Battling the manifestation

Battling the manifestation

The state has gone on an aggressive overdrive in its military action(s) against militants operating in Kashmir. The pattern since a while is now clear: eliminate as many militants as possible and break the infrastructure of militancy in Kashmir. The premise of this approach by the state appears to be this will neutralise militancy in […]

Pakherpora observes Master Shakil’s anniversary

Pakherpora observes Master Shakil’s anniversary

Srinagar: Scores of people continued to visit the residence of slain militant commander Master Shakeel Ahmad Wani on his second death anniversary at Pakherpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. The people from the neighboring villages were seen thronging the residence since Sunday to offer condolences to Wani’s family and relatives. Shakeel was […]

Gunfight on in Pahalgam amid protests

Gunfight on in Pahalgam amid protests

Anantnag: Clashes broke out between government forces and youth in southern Kashmir after a gunfight between militants and the forces started in Pahalgam’s Awoora village on Sunday. The gunfight broke out at about 4pm in the village after the army and police cordoned the area following a specific input about the presence of militants. Police […]

‘Support system’ for militants growing in south Kashmir: officials

‘Support system’ for militants growing in south Kashmir: officials

Srinagar: The government’s security establishment believes that since last year, there has been an increase in the civilian support system for militants in areas of south Kashmir, particularly in Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama, officials told Kashmir Reader. “Although this support base is not directly involved in insurgency or willing to get involved, there is an […]

The end of an elusive man

The end of an elusive man

Srinagar: Six years ago, Kashmir’s most wanted militant commander Muzaffar Iqbal Naikoo alias Muza Molvi had become the poster boy and top strategist of Lashkar-e-Toiba in the Valley. His tales of audacity thrived and had entered folklore in north Kashmir, where he was based for a decade as a guerilla leader. Four years later, that […]