Muzamil Jaleel

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19-year-old Arif Hussain fifth to die in protests that started in Handwara
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Arif Ahmad was the fifth person to die in protests that started Tuesday in Handwara over the alleged molestation of a minor girl who is now said to be “under police protection” along with her father.

Handwara protests: Girl, father in custody, kin demand release
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

DIG for North Kashmir Uttam Chand said the girl’s father too was in their custody.

Ex-HC judge’s complaint opens his can of worms: cops
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Justice R C Gandhi who retired in 2010 from Rajasthan High Court was a judge in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court from 1995 to 2006.

Panama Papers: Jaish chief Masood Azhar praises China, slams Nawaz Sharif
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Masood Azhar has slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying “the ruling family has been exposed in its financial dealings in such a way that everybody is cursing them”.

Mehbooba Mufti takes over Jammu & Kashmir reins today
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

How she responds and takes along the PDP-BJP govt will determine future of J&K’s electoral politics

After meeting PM, Mehbooba set to be J&K CM: ‘Trust him’
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Speaking to reporters outside 7 Race Course Road, Mehbooba said: "The meeting with Prime Minister Modi was very positive. I will call a legislature party meeting on Thursday," she said.

J&K govt formation – Mehbooba in a corner: Talks fail, party divided
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Currently, however, the PDP legislators seem to be behind Mehbooba’s decision on not taking over unless the BJP leadership makes public a time frame for implementing the agenda of alliance.

Eyeball to eyeball in J&K as PDP, BJP refuse to budge
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Ram Madhav says not accepting new demands, PDP wants agenda restored.

Framed As A Terrorist book review: My Name is Khan And I’m Not a Terrorist
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Mohammad Aamir Khan’s account of his false implication in a terror case echoes the story of hundreds of Muslim men framed as terrorists

A prisoner’s letter to a lover begins: “These words may never reach you”
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

Agha Shahid Ali’s The Country Without a Post Office is a Kashmiri poet’s lament for his home and his people. Why is it that his voice has still not reached Delhi?

J&K link opens up: 13 days after Ishrat died, man who tied her to LeT killed
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

J&K police also claimed to have busted a Lashkar module in Srinagar and arrested 18 men who they claimed had provided logistic support to Mehmood and Zahid.

The other sedition arrest — S A R Geelani
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Acquitted of Parliament attack, survivor of bid on life, held for sedition

The line of resistance
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

The Indian flag in Kashmir has transcended its role as the symbol of a nation. Its unfurling or burning, its insult or respect have become political statements on either side of the deep divide.

If I see a wall, I will scale it or if needed, break it: Tassaduq Hussain Mufti
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Tassaduq talks about the reasons for returning, and defends his father’s recent political decisions.

Peerbagh murder: A love story, a death, a man who thought he was a woman
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

His family had filed a missing person’s report on January 13, a day after he went missing, and a day before his body was found.

Pathankot attack part of our activity, nothing to do with Indo-Pak dialogue: Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief also dismissed the perception within Pakistan that claiming responsibility for the Pathankot attack harms the interests of Pakistan

Mehbooba Mufti introduces brother to party, politics
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Best known for his cinematography of Bollywood hit Omkara, Tassaduq has so far maintained that he wasn’t interested in politics.

Pakistan on dangerous road, God’s army won’t feel my absence: Jaish chief Masood Azhar goes online
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The piece, written under his pen name Saidi, was published this evening in Al Qalam, considered the Jaish’s online mouthpiece.

Afzal Guru and the Jaish’s jihad project
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

In December 2013, Maulana Masood Azhar’s organisation published Aaina, a book that Afzal Guru allegedly wrote while on death row in prison.

Plot to link attack to Sikh group using Army man: Hawara aide
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

On January 4, a day after the Pathankot operations ended, Ahluwalia was questioned by the Special Cell. “They came to my house around 5 pm and interrogated me until 2 am and then let me go home.”

Mehbooba Mufti set to step in as J&K CM: Why the shoes are extra large
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

A law graduate, Mehbooba was fielded from the family home turf of Bijbehara. She was one of the two Congress candidates to win from Kashmir.

His own journey
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed understood that politics, especially in a setting like Kashmir, was a shifting game. He made bold moves. He also knew the importance of waiting

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: The power centre and his journey
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

For last 16 years, it seemed Mufti had concluded that the shift he made in 1999 was final. But when Mufti decided to form a coalition with BJP, it was a surprise.

Explaining the history of Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad, the mystery of its re-emergence
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

The Jaish struggled for years to get a foothold in Kashmir after that, and the J&K Police and other security agencies were able to consistently foil its plans.

Simply put: Sheikh Nimr and Saudi-Iran tussle
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

What is the context of the execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr, Tehran’s subsequent rage and Riyadh’s severing of diplomatic relations with it? What is the nature of Shia-Sunni divide, and why Kashmir and India have remained largely insulated from it.

Bihar polls: In Jagannath’s bastion, his son Nitish battles other Nitish’s vengeful maha gathbandhan
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Jhanjharpur is divided not just along party lines. Its voters are not only choosing a representative but are participants themselves in a political feud.

Bihar polls: Struggling to survive, too proud to beg, they wish they weren’t Brahmin
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

They are Brahmins. Poverty has taken everything away from them — except the attitude of the upper caste.

Bihar polls: Away from broader poll rhetoric, caste comes first in Mithilanchal
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accusation that Nitish Kumar government was “sheltering terrorists” during a rally in Darbhanga has become a point of discussion.

Why Owaisi’s point man, Akhtar-ul-Iman, in Bihar left RJD, JD(U) to join him
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Akhtar-ul-Iman, chief of AIMIM in Bihar is recontesting from Kocha Dhaman, where he has been the MLA from here twice, having won on an RJD ticket in the previous two elections.

Bihar polls: His hunt for victory modest, Owaisi’s pitch is for a party for Indian Muslims
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Kishanganj Muslims largely wary of dividing their vote but AIMIM chief finds audience among youth.

Bihar student killed in Nepal crackdown on Madhesis at border, Modi calls Nepal PM
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Indian officials have been saying that the supplies of essentials were stopped due to the blockade by the Madhesis.

Border Ballot: In Raxaul, they vote for a Bihar govt that will ‘solve problem in Nepal’
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Sympathy for the Madhesi cause is widespread among people living along the border, with their shared ties going back a long way.

Bihar polls: Hurt by ‘certain community’ remark, they ask: Aren’t we his responsibility?
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Never has the Muslim community witnessed an election so bitter, a campaign so acrimonious, scattering seeds of distrust to pit faith against faith, caste against caste.

Bihar polls: People made me cry a lot, says BJP’s ‘pucca Musalman’
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Abdul Rehman, 38, is one of the only two Muslim candidates fielded by the BJP, and the only one in Seemanchal.

People are saying Modiji is a factor in Owaisi’s coming here: RJD’s Abdul Bari Siddiqui
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Excerpts from Abdul Bari Siddiqui's interview in Ali Nagar, from where he has won two consecutive elections on an RJD ticket.

As Asaduddin Owaisi campaigns across Seemanchal, Muslims ask: Will he unite or divide votes?
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The fear of a split in votes and a Muslim community divided along strict caste lines are a big hurdle. His party is a serious contender in two constituencies — Kochadhaman and Kishanganj town.