On the Eve: Kashmir at the Edge of a Precipice?

On the 8th of July, 2016, the collective (un)conscious of Kashmir was rent asunder: the vale erupted in a frenzy of anger and indignation. The proximate catalyst of what gripped Kashmir after this day was the killing of popular militant commander, Burhan Wani. Massive protests that engulfed Kashmir post Wani’s killing lasted for months and […]

Assembly adopts GST resolution amid hullabaloo

Assembly adopts GST resolution amid hullabaloo

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution for implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state. The resolution was moved by finance minister Haseeb Drabu for “application of relevant amendments made to the Constitution of India in a modified manner to safeguard the existing special constitutional position of […]

Militant buried in Shopian village where his family members work

Militant buried in Shopian village where his family members work

In Khanabal, protests and clashes after police raid at night Shopian/Anantnag: A complete shutdown was observed on Wednesday in Pulwama to mourn the three rebels killed in a 30-hour gun battle at Bamnoo village. The funeral of the third militant killed at Bamnoo, Akhtar Alam, took place amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans at Khojpora village […]

After India’s protest, UK withdraws permission to Burhan Wani rally

After India’s protest, UK withdraws permission to Burhan Wani rally

London: Birmingham city council on Wednesday withdrew its permission for a planned rally to mark “Burhan Wani Day” on Saturday after India lodged a protest with the UK government against the “glorification of terrorists”. The rally was being planned by UK-based Kashmiri groups to mark the first death anniversary of the commander of the Hizbul […]

Beyond Management!

Beyond Management!

A clear cut pattern has emerged regarding the approach of the state towards the conflict in and over Kashmir. The grist to the mill of this pattern lends itself to the assessment that the state is managing the conflict. The specifics of this management strategy appear to be multi-pronged: one, kill as many militant cadre […]

Map of South Kashmir: In Karimabad, Three Graves and a Surrender

Map of South Kashmir: In Karimabad, Three Graves and a Surrender

By Ipsita Chakravarty  &  Rayan Naqash   “Karimabad was once called Madan, Ghulam Rasool Pandit says. Then it was renamed after a luminary called Karim Dada, who lived 100, perhaps 200 years ago. Nobody remembers when, exactly. It is a prosperous village of 3,565 residents, going by the 2011 Census. Sentiment has always been strong […]

NIA questions Mirwaiz’s uncles

NIA questions Mirwaiz’s uncles

New Delhi: Two maternal uncles of moderate Hurriyat conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and his close aides were Wednesday questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Maulvi Manzoor and Maulvi Shafat were served notices last week to appear before the agency and the duo arrived and faced questions from the NIA sleuths, official sources said. […]