3 Militants Killed in Tral Encounter

Tral—Army backed by paramilitary forces and J&K Police on Saturday launched an operation against militants in forests of restive Tral area of South Kashmir, killing at least three militants. An official said that a gunfight erupted after forces cordoned off Gujar Basti in Wantiwen forests of Satura village. He said that three militants were killed […]

Indian Soldier Killed in Pakistani Firing

Srinagar—An Indian Army jawan was killed in firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani troops in Rajouri sector of Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the defence spokesman said. Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, 35-year-old from the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, was hit during the firing and shelling by the […]

‘People May Reject Me, Hate Me, But Can’t Ignore Me’’

‘People May Reject Me, Hate Me, But Can’t Ignore Me’’

A little known political figure from frontier Langate constituency in North Kashmir not long time back, is now a star attraction on almost every other news channel debating Kashmir. He is a must watch politician, unlike his peers in the mainstream politics.

Army Says, Acted Against Erring Soldiers

Srinagar: The Army has taken action against some of its personnel found not behaving in a “professional manner” after investigating videos of alleged excesses against Kashmiri youths, Lt. Gen. JS Sandhu said Saturday. However, some of these videos, which had surfaced on social media, were doctored to some extent and do not give the entire […]

Yasin Malik Released on Bail

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was released after 13 days of incarceration from Central Jail Srinagar on Saturday. Malik was arrested by police on 3rd of July. Ailing JKLF leader had to undergo various medical tests prior to his arrest. He has been released on bail, party sources said. He […]

Man Gets 10 Years Jail for Raping Daughter 

Srinagar—A criminal was on Saturday sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court after being found guilty of raping his daughter. Besides sentencing the convict, N A Sheikh, a resident of Old City, the Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Srinagar Sham Lal Lalhal also ordered government to pay Rs three lakh as compensation […]

‘Kashmir Cannot Be Solved Through Military Expeditions’

New Delhi—The Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid of Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in which he has urged the Centre to take immediate steps to end the volatile atmosphere in the Kashmir Valley, and create an environment of peace. “The Kashmir situation is becoming volatile day by day, resulting in an […]

Why do Westerners convert to Islam?

As an immigrant Muslim living in the west, I’m sometimes distressed at descriptions of my faith as a violent, irrational death cult. In Europe, the Dutch politician Geert Wilders has referred to Islam as “the ideology of a retarded culture” and “a totalitarian cult with global ambitions,” and in the US, Presidential adviser Steve Bannon […]

Those who sow Hindu terror will reap Muslim terror

Prime Minister Modi and his partymen wax eloquent about the need to tackle and end terrorism. But what exactly is terrorism? The dictionary definition is “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims”. Going by this definition, the lynch mobs that beat up and kill people suspected […]

What does the slogan say? Violence, Language, and Kashmir

In his essay, “Paris Under Occupation”[1], Sartre recounts that the occupation didn’t make life impossible. He says, “We Lived”. But the horror of occupation wasn’t something that came from outside and overwhelmed you, rather it came from within: The horror appeared to be outside us, inherent in things. We could distract ourselves for moments at […]

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