Articles by Sameer Yasir
Dec 05, 2014
J&K terror strike: Ten killed as militants from PoK storm Uri army campThe Uri attack came three days ahead of Modi's visit to Kashmir for which heightened security arrangements have been made in the Valley.
Dec 02, 2014
Kashmir polls: Despite chilly weather, 2nd phase of polling sees high turnoutAs the second phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir began on Tuesday, hundreds of voters, braving Srinagar's chilly weather, lined up with Kangris (firepots) at polling centers in the frontier town of Handwara - the constituency that will decide the fate of separatist-turned-mainstream politician, Sajad Gani Lone.
Nov 28, 2014
J&K polls: Article 370, core concerns of BJP missing in party's manifestoGiven that the BJP has been categorically calling for the abrogation of article 370 which grants a special status to J&K, its absence from the manifesto is a remarkable departure for its stated position on the subject.
Nov 25, 2014
J&K polls: In Bandipora, even blast doesn't deter thousands from voting for 'change'"We are here to vote for change," Abdul Rashid Shah, a resident of Bandipora town, told Firstpost, "even if we boycott polls, it won't stop the government formation. So why not vote for an honest person and let him take charge of our grievances."
Nov 21, 2014
Door-to-door campaigning to Muslim support: What gives BJP the edge in J&K's KishtwarBJP's chances of winning the Kishtwar constituency, one of the 12 constituencies in the Jammu region where Muslim population is slightly higher than Hindus, have brightened for many reasons.
Nov 21, 2014
Jammu and Kashmir polls: BJP bets on woman power to take on Omar AbdullahAndrabi, says it is the BJP’s "commitment to women empowerment" which has attracted her to join the party in Jammu and Kashmir.
Nov 18, 2014
J&K polls: Mehboob Beg backs PDP, who will Omar's party fall back on in south Kashmir?One evening last week, a group of National Conference (NC) workers gathered at the residence of a party activist in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town, a stronghold of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nov 16, 2014
Machil encounter verdict: Was it timed to perfection for the J&K polls?The Machil verdict is great news for the victims and their families for whom justice seemed a far cry till now.
Nov 13, 2014
Flaunting an AK-47 in Jammu & Kashmir is not 'shocking': It is a status symbolThe practice is so common that it no longer ruffles feathers when a sitting legislator in Kashmir chooses to hold an AK-47.
Nov 10, 2014
Jammu and Kashmir polls: Will controversies snatch victory away from the PDP?The winds of “change” had steered the boat of PDP led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Jammu and Kashmir to victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.