Articles by Sameer Yasir
Mar 26, 2014
Modi rally in Jammu today: A BJP wave, but Cong-NC has slight edgeThe Cong-NC have forged an alliance, but the PDP cannot sign up for an alliance with BJP until after the Assembly polls, for fear of upsetting Muslim voters.
Mar 07, 2014
Suspended for 'sedition', Kashmiri students refuse Pak scholarshipsThe authorities in Meerut thought it fit to send the Kashmiri students home to avert any clashes, but that has widened the gulf that the architects of the Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme were keen to bridge.
Mar 06, 2014
Sedition charges dropped against Kashmiri students who cheered PakThe issue has taken a politicla turn with the BJP demanding action against the students and the Jammu and Kashmir government promising to act.
Feb 28, 2014
Why Army men kill colleagues, selves: Militancy down but stress still highPersonal and domestic issues, mental illness, adverse working conditions, experts say there are several causes for high stress levels among Armed forces men posted in conflict zones.
Feb 27, 2014
Army jawan opens 'indiscriminate fire' at colleagues, kills 5, then selfPolice sources said Siphoy Ramber Singh left his barrack in the wee hours and killed five colleagues and injured one. After the incident, the soldier shot and killed himself.
Feb 25, 2014
Thousands protest killing of militants in Kashmir's KupwaraA day after the security forces claimed to had killed seven militants belonging to Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba, thousands demonstrated and clashed with the police demanding the dead bodies back. More than a dozen people were injured.
Feb 25, 2014
Omar wants AFSPA withdrawal, but Kashmir's killings haven't abatedHours after the CM made his renewed his pitch for withdrawal of AFSPA, the army and Jammu and Kashmir police killed seven militants in the forests of Dardpora area of Kupwara late on Monday
Feb 19, 2014
Rajiv's killers Vs Afzal Guru: Kashmir's leaders cash in on a political executionIn the politically charged atmosphere, the National Conference is not the only party trying to play the victim card before the elections on the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Feb 11, 2014
In Kashmir, Omar gambles with Rs 1,500-cr bill for populist new measureThe new administrative units will cost the government 1510 crore. Experts say the distribution of these units has been done on political grounds keeping coming elections.
Feb 04, 2014
In Kashmir's separatist red zone, BJP gets support from former stone-peltersIn the 2008 Assembly elections, only 56 out of an estimated 50,000 voters in Old Town exercised their franchise. Being part of a political party here can invite death.