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Ahead Of Zubin’s Concert, Four Youths Die In CRPF Firing

Ahead Of Zubin’s Concert, Four Youths Die In CRPF Firing

Police have used force to quell a demonstration in south Kashmir’s Shopian area after paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force personnel (CRPF) shot dead at least four youths, who locals say were civilians. The incident, happening just hours ahead of the performance of a reputed conductor Zubin Mehta at a Germany-sponsored music concert in Shalimar Garden

Marginalized, Kashmir’s Surrendered Militants Return To Pak

“We were foreigners in Azad Kashmir but still we were provided with passports. Here we are not even provided a state subject certificate, which is our birth right.”   Mosques blurted out songs of freedom, friends gave them a parting hug and grandmothers applied kohl in their eyes. That was a familiar scene in early

Kashmir Family’s Endless Wait For Disappeared Son

Life was normal for Mattoo’s till that ill-fated cold, breezy November 3 afternoon in 1993 when ‘a ghost came from dark’ and took away their seven-year-old son, Javed Mattoo. This was the time when India launched a massive anti-insurgency operation against pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan militants – who had returned from across the border after getting

Kashmir Needs Genuine Peace Overtures, Not Army’s Sham Iftar Parties

With the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan nearing its end, the Indian armed forces, mainly the Indian Army, these days, are busy hosting Iftaar parties as part of their so-called efforts “to strengthen and cement the bond between Awam and Army.” There is nothing wrong in hosting iftar parties per se, but when seen in

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