Labour Pains

A series of civilian killings including five non-native workers have pushed Kashmir into a credibility crisis and an economic mess at the same time reports Minhaj Masoodi In Srinagar outskirts, a lane branching off from...

Fighting Fear

The killing of four non-Muslim civilians triggered a wave of insecurity sending some of the Kashmiri Pandits who had returned to Kashmir under an employment package, back to Jammu. At the same time, however,...

Poonch Encounters

With counter-insurgency in Kashmir as the key focus, the tensions are rising in Poonch as the troops are readying for another harsh winter stay in Eastern Ladakh. With a focus on Kashmir on the internal...

Fear, Insecurity

Civilians have remained the main collateral damage of the three decades of turmoil. Amid restoration of peace claims when a series of selective killings took place last week, the insecurity returned as the main...

Fingers Crossed

Almost everybody in academia and politics that Khalid Bashir Gura spoke to, the response over Kabul happens was simple – wait and watch What would be the fallout of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan on...

The Kabul Spillover?

Security experts are divided over the possible impact of the Kabul situation on Kashmir. But the dramatic Taliban triumph has altered the region’s geopolitics, for the time being, writes Riyaz Wani As the Taliban return...

Dubious Encounters?

Two families assert their sons killed in encounters were not militants, reports Samreena Nazir On July 25, at around 8 am Abdul Qayoom Dar, a resident of Batengo, a highway village on the outskirts of...

Understanding Ceasefire

Not a single shot was fired anywhere on the LoC after the two armies implemented the ceasefire on February 26 night. The surprise development, however, is still in debate and  news-cycle because nobody knows...

Renewed Ceasefire

Surprising the strategic affairs community with its quiet diplomacy, rival armies of India and Pakistan announced a fresh ceasefire. The development was welcomed by everybody from the border villages to the UN and the...

Amshipora Redux?

Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing of three Rajouri labourers, the killing of a teenage trio in a gun battle in city outskirts, has run...

Machil Moorings

For most of Kashmir, Machil is a border sector where the rival armies shell each other’s positions. Mahmood Ahmad, who visited the belt in the areas most happenings year, said the valley is the...

Gilgit Gambit

A year after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was rolled back, the Chinese army is on the borders in Ladakh and Pakistan is planning to convert Gilgit-Baltistan into its fifth province. With...

Tense Separatist Block

As the separatist camp has gone silent after the mass crackdown, there is an increasing number of militant casualties being reported in Kashmir. The emerging concern, however, is local youth joining the ranks and...

China And The UT 

After Delhi undid the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and reorganised the state into two federally governed Union Territories in 2019, Beijing had been critical of the development especially on Ladakh. It was...

Blood and Virus

After the mourners violated the social distancing norms in Sopore, security grid has silently started official burial of the slain militants in Kashmir to avoid larger gatherings, reports Shams Irfan On the morning of May...

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