Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Srinagar: A prominent Islamic scholar and columnist has allegedly received death threats and has subsequently lodged a case with J&K police. Altaf Hussain Nadwi, 45, who writes for several Srinagar based publications, told Kashmir Reader that an unknown Facebook user has put his photo on the social networking site and threatened him with death. He […]

Zakir Musa and Al-Qaeda

Zakir Musa and Al-Qaeda

Javeed Ali On July 27, British newspaper, The Guardian ran a story of Kashmiri militant Zakir Musa becoming head of ‘Al-Qaeda linked cell’ – Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. The creation of the group was announced by Global Islamic Media Front, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated information network, a report in the Guardian said. A day after this news, United Jihad […]

No Al Qaeda takers in Kashmir, asserts DGP; terms it ‘inimical to Kashmir culture’

No Al Qaeda takers in Kashmir, asserts DGP; terms it ‘inimical to Kashmir culture’

Srinagar: Maintaining that Al Qaeda’s extremist ideology had no takers in Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said on Thursday that government forces were following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during encounters with militants. However he expressed his helplessness in dealing with stone-throwing civilian protestors. Talking to media persons at the District Police Lines […]

Al Qaida in Kashmir: Fact or Fantasy?

Al Qaida in Kashmir: Fact or Fantasy?

By Zahid Iqbal Shah Al Qaida is a Salafist, militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization. During the Afghan war against the Soviet invasion, foreign Muslims came to help the Afghan Mujahideen. Many international Muslim organizations facilitated these foreigners in training, travel and other things, Maktab-al-Khidmat (MAK) was among the prominent ones. This organization or the “Services […]

5 militants have joined Zakir Musa so far: DGP

5 militants have joined Zakir Musa so far: DGP

Srinagar: Estranged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zakir Musa, who Al Qaeda recently claimed to have joined them, seems to be having trouble in finding recruits in Kashmir. The state’s top police officer estimates that only five militants have joined him. Musa’s pictures were shared on social media after Al-Qaeda named him as head of new cell, […]

How Kashmiri teen reached Afghanistan to die as al-Qaeda fighter in drone attack?

How Kashmiri teen reached Afghanistan to die as al-Qaeda fighter in drone attack?

Budgam: A family in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has claimed that their grandson, who was affiliated with Al-Qaeda militant outfit, was killed in a US drone strike in Khurasan area of Afghanistan in July this year. The family of slain Abdullah-Ibn-Aijaz, a 15-year-old militant, claimed that their grandson was among the al-Qaeda militants killed in […]

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

New Delhi: Those seeking a debate on the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir are “playing with fire” as the issue is linked to the state’s accession to India, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday. His remarks came after Attorney General K K Venugopal recently told the Supreme Court that the NDA […]

Kashmir slowly limping back to normalcy: DG Police

Kashmir slowly limping back to normalcy: DG Police

Srinagar: Police on Friday said that the situation in Kashmir was slowly limping back to normalcy. “You can see the change in the Kashmir situation as it is slowly limping back to normalcy,” director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid told media in Srinagar. Vaid, while addressing a press conference, was reacting to the question […]