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When cop’s blood splashed on his kids and Kashmir remained silent

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On the auspicious occasion of Eid Ul Azha, this police official was killed by militants much before his wife and three little kids. But the people of Kashmir and the separatists have been silent as if nothing happened. On August 22, Muhammad Ashraf Dar, a police inspector was observing the ...

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Targeted Killings are Self Defeating

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The release of Special Police Officer (SPO) Mudasir Ahmad Lone who was abducted from his house in Chankitar Village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district by Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants on Friday night has come as a big relief for his family members. With a video on social media in which ...

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Paradise to Hell

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Kashmir is most beautiful place fabled with eternal romance on the earth with equally beautiful people. Poets, writes have described Kashmir as one of the finest land upon which sun shines with lovely landscape, majestic forests, green pastures, silent and beautiful lakes, waterfalls, snow clad mountain, climate of Kashmir is ...

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Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be

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Last year, the death anniversary of the Burhan Wani, who was killed by the security forces on 8, July, 2016, witnessed a lot of activity! Pakistan added it to the other many “Black Days” that it has devised to keep the Kashmir issue in public eye through the year. Not ...

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“Kathua mange CBI inquiry”, Why it is becoming the Voice of every Jammu citizen?

The Crime Branch(CB) may have arrested all accused, in the heinous gangrape and murder of a minor girl of the Bakarwal nomadic tribe in Kathua, but the case that gripped the nation continues to be a mystery with several speculative theories floating around the case. The charge sheet filed by Crime ...

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Appeal for life a son shut out

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‘Human tragedy’ made cop want to cry during encounter Srinagar: The 22-year-old militant was holed up in a house. Outside, soldiers and cops counted the minutes. Then the young man’s parents, sent in by the forces, stepped out of the house, despair on their faces. No, they could not persuade their ...

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you. Dr Shabir Choudhry  While clarifying policy of Pakistan on Kashmir, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unambiguously stated, and rejected the idea of an “independent Kashmir”.  However, in a reply to a question, he further said the idea of an “independent Kashmir is often floated ...

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Government’s no to Minority Commission

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By B L Saraf J&K Government has told Supreme Court that implementation of National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 (Act) is not binding on it and” it is sole prerogative of the State Legislature to take decision on this aspect that State Government will consider and examine the need and ...

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Halls of nuisance

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By B L Saraf   In Jammu, marriage season is in full bloom. And, we the residents are going through hell. Yes, some may see incongruity writ large when words like ‘marriage ‘ and ‘ hell ‘are put in a sequential vein in one statement. Particularly so, when it is ...

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Is Kashmir in for a change?

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By K B Jandial   After a long time, good things have happened in Kashmir that has rekindled a hope that Kashmir situation would take a turn for good. But this could be possible only if the vested interests let it happen. The most encouraging thing to happen is the ...

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