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Kashmir’s Game of Throne

Kashmir’s Game of Throne

Recent political developments in Kashmir appear as part of a larger design: to knock out the mainstream regional parties whose Autonomy, Self-Rule or Achievable Nationhood proposals would often clash with Delhi’s Kashmir motives. Will it go down in the history as GoI’s yet another Kashmir blunder?   By Sabira Shah Some senior BJP leaders of […]

A Shopian boy who crossed the LoC and returned home with Pak wife

A Shopian boy who crossed the LoC and returned home with Pak wife

  By Anam Zakaria One refugee who had returned to his village in Shopian in Indian-administered Kashmir told me of the difficulties he had faced, and continues to face, there. We spoke over a WhatsApp call that got disconnected over twenty-five times during the one-hour conversation. In bits and pieces, Sayar Lone told me about […]

‘I wept like a baby when I saw soldiers trampling on bodies’

‘I wept like a baby when I saw soldiers trampling on bodies’

Photo: Faisal Khan With a career spanning four decades, veteran photojournalist Mehraj-ud-Din has covered Kashmir in its dangerous, heart-breaking, and sometimes unforgiving hues. Hailing from downtown Srinagar’s Nawab Bazaar area, Mehraj who works with world’s leading news agency, the AP, sat with Kashmir Narrator. Excerpts: Tell us how you started your career in journalism. What […]

Crackdown on the media

Crackdown on the media

The brazen covert part of the operation ‘silence-the-media’ has been the arrest of Kashmir Narrator’s Assistant Editor Aasif Sultan (on 27 August 2018). The State was unmoved by huge media outcry in Kashmir and outside and protests by the local media fraternity. Despite appeals, it went ahead and booked him under false, flimsy and unsubstantiated […]

DISGRACE AND DEPARTURE

DISGRACE AND DEPARTURE

Had Mehbooba shown any appreciation for what befell her father in his death, she could have elicited some gainful lessons for herself and the party. That did not happen, because like her father, she was enamoured by nothing but the greed for power           By Murtaza Shibli As a dénouement to […]

‘Pak leaders don’t have time to discuss Kashmir’

‘Pak leaders don’t have time to discuss Kashmir’

Photo: Faisal Khan   Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the main constituent of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference, is counted among the uncompromising faces in the resistance camp of Kashmir. After differences with his parent organisation Jama’at-e-Islami, Sehrai, 78, detached from it in 2003 and joined Geelani, his lifelong friend, to take his resistance […]

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Four out of the five militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Kiloora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have been identified. An official identified them as Arshad Ahmad of Ganowpora Balpora, Waqar Ahmad Sheikh of Malikgund, Aijaz Ahmad Paul of Lousdanew and Umar Malik of Malikgund, local daily Greater Kashmir reported. […]

Partners in ‘Crime’

Partners in ‘Crime’

By Farooq Shah Once during an interview, senior resistance leader and Muslim Conference chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat said the Hurriyat leadership failed to ‘capitalise’ on the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people. Prof Bhat while referring to the 2008 agitation in the wake of land transfer to Amarnath Shrine Board that claimed the lives of […]

As we lie dying

As we lie dying

By Shahnaz Bashir In the turn of events after the killing of young rebel commander Burhan Wani in the summer of 2016, many Indian film stars, musicians, singers, cricketers, intellectuals and journalists have brazenly called for ruthless response to Kashmiris protesting for their right to self-determination. To name a few: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Ghambir, Anupam […]

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