Articles by Ishfaq Naseem
Nov 21, 2017
Security forces in Kashmir to offer militants amnesty for first time in a bid to encourage surrendersJammu and Kashmir police said that it will offer amnesty & refrain from pressing charges against militants who are willing to give up arms and surrender.
Nov 19, 2017
Despite Bandipora encounter, Lashkar-e-Taiba remains deadliest militant outfit in KashmirDespite the killing Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's nephew in Bandipora, the LeT remains a fierce outfit and commands a group of over 60 militants in Kashmir.
Nov 10, 2017
J&K govt may open up 1,000 graves across Valley; families hope mystery of missing youth can finally be put to restIn Kashmir, there are at least 1,000 youth who are reportedly missing since the last 28 years, ever since militancy started in 1989, many of whom were even taken away despite having no links with the militancy
Nov 08, 2017
One year of Demonetisation: Kashmir's economy still in doldrums; security at banks, ATMs remains a concernDemonetisation and the GST rollout, along with the already prevailing security situation in the Valley have all meant that Kashmir's economy remains in doldrums
Nov 07, 2017
Masood Azhar's slain nephew Talha Rashid helped JeM expand its Valley footprint, worked closely with HM, LeTJeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew Talha Rashid had worked closely with other militant outfits in Kashmir before he was killed in an encounter on Monday.
Nov 07, 2017
Dineshwar Sharma following well-trodden path on Kashmir: Addressing divisions and regional biasFormer Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief and Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma will be following an oft-used roadmap in the region and will speak to all stakeholders.
Nov 03, 2017
A year of demonetisation: Despite Modi govt's claims, militancy and stone-pelting continue unabated in KashmirContrary to claims made by the Centre that demonetisation will help curb incidents of militancy, Kashmir has continued to witness deadly militant attacks.
Oct 24, 2017
Dineshwar Sharma has task cut out as Kashmir interlocutor: Engaging reluctant Hurriyat a major hurdleThe decision of the Central government to appoint former IB director Dineshwar Sharma as the interlocutor on Kashmir has not generated much hope.
Oct 18, 2017
Kashmir fears more violence as number of local youths joining militancy risesAccording to security officials, though they have been trying to contact the families of the militants to persuade them to surrender, the move has not achieved any major success.
Oct 14, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Security forces increasingly rely on drones as protests, militancy go upJammu and Kashmir Police have proposed to procure many UAVs for aerial surveillance and are planning to purchase at least two drones shortly.