The 2016 intifada: Challenging the statist narratives

The 2016 intifada: Challenging the statist narratives

By Murtaza Shibli The death of Burhan Wani in July 2016, that provoked Kashmiris into a mass rebellion, severely challenged the narratives of status quo as advanced by India and Pakistan. The events that followed also nullified the respective policy prescriptions of the two countries that had been put in place for the management of […]

Editorial: An imprecise focus at an ‘opportune time’

Editorial: An imprecise focus at an ‘opportune time’

Next month, Kashmir will mark the second anniversary of the 2016 agitation. The year 2016 will, unarguably, go down in the history of Kashmir as annus horribilis. Over a hundred persons were killed, thousands injured, hundreds blinded for life, many thousand jailed, and businesses suffered immensely. The repeated imposition of e-curfew, which has since become […]

RKM starts yatra to press for farmers’ demands

RKM starts yatra to press for farmers’ demands

Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RKM), a conglomerate of  132 farmer organisations of India, started their Kisan adhikar Yatra from Handwara today to press for their demands. The conglomerate said that they shall do the march from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari” to highlight the plight of the farmers.  In this connection, J&K Zamindar Bachao Forum (Part of Rashtriya […]

Mir family bereaved

Mir family bereaved

With profound grief, we inform the sad demise of Mir Abdul Majeed, son of late Mir Ghulam Ahmad of Bazar Batamaloo, Srinagar. He breathed his last on Friday evening after suffering cardiac arrest while he was attending his chemist shop. Mourning period will last for three days and there will be no Chaharum. Ladies are […]

Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport; passports confiscated

Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport; passports confiscated

The flight carrying former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport around 8:45pm PST on Friday night and were taken into custody by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials around 9:25pm. According to media reports, dozens of security officials entered the plane after it landed and asked other passengers to […]

10 die as rain derails train in Turkey

10 die as rain derails train in Turkey

Ten people were killed and 73 wounded when a train came off the rails in northwest Turkey on Sunday after heavy rain and a landslide, Turkish television channels quoted a health ministry official as saying. The train was carrying 362 passengers and was headed to Istanbul when five carriages came off the tracks, the transport ministry said […]