Articles by Sameer Yasir
Apr 24, 2017
Srinagar clashes: Kashmiri Students angry with forces' excesses, unlikely to back downOn Monday, it was a clear defiance by students in the heart of Kashmir, who came out to protest and clashed with the security forces in Srinagar.
Apr 22, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Following Pulwama clashes, schools and colleges stay shut for fifth dayPerturbed by the reaction of the students, the Jammu and Kashmir government, on Saturday, chose to keep the college and universities shut across the Kashmir valley for the fifth day.
Apr 22, 2017
'Everything is fair in love and war': Ram Madhav approves Army's use of human shield in Kashmir, PDP sees redHitting out at Ram Madhav, the architect of the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the education minister in the coalition government — Syed Altaf Bukhari — said on Friday that the BJP general secretary is trying to legitimize the acts by armed forces in Kashmir which have been termed as illegal under international law
Apr 21, 2017
BJP-PDP war of words over Kashmir stone-pelters intensifies, cracks deepen in coalition of compromiseThe differences in the PDP-BJP coalition government are spilling into the open with the parties engaging in a war of words over stone-pelters and the deteriorating law and order situation in the Valley. The verbal duel began after the PDP lost a supposedly safe seat to BJP in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council.
Apr 20, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Militants thrash, video-record political workers in Pulwama and Shopian, drive them from their homesDozens of videos had started surfacing on social media in which Kashmir's political workers, surrounded by gun-wielding militants, were seeking forgiveness from the general public
Apr 19, 2017
Kashmir unrest: New students outfit in the Valley leads peaceful protests against governmentStudents behind the wide spread protests in the valley say that they are fighting the “heinous and brutish acts of forces,” being committed against Kashmiris and will continue to do so in the future.
Apr 18, 2017
Kashmir Valley may see Facebook and WhatsApp suspended as govt clamps down on rumour-mongeringHaving banned 4G and 3G services in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir government is now likely to ban Facebook and WhatsApp in the coming days, to stop videos and pictures of alleged atrocities from going viral
Apr 17, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Valley remains tense as students protest against security forces' 'excesses'Thousands of college students on Monday took to the streets of Kashmir to protest the security forces' 'excesses'. On Saturday, as many as 50 students were injured in clashes with local police and paramilitary forces; some were hit by pellets.
Apr 17, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Militants, armed with camera phones as weapons, prey on political workersUnidentified gunmen are barging into the homes of political workers across the Kashmir Valley, forcing them to chant anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
Apr 15, 2017
Srinagar bypoll: Farooq Abdullah's win may rejuvenate his career, but voter boycott sends Centre a messageThe victory of Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar's Lok Sabha seat will rejuvenate the political career of the National Conference patron, who used every card from separatism to a soft pro-Pakistan line ahead of elections.