Articles by Sameer Yasir
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
Nov 11, 2017
In Tehreek-e-Hurriyat seminar, Syed Ali Shah Geelani says no talks with India till it accepts Kashmir as a 'dispute'Jammu and Kashmir government allowed a seminar hosted by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to commemorate the 140th birth anniversary of Sir Muhammad Iqbal.
Nov 09, 2017
'Very satisfied' Dineshwar Sharma leaves Kashmir; calls visit 'very fruitful' despite no-show by HurriyatCentre's newly appointed special representative to Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, said on Wednesday that he aims to talk to a younger generation of Kashmiris in order to understand their problems and find a way of resolving them
Nov 07, 2017
Pulwama encounter: Militants use sophisticated weapons in Kashmir to attract youth, claims army, but says their numbers are dwindlingMilitants had floated an M4 carbine rifle and published pictures on social media as against the traditional AK47 in order to glamourise the militancy and to attract more youth in Kashmir
Oct 30, 2017
As National Conference raises pitch for autonomy for J&K, party's hopes lie in strengthening youth baseThe young cadres of Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference seem to have induced a fresh lease of life into the party, which had been pushed to the margins after the killing of former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani
Oct 24, 2017
Dineshwar Sharma's appointment as interlocutor shows Centre has finally realised Kashmir issue is political not militaryNew Delhi finally seems to have realised that the solution to the seething anger on the streets of Kashmir has to be political, rather than military.
Oct 21, 2017
Kashmir braid chopping: Cops get cracking, arrest over 50 for instigating mob violenceThe opposition National Conference staged a protest march against the government’s failure to prevent the braid-chopping incidents on Saturday.
Oct 20, 2017
Zakir Musa versus Syed Salahuddin: Is Al Qaeda taking limelight away from Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir?While the heads of security agencies in Kashmir have often said that Al Qaeda and Islamic State have no presence in Kashmir, the rise of Musa in the popularity graph is dispelling many myths and demolishing the narratives of convenience.