It was on November 29 that Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, the Director, School Education, Kashmir announced that there would be no winter break. Schools and colleges, he said, will remain open through the winter without any break to cover the pending syllabus
As a sea of people joined the funeral of the departed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha at the Marina Beach in Chennai, the contrast couldn't be more telling with the funeral of the former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed
It is now increasingly apparent that the separatist duo- Yasin Mallik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq- appeared to have been released by the state in an effort to break the impasse that has descended upon Kashmir. Neither Mallik nor Mirwaiz,
As day 118 of the protest movement that engulfed the vale of Kashmir melds into day 119, the state’s strategy and technique of killing the protests or what is left of these is becoming clear. The state, it would appear, understands that the protests
Police foiled the meeting of the separatist troika- Mohammad Yasin Malik, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. The troika have been spearheading the protests that engulfed Kashmir since the killing of Burhan Wani.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday alleged that the separatists were not allowing schools in the Valley to function because they wanted a new generation of uneducated youths who can pelt stones
Notwithstanding Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s censure against torching of schools, another primary school was Thursday torched by unidentified arsonists taking the toll of the schools set ablaze during the on-going strife in Kashmir.
Track II 2016 might then be an attempt to follow up using non traditional means to break the ice and the impasse that has descended upon Kashmir. The question is : will this Track II attempt succeed? While nothing can be said or stated with certainty
A cynical take on the respective statements of Mehooba and the BJP is that they are playing the “good cop” , “ bad cop” game. In this schema, one player acts conciliatory and the other takes a tougher stance. But , this does not appear to be the case
Twelve employees of the Jammu and Kashmir Government have had their services terminated. The reason(s), proffered by the Government, for their termination pertain to their alleged involvement in the protests that have engulfed Kashmir
Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Zakir Rashid Bhat, who replaced slain militant commander, Burhan Wani, has in a video statement urged potential recruits to snatch weapons from police and paramilitary forces and then join militant ranks.
Muharram (especially days preceding Ashura) when Imam Hussein (AS) attained martyrdom is a significant and holy day for all Muslims. While the nature of Ashura is significant for all Muslims, it is form in which the day is commemorated that differs.