In the latest dramatic twist to ongoing measures against Jamat-u-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan has cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons.
On February 16, two youth from Kashmir, Mohammad Rafiq Shah and Mohammad Hussain Fazli, were acquitted by a Delhi court. In its judgement, the court said the evidence against them was "fabricated and flimsy"
She rose to power by appealing to Kashmiri nationalism. But she has let go off this ideological so effortlessly and even cheaply. The shift is borne out of the rank political considerations and has to do a lot with the advent of either BJP or Congres
Two months after the end of the post-Burhan upsurge, the situation in Kashmir is at a dead-end. The summer’s heavy security crackdown has brought about some moderation in the intensity of the protests but the situation continues to simmer.
On February, J&K Government sacked its lawyer Sunil Fernandes in purported response to the Supreme Court’s December 16 order which ruled that the state had “no vestige of sovereignty outside the Constitution of India”
The killings of the civilians has angered the Valley. Similarly, the effortless recourse to the use of bullets and the pellets has once again come as a shock. More so, when no such weapons were used during the violent Jallikatu protests in Chennai.
In recent past, the controversy over the grant of 'identity certificates' to West Pakistan Refugees followed by a new case being filed in High Court re-ignited a sense of de javu and put the situation on a fresh simmer.
The point is while we blame the government for denying justice to the victims of human rights excesses in the state, we as a community are no less in dock. It is cynical on our part to flaunt the victims of gross human rights excesses
On Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5, Pakistan Army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a song on social media in support of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. Titled ‘Sangbaaz
J&K Drug and Food Control Organization has recalled two “sub-standard” drugs worth Rs 33 lakh supplied to hospitals by JK Medical Supplies Corporation Limited. The medicines were tested as fake by the J&K Drug and Food Control Organization
Kashmir has thus been unlikely victim of the US immigration ban, despite India not being on the list. And it is clear the two were denied visa because they are Muslims and hail from Kashmir. If anything, it tells us that the US immigration ban
Going by the egregious ideological rifts surmounted by the PDP-BJP coalition in its two year rule, Tuesday’s tussle over the Article 370 seemed minor in comparison. But it came close to divesting the alliance of all its rationale.
This winter after a long time, Kashmir has experienced successive heavy snowfall which has thrown life out of gear: electricity has been erratic, traffic movement has been affected, more so along Jammu-Srinagar highway.
It is now official, J&K has no plan to ban the pellet guns. That is, if there was any hope that the government would take such a step on its own after the union government appointed review committee justified its use earlier this year.