Articles by Sameer Yasir
Mar 17, 2018
For Kashmiris like Madhosh Balhami, there's no escape from conflict, as counter-insurgency ops bring violence to their doorsFor people like Kashmiri poet Madhosh Balhami, who recently lost all his works whose house was destroyed in the recent gunbattle between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, it is a painful struggle to build them again one that goes on for years
Mar 15, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants who attacked BJP minister reportedly killed but bodies yet to be recovered; CRPF personnel injured in gun battleThree militants who attacked a BJP leader on the outskirts of Srinagar, fired upon his personal security officers and attempted to snatch their weapons were killed by security forces on Thursday.
Mar 14, 2018
Haseeb Drabu dropped from Mehbooba Mufti Cabinet: Ex-finance minister's exit betrays cracks in PDP-BJP coalitionWith Haseeb Drabu out and the major line of communication between BJP- PDP discontinued, it is very likely that the coalition partners will drift apart.
Mar 12, 2018
Mehbooba Mufti sacks minister Haseeb Drabu for Kashmir remark; CM asks partymen to be 'careful' in statementsSources close to Drabu said he had no knowledge of "why the party had taken such a tough stand against him" and he was waiting to find out more.
Mar 10, 2018
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's seminar in Srinagar ends in public indignation, participants say they were promised jobs, monetary compensationArt of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s seminar at Srinagar for ‘promoting peace’ ended up creating discord among the participants.
Mar 09, 2018
Shopian civilian deaths: Education becomes a casualty of unrest as worried Jammu and Kashmir govt shuts schools, collegesWith schools and colleges shut, even though the winter vacations have ended, students are feeling both angry and frustrated over the choices that are being shoved down their throats, despite their resistance.
Mar 07, 2018
Shopian civilian deaths: Let down by their government, people in Kashmir seek refuge in religionSecurity forces claim that the four deaths on Sunday happened as the unfortunate victims were caught at the wrong place at a wrong time and died in "cross fire".
Mar 05, 2018
Kashmir on boil again as security forces kill four youths in Shopian; victims' families refute army's 'militancy links' claimKashmir's Shopian has been painted red with the blood of four civilians, marooning any chances of normalcy returning to the separatist sentiments hotbed.
Mar 01, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir border residents forced to leave homes as Pakistani shells often land in their courtyardsWhenever there is an escalation on borders the Jammu and Kashmir government has to divert a large chunk of its manpower in managing the relief and rehabilitation of the border residents.
Feb 27, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir: Schools shut along LoC as Indian, Pakistani soldiers exchange heavy fireThe Jammu and Kashmir government was forced to close more than two dozen schools along the Line of Control (LoC) after the armies of India and Pakistan pounded each other’s locations in Chenab