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With the beginning of 46-day Amarnath Yatra, the highway has once again started holding commoners in Kashmir hostage to the host of conditions—notorious being the cane-controllers. Despite official utterances and assurances, Kashmir’s only surface connection with the world is now derailing the normal pace of life in the valley.
Resumption of notorious identity card checking of natives caught in perennial conflict has evoked the not-so-old memories in Kashmir. Some 13 years back, when the author of this piece faced military inspection for the first time as student, he made it sure to forever carry his identity in his pocket.
One of the Budshah-era heritage marvels of Kashmir is out of public reach since 2002 when competing cries for its custodianship sparked off tensions. 17 years later, locked-down Madin sahib shrine is still caught in sectarian loggerheadedness. By Sadaf Shabir, Mashkoora Khan
An alarmingly outrageous death trailed by a familiar pattern has just shaken the valley. While a prominent unionist leader sees the shades of the ‘dark past’ in Rizwan Asad’s custodial death inside Cargo, many feel the case will eventually meet the slain lecturer’s fate.
Post-Pulwama, as roaring aircrafts, additional forces and free convoy movements became new ominous signs in the valley, a sense of siege spiralled. Now, as the three viral videos show, such measures have only increased resentment in Kashmir. Shot somewhere on a Kashmir highway, a...
After Pulwama attack left 49 CRPF men dead, Indian newsrooms and social media blew war bugle. Soon as Kashmiris became soft-targets in different parts of India, it brought home a horrible message of helplessness. By Tanveer Rashid Magrey So...
As New Delhi reiterates “befitting reply” to Pulwama attack that left 49 Indian paramilitary CRPF personnel dead, many Kashmiris—studying, working, travelling—in different parts of India are currently grappling with fear, panic and threat perceptions. Besides belligerence, the highway attack has only created new concerns and challenges.
During the summit on Syria in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Putin has said that the modern world is the world of interdependency” and there are no truly independent countries these days Putin asked;“Do you think European countries want missiles in Europe? Nobody wants...
In the run-up to Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been purportedly sidelined from the various party committees in Jammu and Kashmir. As senior congress leader argues in this article, the decision might cast a shadow on the party’s upcoming...
Among 130 civilians killed last year in Kashmir, three schoolboys had left homes as a matter of routine, only to return dead, to their inconsolable families. By Suhail A Shah After two days of festivity, at a client’s household in Imam...
By Zubair Ali As he lay stock-still on a bed in Srinagar’s SMHS hospital with tubes attached to his body, Tawseef A. Wani, 27, voices his ordeal in a terrified state of mind. His plight has already become the talk of the...
Journalists in Kashmir marched towards the historical lal chowk clock tower today in protest against the barring of several journalists from reporting Republic day function in Srinagar by the security apparatus. Kashmir Editors Guild while condemning the action of the security establishment demanded...
On 28 November 2018, Hajibal Mohalla of Kuthipora village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district woke up to an ungodly-hour cordon in the area. In the ensued ‘encounter’, the fate of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Naveed Jatt was sealed along with his associate. But one of the two house owners...
Russia’s president pledged his support for the elected government of Venezuela during a phone call with President Nicolas Maduro. He also criticized the “destructive external meddling” to which the country has been exposed. The Russian president said that this political crisis was caused by...
As she stares at the lifeless book rack of her son, the mother talks about his last promise. She had dusted miles, sought intervention of godmen and spent sleepless nights to bring him back from woods. But he had made up his mind. 100 days later, when...