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Revoking of Article 370 forces long evaded questions on freedom, democracy back into focus; puts an end to unicorn hunting in Kashmir
India

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

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'
India

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'

Accustomed to counter insurgency and curbing protests for the better part of the last three decades in Kashmir, tackling the drug menace has proven to be an uphill for the state police.

BJP to revive plan for Hindu settlements in Kashmir; return to Valley right of Kashmiri Pandits, says Ram Madhav
India

BJP to revive plan for Hindu settlements in Kashmir; return to Valley right of Kashmiri Pandits, says Ram Madhav

The BJP will revive a plan to build secured camps to resettle scores of Hindus in the Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley, senior leader Ram Madhav said

J&K governor upbeat, but talks with Hurriyat unlikely due to Pakistan meddling, BJP's caveat and separatists' house arrests
India

J&K governor upbeat, but talks with Hurriyat unlikely due to Pakistan meddling, BJP's caveat and separatists' house arrests

The Pakistani connection to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir rules out the possibility of a dialogue with the Hurriyat or any other group in the near future and also raises the question of whether the olive branch is a ploy or a mark of serious intent to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Dialogue with Hurriyat counter-productive, separatists should acknowledge J&K as integral part of India, says BJP
Politics

Dialogue with Hurriyat counter-productive, separatists should acknowledge J&K as integral part of India, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday opposed a dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference, claiming that any talks with the separatists would be counter-productive.

Kashmir clerics, taken briefly into custody by cops over 'anti-India' sermons, decry interference in religious affairs
India

Kashmir clerics, taken briefly into custody by cops over 'anti-India' sermons, decry interference in religious affairs

Masrat Ahnad, Station House Officer (SHO), Pulwama Police Station, said he can’t comment on why the passport was denied to Bashir Ahmad Azim.

Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to NIA custody till 22 April in case related to funding of separatists, terror groups in J&K
India

Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to NIA custody till 22 April in case related to funding of separatists, terror groups in J&K

Yasin Malik was shifted to Delhi's Tihar Jail on Tuesday after the NIA secured his production remand in connection with the terror funding case. Malik will be facing questions from the NIA related to funding of his organisation

Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrives in Delhi, to appear before NIA in terror funding case
India

Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrives in Delhi, to appear before NIA in terror funding case

The NIA had carried out searches in February at seven locations of separatists in Kashmir, including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in connection with the case

Kashmir terror funding: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asks NIA to quiz him in Srinagar instead of Delhi over 'conditions of hostility'
India

Kashmir terror funding: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asks NIA to quiz him in Srinagar instead of Delhi over 'conditions of hostility'

The NIA is investigating a case related to terror funding in Kashmir through hawala channels. The agency in February carried out a series of raids on separatists, including Mirwaiz, and summoned him for questioning in Delhi.

Lok Sabha election: Kashmir plunges into political uncertainty over President's Rule, crackdown on separatists
Politics

Lok Sabha election: Kashmir plunges into political uncertainty over President's Rule, crackdown on separatists

While the crackdown on separatists in Kashmir is likely to help the ruling party in upcoming general elections, political analysts here argue that it will have a ripple effect on the voter turnout in the Valley.

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urges India, Pakistan to desist from 'warmongering', says dialogue only solution
India

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urges India, Pakistan to desist from 'warmongering', says dialogue only solution

Mirwaiz, the separatist leader, however, Wednesday claimed that he was not provided seizure memo as required under law after the NIA raids on Tuesday.

Daily Bulletin: 18 separatists lose security; Maharashtra to block farmers' march; last day of Kulbhushan hearing at ICJ; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: 18 separatists lose security; Maharashtra to block farmers' march; last day of Kulbhushan hearing at ICJ; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Security of 18 Hurriyat separatists withdrawn; fourth and final day of the Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at the ICJ; Maharashtra government clamps down on farmers marching from Nashik to Mumbai; and more.

J&K govt withdraws security cover of 18 separatists, 155 political persons including IAS officer Shah Faesal
India

J&K govt withdraws security cover of 18 separatists, 155 political persons including IAS officer Shah Faesal

The security review meeting, which was held here under the chairmanship of state chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, took the decision as it was felt that providing security to these separatist leaders is a "wastage" of scarce State resources which could be better utilised elsewhere.

Kashmiri separatists say they never asked for security, but lack of police protection now leaves them open to mischief
India

Kashmiri separatists say they never asked for security, but lack of police protection now leaves them open to mischief

As a punitive action following the deadly Pulwama attack on 14 February, authorities have withdrawn the security cover of some of Kashmir's prominent separatists, including the moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

After J&K govt withdraws security cover of six separatists, Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat says 'don't need it'
India

After J&K govt withdraws security cover of six separatists, Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat says 'don't need it'

Reacting to the move, Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat said, "This security was provided to me by the government and I don't need this. My security is Kashmiri people.

After Pulwama attack, Jammu and Kashmir govt withdraws security cover of six separatist leaders
India

After Pulwama attack, Jammu and Kashmir govt withdraws security cover of six separatist leaders

The Jammu and Kashmir administration issued orders to withdraw security of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Pulwama blast aftermath: Attack triggers violence in Jammu as mobs torch vehicles, attack Kashmiri Muslims
India

Pulwama blast aftermath: Attack triggers violence in Jammu as mobs torch vehicles, attack Kashmiri Muslims

Despite the curfew, a mob attacked Kashmiris staying in the Janipur area of Jammu. Local residents also reported clashes in the Khatika Talab and Gujjar Nagar areas.

Won't interfere in India's internal matters, says Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi after phone call to Hurriyat leader
India

Won't interfere in India's internal matters, says Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi after phone call to Hurriyat leader

Talking to the media in Multan on Saturday, Qureshi said that Pakistan has no intention to interfere in the internal matters of India, but New Delhi should also stop blaming Islamabad for its problems,

Soft separatist battles to stay relevant in Valley of violence
India

Soft separatist battles to stay relevant in Valley of violence

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.

MEA briefing: India lodges strong protest with Pakistan over Qureshi's call to Mirwaiz; complains to UK about Kashmir event
India

MEA briefing: India lodges strong protest with Pakistan over Qureshi's call to Mirwaiz; complains to UK about Kashmir event

Raveesh Kumar, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs in a press briefing on Thursday said that India has raised strong objections to the interference of Pakistan in India's internal matters which raise a threat to its unity and violate its sovereignty and territorial integrity.