Articles by Sameer Yasir
May 02, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir bank robberies reflect just how hard militants were hit by demonetisationThe civilian uprising in the Kashmir Valley is increasingly coming to the aide of militants who, in a growing trend, loot cash from banks to finance and thereby execute their attacks on security forces
May 01, 2017
BJP-PDP alliance in Kashmir: Differences over talks with separatists puts Mehbooba Mufti in an awkward spotLast week, when Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sat with her party’s core group members and legislators at her Fairview residency at Gupkar Road, she told them New Delhi was going to start a dialogue with all the “stakeholders,” but that the normalcy must first return.
Apr 28, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Meet the girl students who have become the Valley's new face of protestJammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, unlike any other chief minister in recent memory, is facing a revolt on the streets by students
Apr 27, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Indian Army's timely action prevented infiltration in artillery garrison of KupwaraHad Captain Ayush Yadav not taken on three militants, who were trying to enter a compound of the Army’s 68 Brigade in Panzgam village, 25 kilometres from Kupwara town in north Kashmir during a pre-dawn attack, the attackers would have inflicted serious damage.
Apr 27, 2017
Social media banned in Kashmir Valley: Bizmen, students question motive, say it will impact economyStudents, who have been spearheading ongoing protests against the state government, say the ban is an attack on freedom of speech, which has been a causality since the conflict began in the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s
Apr 26, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti govt helpless as students-forces engage in pitch battlesThe clashes were reported from both south and north Kashmir of the valley more than a hundred students also pelted stones at a CRPF camp near Amar Singh college in Srinagar.
Apr 25, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Killing of PDP's Abdul Gani Dar creates a sense of fear among political classDar, a soft-spoken man was the third "mainstream" political activist to have been killed by militants in the last two weeks, as the militant continue to issue threats to the political workers and harass those associated with them.
Apr 25, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Alienated and resentful, the youth and women of the Valley are a ticking timebombIt is a fact that no one denies: Kashmir is sitting on a powder-keg
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.