Articles by Sameer Yasir
Mar 09, 2015
After Masarat Alam, PDP set to test BJP yet again by releasing more prisonersUnder fire from coalition partner BJP and amid mounting criticism over the release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam Bhat, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is all set to free three more political poisoners in coming days.
Mar 04, 2015
Dost, dost na raha: Is BJP pushing its Jammu and Kashmir voters away with PDP alliance?The BJP seems to be losing ground in Jammu after conceding the post of chief minister to the PDP, which has already struck a bad note.
Mar 03, 2015
First Mufti remark, now Afzal Guru demand: PDP reveals its strategy for Kashmiri votersA top PDP leader told Firstpost that Mufti’s comments are consistent with the party’s agenda on Kashmir that includes holding talks with Pakistan as well as the Hurriyat Conference.
Mar 01, 2015
Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to take oath as J&K CM, but Kashmiris furious with BJP dealWhile the PDP-BJP alliance is now sealed with Mufti set to take oath as the chief minister of the state today, people in Kashmir Valley remain wary.
Feb 25, 2015
PDP blinks on AFSPA, Article 370 to reach 'consensus' with BJP, forms govt in Jammu and KashmirPDP president Mehbooba Mufti met top BJP leaders in New Delhi on Sunday as a precursor to a meeting that will take place between PDP patriarch, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Feb 20, 2015
J&K stalemate: With talks at an impasse, will PDP regret approaching BJP?There is a growing sense that the PDP should have opted to go with Congress which had 12 seats, rather than opening the doors for the right-wing BJP to enter Kashmir.
Feb 13, 2015
BJP-PDP's delay in forming J&K govt plunges state into 'worst ever' financial crisisWhile the deadlock over government formation persists in Jammu and Kashmir, the state has plunged into its “worst-ever” financial crises with an unfunded gap of over Rs 5,000 crore in overall resources, forcing the state government to stop all new developmental projects.
Jan 30, 2015
PDP alliance almost tied up in J&K, BJP now divided over picking Deputy CMIf the BJP manages to cobble up an alliance with the PDP, its new challenge could be keeping its flock together.
Jan 16, 2015
West Pakistan Hindus suffer as communal politics trump refugee rights in JammuRecently a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) recommended the granting of citizenship and compensation to the West Pakistani Refugees, a promise the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had made in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls
Jan 14, 2015
Governor's rule over Omar: PDP snubs NC offer of J&K supportPDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar told Firstpost that Omar was playing mind games to mislead public opinion in the politically uncertain state where government formation has become a herculean task