Articles by Sameer Yasir
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.
Jan 31, 2014
NOTA in Kashmir: Leaders fear misuse of button by separatistsJammu and Kashmir has seen extremely low turnouts in sensitive areas. Introduction of the NOTA option in EVMs in these areas will strengthen the campaign by anti-poll elements, say leaders.
Jan 24, 2014
In Kashmir, victims' families shocked as Army closes Pathribal fake encounter caseAn Army spokesperson said it has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case, as the evidence recorded in the army court could not establish anything against the accused men.
Jan 22, 2014
Drugs, militancy and a standoff: Why trade along LoC has come to a haltThe seizure of a truck with narcotics estimated to be worth Rs 100 crore has brought trade along the LoC to a standstill.
Jan 16, 2014
In Kashmir's Sopore, 2014 has come with spurt in militant activityThere is a unique strategy now adopted by militants -- they first inform security forces of their presence. When forces arrive, militants fire from multiple directions, say intelligence officials.
Jan 09, 2014
Right-wingers want Twitter India's news chief removed, call him anti-ModiThe BJP and its associates now say Khursheed has in the past been severely critical of alleged human rights violations committed by the Army in Kashmir as well as of Modi's role in the 2002 violence in Gujarat.
Jan 08, 2014
Why Asia’s second largest fresh water lake is dying a slow deathWullar was already shrinking due to illegal encroachments. Now, it is shrinking further, with several municipal bodies in surrounding areas dumping tons of garbage into it daily.