PDP couldn’t even sniff what BJP was ‘cooking’

PDP couldn’t even sniff what BJP was ‘cooking’

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 20: The decision of the Bharatiya Janata Party to say goodbye to its alliance partner Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir without any prior notice has made it clear that who was running the state. Decision of the BJP to pull the plug surprised the PDP and the party did […]

BJP scores brownie point over PDP

BJP scores brownie point over PDP

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 19: Ultimately the coalition between Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party has crumbled under its own weight in Jammu and Kashmir. An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said that BJP pulling out from the government suddenly has embarrassed the PDP. “The BJP has scored a brownie point over the […]

Ramadan ceasefire may be extended till Amarnath Yatra ends

Ramadan ceasefire may be extended till Amarnath Yatra ends

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 10: The ongoing Ramadan ceasefire is likely to be extended till the annual Amarnath Yatra ends, sources told Precious Kashmir. They said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who ended his 2-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday was told by the security agencies that suspension of operations against the […]

PDP pats its back for Delhi offering dialogue to Hurriyat

PDP pats its back for Delhi offering dialogue to Hurriyat

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 5: Works Minister Naeem Akther has claimed that it was on the insistence of the PDP led government in Jammu and Kashmir that New Delhi has agreed to talk to separatist leaders in Kashmir and announced Ramadan ceasefire in the Valley. “On the eve of Ramadan, Government of India announced ceasefire […]

Talks between separatists, Delhi ‘last hope’ for PDP

Talks between separatists, Delhi ‘last hope’ for PDP

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 4: With just 10-days left for Eid-ul-Fitr Kashmir based politicians, especially the leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, are making desperate attempts to somehow get the separatist leaders on board for holding talks with New Delhi. Addressing a PDP convention here Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said, “We can’t force you […]

BJP led govt takes 4-yrs to realize talks only way out

BJP led govt takes 4-yrs to realize talks only way out

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Jun 3: Security agencies in Kashmir are at tenterhooks as the trend of local boys joining the militant ranks is not showing much decline. Sources told Precious Kashmir that despite Ramadan ceasefire being at place local youth especially in south Kashmir have not given up arms and with each passing day […]

‘Nothing new in Rajnath’s conditional talks offer’

‘Nothing new in Rajnath’s conditional talks offer’

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, May 27: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has once again said that Government of India is ready for talks with Hurriyat but the talks offer has come with a rider that “Kashmir and Kashmiris are ours and will remain ours. India will never talk to Pakistan on Kashmir.” An analyst while talking […]