All posts by: Rizwan Ahmad

Iranian university mourns Burhan Wani
4 hours ago

If one thought only Pakistan was interested in the popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani whose death on....

New viral video in Kashmir shows Lashkar, Hizbul militants bonding together
4 days ago

A militant with a Kalashankov in hand enters the room and an unidentified commander already sitting there hugs him....

Pre-empting Hurriyat, Mehbooba offers rehabilitation package to victims of summer unrest
January 11, 2017

In a determined bid to rebuild bridges with the people, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has come out....

My book holds up a mirror to the Pakistani society, using the poetry and character of Nanak: Haroon Khalid
January 10, 2017

Haroon Khalid, an educationist, freelance journalist and a travel writer hails from Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been traveling extensively....

Valley reeling under heavy snowfall but thousands still attend militant’s funeral
January 7, 2017

It was heavily snowing in Sopore through the night.  The accumulation of more than a feet of snow....

Summer Unrest echoes in J&K House, Opposition blames Govt for killings, blindings
January 5, 2017

  The J&K Assembly session has unfolded along predictable lines, almost appearing a replication of 2010 session. A....

In a first, a cop gets militant’s funeral in Kashmir
January 3, 2017

When Abdul Kareem’s body reached his village at Langate in North Kashmir,  the residents visited his house in....

Masarat Alam: Kashmir’s separatist bogeyman
December 30, 2016

Recently,  the J&K High Court quashed the 34th Public Safety Act of the major separatist leader and the....

Unrest over, Mehbooba announces amnesty to jailed youth to regain goodwill
December 27, 2016

J&K Government has decided to grant amnesty to the Kashmiri youth charged for their involvement in the protests....

Domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees trigger new row in J&K
December 24, 2016

On Friday evening, the independent legislator Engineer Rashid along with a few of his supporters held a sit-in....

Post-unrest, Civil Society Groups from mainland make a beeline to Kashmir
December 23, 2016

Over the past month, various civil society groups have made a beeline to Kashmir. After a group of....

SC order on J&K Constitution fuels fresh fears of autonomy erosion in Valley
December 20, 2016

In its judgement on Friday, Supreme Court snubbed the J&K  High Court for asserting the state’s “sovereignty” and....

Pampore ambush underlines the growing militant challenge in Kashmir
December 19, 2016

The recent  militant attack which killed three soldiers was the fourth this year at Pampore, a small township....

Raza Rumi: Hardline towards Pakistan is cheered in India and it bolsters the establishment’s narrative in Pakistan
December 17, 2016

Raza Rumi is a Pakistani author, policy analyst and a journalist. He has been affiliated with The Friday....

How a peace loving boy became a militant by circumstances
December 15, 2016

Basit Rasool Dar, the militant killed  by the security forces in an encounter at village Hadigam, was a....

Yashwant Sinha team in Kashmir again
December 13, 2016

  The Track-11 delegation led by former Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha is once again in Valley, this time....

Arwani encounter: People tried to free trapped militants and were ready to die doing so
December 9, 2016

On Wednesday evening, when security forces cordoned off a house in village Arwani in South Kashmir, where militants....

Why is Jayalalithaa’s funeral a subject of debate in Kashmir?
December 8, 2016

As lakhs of people participated in the funeral procession of the departed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa,....

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