Snow becomes slate for Azadi graffiti

Snow becomes slate for Azadi graffiti

SRINAGAR: Winter in Kashmir was considered as a season when the Azadi movement went into hibernation. But this year, attesting to the power of the post-Burhan uprising, even the snow has provided a space to spell out the pro-freedom sentiment plain and clear. As the snowflakes began to fall on Friday morning, people wrote anti-India […]

Post-Burhan fallout: A rethink

By Jannat Malik   My New Year’s resolution-making started with grim note, or I had a vision of hundreds of our youth detained under Public Safety Act. I was reminded of Kashmir’s uneven history of resistance. This history usually blooms during the summers and shimmers down to nothing in winters. The intensifying cold and chill […]

Nawaz Sharif again: Burhan vibrant, charismatic leader

Nawaz Sharif again: Burhan vibrant, charismatic leader

Says world needs to tell India enough is enough on Kashmir Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday again praised Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, calling him a “vibrant and charismatic leader”. “His martyrdom has become a rallying point for the freedom loving people,” Sharif told an International Parliamentary Seminar in Islamabad. Sharif had […]

The first ‘martyr’ of the 2016 uprising

The first ‘martyr’ of the 2016 uprising

Koolipora Shrandu (Kulgam): Hours after the killing of Burhan Wani on July 8, a 16-year-old boy received a bullet in his chest. Zubair Khanday, the first Kashmiri civilian to be killed after the news of Burhan Wani’s killing spread like wildfire in Kashmir, was an accomplished volleyball player who had won many awards in the […]

UNSHACKLED- We are back!

UNSHACKLED- We are back!

The work that must go in producing a newspaper every day cannot ever be postponed. Three months is a long time in the life of a daily and those who make it – reporters, editors and members of its administrative and managerial staff. But for us at Kashmir Reader it felt like just the next […]

Lawyers exempted from protest strike

Lawyers exempted from protest strike

Srinagar: The united resistance leadership on Tuesday announced an amendment in the protest programme, exempting lawyers from the strike in view of thousands of pending habeas corpus pleas. “There are thousands of habeas corpus cases pending for hearing. Leadership said that in view of winter vacation of the courts, lawyers are requested to help out […]

Govt bans publication of Kashmir Reader, says ‘its publication can incite violence and disturb peace’

Govt bans publication of Kashmir Reader, says ‘its publication can incite violence and disturb peace’

Srinagar: The state government on Sunday ordered printing presses to stop printing and publication of Kashmir Reader, else punitive measures under various sections of different laws can be invoked against them. The order, issued by district magistrate Srinagar, says that publication of the newspaper can “easily incite acts of violence and disturb peace and tranquillity”. […]

Pak-India engagement and the Kashmir narrative

Pak-India engagement and the Kashmir narrative

By Murtaza Shibli Ever since the creation of Pakistan and India, Kashmiris have been bearing the brunt of bad politics that has vitiated the south Asian milieu. The so-called composite dialogue started in 2003 between the two countries, which ultimately produced a ‘peace process’, was characterised as a turning point in the checkered history of […]

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