Bashaarat Masood


Terror funding: NIA to quiz Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son, Hurriyat cries foul
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Nayeem, Geelani’s elder son, is a doctor who was in Pakistan for 12 years before returning to the Valley in November 2010.

Kashmir: Supplies shut, residents help one another with food, money and medicine
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Kashmir unrest: The longest curfew in the Valley will be lifted on Monday.

PDP’s ‘daughter’ appeal earns scorn from Hurriyat, BJP
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The Hurriyat has accused CM Mehbooba Mufti of failing to keep the sanctity of any relationship

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets Burhan Wani’s father in Bengaluru ashram
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Sri Sri had tweeted: “Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani, was in the ashram for the last 2 days. We discussed several issues.”

Kashmir unrest: Schools record lessons, post study material online
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

With time ticking away, schools are trying to find ways out. Some schools in Srinagar have prepared CDs and recorded videos of teachers discussing the lessons, and shared them with students.

Kashmir unrest: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested for first time
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Move temporary requirement till normalcy is restored, says state govt

Kashmir unrest: In Valley, a new health emergency called barricades
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

With curfew and restrictions in place for 49 days now, admissions in hospitals in the Valley have come down by 40 per cent, say doctors.

Kashmir’s longest curfew: ‘It is painful when your baby needs milk and you’re helpless’
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Srinagar sees the first light of day at 5.15 am; by 6.30 police and paramilitary personnel are manning every street, lane and bylane of Old City, the separatist stronghold.

Kashmir unrest: Policeman resigns at rally, police say he was coerced
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Over the last few weeks, separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has named several police officers for allegedly “committing excesses” against civilians.

For solution to J&K dispute, India must shun violence and uphold UN resolution: Syed Ali Shah Geelani
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

"We understand that the universal principle of Right to Self-Determination is the only road through which peace can be achieved in Jammu and Kashmir," said Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Stone-pelting new form of Pak attack on India: Arun Jaitley
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Without naming rival political parties, Jaitley said some people with “narrow vision” could only see the arrested stone-pelters, not the injured policemen and security personnel in hospitals.

Kashmir unrest: One killed, 70 injured in Valley protests
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Defying restrictions, people in various parts of Kashmir take to streets, raise pro-freedom slogans.

Meeting with president starts war of words between Omar Abdullah, BJP’s Ram Madhav
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Both Omar and Madhav have taken to micro-blogging site twitter to take jibes at each other.

Army commander’s plea on talks with all reflects urgency, says Kashmir separatist leader Mirwaiz
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda’s remarks came amid concerns at the top levels of government at the continuing standoff in the Valley, with the PDP-BJP unable to resolve the situation.

J&K opp parties meet President, seek political dialogue with all stakeholders
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The opposition leaders today expressed “concern” that if the situation is not brought under control, “even those willing to talk now may find it difficult to do so later”.

J-K: Elderly couple injured in Tral, son blames cops
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Falahi was not home at the time. “A policemen told us to come out, saying that ‘DSP sahib wants to talk to you’,” Ahmad said.

Kashmir unrest: Valley lecturer killed in custody, ambulance driver shot, probe on
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The J&K government registered a case of murder against the “Army and others” Thursday while the Army, expressing regret, announced an inquiry into the incident that took place at Sharshali near Khrew in Pulwama district.

Kashmir unrest: 30-year-old lecturer beaten to death, toll reaches 66
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Villagers said that a large number of youth were injured when the security forces started beating them.

Kashmir unrest: You are only talking about owning land, need to own people too, says Omar to Centre
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Says Oppn parties from J&K will meet President, apprise him of situation.

Kashmir unrest: Five killed in fresh Valley firing, toll 65; curfew, restrictions tightened
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

With the fresh five killings of Tuesday morning, the toll of people killed has risen to 65.

Valley crisis not our fault, protests must be peaceful: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Addressing the programme at Bakshi Stadium, Mehbooba blamed people for letting their children be part of the protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8.

On Pakistan’s Independence Day, militants hoist flags, address rallies in Kashmir
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

As people assembled in the village, four militants, in black dress — with Hizbul Mujahideen scribbled on their backs — appeared and addressed the rally.

Kashmir unrest: Strict restrictions on movement of vehicles at night
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The new approach is seen as an attempt to break the separatist-sponsored shutdown in the valley

Family of officer Geelani named goes to say sorry, he snubs them
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The police official could not be reached for a comment despite several attempts.

Kashmir: Why the protests this time are very different from earlier ones
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

'This time, the protests are not strictly speaking, protests but an endorsement of the path chosen by a 22-year-old militant.'

Burhan Wani was pious, not a terrorist, says PDP MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Shah admitted that he has not been able to visit Tral since the July 8 encounter in which Wani was killed.

Kashmir unrest: In Sopore, youths on night vigil check vehicles
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

In Sopore, a separatist stronghold, protesters pelt policemen with stones in the day and keep “vigil” against their raids at night.

Centre misleading SC on Kashmir situation: Omar Abdullah
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

On Friday, the Centre had filed a status report before the apex court saying that the situation in Valley is improving.

Kashmir unrest: Separatists make it personal, name police officers
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

In a first, Hurriyat Conference has named a police officer for “firing pellets on protesters” and called him a “butcher and criminal”.

Police dismantle protesters’ tents in South Kashmir: Valley on edge as 40 more injured
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Even as curfew remained in place, there were reports of clashes at several places in Kashmir Valley, leaving many injured.

Lost in Paradise: Violence has cast a long shadow on children of the Valley
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Just another day in Kashmir for a child is often not about school, fun and games. In this summer of disquiet, violence has cast a long shadow on the children of the Valley.

Kashmir unrest: Doctors protest killings of civilians in Valley
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

The staff of SKIMS Medical College here held a demonstration to protest against the killings as well as alleged harassment of hospital staff by the paramilitary.

Kashmir protests: What Azadi…if you play with the future of children, asks Mehbooba
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

“In Islam, it is said education is right of every Muslim man and woman... when we destroy the foundation of education... when our colleges remain closed, we will remain far behind,” Mehbooba Mufti said.

Kashmir protests: Three injured in police firing in Shopian
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Separatists, meanwhile, extended the shutdown call till August 5.

Mehbooba Mufti: Sacrifice of children won’t go waste; securitymen had no idea they were targeting Burhan Wani
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

‘Had securitymen known Burhan was one of three at spot, there was a chance’.

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.