Articles by Sameer Yasir
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.
Oct 18, 2017
Kashmiris turn on their own: Mob burns down slain PDP worker's house to avenge militant's deathThe mob travelled more than 10 kilometres from Trenz to Chack-Humhuna to avenge the death of a militant killed by the family of slain PDP activist Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh
Oct 17, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir: 52-year-old PDP activist killed by militants in Shopian, colleagues lament 'deep void' created by his deathYears ago, when Mehbooba Mufti was struggling to build a strong alternative to National Conference in Kashmir, a portly man in his early 30s accompanied her to every part of Shopian, putting his own life on the line to help her build a connection with the people.
Oct 16, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir security forces' new appeal to militants: Surrender, come home and rejoin societyThese days, when security forces trap Kashmiri militants in a home and surround them, they often use their family members and village elders to appeal to them to surrender.
Oct 13, 2017
Kashmir braid chopping: Innocent civilians face brunt as clueless vigilante groups take streets to capture culpritsA familiar pattern of strikes, protests, arrests, and beating is unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir as incidents of braid chopping rise with Facebook emerging as a medium to broadcast the frenzy
Oct 11, 2017
Hajin, home of pro-India Ikhwan-ul-Muslimoon, determined to change history as militancy gains momentum in KashmirOnce home of counter-insurgent and notorious Ikhwan-ul-Muslimoon, Hajin in north Kashmir is becoming a safe haven for foreign militants as youngsters set out to change history