40 CRPF personnel killed in terror attack as explosive-laden vehicle rams into military convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama
At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir were killed when the two buses they were travelling in became the target of a suicide bombing
In downtown Srinagar’s Mazar-e-Shuhada, or the martyrs’ graveyard, assassinated Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq Shah lies buried close to Hizbul Mujahideen’s Abdullah Bangroo.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the authority of the Mirwaiz is again being challenged, in both politics as well as religion.
Jammu and Kashmir saw more killings of jihadists, but also more local recruits in 2018; new year to bring new challenges
As the new year arrives, new challenges are in store for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, including the conduct of the general elections.
Week after encounter in J&K's Pulwama, death of civilians continues to evoke rage; no clarity on whether SOPs were followed
Five days after the gunfight in Pulwama, there is little clarity on what happened on the ground and whether standard operating procedures were followed.
'India not communal anymore': CPM sees resurgence in Jammu and Kashmir soon after BJP loses three major Assembly polls
The CPM had called for a workers convention in Kulgam, on Wednesday, three weeks after the state Assembly was dissolved and the BJP suffered losses in the recently held Assembly elections in the Hindi heartland of the country.
The rise of Sajad Lone: Former secessionist has emerged as potential change-maker for Jammu and Kashmir
Sajjad Lone’s “total transformation”, as he tells it, took place when he was a 24-year-old in one of the overcrowded prisons in Srinagar.
Once welcomed in Jammu, Rohingya refugees are now looked at with suspicion, as many believe that they will cause an exodus of the local population
Amid rising encounters in Kashmir, jihadists resort to Islamic State-like tactics to instil 'fear', command deference
jihadists in Kashmir Valley have began filming executions and sharing them on social media like Islamic State, to terrorise civilians and put down stirrings of rebellion against militancy
Blast at Kulgam encounter site post gunfight shows how stone pelters prevent forces from clinically wrapping up operations
Following every gunfight security forces as per their standard operating procedure must sanitise the site of all unexploded explosives before allowing civilians to proceed to the area.
Manan Wani: Once an icon in Tikipora village for pursuing PhD, research scholar dies after embracing militancy
Manan Wani was the first from his Tikipora village in Kupwara district, some 130 kilometres from Srinagar city, to pursue a doctorate and also the first militant in recent years.
Jammu and Kashmir civic polls: This nondescript Bandipora village of Inderkoot has the guts to put up candidates, vote
Local residents said that the lack of basic amenities in the village and the failures of previous administrations compelled the local residents of Inderkoot to participate despite boycott calls by Kashmiri separatists and militant threats.
Jammu and Kashmir civic election: Valley sees low voter turnout, but polling process remains largely peaceful
A senior police official said that the “well-calibrated phasing” of the civic elections helped reduce the incidence of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir polls: Chance for BJP to fill vacuum as NC, PDP boycott but terror threats may deter mass participation
Amid paranoia over attempts to further dilute the state’s special status, the popular wave in the Valley seems opposed to the polls.
Faced with backlash from the State, militants have turned to carrying out low-risk attacks on the Jammu and Kashmir Police