KEG: Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t End If Assembly In Suspended Animation

Reporters told to reveal sources, didn’t happen even during emergency Police yet to file chargesheet in the murder of Shujaat Bukhari Only formal media can check social media juggernaut in Kashmir SRINAGAR — Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has reiterated that freedom of speech cannot be suspended even if the assembly is in suspended animation. KEG, which is the […]

KEG Blasts Lal Singh For Threat To Kashmir Media

Editors Body Perturbed at Sluggish Pace Of Shujaat murder Probe SRINAGAR — Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has condemned the criminal statement of BJP MLA Lal Singh Choudhary who has issued a direct threat to the Kashmir media. In a not-so-veiled threat to journalists of Kashmir, a motor-mouth BJP leader and former minister in Mehbooba Mufti-led government […]

Shujaat Bukhari And The Unflinching Effort To Reason

The news about Shujaat Bukhari is tearing into the hearts of those who knew him, as one of his friends put it on Facebook. There is so much to say about him. First, his tall, vivid presence, always elegantly turned out with a ready smile and a constant willingness to chat. For at least a […]

Ah! Shuja’at: A Brave Journalist

Let me start with the “unfortunate for us”, no words for condolence also.  It was not a simple murder or killing but the murder of humanity. The murder of senior journalist and editor-in-chief Rising Kashmir Syed Shujat Bukhari, on Thursday 14th June 2108 evening, outside his office at press colony Srinagar, is a great loss that […]

Khurshid Drabu, Influential Muslim Lawyer And Activist

Khurshid Drabu, who has died aged 72, was Britain’s first Muslim judge, holding senior posts on immigration and asylum tribunals between 2000 and 2016. He was among those who helped to found the Muslim Council of Britain, the largest cross-sectarian umbrella body of mosques and related organisations in the UK. However, it was also important to […]

Imam Khomeini’s Inspiring Leadership

Zafar Bangash Imam Khomeini was a towering personality who changed the course of history in profound ways. As Muslims worldwide commemorate the 29th anniversary of his departure (June 4) from this world, his legacy on the global stage remains firmly established. It can be said with confidence that he was perhaps the most successful revolutionary […]

TV debates on Kashmir are a travesty’

TV debates on Kashmir are a travesty’

In an interview with the Kashmir Observer, distinguished Indian journalist Siddarth Varadarajan talks about reporting in and on Kashmir in the past few years.

We have created an unlikable Muslim out of a Kashmiri: Karan Thapar’

We have created an unlikable Muslim out of a Kashmiri: Karan Thapar’

Karan Thapar is one of India’s foremost journalists. He has cemented his legacy as a formidable television presenter through memorable interviews and newscasts. In an interview with Kashmir Observer, Thapar examines how the national media has narrativised Kashmir over the years

‘National Media Stories on Kashmir are Pre-scripted’’

‘National Media Stories on Kashmir are Pre-scripted’’

Rajdeep Sardesai, who is one of India’s most acclaimed journalists and also one of television’s most recognizable faces, opens up to Kashmir Observer about the jingoistic way in which Kashmir has been narrativised by the India’s national media.