Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: militancy

Girls studying in a school in Pakistan

Local tribal council negotiating talks with militants who burnt down schools in Diamer district

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Online petition launched asking Imran Khan to lift ban on release of film ‘Manto’ in Pakistan; Pakistan-Afghanistan border to be completed by December 2019. 
Indian Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times

Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

The unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.
File image of the Indian army in Kashmir

More killings, greater alienation: How the situation in Kashmir is slipping out of hand

Since the Narendra Modi-led BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, Kashmir has witnessed more violence, deaths and alienation of the masses
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti

‘Rogue elements’ were lured by money to contest Kashmir local polls, Mehbooba Mufti says

Former CM Mehbooba Mufti also says low turnout shows Kashmir local body polls are a wasted effort
Security personnel guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar | S Irfan/PTI

Holding elections in Kashmir, without public trust, was a bad idea

Nobody in Delhi deemed it worthwhile to take a step back and see if Kashmir was in favour of elections at this juncture.
Satya Pal Malik

Assembly polls in J&K as soon as possible, don’t want govt through defection: Governor

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says Friday’s killing of 3 special police officers shows militants’ desperation, because security forces have taken upper hand.
File photo of a protest held by Kuki Students' Organisation | RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

Kuki Black Day is a grim reminder of a horrible massacre in the northeast

Kuki people can’t be expected to simply forget the massacres carried out against them by Naga militants.

Decoding the idea of ‘azadi’ in Kashmir

In his new book, David Devdas collates and analyses different responses of people living in the Valley and puts the rise of new militancy in context. ...
Funeral of Policeman Mohd Yaqoob Shah, who was gunned down in Pulwama | PTI

The new Kashmiri militant has a new target: Policemen on leave, at home

Three police personnel were killed this Eid, one of them while out to offer prayers.
Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police (JKAP) | Saqib Majeed/ Getty Images

Son of Kashmiri cop killed by militants is now a celebrated officer himself

Additional SP Nasir Ahmed received his second President’s medal for gallantry on 15 August.
Foreign investment has transformed China

A little humility from the Communist Party will serve China well

By taking all the credit for the country’s stunning economic rise, the Communist Party is threatening its continued prosperity.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...