Articles by Sameer Yasir
Mar 09, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Families of militants, security forces find themselves in crossfire as tension escalatesAmidst the ongoing wave of militancy in the Kashmir valley, families of the militants and police are feeling the heat of threats and stern warnings.
Mar 08, 2017
Mehbooba Mufti tries to strike chord with Kashmiri youth; huge number of youngsters show supportA day after thousands of people attended the funeral of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant in South Kashmir’s Tral, a convention of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) was overwhelmed by youth, marking a stark contrast of political ideologies
Mar 06, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Unchecked circulation of provocative fake news may derail chances of peaceThe Kashmir Valley may be staring at another tumultuous summer if rumors mongers on social and mainstream media are not prevented from circulating fictitious and provocative fake news
Mar 05, 2017
Tral encounter: Security forces faced resistance from protesters in the shootout which killed 3 peopleThe 16-hour-long gunfight between security forces and militants has left three people dead in south Kashmir’s Hayen village of Tral.
Mar 04, 2017
Kashmir: Protests against anti-militancy operation; six CRPF jawan, one civilian injured in clashesThe recurring protests suggest that Gen. Rawat’s warning has fallen on deaf ears in Kashmir. People continue to risk their lives by confronting forces so that they can disrupt live encounters and help the trapped militants escape.
Mar 03, 2017
Kashmir: Increasing number of pellet guns is a policy of militarisation, not politics of resolutionThe Union Home Ministry's decision to authorise Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to procure additional 5000 pellet guns with whooping six lakh cartridges to be used on Kashmiri protesters would only "aggravate the situation" in Valley, noted human rights activists and academicians said.
Mar 01, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Students, parents pray for normalcy as schools reopen across the ValleyLast year, schools across Kashmir had remained closed for over four months due to the violence that broke out across the Valley.
Feb 23, 2017
Kashmir attack: Three soldiers killed in an ambush by militants in Shopian districtIn the wee hours of Thursday morning, Lance Naik Rather was among the three soldiers killed by militants in an ambush when a patrolling party of Army and police was coming back from a search operation in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
Feb 22, 2017
We don't condemn stone pelting as the youth have reasons to revolt: Jammu leader Bhim SinghSenior Supreme Court lawyer and National Panthers Party (NPP) chief Bhim Singh on Wednesday defended stone pelters by saying that the youth of Kashmir had reasons to revolt against the government. “Our party doesn’t condemn stone pelting by youth. We support them as they do it to press for their demands,” Singh said, while addressing a press conference in Jammu.
Feb 21, 2017
No more big fat weddings for Kashmir: Govt limits number of guests and food servedThe Jammu and Kashmir government has banned the big fat weddings to curb the wastage of food in these social events. The numbers of guests and meal courses risen phenomenally in recent years and Kashmiri’s often spent their entire life savings either on a house or a wedding.