Bashaarat Masood


No role for third power, we want to have emotional bond with Kashmir: Rajnath Singh
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

“There is no role for any third power to improve the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said at the end of his two-day visit to the Valley.

Kashmir unrest: Parties seek talks with Pakistan, separatists
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

A seven-member NC delegation, led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah met Singh and submitted a memorandum seeking dialogue with external and internal stakeholders.

Internal, external forces gang up to destabilise Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Interacting with the families of the deceased, Mehbooba appealed for calm and asked people to help the government restore peace and normalcy in the Valley.

Another day in paradise: Life in Kashmir under curfew
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Through the eyes of five men we tell the story of a day in besieged Kashmir 

Kashmir unrest: Day 1 of Valley schools, gates locked, students and teachers absent
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The government’s decision to re-open schools is seen as an attempt to break the separatist-sponsored shutdown in the Valley.

Kashmir unrest: Govt sticks to restrictions to tackle protesters, fuels anger
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

On Thursday, as the separatists announced a several hour relaxation in the shutdown and asked people to “stock essential items”, the J&K government announced a strict curfew.

Kashmir unrest: Two injured in firing, toll 44
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The death toll rose to 44 after 75-year-old Gul Muhammad, who was injured three days ago in Kupwara, succumbed to injuries at a hospital.

Kashmir unrest: Newspapers return after CM Mehbooba Mufti expresses ‘regret’
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Soon after the meeting with the Chief Minister, editors and owners of print publications met in Srinagar and decided that their printing presses would start again Wednesday night.

Kashmir unrest: Court orders FIR against DSP for ‘killing’ J&K youth
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

According to a court application filed by his father, Abdul Rehman Mir, a police team led by DSP Yasir Qadri barged into their home and killed Shabir.

kashmir unrest: No newspapers until govt admits ban, say editors
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

On Monday, the state government had said there was no ban on newspapers and asked the editors to resume publication.

J&K lifts media curbs, shifts SSP behind raids
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

On Friday night, printing presses were raided, printing machines stopped and their staff reportedly detained as the J&K government sought to enforce a complete information blockade.

Mehbooba Mufti in opposition and in power — two different people
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

The current crisis in the Valley has exposed the dichotomy between Mehbooba Mufti as a leader of the opposition and as a chief minister.

Mehbooba Mufti in opposition and in power – two different people
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

The current crisis in the Valley has exposed the dichotomy between Mehbooba Mufti as a leader of the opposition and Mehbooba Mufti as a chief minister.

Kashmir: No newspaper for second day running, lines down, restlessness grows in Valley
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Following the protests over militant Burhan Wani’s killing on July 8, the government on Friday night raided newspaper printing presses, seized hundreds of copies and “conveyed” to owners its decision to impose the curb till July 19.

Congress demands all-party meet on Kashmir
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

3 civilians injured in firing as protesters try to storm Army camp in Bandipore

Kashmir gagged: Newspaper presses raided, editors say staff held
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

J&K govt says the curbs on newspapers, first of their kind, ‘reluctant’ decision to guard against ‘projections in media’.

J-K government raid printing presses, snap cable TV networks
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

“This is undemocratic,” Editor Srinagar Times – an Urdu daily published from Srinagar - and noted Cartoonist Bashir Ahmad Bashir told The Indian Express.

Kashmir violence: Among victims, class X student, sole breadwinner of family of 7
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

A school student, a management student, and a teenager who was the family’s sole breadwinner

6 cops killed this year in Kashmir: Son of a labourer, a part-time Imam
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

From a 37-year-old who left behind a pregnant wife to the sole breadwinner of a family, from a part-time imam to the driver trapped inside his vehicle, The Indian Express tracks their stories.

Kashmir protest: Lives turn into a list
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

An auto rickshaw driver and a college student are among the civilians killed in protests.

Protests in Kashmir: Centre sends eye specialists for pellet victims
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah had tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, over a series of tweets, asked for eye and trauma specialists to be sent to Kashmir.

Kashmir violence: Among the dead, engineer, farmer, imam and students
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

From a 16-year-old student to a 40-year-old farmer, The Indian Express tracks down the dead.

Kashmir protests: Another boy succumbs to injuries, death toll rises to 31
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Amir Nazir Latoo succumbed during the night at SMHS hospital after doctors struggled for several hours to save his life.

Kashmir protests: Her MLAs fearful, CM Mufti asks ministers to step out
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Three days into the protests, the Chief Minister herself is nowhere to be seen — she has only issued two statements, appealing for calm — and her own party MLAs are fearful of the backlash.

Kashmir protest on, toll up to 30
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Appealing for peace, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the government was taking “various measures to restore calm” but she required “people’s support”.

Kashmir protest: Several children among those injured
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Sartaj is one of many minors to have sustained injuries in the latest conflict.

Toll rises to 30 as Kashmir continues to simmer amid curfew
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

A 13-year-old boy Asif Ahmad Bhat of Chitragam in Zainpora Shopian was killed on Sunday evening when security forces opened fire on protesters.

Burhan killing protests: 21 dead in Kashmir clashes, state urges Hurriyat to help restore peace
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Centre calls for calm, state urges parties, Hurriyat to restore peace.

J&K clashes: Toll rises to 16; Mehbooba Mufti convenes emergency cabinet meet
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

The death toll has risen to 15 since clashes started after the news of Hizbul Mujahideen’s commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani broke out Friday evening.

Clashing with forces, mourners make their way to funeral
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Wani was finally buried in the “martyrs’ cemetery” at the Eidgah at 3 pm.

J&K: Protests across Valley after Eid prayers, several injured
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Despite the state government putting separatist leaders under house arrest, people took to the streets in several parts of the Valley.

Pampore militant attack: 2016 could well be the ‘hot summer’ for security agencies
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The attack on convoy, third high profile militant attack on the national highway in recent months, has sent the security agencies into a huddle.

Told not to wear abaya, DPS Srinagar teacher quits school
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said, “We live in a multi-religious, multi-cultural set-up. We have a secular fabric (and) no force on any such issue will be accepted. We are not France.”

Boatman Ghulam Mohammad Guroo saved five tourists but lost fight to Jhelum river
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

He saved five tourists, but while retrieving their luggage, lost the fight to the Jhelum, the river that was his home for several decades.

DPS row: Banning female teachers from wearing abaya is serious issue, says J-K’s Education Minister
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

We live in a multi-religious, multi-cultural set-up. We have a secular fabric. No force on any such issue will be accepted. We are not France, adds the J-K”s Education Minister.

Jammu temple row: Rioters let off on directions from Nagpur, says Omar Abdullah
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Omar said the state government was being run by the RSS by remote control from Nagpur. “Essentially, Nagpur is calling the shots in our state,” he said. “Mehbooba ji is just a puppet.”