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Five Things To Learn From Ink Attack On Kashmir MLA Rashid

Five Things To Learn From Ink Attack On Kashmir MLA Rashid

BY Maria Syed The ink attack on Independent Kashmir legislator by ‘Hindu Sena’ group at Press Club in New Delhi took place hours after Shiv Sainiks raided BCCI office in Mumbai to disrupt a meeting between PCB Chief and his Indian counterpart. A post-mortem of the twin ‘attacks’ has the following messages: An Emboldened Right

Why A Pandit Says No To Kashmir

Three years ago, I had a candid chat with a Kashmiri Pandit whose palatial house in Srinagar is occupied by paramilitary forces. He owns couple of apartments in Indian northern satellite city of Gurgaon, runs a property business and is doing very well financially. Our conversation started with the mention of snow-clad mountain peaks, fresh

‘No To Townships For Kashmiri Pandits’: Who Said What

Maria Syed Srinagar, Apr 8: Dubbing them as “townships of hatred”, both pro- and anti-India leaders in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday opposed building composite townships for migrant Kashmir Pandits. “We won’t allow these townships of hatred and will oppose it tooth and nail,” the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik said at

Hurriyat Leader Masarat Alam Walks Free; BJP Says Will Endanger Coalition

By Maria Syed Srinagar, Mar 7: Hours after firebrand Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam walked free from a jail in north Kashmir on the orders of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an ally of Peoples Democratic Party, said the release could spell ‘danger’ to the coalition. 42-year-old Alam, who is believed to

Mirwaiz Umar For Joint Resistance Against Settling West Pakistan Refugees

By Maria Syed Srinagar, Jan 12: A senior pro-freedom leader in disputed Kashmir valley Monday warned of an agitation if the federal government went ahead with its proposal to grant permanent resident status to Hindu refugees who settled in the state after their migration from erstwhile West Pakistan following the communal violence during Partition of