• Can we spare education, please?

    Conflict affects education in more ways than one. The risk to life is well at the top. But there are other hidden – and not so hidden – crises that affect the functioning of educational systems in any conflict zone....

  • Home Minister’s visit

    It is not known how many people in Kashmir were really enthused when Home Minister Rajnath Singh landed here to look into the unrest ‘himself’. ...

  • Think it over

    It’s unfortunate, but this is what the reality is – the Central government has, over the years, been looking at and treating Kashmir as just a “law and order problem”, which it thinks could be resolved through administrative or military measures only. ...

  • Containing anger

    Kashmir is once burning yet again. Despite continued curfew and severe restrictions in place, not a single day passes without police-public clashes being reported from some or the other area. Most of the time people have really genuine reasons to come out on streets to agitate,...

  • Stop cover-up; admit wrongs!

    Democracy, as the definitions go, is “government by discussion”. However, call it travesty of democracy or its failure in Kashmir, the successive governments here have belied the very basis of their power – the people – by repeated indulgence in democide ...

  • We are back!

    During the intervening night of July 15 and 16, Police raided Kashmir Images Printing Press at Shalteng in the outskirts of Srinagar. The police seized the printing copies of Daily Uqab (that too is printed from the printing facility) and seized all the printing material of Daily Kashmir Images....

  • Violence is no solution

    For the past one week now, Kashmir Valley has once again been in the midst of chaos and mayhem. Notwithstanding how they articulate it and what they may want the people to believe, fact of the matter remains that “disproportionate” ...

  • Confess wrongs

    “What’s happening in Kashmir? What do you think could be done to arrest the situation from going further adrift into anarchic chaos? How can the tempers be calmed and people stopped from coming out on the roads?”...

  • Give peace a chance

    The state government’s decision of getting a specialized team of eye surgeons from New Delhi and other parts of the country to Kashmir to take care of the persons injured during the present unrest...

  • It’s more than law and order problem

    It is unfortunate that while nearly 30 people have lost their lives during Kashmir’s fresh turmoil, the government in New Delhi is still looking at the situation through the prism of security....

  • What’s happening?

    Once again the “elected representatives” of the people have let them down. For the past few days Kashmir has been facing a renewed turmoil with once again the ordinary people being on the receiving end....

  • Ah! No lessons have been learnt

    Once again precious lives have lost and once again it has been proved beyond any doubt that government forces here in Jammu and Kashmir have miserably failed to learn any lessons from past experiences....

  • Growing radicalization

    That Kashmiri youth are getting increasingly radicalized is a big cause of worry, not only for the state and its security establishment but for one and all. And the biggest worry,...

  • Running away from reality

    Humans are, by nature, programmed not to look squarely into the face of a tragedy. Gloom is unpopular and, as such, people have perfected the art of “out of sight, out of mind” escapism. In case of Kashmir, successive governments in New Delhi have adopted this intrinsic human behaviour into a state policy....

  • Tackling Corruption

    It was around this time last year when government sacked over sixty corrupt and non-performing officials. The move was appreciated by all, and everybody extolled the government to continue the drive,...