Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: militancy

Killing of Kashmiri professor—has govt outreach failed with more educated youth turning to militancy?

In the Shopian encounter Sunday, five suspected militants were killed, including an assistant professor. Has the government outreach failed with more educated youth turning to militancy? Experts weigh in.

Kashmiri soldier who joined Hizbul ‘never showed inclination towards militancy’, say kin

Family members of Idrees Mir say they were clueless about him joining a militant group until his picture brandishing an AK-47 went viral on social media.

The Kashmiri man who had the courage to call out a terrorist

Alleged ISIS terrorist Eisa Fazili, killed in a shootout this week, is fast becoming the Burhan Wani of 2018. But one voice in the Valley is challenging his celebration.

North Kashmir most vulnerable as new wave of militancy sweeps Valley

A photo of AMU scholar Mannan Wani carrying a gun had gone viral on social media, fuelling fears about highly-educated youths falling prey to militancy.

In a first, Rajnath Singh to connect with Valley youths at Kashmir University event

Move seen as part of peace process initiated by the Centre; home ministry has advised J&K govt to formulate rehab policy for youths who shunned militancy.

J&K adopts soft approach to local militants

PDP-BJP government has rolled out a new surrender policy for militants with the help of their families, a departure from the earlier policy to “neutralise” every single militant.

Life and death of Bhindranwale, one of India’s most dangerous men killed in Op Blue Star

My account of the last months of the dangerous man who Indira Gandhi unleashed her Army on, and sacrificed her life. Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

Top-heavy Punjab Police sets a new record, has 12 DGPs instead of sanctioned 2

More at the top, less at the bottom of the Punjab Police. Chitleen K Sethi

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.