhari” who was shot dead by gunmen in broad daylight at Kashmir’s Press Enclave, stone’s throw from the school, on 14 June along with […]

Police take DNA sample from Srinagar man who claims militant killed in Kupwara his son

Police take DNA sample from Srinagar man who claims militant killed in Kupwara his son

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Kupwara Police today took the DNA samples from Srinagar man who claims that a militant killed in north Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara forests on Friday is his son.  Ghulam Mohammad Bhat from Srinagar’s Old Barzulla area was asked by authorities to reach the frontier district to have his DNA samples. “Our […]

Srinagar family claims ‘unknown militant’ killed in Kupwara is their son

Srinagar family claims ‘unknown militant’ killed in Kupwara is their son

By Aasif Sultan  A Srinagar family of Old Barzulla area claims that a militant killed in frontier district Kupwara in north Kashmir on Friday morning by the Army is their son who had left his home in January 2017.  They claim that what Police and Army refer to as “unknown militant” is their 32-year-old son Mudasir […]

The Rise of Burhan

The Rise of Burhan

By Aasif Sultan   When obituaries of Kashmir militancy had been written long back, ‘everything,’ in the words of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, ‘turned upside down in a few days time’ after the killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016. Since then more and more young boys are disappearing into the woods […]

Delhi halts ‘operation all-out’ after 475 deaths, announces Ramazan ceasefire

Delhi halts ‘operation all-out’ after 475 deaths, announces Ramazan ceasefire

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: As the month of Ramazan is starting tomorrow, 17 May, the government of India has announced a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir, taking many people by surprise. The move comes as government forces operating in Kashmir are busy with the ‘Operation All Out’ that was launched in 2017. Since 2017, 290 militants, including […]

Day before his death, Sameer Tiger had this message for Army Major: Let’s fight it out

Day before his death, Sameer Tiger had this message for Army Major: Let’s fight it out

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: A viral video showing an alleged Army informer interrogated by Hizbul Mujahideen rebel Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Sameer Tiger, who was killed today at Drabgam village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district along with another rebel Aqib Khan, had sent a message for his chaser through the ‘informer’: “Tell Shukla, let’s fight […]

When a dying rebel wrote ‘Kalima’ with his blood in Shopian’s Kachdoora

When a dying rebel wrote ‘Kalima’ with his blood in Shopian’s Kachdoora

By Aasif Sultan Shopian: As government forces pounded Niyaz Ahmad Lone’s two-storey house with mortar shells at Kachdoora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, a dying rebel was writing on the wall as to what he was fighting for.  As the dust settled and people rushed to clear the debris, they found the […]

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