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The long history of political instability in Pakistan

April 16, 2022 9:13 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: Every elected government has had to contend with the military and judiciary. Whether that changes with the Imran Khan case, in which the Supreme Court acted in a constitutionally appropriate way, remains to be seen

Militants at all-time low, claims Jammu & Kashmir IGP

December 31, 2021 2:03 pm

"This is the first time that the total number of terrorists has come down below 200 across Kashmir," IGP Kumar said. "It is also the first time in history that the number of local terrorists is below 100 – at 85 or 86.”

In Valley, police the prime target, Srinagar main stage

December 16, 2021 7:48 am

🔴 Data show that for the first time in a year, the number of police personnel killed by militants has outnumbered the collective toll of other security personnel who were targeted in the Valley: 19 of the 27 killed.

'Remarkable' reduction in no. of youths joining militancy since Aug 5 last year: Report

February 09, 2020 5:56 pm

According to a report prepared by security agencies, on an average five local youths have joined militancy every month since August 5 last year, as compared to the earlier rate of 14 per month.

J&K: 12-year-old boy held hostage, killed despite mother’s appeal to militants

March 23, 2019 8:04 am

Until Friday morning, Shareefa Jan, held hope that her 12-year-old son, Atif Mir, might come out alive amid the raging gunfight between militants and security forces in north Kashmir’s Hajin village. But when the 24-hour gun battle ended in the afternoon, that hope shattered.

Army asks mothers to stop their sons from joining militancy

March 09, 2019 6:18 pm

General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon also appealed the parents to stop their children from joining militant ranks.

The nuances of 35A

August 09, 2018 12:05 am

There is a powerful argument for not abrogating the Article. But we must also think beyond the binaries on it.

US terror tag on Hizbul Mujahideen unlikely to affect militancy in Valley

August 17, 2017 6:40 pm

For India, designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terror outfit is going to be a big diplomatic victory as it will also put Pakistan under pressure to rein in Hizb and its leadership in that country.

At least 10 youths weaned away from militancy in North Kashmir, let off after counseling: MHA report

August 17, 2017 11:29 am

"Unlike South Kashmir, parents and guardians in North immediately alert local police the moment their children join terrorist organisation. This helps the cops to track them immediately before they are completely radicalised," a senior official explained.

J-K cop accused of encouraging militancy acquitted

June 22, 2017 6:03 am

Shiv Kumar was credited with killing 68 militants in the Chenab Valley region. He was accused of giving one Abdul Rashid a bag containing a pistol, an AK 56 rifle, ammunition and three Chinese grenades.


Jammu and Kashmir children interact with PM Modi

January 13, 2016 8:16 am

Kashmir, Jan 13 (ANI): It was a dream come true for some 240 children from Jammu and Kashmir as they interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence in New Delhi.The youth, in the age-group of 15 to 24, were mostly from militancy-affected families, orphanages and weaker sections of the society.The Prime Minister interacted with the students for over half-an-hour and spoke about steps being taken for Jammu and Kashmir's development, including in areas like tourism, digital connectivity and housing among others.The Prime Minister also discussed problems like unemployment in the state.The kids were on a visit to Delhi as part of the "Wattan Ko Jano" or "know your country" initiative being carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with the State government. The government organizes such interactive sessions to give exposure to children from militancy-affected Jammu and Kashmir and provide them an opportunity to understand the dividends of peace.