’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

New Delhi: A total of 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016, the highest in the past six years, parliament was told by the government of India on Tuesday. At the same time, it said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has “improved to a large extent” this year. In written replies to two separate […]

Arrest Spree: Wither the Battle of Ideas?

Arrest Spree:  Wither the Battle of Ideas?

The administration has gone on an arrest spree- especially in districts of South Kashmir.  Many youth have been arrested and if South Kashmir serves as a bellwether, it may well be that the saga of arrests would be replicated elsewhere.  The obvious reason(s) for the arrests are the Parliamentary by polls that are slated to […]

2016, as I saw it

2016, as I saw it

It is not necessary that a revolutionary uprising always succeeds in overthrowing the state apparatus, though the subconscious aim and objective is always that

Women’s commission chief condemns ‘state violence’ against women in 2016

Women’s commission chief condemns ‘state violence’ against women in 2016

Srinagar: Admitting that disproportionate force was used in Kashmir against women during the 2016 uprising, chairperson of the Jammu Kashmir State Commission for Women, Nayeema Mehjoor, told Kashmir Reader that she felt investigations should be conducted into how women became victims of the force used by government forces. “I will never defend any atrocity or […]

India reacts, calls Islamabad ‘epicentre’ of terror

India reacts, calls Islamabad ‘epicentre’ of terror

UNITED NATIONS: India has rebuffed Pakistan’s attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, by denouncing Islamabad as the global “epicenter” of terrorism and accused it of trying to destabilize the state. “Pakistan has created militant outfits against India. This monster is now devouring its own creator,” Ajit Kumar, […]

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