Kashmir

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 […]

‘Naya Kashmir’ to ‘Panun Kashmir’: Reading on past to understand present

‘Naya Kashmir’ to ‘Panun Kashmir’: Reading on past to understand present

The ‘90 exodus of KPs from Kashmir is used to build a foundation to the victimhood narrative, according to Ahmad. Today, terms like “ethnic cleansing, genocide and holocaust” are used to demonise the Muslim community and win support of the Hindutva forces in India. Ahmad provides historical details of the enormous influence exercised by Brahmins […]

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 […]

‘Conflict is one of the main sources of cancer in Kashmir’

‘Conflict is one of the main sources of cancer in Kashmir’

Photo: Zargar Zahoor Prof Ashaq Hussain Naqshbandi, ex-Principal Government Medical College Srinagar and a founding member of the Cancer Society of Kashmir, speaks about the rise of cancers in Kashmir in a conversation with Aasif Sultan Do you think healthcare is a priority in Kashmir? No government has health and education as a priority. It […]

A south Indian’s ‘fascinating’ holiday in Kashmir

A south Indian’s ‘fascinating’ holiday in Kashmir

‘The travel dispelled many myths. Though Kashmir witnesses conflicts and natural disasters, people show hospitality and kindness to travellers like me’           Photos and text: Sharada Balasubramanian   I received a phone call from my friend in Srinagar, and he said, “There is curfew here, and it may not be advisable […]

‘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 […]

Interference with Article 35A unacceptable: PSAJK

Interference with Article 35A unacceptable: PSAJK

Private Schools’ Association Jammu and Kashmir held a peaceful protest demonstration at Lal Chowk on Saturday against attempts to revoke Article 35A. The protest march started from The Bund and ended at Press Enclave. The executive members of the Association briefed the media about the pros and cons of the scraping of Article 35 A. […]

No civilian death during Shopian gunfight: Police

No civilian death during Shopian gunfight: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday rubbished the reports that stated a civilian was killed during a gunfight in Kiloora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which five militants were killed. “Initially, it came across that one civilian had lost his life in cross firing but subsequent investigation confirmed that no such civilian death had […]

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