Articles by Sameer Yasir
May 18, 2015
J&K: Hurriyat chief Syed Geelani's passport issue sparks divide in PDP-BJP govtThe granting of an Indian passport to Syed Ali Geelani, chairman of the hardline Hurriyat faction in Jammu and Kashmir, has sparked a divide between BJP and the Peoples Democratic Party the ruling coalition government in the state.
May 02, 2015
Scripting a revival: After stumbling as CM, can Omar Abdullah change the NC's fortunes?Omar Abdullah has come a long way from becoming chief minister in 2008. Can he deliver as the new leader of opposition?
Apr 29, 2015
We can create ghettos for Kashmiri Pandits but that won’t help: PDP SpokespersonHome Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has promised to earmark 50 acres of land as a first installment for rehabilitation of the displaced community.
Apr 20, 2015
Police asked him to run, then shot him as he fled, says Cousin of killed teen in KashmirAs the body of 17-year-old Suhail Ahmed Sofi was being carried through the narrow lanes of Bazar Mohalla in Narbal area, angry mourners filled the streets and rented the air with anti-India slogans.
Apr 18, 2015
As Srinagar rages over Masarat Alam's arrest, Sayeed's plan for separatists seems doomedThe arrest made on Friday morning is seen as a major setback to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's initiative of "battle of ideas" which aimed to make separatism and separatists irrelevant
Apr 16, 2015
Homeward bound? On the road with a Kashmiri Pandit who revisits SoporeAmid the outrage over 'composite townships' for Kashmiri Pandits who want to return to the valley, Firstpost's Sameer Yasir joins an exiled Pandit to visit his village after decades.
Apr 09, 2015
Bringing Pandits back: Dump 'Palestine-like' plan for separate colonies, say KashmirisIf there is unanimity on one thing within the Muslim residents of Kashmir valley on the future of Kashmiri Pandits, it is that the members of the community should return to their original homes.
Apr 04, 2015
Men in khaki: The real heroes who saved the day when Kashmir got floodedNearly two weeks after he took charge as the top cop of Kashmir Valley, Syed Javed Mujtaba Gillani received a frantic call on 29 March. The flood channel of Jhelum river on the western outskirts of the Srinagar had been breached, posing threat to hundreds of residents of city's Hamdania Colony who wanted.
Apr 01, 2015
Homemade sandbags to evacuation: Srinagar takes no chances as flood threat loomsThere is great fear of another flood in the valley, where the memories of September's large-scale devastation are still fresh in the minds of the people.
Mar 30, 2015
Kashmir govt finally declares flood in Srinagar, 17 feared deadThe state government finally declared a flood in Srinagar when the Jhelum's water level reached 18.00 ft at around 3 am on Monday.