Articles by Sameer Yasir
Jun 15, 2015
6 killings in 22 days: Kashmir's Sopore lives in fear as mysterious killings riseAlmost all the families, whose loved ones have been killed in recent days, have either blamed the state government for failing to protect them or "Indian agencies" in order to spread fear in the town which has remained one of the last standing citadels of resistance in Kashmir Valley.
May 30, 2015
Unrelenting BJP and a volatile LOC: Two biggest reasons why AFSPA is not being removed in J&K soonFollowing the decision of the Tripura government to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) after 18 years, similar demands are echoing in Jammu and Kashmir.
May 27, 2015
Out of charge: In North Kashmir, terrorists wage a mysterious war against telecom operatorsThe failure of the police to nab the attackers in these places, where they have the best intelligence networks, only deepens the mystery.
May 23, 2015
Reviving Ikhwanis? Parrikar's terrorism remark sparks political row in KashmirUnion Defence Minster Manohar Parrikar’s statement on eliminating militants in J&K by "targeted killings" sparked a political row with both political leaders as well as separatists hitting out at the PDP-BJP coalition government for trying to take back Kashmir to the early nineties.
May 18, 2015
J&K: Hurriyat chief Syed Geelani's passport issue sparks divide in PDP-BJP govtThe granting of an Indian passport to Syed Ali Geelani, chairman of the hardline Hurriyat faction in Jammu and Kashmir, has sparked a divide between BJP and the Peoples Democratic Party the ruling coalition government in the state.
May 02, 2015
Scripting a revival: After stumbling as CM, can Omar Abdullah change the NC's fortunes?Omar Abdullah has come a long way from becoming chief minister in 2008. Can he deliver as the new leader of opposition?
Apr 29, 2015
We can create ghettos for Kashmiri Pandits but that won’t help: PDP SpokespersonHome Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has promised to earmark 50 acres of land as a first installment for rehabilitation of the displaced community.
Apr 20, 2015
Police asked him to run, then shot him as he fled, says Cousin of killed teen in KashmirAs the body of 17-year-old Suhail Ahmed Sofi was being carried through the narrow lanes of Bazar Mohalla in Narbal area, angry mourners filled the streets and rented the air with anti-India slogans.
Apr 18, 2015
As Srinagar rages over Masarat Alam's arrest, Sayeed's plan for separatists seems doomedThe arrest made on Friday morning is seen as a major setback to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's initiative of "battle of ideas" which aimed to make separatism and separatists irrelevant
Apr 16, 2015
Homeward bound? On the road with a Kashmiri Pandit who revisits SoporeAmid the outrage over 'composite townships' for Kashmiri Pandits who want to return to the valley, Firstpost's Sameer Yasir joins an exiled Pandit to visit his village after decades.