Syed Ali Shah Geelani's exit from Hurriyat marks not just sunset of the jihadist patriarch, but likely collapse of the separatist alliance
Syed Ali Shah Geelani's resignation letter shows he committed the same errors he had observed among the jihadists in the 1990s: the New Islamist movement he built, degenerated into a kind of nihilist anti-politics, incapable of actual political purpose
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.
Revoking of Article 370 forces long evaded questions on freedom, democracy back into focus; puts an end to unicorn hunting in Kashmir
The Narendra Modi govt's hopes of building a naya Kashmir rest on developing a relationship with Valley's youth, a profoundly alienated generation which had mainly encountered India at the wrong end of a soldier’s gun
Attack on CRPF convoy in Banihal was a 'fidayeen' attack by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, police says after arrest of Shopian-based accused
The Jammu and Kashmir police said they have arrested the "fidayeen" allegedly belonging to terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, accused of attacking the CRPF convey at Banihal town of Ramban on 30 March. The accused has been identified as Owais Ameen, a resident of Shopian, who was arrested within 36 hours of the incident, the police said.
ED attaches properties worth Rs 1.22 crore of terrorists affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in terror financing case
ED initiated investigation under Prevention and Money Laundering Act (PMLA) based on a charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Mohammad Shafi Shah, Nazir Ahmad Dar, Mubarak Shah, and Muzaffar Ahmad Dar under Sections 120-B read with 121-A of Indian Penal Code and Sections 17, 18, 39 & 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
Adil Ahmed Dar, a lethal example of how Imran Khan's softness has allowed Jaish-e-Mohammad to embrace global jihad
Jaish-e-Mohammad has shaken off the shackles placed on it by prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s government in Pakistan.
Indian forces killed 260 ultras, neutralised top militant commanders in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018; 100 soldiers lost lives
Security forces achieved major success in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 as they eliminated top militant commanders including Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Naveed Jatt and also 260 ultras but nearly 100 soldiers had to lay down their lives in the line of duty.
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
Kulgam encounter: Civilian killed, 10 injured in clashes after security forces kill top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Gulzar Paddar
A civilian was killed and 10 others were injured Saturday in clashes between protestors and security forces following an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, in which five militants including top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Gulzar Paddar were killed
Hizbul commander among five terrorists killed in fierce encounter in Kulgam's Chowgam; search ops launched
In Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, five terrorists were killed in an encounter that started late on Friday night in Chowgam area of Qazigund town and went on till Saturday morning.
J&K abductions: Govt apathy towards secure housing, training for state police force is helping terrorists
The Jammu and Kashmir Police operate in the most high-risk environment in India, yet the government expenditure on the police force has not only reduced, its among the lowest in the country in terms of providing secure housing and training; the government spent just Rs 22 lakhs (0.1 percent) of Rs 2,748 crores training in 2016-17
Kashmir corps commander says Governor’s Rule won't impact operations, but NN Vohra's experience may help
Lt Gen AK Bhatt held that to the extent that NN Vohra’s wealth of experience might result in Governor’s Rule bringing about improvements in governance and more responsive administration at the ground level would help to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
Al-Badr claims responsibility for Pulwama attack: All you need to know about the banned outfit with ISI links
Terror outfit Al-Badr has taken responsibility for the grenade attacks in Pulwama that injured at least 23 people on Monday, including 8 security personnel
Showkat Ahmad Tak killed in Srinagar: LeT commander among resentful Kashmiris who prefer death to normalcy in Valley
The story of Showkat Ahmad Tak, a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, speaks of the larger resentment gripping the new generation of Kashmiris. Scores of them have already left home to become militants. Many more, intelligence inputs claim, are on the waiting list
Kashmir University professor Rafi Bhat gets killed within 40 hrs of joining militancy; students, colleagues in shock
Lecturer-turned militant Mohammad Rafi Bhatt, who survived for less than 40 hours in his new incarnation as a militant, was perhaps the most educated militant in 27 years of insurgency in Kashmir Valley
Politicians like Akbar Lone fuel violence in Kashmir; Valley has history of leaders playing both mainstream, separatist
Mohammad Akbar Lone is one of the many Kashmiri leaders playing both separatist and a mainstream politician; doublespeaking is an integral part of Jammu and Kashmir politics and one of the main reason behind the never-ending cycle of violence
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has established that top Hurriyat leadership has been receiving funds from Pakistan, which was then making its way to stone-pelters and militants.
Ayub Pandith's lynching in Jammu and Kashmir's Downtown Srinagar presents a contrast to the Sufi sentiments of Kashmiris while reminding one of past incidents like the 1931 uprising and the rise of militancy in the late 1980s
Faces of Kashmir militancy part 1: Police harassment, religious beliefs echo among Valley's most wanted youths
The Indian Army has released a list of 12 most wanted terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the first in a two-part series that profiles these wanted men.
Are we surprised why Wahabism is replacing the Sufi culture of Kashmir? It is a well-planned systemic operation. Therefore, merely viewing the stone pelters as "misguided" youth or simply acting for money is the height of foolishness.