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Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership
India

Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership

In the past two weeks alone, a record number of Hizbul cadre — many young recruits who have joined in recent months — have been slain in police-led operations.

Editors Guild slams J&K enforcement agencies' action against journalists Masrat Zahra, Peerzada Ashiq, demands withdrawal of charges
India

Editors Guild slams J&K enforcement agencies' action against journalists Masrat Zahra, Peerzada Ashiq, demands withdrawal of charges

The Editors Guild of India on Tuesday expressed concern over the "high-handed manner" in which the law enforcement agencies in Jammu and Kashmir used prevailing laws aganst The Hindu journalist Peerzada Ashiq and freelance photographer Mazrat Zahra

PSA has been used over the decades in Kashmir as a quick-fix, but longterm damage on the republic will be serious
India

PSA has been used over the decades in Kashmir as a quick-fix, but longterm damage on the republic will be serious

As Indians debate the incarceration of three former chief ministers under the PSA — Sheikh Abdullah's son, Farooq Abdullah; grandson, Omar Abdullah; their dogged opponent, Mehbooba Mufti— it's critical to understand the PSA isn't significant just for its constitutional perversions

New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive
India

New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive

The worst-case scenario for India is that it could have sacrificed the democratic revival of early 2019, without there being legitimate political actors to take their place.

Arrested amid Art 370 abrogation, her son was shunted from Kashmir jail to UP. Now Ateeqa awaits his release
India

Arrested amid Art 370 abrogation, her son was shunted from Kashmir jail to UP. Now Ateeqa awaits his release

Ateeqa Bano’s son, Faisal Aslam Mir, 22, was arrested on 5 August 2019, after the central government abrogated Article 370, stripping Jammu & Kashmir of its special status

Terrorists shoot dead five migrant labourers in Jammu and Kashmir: Killings reminiscent of 1990s, but militants also resorting to new strategies
India

Terrorists shoot dead five migrant labourers in Jammu and Kashmir: Killings reminiscent of 1990s, but militants also resorting to new strategies

Terrorists in the Kashmir Valley have repeatedly attacked people from other states over the past three decades.

Kashmiri apples with anti-India, pro-Pakistan slogans written on them found in Kathua fruit market; police say inquiry on
India

Kashmiri apples with anti-India, pro-Pakistan slogans written on them found in Kathua fruit market; police say inquiry on

The traders found the apples with pro-Pakistan and anti-India messages while unloading boxes at the Kathua fruit market after which they raised a protest and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans.

Kashmir's rich apple harvest comes as unexpectedly sweet news for Centre, arrivals pick up at Azadpur mandi
India

Kashmir's rich apple harvest comes as unexpectedly sweet news for Centre, arrivals pick up at Azadpur mandi

Apples are, as usual, expected to make up the overwhelming bulk of this year's fruit production, with the government estimating production at 1,851,723 mt, marginally lower than the 1,860,463 mt recorded in 2017-2018

Four weeks after Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir's protesters believe time is on their side
India

Four weeks after Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir's protesters believe time is on their side

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir policy is built on the assumption that development, governance and order will, in time, consign its Islamist impulse to the dustbin of history

Omar Abdullah claims boycotting Jammu and Kashmir polls is risky, says it can lead to BJP MLA winning from Tral
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Omar Abdullah claims boycotting Jammu and Kashmir polls is risky, says it can lead to BJP MLA winning from Tral

Omar Abdullah has said there is a danger in boycotting Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as it could lead to a BJP MLA winning from Tral.

Significant drop in stone pelting in J&K between 2016 and 2019; improvement after Governor's Rule, says home ministry
India

Significant drop in stone pelting in J&K between 2016 and 2019; improvement after Governor's Rule, says home ministry

There has been a marked improvement in the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir since the imposition of Governor's rule on 19 June, 2018, said an official of the home ministry.

Curfew imposed in Srinagar on third death anniversary of HM commander Burhan Wani; additional security forces deployed
India

Curfew imposed in Srinagar on third death anniversary of HM commander Burhan Wani; additional security forces deployed

All shops, schools, and colleges are closed and public transport is off the roads in Srinagar due to a shutdown called to observe the third death anniversary of terrorist Burhan Wani.

'Betrayed' by Pakistan, jihadists seek alliances in Kashmir, Afghanistan; recent audio eulogising Zakir Musa highlights global links of militancy
India

'Betrayed' by Pakistan, jihadists seek alliances in Kashmir, Afghanistan; recent audio eulogising Zakir Musa highlights global links of militancy

Feeble frictions began emerging on the ground since Adil Mir took control of the jihad in Kashmir in the year 2010.

Neither Jammu, nor Kashmir: Bakarwals who’ve come into focus after the Kathua rape case need to be given citizenship
India

Neither Jammu, nor Kashmir: Bakarwals who’ve come into focus after the Kathua rape case need to be given citizenship

The Kathua rape case has left the Bakkarwals stunned. Their way is to evade and move on. But how do they negotiate this present time without entering the quagmire of the ‘civilised settled’?

Bihar teenaged labourer, in search of livelihood in Kashmir, becomes victim of pellets; 17-year-old boy fighting losing battle against blindness
India

Bihar teenaged labourer, in search of livelihood in Kashmir, becomes victim of pellets; 17-year-old boy fighting losing battle against blindness

The victims of pellets in Kashmir have also formed an association to press the state government to abandon the use of the deadly weapon which sparked the ‘epidemic of dead eyes’ in 2016.

Once rivals, Kashmiri militants turn 'heroes' after death for separatists; shift in old guard's stand exposes hypocrisy
India

Once rivals, Kashmiri militants turn 'heroes' after death for separatists; shift in old guard's stand exposes hypocrisy

Young Kashmiri militants who choose to fight the State and grow larger than life are suspected simply for managing to avoid security forces’, but their deaths breathe fresh lease of life into the state's morbid politics.

Pellet guns in Kashmir: Cases of injuries to youths continue to be reported, but authorities say use of weapon on the decline
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Pellet guns in Kashmir: Cases of injuries to youths continue to be reported, but authorities say use of weapon on the decline

Top police officials have said that the use of pellet guns has decreased as the intensity of protests has also declined in southern Kashmir.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Murder of PDP's Mohammad Jamal Bhat allegedly for casting vote underlines Kashmir's grim political crisis
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Murder of PDP's Mohammad Jamal Bhat allegedly for casting vote underlines Kashmir's grim political crisis

Since the new age insurgency struck the imagination of youth in the south Kashmir after the killing of Burhan Wani, more than a dozen mainstream political workers, cutting across the political spectrum, have been killed.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: South Kashmir sees dismal turnout of around 2% till 3 pm as people seethe over civilian killings
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: South Kashmir sees dismal turnout of around 2% till 3 pm as people seethe over civilian killings

While the situation remained largely peaceful in south Kashmir during the first two phases, the third phase has witnessed violence.

Lok Sabha election: In Kulgam, vacant polling booths and deserted streets tell the story of a disgruntled people
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Lok Sabha election: In Kulgam, vacant polling booths and deserted streets tell the story of a disgruntled people

Kulgam district recorded a 7.5 percent voter turnout till 2 pm. The highest votes were cast in Noorabad, the National Conference bastion — 11,854 (15.5 percent), followed by Devsar — 11,870 (13 percent). Meanwhile, 1,313 (1.3 percent) votes were cast in Kulgam and the lowest turnout was witnessed in Hom Shalibugh where 591 (0.8 percent) votes were cast till 2 pm