Articles by Sameer Yasir
Jul 30, 2014
Will BJP rope in ex-separatist Sajad Gani Lone to win Jammu and Kashmir?Sajjad Gani Lone's biggest work is a vision document on how India and Pakistan can jointly manage their respective portions of the Kashmir while keeping it a single economic entity. That he is now being wooed by the BJP and PDP is a sign of his growing stature.
Jul 15, 2014
Kashmiris react to Vaidik-Saeed meet; JKLF's Yasin Malik decries 'double standards'Kashmir’s streets were full of angry protesters on Monday, protesting against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, when the pictures of Ved Prakash Vaidik, a close aide of Baba Ramdev, meeting with 26/11 terrorist attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed were being flashed on TV.
Jul 04, 2014
Modi's J&K visit: Omar govt didn't keep promises, say Kashmiri PanditsWith Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Udhampur today to inaugurate the Udhampur-Katra railway line, the issue of the Kashmiri Pandits and their terrible living conditions in the settlement colonies is back on centrestage.
Jun 29, 2014
As educated youth go missing in Kashmir, fears of a new jihadJust last week a youth demonstrating against a militant's killing was shot dead. Such killings are only leading to more anger amid educated youth, say experts.
Jun 16, 2014
Join global movement for Jihad, al Qaeda tells Kashmiris in new videoA chilling message read in Urdu and directed at Kashmiri Muslims by Maulana Asim Umar - one of the two prominent leaders of al Qaeda’s South Asia unit - urges Kashmiri Muslims to join the global Islamist Jihadi movement and assures them of help.
Jun 13, 2014
Why is Pak Army violating ceasefire ahead of Arun Jaitley's Kashmir visit?Early on Friday morning, Pakistani troops once again opened fire unprovoked, at several Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch.
Jun 12, 2014
Omar govt granting amnesty to Kashmiri youth a political stunt?The Omar Abdullah-led government in Jammu and Kashmir is all set to ‘review’ cases of at least 50 youth detained under various charges,including rioting and stone pelting, since 2010.
Jun 07, 2014
For young Kashmiri pandits, the valley isn't home anymoreThe recent lull is violence in the Kashmir Valley is prompting many to take tentative steps back towards the place that their family once called home.
Jun 03, 2014
Losing faith in Modi: Article 370 controversy dims hope in KashmirThere is a wary hope that Modi can resolve the decades-old political question of Kashmir, given his huge mandate. But the controversy over Article 370 has worried those in the Valley.
May 28, 2014
Repealing Article 370: Why J&K's special status is a political tinderboxEven potential BJP allies such as the PDP agree that loose talk about abrogating Article 370 could be potentially dangerous in the Kashmir valley.