• 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,...

  • Problem of beggary

    Come Ramazan, Valley witnesses an unprecedented surge in the problem of beggary. Though a social evil, but here in the Valley the mendicancy has been flourishing with more and more people including small children joining the ranks...

  • Some introspection needed

    July 1st is observed as National Doctor’s day in India and on this day people in general thank all the doctors for their services to humankind. The profession of doctors is a noble one and it has rightly been said that doctors on earth...

  • Ecotourism?

    Even as ecotourism has been a buzzword for over two decades now, yet many a hot spots of tourism activity throughout the world are still grappling with ways and means of putting theory into practice. When it comes to tourism ...