Hurriyat in the Cross Hairs of the State?

Hurriyat in the Cross Hairs of the State?

Even though Director General of Police SP Vaid has called into doubt the authenticity of reports suggesting another anti- India uprising in Kashmir in March 2017, questions remain on the nature of the report. It may be recalled that the Economic Times had, a few days ago, carried an item, which citing an ‘internal police […]

Resistance slogans: Cops paint over the graffiti of uprising-Go India modified into Good India

Resistance slogans: Cops paint over the graffiti of uprising-Go India modified into Good India

By Ufaq Fatima Srinagar: The graffiti and slogans painted by the people of Kashmir, especially the rebellious youngsters during the five months of uprising in Kashmir have gradually been effaced by the government agencies. At many places the slogans have been craftily modified to change the meaning and subtext. The slogans and graffiti had been […]

PSA cage at the evening of their age

PSA cage at the evening of their age

Srinagar: A day before Eid-ul-Azha in September last year, 70-year-old Abdul Rashid Wani was arrested from his medical shop in Chogal, Handwara. He was kept at Handwara police station for five days and then sent to Udhampur jail in Jammu under the Public Safety Act. Last month, after his family’s repeated appeals in the High […]

Prepaid internet ban lifted

Prepaid internet ban lifted

Srinagar: Prepaid mobile internet would be restored from Monday night, the police said. Mobile internet was banned soon after the valley erupted over the killing of iconic Hizb commander Burhan Wani July year. “With the improvement in the situation, it has been decided to restore internet/data services on the prepaid mobile telephony tonight,” said a […]

Resistance leadership calls for shutdown on February 3, 9 and 11

Resistance leadership calls for shutdown on February 3, 9 and 11

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership that spearheaded the five-month agitation in Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, on Monday issued a fresh protest calendar asking people to observe complete shutdown on February 3, 9 and 11. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar faroq and Yasin Malik are leading the JRF. From February […]

Only Ashoka University teacher who signed Kashmir petition quits: Report

Only Ashoka University teacher who signed Kashmir petition quits: Report

Srinagar: After signing a petition that condemned ‘state violence’ following Hizbul Mujahideen’s commander Burhan Wani’s killing and called for a referendum in Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Rajendaran Narayanan of the Ashoka University has reportedly resigned from the institution, citing ‘ethical reasons’. The resignation was accepted by the university’s governing body within two days, an Indian […]

Awards politics

Awards politics

State awards are politics by other means, and these are often more revealing than the equivocal statements politicians never tire of making. Although Burhan Wani’s killing was a trigger for the a months-long popular uprising against the status in Kashmir, the state’s ‘mainstream’ politicians were struck both by the fallout of the rebel’s killing and […]

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