‘New Delhi can’t keep on ignoring appeal for talks’

. “People sitting in New Delhi should go through the records whenever the relations between India and Pakistan have been cordial Kashmir has remained peaceful and situation has remained under control.”

‘New Delhi can’t keep on ignoring appeal for talks’

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Apr 4: The uncertain situation in Kashmir has once again put the question mark over the revival of tourism industry in the strife torn Valley. Sources told Precious Kashmir that 20 persons, including 13 militants, 4 civilians and three soldiers, getting killed in one day in three gunfights has created a scare […]

Kashmir’s generation next playing with fire?

Kashmir’s generation next playing with fire?

Precious Kashmir News Srinagar, Apr 3: The big debate going on in Kashmir at present is why young boys are picking up the guns. The separatists claim that Kashmir’s generation next has been pushed to the wall, while the people at the helm claim that Kashmiri youth have been radicalized and they are treading on […]

20 killings in a day sends shockwaves across Kashmir

20 killings in a day sends shockwaves across Kashmir

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Apr 2: Thirteen militants, four civilians and three soldiers getting killed in one day in south Kashmir has once again brought to fore the uncertainty which prevails in Kashmir and how fragile the peace is. Former Chief Minister and National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah has expressed alarm over more and more […]

PDP, BJP at loggerheads over AoA

PDP, BJP at loggerheads over AoA

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Apr 1: The coalition partners Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are at loggerheads over the implementation of Agenda of Alliance (AoA) in Jammu and Kashmir. Recently the PDP vice-president Sartaj Madni issued a hard hitting statement accusing BJP of going against the AoA. “Even as the state government […]

‘Holding talks with Pak, GoI’s prerogative’

‘Holding talks with Pak, GoI’s prerogative’

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Mar 29: Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has tried to put the ball into the court of Jammu and Kashmir government vis-à-vis holding talks with Pakistan. In a written reply to a question by Shiromani Akali Dal member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on whether the chief minister of […]

Article 370 not going anywhere, PDP relieved

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Mar 28: Assertion of the Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir that Government of India has no plan to scrap Article 370, which guarantees special status to J&K, is a shot in the arm of ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Soon after Ahir informed the Parliament that GoI has no intention […]

As Kashmir burns, Delhi goes into damage control mode

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Mar 27: The Government of India seems to have taken a serious note about youth joining the militant ranks in the Valley. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, who chaired a security review meeting here, on Monday stressed on the security agencies to ensure that youth stay away from taking up the arms. […]

Kashmiri youth joining militant ranks pinches New Delhi

Kashmiri youth joining militant ranks pinches New Delhi

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Mar 26: Local youth joining militant ranks in Kashmir has evoked concern from all the quarters especially from the people sitting in New Delhi. Kashmir Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma said, “Local youth joining militancy in Kashmir is a matter of concern and it shouldn’t happen. I am personally concerned about it. It […]