Pandit Protests

The killing of Rahul Bhatt triggered unending protests by Kashmiri Pandits who are serving the government across the Valley under a special package. Khalid Bashir Gura met the community members to understand their concerns,...

Documenting Migration

The eruption of militancy in 1990 created a situation that is difficult to even imagine now, thirty years down the road. The situation had restricted reportage in Srinagar and everyone was in survival mode...

An ‘Encounter’

Hours before the security grid declared the Hyderpora ‘encounter’ over, a couple of tweets by a slain builder’s relative pushed Kashmir to an edge, triggering a quick systematic rethink that led to the return...

A New Investigator

With the formation of the State Investigating Agency (SIA) on NIA-pattern, Masood Hussain reports about the continuity of change in Jammu and Kashmir’s security grid  A group of women from the armed forces manning...

A Carnage Closure

As the troops are battling an elusive group of fugitives in dense Poonch forests for the third week, curtains fell on the Nadimarg massacre in which 24 Kashmiri Pandits were killed in 2003, writes...

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...

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