Key to Kashmir problem lies with Jammu: Hasnain

Key to Kashmir problem lies with Jammu: Hasnain

Jammu: Lt Gen (retd) Ata Hasnain on Monday said the key to resolving Kashmir issue lies with Jammu and unless people of the city raise their voice and hold interactions with their Kashmiri counterparts, the issue cannot be resolved. “I want to say that if we have to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir and […]

How can a person with one leg disrupt peace?

How can a person with one leg disrupt peace?

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday strongly condemned the slapping of PSA on Tanveer Ahmad, a handicapped youth from Baramulla, and termed it a “height of shame and disgrace of the so-called of highly qualified bureaucratic stooges of the collaborators, who blindly follow their dictates to put a big question mark on their education”. The […]

‘Freedom Struggle is not a Now or Never Phenomenon’: Mirwaiz

‘Freedom Struggle is not a Now or Never Phenomenon’: Mirwaiz

  In an email interview with Kashmir Reader correspondent, Junaid Nabi Bazaz, Hurriyat Conference(M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, candidly talks about the nature of the 2016 uprising, people’s expectations, the resistance leadership’s dilemmas in the face of great odds and dwells on the long term strategy of the leadership.  KASHMIR READER (KR): The recent public […]

Agenda of Arrogance

Agenda of Arrogance

Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, speaking at an occasion, stated that, ‘the failure of the Agenda of Alliance would be our failure’. Obiter dictum, the Finance Minister, in a saccharine and deferential manner referred to Mufti Mohammad Sayyed as a ‘political Sufi’, and recalled the deceased’s trust in him regarding the Agenda. What is curious about […]

UN Chief offers arbitration between India and Pakistan

UN Chief offers arbitration between India and Pakistan

Srinagar: The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered to play the role of ‘an honest broker’ to ease tensions between Pakistan and India to ease tensions, reports said. “Guterres, who assumed charge last week, made the offer after Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi briefed him on the Kashmir issue, highlighting the positioning of […]

Time to be extremely cautious: Mirwaiz

Time to be extremely cautious: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Sunday that the Kashmir Student Conference held by Muslim Rashtriya Manch, sister organisation of the RSS, in New Delhi was an attempt by ‘agents of occupation’ to undermine and subvert people’s will. The agents were co-opting Kashmiris into the discourse of so-called “peace and development” […]

Dukhtaran-e-Millat asks ‘Indians to study Sinha report’

Dukhtaran-e-Millat asks ‘Indians to study Sinha report’

Srinagar: In a departure from its seemingly anti-dialogue stance, women’s resistance organisation Dukhtaran-e-Millat termed as “rational and reasonably balanced” the report submitted by a team of Indian “private citizens” to the government of India. The team, led by former minister in the government of India Yashwant Sinha, had met resistance leaders and a cross section […]

Do we have a culture now? Mourning our culture illiteracy

Here in Kashmir mainstream and resistant leadership is united in ignoring the question of culture illiteracy. But why should they bother? Culture isn’t a political capital, so may be left alone to its fate. The question is do we bother, and if yes how?