Articles by Sameer Yasir
Feb 20, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir: PDP's fragmentation into sub-regional groups seems inevitableThe drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir since last Friday is slowly cementing the belief that the regional People Democratic Party is dragging itself into a situation where the tension will be too much to bear for divergent ideologies of individuals held together by nothing more than the lust for power and the party will fragment into sub-regional groups.
Feb 18, 2017
Kashmir: Despite Army chief Bipin Rawat's warning, people attack security forces to give passage to militantsDespite stern warning by Army chief Bipin Rawat, that those trying to disrupt anti-militancy operations in Kashmir will be treated as "overground workers of terrorists" and can be fired on, hundreds of people attacked the forces with stones on Saturday afternoon in Urivan village of south Kashmir in Pulwama district, when they were about to launch search and cordon operation in the area.
Feb 17, 2017
If General Rawat's statement was taken as a threat, we could see a monthly Gaw Kadel massacreWhat Rawat's statement will do is as follows: Until now firing was the last resort. Now it is likely to be the first.
Feb 16, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Security forces to rework counterinsurgency strategy to reduce casualtiesA new counterinsurgency strategy in Jammu & Kashmir is likely to come into effect soon, after Army Chief Bipin Rawat warned protesters of "tough action".
Feb 14, 2017
Handwara encounter: Mounting death toll of security forces cause for concernSixteen persons have been killed while more than two dozen, mostly civilians, have been injured in three different gunfights this week in the Kashmir Valley. The latest, among the rising number of casualties, are the three soldiers who were killed on Tuesday during an encounter in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Feb 13, 2017
Kulgam encounter: Govt forces detained and killed son, claims father of civilian as fresh clashes eruptSrinagar: The father of a civilian who was killed in Frisal on Sunday in an encounter that left seven people dead, including two army soldiers, has alleged that one of his two sons detained by government forces during the operation was killed by them.
Feb 13, 2017
Jammu: Hoardings ask Rohingya, Bangladeshi Muslims to leave as politics over their presence get heatedThe politics over the presence of Rohingyas — a persecuted Muslim ethnic group from Myanmar — in Jammu and Kashmir is heating up, as the National Conference and other regional parties have asked the BJP to oust this ethnic minority from Jammu division.
Feb 13, 2017
Kulgam encounter: In Kashmir, asking civilians to stay away from encounter sites is futileAn advisory issued by Jammu and Kashmir police and Army, asking people to stay away from encounter sites to ensure smooth counter-insurgency operations, seems to have fallen on deaf ears as the trend has only picked up following the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani in July last year.
Feb 10, 2017
J&K Minister Haseeb Drabu puts foot in his mouth, says state govt employees get paid for no workThe statement of the finance minister is likely to embarrass the government as none other than the finance minister himself described his recent budget as pro-employees.
Feb 09, 2017
Afzal Guru's son Galib demands mortal remains of his father back, blames separatists of inactionThe family members of both Afzal and Maqbool Bhat, who too was hanged and buried inside Tihar jail, have been long demanding the return of mortal remains and belongings of the two hanged Kashmiris.