Articles by Sameer Yasir
May 27, 2017
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat killed: How security forces pulled off encounter in TralEleven months after Burhan Wani was killed, the Hizbul Mujahideen has suffered another major setback, with his successor, Sabzar Ahmed Bhat being gunned down in Pulwama on Saturday
May 26, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti's Kulgam tour highlights void left by missing political engagementMehbooba Mufti's visit is expected to set the tone for leaders of other political parties, who have all but abandoned the volatile South Kashmir.
May 24, 2017
Indian Army honouring Major Leetul Gogoi is 'shameful, insensitive', say Kashmiris fearing further alienationMajor Nitin Leetul Gogoi may have won commendation and support from many of his fellow countrymen, but in Kashmir, people are outraged after the Indian Army felicitated the major despite a court of inquiry report yet to be tabled
May 23, 2017
Indian Army's attack on Pakistani bunkers along LoC in Nowshera could escalate tension between neighboursThe Indian Army 's admission of carrying out targeted strikes along the LoC is likely to escalate the tension between India and Pakistan to a new height
May 23, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Militants conduct door-to-door searches in Pulwama, thrash villagersAt around 9 pm on Saturday, a group of heavily armed militants appeared in Naira village of the volatile Pulwama district in south Kashmir
May 22, 2017
Mercury on the rise in Kashmir and near LoC: Army gears up to stop militant infiltration during summerAs summers start setting in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces expect more encounters and gun fights in the Valley as militants, waiting across the Line of Control, gear up for the snow to melt so that they infiltrate on the Indian side.
May 18, 2017
GST roll-out: State finance ministers flock at Srinagar to iron out creases, but J&K traders remain waryThe meeting in Srinagar is also seen as a push to divert the attention from the bad news coming out of the region, as it comes in the backdrop of a restive Valley, marked by violence and protests in recent months.
May 18, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Security forces bring back cordon-and-search operations after 15 yearsThe security forces in the Valley are increasing the frequency of cordon-and-search operations (CASO), a clear throwback to the nineties.
May 17, 2017
Kashmir social media ban: Government, Opposition's use of Facebook, Twitter reeks of hypocrisyThe Jammu and Kashmir government imposed month-long ban on 22 social media and instant messaging services in Kashmir on 26 April, but that ban has become a source of mockery.
May 16, 2017
Kashmir human shield: No clean chit to army major, but Farooq Ahmad Dar has lost faith in the systemFarooq Ahmad Dar, the shawl-weaver, who was tied to the front bumper of a military jeep by an army major in the Beerwah area of Budgam in central Kashmir, said on Monday he expected little from any institution