‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

Hajin (Bandipora): Despite being a hub of the government-sponsored Ikhwan militia, militants have been successful in gaining a foothold in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The entrenched presence of militants in Hajin is clear from the major search and cordon operation that government forces launched on Wednesday in the town and adjacent areas. […]

Geelani suspects govt forces’ hand

Geelani suspects govt forces’ hand

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed deep concern over the increasing “lawlessness, harassment, bullying by forces personnel” and incidents of braid chopping. He suspected the involvement of government forces and said in a highly militarised zone, the culprits go unnoticed. In a statement, Geelani said the silence and incapability (of authorities) […]

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Srinagar: For 18 years, Qayoom Najar remained a mystery man, his tactics enabling him to live to be the longest-surviving militant in Kashmir, until today. But even in death he remained mysterious. When the army’s 34 RR killed an infiltrator along the LoC near Zorawar post in Uri on Tuesday morning, they had no idea […]

BJP-PDP govt has brought J&K back to 1990s chaos: Azad

BJP-PDP govt has brought J&K back to 1990s chaos: Azad

Jammu, Sep 10 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir and the NDA-led Centre had taken the state back to 1990s when the law and order situation was at its worst. “Since the BJP came to power in New Delhi and formed the coalition government with PDP […]

My Gaza Strip

My Gaza Strip

Syed Suhail Yaqoob I have never been to Gaza. That patch of land where from thousands of deaths and all kinds of oppressive tactics, which shame humanity, have been used against the innocent and original inhabitants. To justify these oppressive tactics, religion is used, where Jews(not all), conform to the view that the land is […]

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

SOPORE: On 27th November 1993, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Pundit’s family found itself homeless. Troopers of the Indian Army forced the family out of their 18 bedroom farmhouse and surrounding 60 kanals of land to occupy it for establishing a base to launch anti-military operations. Twenty four years since the occupation, the Pundits have been handed over […]

Bano and Other Women

Bano and Other Women

On a pleasant day in August 1992 – August 7 to be precise – forty-one armed Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants boarded a bus in Rampora village of Kulgam district, their destination the neighbouring Hawoora village.

Attacks on the eve of Battle of Badr hint back to the ’90s

Attacks on the eve of Battle of Badr hint back to the ’90s

Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: After government forces brought back memories of the ’90s with their crackdowns, especially in south Kashmir, militants seem to be responding in the same manner, choosing 17 Ramadhan, the eve of Jang-e-Badr, to carry out multiple attacks. Jang-e-Badr was the war fought by the Prophet of Islam, Mohammad (PBUH), against his opponents […]

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