Articles by Sameer Yasir
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
May 15, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Zakir Musa's Hizbul Mujahideen exit shows 1989 monster is back to haunt its creatorsA war of words has erupted after Zakir Musa threatened to behead Hurriyat leaders for calling the Kashmir struggle "political" rather than "Islamic", and vowed to hang those advocating a secular State at Lal Chowk in Srinagar
May 13, 2017
Hizbul commander Zakir Musa's threat to Hurriyat evokes widespread condemnation in Kashmir ValleyThe statement made by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Zakir Musa, has raised a storm in Kashmir Valley.
May 11, 2017
Ummer Fayaz killing: Rigid fault lines in Kashmir see Sursanoo youth now viewed as 'Indian Army officer'At the funeral procession of Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz Parry in Kashmir and even after he was lowered in the grave, apart from the family members and close relatives, a few people mourned his death.
May 10, 2017
Kashmir ground report: Army officer Ummer Fayaz killed; sister's wedding turns into funeralThe mourners gathered inside a makeshift tent in the courtyard of Parry House in Sursanoo in Yaripora village of Kulgam district, 75 kilometres south of Srinagar, as the cries of wailing women resonated in the air.
May 09, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Hurriyat fears religion may overrun struggle as militants seek Islamic caliphateThere has been an age-old debate in Kashmir, since the inception of militancy, on whether religion should play a dominating role in asking for political rights from the Indian State.
May 09, 2017
Kashmir unrest: While IGP blames 'outside elements' for student protests, CM tells media to back offThe students protesting on the streets of Kashmir since 15 April may not like it, but Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir range, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani says that some "outside elements" are responsible for fomenting trouble in campuses and behind the sustained student protests
May 08, 2017
'Army footprint in Kashmir Valley cannot be reduced at the moment,' Lt-Gen DS Hooda tells FirstpostLieutenant-General DS Hooda, former chief of the strategically-critical Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir speaks to Firstpost about the deteriorating law and order situation in the Valley and why the political leadership must step in to defuse the burgeoning crisis
May 08, 2017
Brazen 'gun salute' by Kashmir militants shows extent to which political space has vanished in ValleyThe gathering and sloganeering to mark his passing is not an unusual sight in the Kashmir Valley these days where the graph of militancy has gone up significantly and the space for mainstream politics is shrinking swiftl
May 03, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Cancellation of Anantnag bypolls is huge gain for pro-freedom sentiment in the ValleyElection Commission of India’s decision to cancel the Anantnag parliamentary bypolls may have come as a relief for the ruling PDP, but it is a huge gain for pro-freedom sentiment in the Valley