Ruwa Shah

Articles By Ruwa Shah

Fear of BJP brings out voter in boycott zone

The BJP has been banking on the boycott tradition, so that the migrant Hindu population’s vote would come into play.

Campaign trail

In 2013, when Afzal was hanged, Ratanpuri was the first from a mainstream party to meet Geelani at his Delhi residence.

Roadshow with guards, 5 women, 3 curious boys

The roadshow was by Moti Kaul, whom the BJP counts as a serious contender in Habbakadal.

Some driven by personal loss, some by wish to uplift women

Only 9 women candidates have filed nominations for 46 seats in Kashmir valley; here are the backgrounds.

Candidates face attacks, protests

In Karan Nagar area of the city, NC legislator Shameema Fidous’s convoy was attacked.

Blow to National Conference as its south Kashmir face Mehboob Beg pulls out

Mehboob Beg said the NC announced his candidature in the fifth list as if they were “in doubt” about it.

BJP’s woman face in Valley seeks votes for change

Hina is, however, banking on “vote for change”. Ironically she sells the BJP in the name of Babri Masjid.

Call across parties: what of other cases?

And all parties referred to other cases of alleged human rights violation by the armed force in the valley.

Assembly polls: J-K police launches crackdown against separatists after boycott call

The crackdowns on the separatist leaders have been launched as they have given a call for poll boycott.

Villages in Bandipora under water, farmers lose livelihood

The entire village comprising of 700 families in Check-ganistan rely on the agriculture.

Mosque turns relief camp, helps Gujarat woman deliver baby, go home

Neeta and her family could not be contacted as they left no contact details.

A hospital on Srinagar’s outskirts is nursing home for hundreds

Volunteers from North Kashmir arranged blood pouches for the critically ill.

Pahari-speaking people in J&K to get quota in government jobs

The Bill is aimed to attract votes from the Pahari-speaking communities.

Pakistani actors on Zee’s Zindagi, making a buzz at Srinagar’s book fair

The Pakistani serials have made a buzz in Kashmir since they were first telecasted from Zee’s Zindagi channel.

Pray in peace: Valley mosques go for jammers

The jammers are switched on along with the Azaan the call for prayers and switched off once the prayers end.

After 24 years, Hindu temple reopens in militant hub

The temple in Seer Jagir village in Sopore town was shut after Kashmiri pandits left the Valley in 1990.

Some of the juice missing from strawberries, cherries

The fruit hits the markets at the onset of summer in May-June.

Ex-militant’s wife sets herself on fire, critical

The families have been struggling in Kashmir to get basic needs.