Big Story: First-ever UN Human Rights Report accuses India of ‘unlawful killings’ in Kashmir, bats for right to self-determination 

Big Story: First-ever UN Human Rights Report accuses India of ‘unlawful killings’ in Kashmir, bats for right to self-determination 

Srinagar: In a major embarrassment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a first-ever detailed report on situation of human rights in “Indian-Administered Jammu and Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018, and general human rights concerns in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and […]

Is Modi trying to repackage himself as a ‘PEACENIK’?

Is Modi trying to repackage himself as a ‘PEACENIK’?

  On his just-concluded two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh parried a question whether New Delhi was ready to have a dialogue with the Hurriyat, and if yes, what would be its terms of reference? Instead Mr Singh chose to answer this important question in an indirect and hazy manner, […]

‘Kashmiris have genuine political grievances, Kashmir is an open prison: author Aditya Sinha

Indian journalist and author of three books Aditya Sinha is a man who likes to remain behind the scenes. He moderated discussions between retired Lieutenant General Asad Durrani and Amarjit Singh Dulat, the two former spymasters of Pakistan and India respectively, in Istanbul, Bangkok and Kathmandu. Their discussions eventually resulted in the publication of a […]

Big news: Kashmir’s Azadi camp calls Delhi’s dialogue offer ‘ambiguous, unclear’ 

Big news: Kashmir’s Azadi camp calls Delhi’s dialogue offer ‘ambiguous, unclear’ 

Srinagar: Seeking clarity and transparency from Indian leadership, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday rejected the dialogue offer  in current form made by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently by calling it “ambiguous and unclear”. Urging upon India to come up clean on the process, the JRL said: “The stakes for people of Kashmir are […]

Sacrilege of Srinagar’s symbol of resistance

Sacrilege of Srinagar’s symbol of resistance

  The bone chilling videos showing blood splattered on the floor of Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and pictures capturing the moment when tear gas shells were hitting the central mosque’s rooftop emanating black smoke this Friday are defining in many ways. These pictures and videos recording what exactly happened in and outside Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, […]

What Dulat said about the IB and Pandits in his memoir

  As Asad Durrani and Amarjit Singh Dulat, former spymasters of Pakistan and India respectively, are releasing their much awaited co-authored book THE SPY CHRONICLES: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace, written by journalist Aditya Sinha, in New Delhi, here is a recollection of what A.S. Dulat in his memoir Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years had documented about the Intelligence […]

Quick Take: Will Kashmir’s Azad bring ‘AZADI’ for the Congress party in Karnataka

Quick Take: Will Kashmir’s Azad bring ‘AZADI’ for the Congress party in Karnataka

    In electoral politics, especially in the case of voters throwing up a hung assembly, the floor test becomes sacrosanct. Out of 222 Assembly seats in Karnataka Legislative Assembly, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to win 104 constituencies and stake a claim to form a government as a single largest […]

Chief Minister’s ‘Ceasefire Flight’ crash lands before it could take off

Chief Minister’s ‘Ceasefire Flight’ crash lands before it could take off

  A fact: As Chief Minister of restive Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti is also chairperson of the Unified Command Headquarters (UCH). By definition, she, in her capacity as head of the unified command, should prevail over all the Corps Commanders of the Indian Army, chiefs of all security and intelligence agencies, chief secretary, civil […]