Monthly Archives: January 27, 2015

Why Aamir’s PK Censures Hindu Gods

Why Aamir’s PK Censures Hindu Gods

By Mohamad Zubair-u-Din Rajkumar Hirani directed blockbuster ‘PK’ has created a lot of debate in India. The movie attracted the prime time debate on Indian news channels after Hindu right-wing activists staged a series of protests to demand a ban on the movie for its alleged anti-Hindu content. The movie starts with the arrival of

Top Army officer, trooper, 2 rebels killed in Kashmir’s Tral

By News Desk Srinagar, Jan 27: A top Army officer was among the dead, which included two militants and as many troopers, in an ongoing encounter between rebels and Indian forces in south Kashmir’s Tral area, police said. Another Army man was also injured during the exchange of gunfire. Colonel M N Rai, the commanding

Kashmir Protests Prophet Caricatures; Effigy of Cartoonist Set Ablaze

By News Desk Srinagar, Jan 23: Angry demonstrators in Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar Friday burned the effigy of a cartoonist to show their anger at the publishing of controversial cartoons by a French magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Peaceful protests were held across Kashmir valley, mostly Muslim, after congregational Friday prayers today at the call of various

A Tale of Two Ethnic Cleansings in Kashmir

By S A Aiyar January 19 marks the 25th anniversary of the Azaadi (independence) uprising in the Kashmir Valley, leading to the ethnic cleansing of around 400,000 Kashmir Pandits. For some, this day heralded the rejection of Indian rule by protesting Kashmiris, followed by the bloody suppression of Kashmiri human rights by Indian forces (portrayed

Jaish, Lashkar militants killed in North Kashmir’s Sopore

By News Desk Sopore, Jan 18: Three days after gunning down five militants in a fierce encounter, government forces Sunday killed two insurgents belonging to Jaish-e- -Muhammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfits in a three-hour-long firefight in Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir. Acting on a specific tip-off about the presence of