The Making of a Kashmiri Militant

The Making of a Kashmiri Militant

By Muhammad Muzaffar A rebel of just 53 days. The rest of his life was a fair replica of an average Kashmiri young boy. Warm, energetic and full of life. Full of dreams too. Basit Rasool Dar, 23, an engineering student from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district was comfortably seated over the promising wheels of his […]

‘Young leader’ Burhan Wani emerged as new face of Kashmir Intifada: Nawaz at UNGA (Watch)

‘Young leader’ Burhan Wani emerged as new face of Kashmir Intifada: Nawaz at UNGA (Watch)

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday in his address to United National General Assembly said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani has emerged as a symbol of latest Kashmiri ‘Intifada. “A new generation of Kashmiris has risen spontaneously against India’s illegal occupational demanding freedom from occupation. Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian […]

The tiger Indian state would find hard to dismount

The tiger Indian state would find hard to dismount

By Gautam Navlakha   The Azaadi movement condoling the killing of Indian soldiers displays political sanity and sagacity, at a time when India is gripped by jingoism and bigotry. Syed Ali Shah Geelani, while condoling the deaths of Indian army soldiers chided India’s political elite for its hypocrisy in not condemning the deaths, injuries and […]

Hurriyat (M) writes to OIC as Mirwaiz misses New York meet

Hurriyat (M) writes to OIC as Mirwaiz misses New York meet

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) has sent a letter to Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) mentioning the reason for Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s inability to attend its conference and the prevailing situation in Kashmir. A spokesman of Hurriyat (M) said that in response to the invite send to Mirwaiz to attend the OIC foreign ministers and Kashmir […]

Any gainsaying Kashmiris have no agency?

Any gainsaying Kashmiris have no agency?

The struggle in Kashmir is also about wresting primary agency for resolving the dispute. Kashmiris must not wait for any goodwill from Islamabad or New Delhi, for both ‘do not have a vested interest in resolving the conflict or not resolving the conflict either’. By Mudasir Wani Kashmir was discussed by an informed panel on […]

Cups of nun chai — 42: It’s just there

Cups of nun chai — 42: It’s just there

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Plebiscite only solution: Er Rasheed

Plebiscite only solution: Er Rasheed

Srinagar: The Awami Ittihad Party delegation led by Engineer Rasheed met on Sunday the all-party delegation sent by India. Rasheed made it clear that the only resolution to Kashmir dispute was the holding of a plebiscite. He told the delegation that Indian politicians don’t have even the moral right to visit Kashmir, as the state […]

Kashmir: Invite Hurriyat for talks, opposition tells govt

New Delhi: Ahead of the visit of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir, political parties on Saturday pitched for holding dialogue with “all stakeholders”, including Hurriyat, to douse the unrest and banning the use of pellet guns by ‘security forces’. After a meeting held by the government to brief the MPs who are part […]

AIP submits memorandum to HM, asks for plebiscite

Srinagar: Awami Itihad Party led by MLA Langate, Abdul Rashid, presented a memorandum to India’s home minister Rajnath Singh, asking him to hold plebiscite in both parts of Kashmir. In a statement issued here, AIP said its deputation held 40 minute-long meeting with Singh on Thursday and Rashid made it clear that seeking right to […]

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