Articles by Sameer Yasir
Nov 15, 2013
Saffron cultivation declines in Kashmir, farmers blame govt missionThe culprit is the new farming techniques, requiring more irrigation, not backed up provision of funds for construction of borewells. Production has been declining drastically.
Nov 12, 2013
Goa's new fear of outsiders hurts Kashmiris who made it homeThere are thousands of Kashmiris in Goa who have lived there for decades, have legitimate business interests and are now feeling victimised by locals who view them as outsiders.
Nov 05, 2013
Modi wave in Jammu forces political parties to change strategyCongress has 16 members in the Legislative Assembly (12 in Jammu and 3 in Kashmir 1 in Ladakh). If it loses a few more seats in Jammu to Modi, it can prove disastrous for the party.
Oct 25, 2013
Firing continues along Pak border, fear returns as J&K villagers fleeWeddings cancelled, standing crop lying unharvested, hundreds of villagers living in cowsheds and community halls, the nomadic life has returned to the villages in Samba, Jammu
Oct 23, 2013
LoC firings: Rise in attacks point to violent winter for J&KPushing militants into the Valley by giving them cover firing from across the border is part of a process. There are hundreds of militants waiting to cross over at different launching pads.
Oct 23, 2013
BSF jawan killed as Pak rangers fire at almost 50 locations in JammuThere have been more brutal skirmishes since 2008 but this attack targetted 50 different locations.
Oct 16, 2013
Film on Kashmir human rights abuse blocked, director writes to UNCertified 'U' by censor board, govt steps in twice to stop screenings of film on Kunan-Poshpora rape and violence against women.
Oct 12, 2013
BJP aim to ride Modi wave to electoral success in JammuThis time around, there has been the Kishtwar saga, plus the growing popularity of Narendra Modi, a cause of concern for the Congress high command in Delhi, who are now reportedly thinking about a pre-poll alliance in the state.
Oct 06, 2013
Day 14 of Keran sector operation: para-shooters deployed by armyThe gunfight between the Indian army and Pakistani militants, which has been ongoing since late September 23 might come to an end soon with the Indian army preparing for its final assault
Oct 06, 2013
Massive statewide govt lockdown cripples Jammu & KashmirAround 4.5 lakh employees, out of around of 6 lakh state government employees are on strike.