Articles by Sameer Yasir
May 22, 2014
Trapped under Afzal Guru's shadow, can Omar Abdullah save his party in Kashmir?Tail between its legs after the Congress-NC alliance lost all six seats in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference led by CM Omar Abdullah is pulling out all sops to re-engage with the people.
May 17, 2014
Jammu & Kashmir joins the Modi wave: Abdullah defeated, NC-Cong routedThere is deep-seated anger against the NC. If the current wave continues, the Congress-NC alliance faces certain defeat in the coming Assembly elections.
May 11, 2014
How militants, govt killed the Panchayati Raj in KashmirEver since the elections were held for the institution of Panchyat in Jammu and Kashmir in 2011, after a gap of over two decades, members of the local bodies have been attacked throughout.
May 09, 2014
J&K: Miscreants attack, thrash voters in Baramulla, SoporeVoters in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah and Kupwara were today allegedly attacked and thrashed for ignoring the voting boycott in the state and casting their ballot in the Lok Sabha Elections. Masked men also attacked a group of travellers from Kupwara and sliced of the fingers of those who voted.
May 07, 2014
As protesters, forces clash in Baramulla, a Sikh village votes against OmarSinghpora’s Sikh community might not decide the fate of a candidate, but their anger at the NC is clear amid a violent polling day as clashes take place in Baramulla, Palhalan and Sopore.
May 05, 2014
In Baramulla, Hizbul posters warn Kashmiris against votingThe May 7 polling in Baramulla will take place under the shadow of a threat of violence, with security agencies fearing trouble.
Apr 30, 2014
Srinagar city voters bends to separatists' theat, rural areas defy itThe fear of venturing out on the streets was visible as the interiors of old city area of Srinagar wore a deserted look.
Apr 28, 2014
J&K: Why poor voter turnout can be blamed on militant attacksIf there is any thing that could explain the poor poll percentage and turning of Anantnag into a ghost town on the polling day, blame it on the killings like these. And its impact, on the fourth phase of polling in Kashmir, would be enormous.
Apr 16, 2014
In Udhampur, Azad battles hard against Modi waveRebel BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta, who won this seat thrice, has fielded his son Anil Gupta in an attempt to divide the Hindu votes and ruin the chances of the BJP.
Apr 12, 2014
High voter turnout keeps Congress on tenterhooks in JammuIt was a disgruntled population that came out to vote in large numbers