Articles by Sameer Yasir
Dec 18, 2017
Protests erupt in Kashmir's Kupwara after taxi driver dies in firing by security forcesProtests erupted across Kashmir's Kupwara after the army said in a statement that the civilian had died in crossfire between security forces and terrorists.
Dec 17, 2017
Hurriyat opposes opening of cinemas in Kashmir: At the core of tussle is govt linking theatres with return of normalcySeparatists in Kashmir say that if the cinemas are opened as a sign of normalcy, then no time is the right time to open them
Dec 09, 2017
Kashmir's Joint Resistance Leadership faces rifts within as more 'disgruntled' separatists approach Dineshwar Sharma for dialogueSources reveal that there is a likelihood of more resignations of small leaders in Hurriyat Conference coming forth in coming days
Dec 06, 2017
In Jammu and Kashmir, a mother laments death of her militant son: 'I could not bring him back and it will haunt me forever'Since the day her son disappeared in January—after which he joined the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)—Mehmooda Wani made frantic and often desperate attempts to locate her youngest son, thinking up ways of persuading him to give up arms and come home.
Dec 01, 2017
As winter sets in Kashmir, security forces anticipate an increase in encounters with militantsAs winter chill has gripped Kashmir and electricity is playing hide and seek, it is a struggle of sorts for people.
Nov 24, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir Police waging virtual war on militancy by harnessing the power of social mediaThe Jammu and Kashmir Police has 189 Facebook pages and almost 13 Twitter accounts
Nov 18, 2017
Bandipora encounter: Third member of elite Garud commando force killed in Kashmir as operations against militancy intensifyThe killing of an Indian Air Force elite Special Force Unit Garud commando on Saturday in Bandipora district has exposed the vulnerability of the first batch of IAF commandos.
Nov 17, 2017
Majid Irshad Khan's surrender is a victory for security forces: Footballer was fast turning poster boy of militancyMajid Irshad Khan, who was fast turning into a poster boy of militancy in Kashmir, decided to shun the path of violence and return to the mainstream. He had joined the LeT.
Nov 16, 2017
Security forces' new appeal to Kashmir militants: Surrender and you will be safe, rehabilitatedFor a long time, security forces in Kashmir have been implementing a "take no prisoners" policy. But as the militants' death toll mounts after security forces launched a massive offensive to end the renewed face of insurgency in the Valley, that seems to be changing.
Nov 14, 2017
Footballer-turned-militant Majid Irshad Khan may play Pied Piper of Kashmir, lure dozens of youth towards militancyThe boys fear that more youth from Kashmir are likely to now join the militancy because, according to them, Majid is a boy who can pull many others in the same direction