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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 […]

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: In the eyes of analysts

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: In the eyes of analysts

Nasir Mirza Journalism teacher There are many grey shades in this respect. Mufti’s image was severely dented when he joined hands with BJP. It was like the North Pole joining the South Pole. Power is not the final objective of great leaders. His long cherished dream to be the Chief Minister was not only short […]

‘He wanted to preserve the Muslim identity of Kashmir’

‘He wanted to preserve the Muslim identity of Kashmir’

I see Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as a very mature and seasoned politician. He conducted politics with ethics and on his own terms. He belonged to that class of politicians for whom politics was a passion rather than a profession. In his individual life as well as political life, honesty was the buzzword. Even after being […]

From periphery to mainland India

From periphery to mainland India

It’s just the chicken coming home to roost India’s writers, artists, scientists, historians, film-makers, academics and members of civil society have rightfully condemned the creeping climate of violence, prejudice and intolerance sweeping across the country. Such protests are a moral and ethical force amidst a deepening darkness. Extraordinary as the protests are, their focus is […]