Back to the past: Cycle of violence takes toll on Kashmir youth

By Sheikh Qayoom

Srinagar : Has the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani acted only as the trigger to set off the kind of widespread violence Kashmir hasn't seen for many years?

If the answer is Yes, then why does Kashmir become the victim of cyclic violence that often devours its own children without making any material difference to the overall ground realities here?

शेख़ गुलाब : गुमनामी में गायब अंग्रेजों से लोहा लेनेवाला शख्स

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

आज़ादी के इतने सालों बाद शेख़ गुलाब को याद करना बेहद ख़ास है. मुझे यह समझ नहीं आ रहा है कि इस सच्चे देशभक्त किसान नेता को न सिर्फ़ इस देश ने बल्कि उसकी क़ौम और उस समाज ने भी भुला दिया, जिनके लिए वे अपनी आख़िरी सांस तक लड़ते रहे.

Raj Babbar: Will the 'villain' become a hero for Congress in UP?

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow : Raj Babbar, the new Congress president in Uttar Pradesh, often played the villain in Bollywood. Will the actor-turned-politician prove to be a hero for the party in Uttar Pradesh? The jury is split as the Congress faces its biggest test ahead of assembly polls in the state which was once its pocket borough.

Wedding receptions cancelled in Kashmir Valley

By Ruwa Shah

Srinagar : The weddings are still taking place, albeit quietly, in the Kashmir Valley. But invitations to wedding receptions have been cancelled en masse amid violence, curfews and shutdowns.

The valley, Srinagar included, has been virtually shuttered since the Friday killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani triggered street protests leaving over 30 people dead and hundreds injured.

The violent explosion took place when the valley was about to witness the beginning of marriage season after a month of Ramadan fasting.

My thoughts on Zakir Naik

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Yesterday, I recorded a Periscope video on my thoughts on Zakir Naik. While Dr. Naik can be criticized for style and content of his speeches but there is no evidence to show that he supports terrorism. In fact, there are videos of him condemning terrorism and terrorist organizations.

Why the drama of denial in case of Kashmir?

By Maariyah Siddique and Ieshan Wani for

As tension escalates for the fourth day in the Valley, the death toll in Kashmir has officially reached 30. Adil Ahmad Mattoo, who was injured in police firing at Bijbehara in South Kashmir, succumbed to injuries last night at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in Srinagar.

As a journalist, our job is to inform. We will be very direct and personal while informing the readers for their right to be informed.

Understanding the 'Burhan phenomenon'


By Arshi Javaid for,

As death toll rises in Kashmir, reports of security forces attacking hospitals, ambulances

By Amit Kumar and Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Roll back to the summer of 2010. Six years ago, the Kashmir Valley witnessed the death of 120 innocents at the hands of security forces. At that time, Omar Abdullah was the Chief Minster of Jammu and Kashmir, and Mehbooba Mufti was in opposition. Like any other opposition leader, she did her best to gain maximum political mileage out of the situation and acted like if she came to power, no innocent's blood would ever be spilled on the streets of Kashmir.

Why you need to support Dr. Zakir Naik

By Dr Muhammad Ajmal for,

There is no need for an introduction on Zakir Naik, everyone knows him - he is a well-known Islamic public speaker who was recently awarded King Faisal award, the most prestigious award for Islamic activities globally. He is a very known personality in the world, being recognized and rewarded not as a terrorist or a terrorist supporter but as a Muslim intellectual.

Markandey Katju: A perilous manipulator or a doltish sympathizer?

By Sayed Abdullah Sadat for,