Articles by Ishfaq Naseem
Oct 18, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir local body polls: At least 25 Pandits from Jammu elected on BJP tickets from ValleyThere are at least 25 Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu who have been elected on BJP tickets from Kashmir in the urban local body polls.
Oct 10, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir civic polls phase 2: Turnout in Valley hits historic low; people snubbed Centre, says NCThe polling for the second phase of civic body elections in Kashmir continued to remain grim as the voter turnout was 3 percent.
Oct 09, 2018
'These elections are a sham': Kashmiris remain aloof, unaware of candidates even on eve of 2nd phase of pollsSome residents have decided to boycott the local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir, joining the protest by parties against the Centre's move on Article 35A.
Oct 08, 2018
Polling amid shutdown call, Kashmir sees abysmally low voter turnout of 11%; Kupwara fares better than other districtsThe civic polls were held in six districts of the Kashmir Valley amid a complete shutdown, observed in response to the call of separatists to boycott the urban local body elections, the first to be held in the state in 13 years.
Oct 02, 2018
Kashmir's pellet-hit youth paint pale picture of government apathy, unkept promises and torment by policeThe frequent detentions happened although former chief minister Mehooba Mufti had earlier promised to provide the pellet-blinded boys with jobs.
Sep 23, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir cops begin performance review of SPOs; some fear it may make them more vulnerable to militant attacksMilitant attacks on police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir have taken place even as authorities are conducting a performance assessment of over 30,000 special police officers.
Sep 21, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir policemen 'quit', apologise to public after Hizbul Mujahideen kills three cops in ShopianHours after three Jammu and Kashmir policemen were abducted and killed by militants, nine others reportedly announced their resignation—some on social media—hinting at a panic among the force.
Sep 16, 2018
Indian Army launches inquiry into possible SOP violations after photo of JeM militant's body being dragged goes viralThe image drew condemnation in the Valley from separatists and human rights activists, who termed the incident "barbaric".
Sep 13, 2018
Terror funding case: Delhi HC says NIA lacks evidence to establish Pak High Commission's role, grants bail to Kashmiri businessmanA division bench of the Delhi High Court (HC) Thursday ruled that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) lacks evidence to establish the role of Pakistan High Commission in funding separatist activities in Kashmir.
Sep 12, 2018
Jailed reporter Asif Sultan gets support from Kashmir's journalist community; father questions conduct of forcesKashmiri journalist Asif Sultan has been charged by the local police with harbouring militants months after he wrote a story in a local magazine Kashmir Narrator about Burhan Wani