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Muzamil Jaleel


Meeting with PM Modi: Why this thumbs up in J&K has many fingers crossed as well
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

More than a "change of heart," the refrain in Srinagar is that New Delhi’s move is shaped by political imperatives – from international to regional.

DDC polls verdict: Limited role but crucial space for those sidelined
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Now that the verdict is in, the polls have sharpened faultlines, as the PAGD has won largely in Muslim-majority areas while the BJP has retained its dominance in Hindu-majority Jammu.

Mehbooba Mufti opposes eviction of tribals; forest law yet to be implemented
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Last week, the administration launched a drive to demolish homes and seasonal hutments in the upper reaches of Pahalgam in Anantnag.

Gulmarg land case: Probe indicts L-G Advisor again
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Chargesheeted, arrested on September 23, 2013 and released on bail the same day, Khan went on to become Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir.

Shopian: Probe looks at role of SPO posted in Srinagar, Army says will act as per law
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

The SPO detained by J&K Police is Fayaz Ahmad Rather, working at the Rajbagh police mess in Srinagar and attached to a Deputy SP with the counter-insurgency Special Operations Group.

Behind Kashmir mainstream parties meet move: Public mood, eroding base, Delhi’s plans
Sun, Aug 23, 2020

This is the first time after August 5, 2019, that the six major mainstream parties — the National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress, People’s Conference, CPM and Awami National Conference — have come together.

Knew I had to stop gunman, stand for my college: Student shot at outside Jamia
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Shadab, who hails from Bhaderwah town in Doda district of J&K's Chinab valley, has been at Jamia for the past four years. "It is traumatic to even think of it... it was a close shave,'' the student said.

Custody death of a 20-year-old is part of cloud over Davinder Singh
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Singh, who joined the police in 1990 as a Sub Inspector, received an out-of-way promotion to first become an Inspector and then a Deputy Superintendent of Police. Singh joined the SOG when it was launched in 1994.

Parliament attack, Afzal Guru shadow back to haunt J&K Police officer
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Davinder Singh’s alleged role in the Parliament attack case was not probed. Asked about this on Sunday, IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said: “There is nothing as such in our records nor do I know anything about it... We will question him on this.”

Abrogation of J&K’s special status is being seen through one prism: The fear of demographic change
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

If, indeed, New Delhi believes the decision is for the good of the people, then what explains the siege around every household, an unprecedented communication blockade, a record troop build-up and the detention of almost everyone who has a political or social standing in Kashmir?

In J&K, questions over whether Urdu will remain official language
Wed, Sep 04, 2019

Before August 5, Urdu was the official language of J&K state, while official transactions and orders were also conducted and issued in English.

History headline: United colours of a flag
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

The pro-India political camp in Kashmir point to the irony in this: 80 years ago, the flag’s creators had conceived it as a symbol of unity — across classes, and religions.

Inside leaders’ lockdown in Kashmir: Frazzled nerves, hunger strike threat and a huddle in hotel
Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Like the over 50 men detained, their relatives — wives, children, mothers, sisters and parents — are all former VIPs. Until recently, their faces and names were a free pass through any official door in Kashmir.

Three weeks on, politics vacuum in Kashmir Valley, little sympathy on street
Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Three weeks into the lockdown, abrogation of the state’s special status, its bifurcation and downgrade into a Union Territory, the political vacuum is deepening on the ground.

Alert in Valley for I-Day, Governor will hoist Tricolour in Srinagar
Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Independence Day in Kashmir: “We are ready for the main function tomorrow. It will be held in Srinagar where the national flag will be hoisted by the Honourable Governor. In Jammu, the celebrations will be led by the Advisor to the Honourable Governor,” Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal said.

Deployed in Valley under lockdown, central forces too wait to call home
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

The government had brought satellite phones for its use, but soon found that they weren’t working. Subsequently, the cellphone companies, especially the government-owned BSNL, were asked to de-block a select number of phones.

BJP’s favoured face Sajad Lone detained, his wife despairs of road ahead
Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Days ahead of New Delhi’s move, Sajad Lone was part of the all-party meet in Srinagar that had called “any fiddling with J&K’s special status an aggression against the people of the state".

‘Slap on face of those who sought Kashmir resolution under Constitution’: Shah Faesal
Sat, Aug 10, 2019

Faesal, the first Kashmiri to top the IAS in 2009, resigned from the service earlier this year and set up J&K People's Movement with an aim to join mainstream electoral politics.

Ghulam Nabi Azad set to visit Srinagar today, more detentions in Valley
Thu, Aug 08, 2019

Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad is set to travel to Srinagar on Thursday, but sources said he is expected to be sent back from the airport.

Kashmir Valley has seen many a lockdown but why this time it is so different
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

The Kashmir Valley’s connection with the inside and the outside world has been cut — all internet connectivity, cellular, landline, and cable TV services have been snapped.

Unauthorised agents, airlines’ nexus on airfares: J&K Police
Fri, Jul 12, 2019

In February, when air ticket prices surged leading to public anger, the matter was taken up by the J&K government. At that time, the Delhi-Srinagar air fare was between Rs 13,000 to Rs 17, 000.

J&K: Clash among militant groups exposes rift in Valley
Sat, Jun 29, 2019

A commander of the Islamic State Jammu Kashmir (ISJK), which operates under the banner of Wilayah Al Hind, was killed and a Hizbul militant seriously injured in the gunfight in Anantnag district Wednesday.

Alert in J&K after Pakistan’s input to India and US on threat of ‘IED-vehicle’ attack
Sun, Jun 16, 2019

The entire security grid in J&K is on its toes after the alert, which came just days ago, regarding a possible attack by militants using an improvised explosive device mounted on a vehicle.

How Governor’s rule and President’s rule set J&K apart from other states
Fri, Dec 14, 2018

The state has been under central rule eight times, and moved from Governor’s rule to President’s rule (after six months) on two of those occasions.

J&K resettlement law: who it is for, why it has been challenged in Supreme Court
Tue, Dec 11, 2018

What is the law, and why has it been challenged?