Pakistan

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 […]

A history of deceit

A history of deceit

By Seema Kazi Kashmir’s 2016 uprising must be placed within the wider context of the persistent rebellions for freedom and justice in Kashmir that, as Christopher Sneddon reminds us in his important book, began to unfold much before the post-1947 India-Pakistan hostilities over Kashmir. The fact that Kashmiris themselves initiated rebellion against a repressive, feudal […]

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 […]

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 […]

FATF decides to keep #Pakistan on ‘grey list’

FATF decides to keep #Pakistan on ‘grey list’

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)  on Thursday decided to keep Pakistan on its  ‘grey list’, Geo News reported. According to details, Pakistan has fielded its interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar to defend the country in Paris where the Financial Action Task Force is meeting. While pleading Pakistan’s case to remove its name from FATF […]

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Wednesday claimed that the policeman in south Kashmir’s Pulwama who was missing with his service rifle since Tuesday evening has joined their militant outfit. In a statement issued to local news agency KNS, the Hizb spokesperson Burhan-u-Din said, “SPO Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nehama Kakapora of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who […]

NDA allowed terrorism to re-emerge in J&K: Omar Abdullah

NDA allowed terrorism to re-emerge in J&K: Omar Abdullah

National Conference (NC) vice president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said the NDA government’s claim that more militants were killed in Kashmir during its rule than in the UPA dispensation actually tells how it allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in the Valley. “Actually minister sahib this tells the story […]

Delhi urged to make rule against handing militants’ bodies to kin

Delhi urged to make rule against handing militants’ bodies to kin

Government forces have urged the Delhi government to frame a policy against handing over bodies of militants killed in encounters in Jammu and Kashmir to their families in an effort to prevent people from attending their funerals, which often motivates many local youths in joining militancy, the Indian Express reported. Jammu and Kashmir Police are […]

Kashmir’s IS chief Dawood Salafi among 4 militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police

Kashmir’s IS chief Dawood Salafi among 4 militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police

Four militants, including the chief of militant outfit ‘Islamic State’ in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, police said. The slain, according to an official, were identified as ISJK chief Dawood Salafi alias Burhan from HMT Srinagar, Majid Manzoor Dar […]