A tea vendor from Bengal for whom Srinagar has been home for 30 yrs to a BSNL employee from Hyderabad who took a ‘voluntary’ posting in Baramulla — away from the ‘outsiders vs locals’ debate playing out at NIT and other colleges in J&K, are these stories
Ironically, at a time when the Jammu and Kashmir state government, seen here as an alliance of the “soft separatist” People’s Democratic Party’s and the “nationalist” Bharatiya Janata Party, is held up as a bold political experiment to bridge the deep divide between J and K.
While at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, both Kashmiris and “non-local” boys stressed that their names not be published, here, in this corner of south Kashmir, young people insisted they be named in this report.
Engineer Rashid, an Independent MLA of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, on Sunday demanded a criminal case against non-local engineering students of NIT, Srinagar, for allegedly assaulting a youth during a fracas with a group of Kashmiri students after India’s defeat to West Indies in T20 World Cup Thursday. “Let the police not force us to […]
Mufti, who visited her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s grave in Bijbehara in south Kashmir on Thursday, left for her hometown Bijbehara where she chaired the legislature party meet at her official residence in Gupkar.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to end the impasse over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. The PDP leader arrived at 7 Race Course Road this morning.
While the militants escaped the cordon dodging the police, it triggered an argument between DSP Zargar — who was leading the counter insurgency unit — and SP Parray, which later turned into a fist fight.
In her recent speeches, it seems that Mehbooba and her party are still in a dilemma over government formation. For, whatever she says publicly, it is not an easy decision for her given the stand she took after her father’s death.
According to senior police officers, the new phenomenon has its origins in the glamourised version of militancy symbolised by its modern day poster boy, 21-year-old Hizbul commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.