Author Riyaz Wani

Politics Haji Sayed Muhammad Yousuf

Exonerating The Boss

A magisterial inquiry into Haji Yousuf’s custodial death has not found any foul play in the incident, thus exonerating all the high and the mighty including the chief minister. Ahmad Riyaz reflects.


Strained Coalition

Ahmad RiyazAre there any chances of the J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah being replaced with…


Abnormal Kashmir

Ahmad RiyazIt roiled the Valley for over one week even threatening to push Chief Minister…


Death’s Aftermath

Ahmad RiyazThe assassination of Jamiat Ahle Hadees chief Maulana Showkat Shah has mystified a majority…


Losing sheen

The fresh water resources of Kashmir valley are under serious threat as glaciers that feed…


Policing The Teachers

Ahmad Riyaz
In the past three weeks, state government has booked two teachers for allegedly breaching the academic norms in setting two examination papers. One, a Gandhi College lecturer Noor Mohammad Bhat was arrested for drawing up an anti-establishment paper.


Are hartals the way ahead

Are hartals – and their frequent weeklong extensions – necessary for taking separatist struggle forward? The question has perturbed  people in Valley ever since the first outbreak of  ongoing Azadi campaign in Valley two decades ago. But so far this  is an argument that has been only resolved in separatists’ favour.

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Getting Engaged Again

After a two year freeze Indo-Pak talks are back with foreign ministers slated to formalise the process in June. And now New Delhi is talking of dialogue with separatists again. Ahmad Riyaz analyses the prospects and the challenges. 


Reliving The Story

It may yet to have come of age, but journalism in Kashmir has grown beyond…