What can change the game is if the recruitment versus killings ratio changes in favour of the latter. This would progressively reduce the number of militants in a short period of time. But for now this doesn’t seem to be the case. New recruits are very motivated even if they are poorly trained. If the past is any guide, the militancy has often returned from the dead.
Sources of revenue for newspapers in Kashmir have been drying up affecting critical functions of newsgathering and more importantly an impartial chronicling of the current unprecedented times
When a series of concerted tweets from Arab handles began denouncing attacks on Muslims in India two weeks ago, many people were struck by the unfamiliar nature of the development. Never before have Arabs been concerned with India’s internal politics
The crux of these decisions is that before taking the measure, authorities must assess whether an alternative mechanism existed to help it achieve the goal. The principle requires to be tailored in accordance with the territorial extent of the restriction and nature of emergency
Import of Keran encounter, however, goes beyond Kashmiri youth crossing over for training, and also beyond its heavy toll. Its significance lies in that the militancy in the Valley is not a lost cause that it was expected to be in the wake of nullification of J&K autonomy
Internet ban was imposed on August 5 last year and eight months on there is no indication that the government is anywhere close to restoring the service fully in Kashmir, even after Coronavirus pandemic.
When the newly released Dr Farooq Abdullah wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of 4G network in Kashmir in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many Kashmiris were furious
It remains to be seen if Bukhari and his team are able to create a space for an alternative political narrative in Kashmir, a job they have apparently taken upon themselves to accomplish.
The erratic access to Internet is wreaking havoc with every sector of economy dependent on internet besides proving detrimental to the education
Considering so few ministers came to Kashmir as against Jammu, the outreach wasn’t focussed on the Valley. J&K observers think that the barrage of ministerial visits was basically meant for Jammu