Heartbreak From Hyderabad

One hopes that the Hyderabad police report on the death of Kashmiri doctorate student Muddassir Kamran Malla is an exposition of facts rather than a theory moulded around convenient conjectures. The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister has chosen not to disclose details of the report which he said could be done only with the consent […]

When Politics Overtakes Justice

Politics, as they rightly say, is a heartless exercise. But, never before, one would have seen politics reducing to such a brazen act of injustice and unlawfulness. With the execution of Afzal Guru, our secular democratic government has earned this dubious distinction. However, it is heartening to see that the sober and sensible section of […]

Firing in Baramulla, one dead, four injured

SRINAGAR: A 25-year-old man was killed and four were injured in firing allegedly by security forces during protests in Baramulla town of north Kashmir today.  Hundreds of residents of Baramulla town took to streets to protest what they alleged ransacking of their houses by the army in the area, official sources said.  The protesters pelted […]

Pakistan Scene: Will we wipe our tears, keep silent and carry on?

 It’s 1:20am on March 4, 2013. As I write this, at least 40 or so families are feeling a searing, soul-wrenching pain, which most of us can’t even imagine and some of us can perhaps relate to. I am trying to imagine what they are going through. I don’t want to live it, but I […]

‘I wrote on Kashmir’s conflict to get it out of me’

Basharat Peer is a well-known writer from Kashmir. In an interview with with Swati Mathur of Times of India, Peer discussed a growing trend of writing on Kashmir’s conflict, differences he’s observed between Muslims from Kashmir and elsewhere, the current situation in the Valley — and a desire for freedom from both India and Pakistan: […]

Rendezvous With Ratan

This week Rajya Sahba MP GN Ratanpuri went to meet Geelani Sahib at Malviya Nagar in New Delhi, where the padre of Kashmir’s resistance has been confined to a solitary room by the mighty government. On the first day the honorable MP wasn’t even allowed to shake hands, leave alone meet up the ailing patriarch. […]

Pick & Choose

The problem with the public is that, it has a short memory, while the problem with the media is that, it never forgets. And so, Wikileaks is back to haunt Kashmir with the media once again bringing up the 2011 leaked US diplomatic cable containing the purported view of the Hurriyat (M) that, “While they […]

Soldiers Thrash Pedestrians

BANDIPORE: Army personnel in North Kashmir’s Bandipore town allegedly thrashed passersby after their vehicle was hit by a stone. Quoting eyewitnesses CNS said that the Army personnel not only beat civilians but smashed even the police vehicles as well. “They didn’t spare anyone, young, old, male or female; they beat everyone whosoever came in their […]

Afzal Issue Taken Up With Centre: Saifullah

JAMMU: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah has said that the State Government has already requested the Union Government for handing over the mortal remains of late Afzal Guru, so that his family could perform his last rites. The Minister was speaking at a Press Conference here today. Mr. Saifullah said that […]

Muzafar Shah visits Eflu campus in Hyderabad

SRINAGAR: Awami National Conference today accused the Proctor of English and Foreign Languages University at Hyderabad of direct involvement and abetment in the death of Kashmiri scholar, Muddasir Kamran of Parigam (Pulwama), at the University hostel. In a statement issued on Monday, the party Senior Vice-President, Muzaffar Shah, visited the University campus to ascertain the […]

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