Security articles

Charar After Mast Gul

When the Frontier fighter Mast Gul descended down from peaks with his group for a winter sojourn to the revered Chrar-e-Sharief, it led to a 66-days standoff in early 1995 summer. Most of

Terror Square

Twenty six years after Handwara witnessed the first blood, two youth became the latest casualty, triggering a new chain of protests and killings in north Kashmir. Braving odds and obstructions, Bilal Handoo reaches

Mohammad Ismail Bhat

Mohammad Ismail Bhat (1945 – October 5, 1994) When Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) finally decided to fight 1987 elections as part of Muslim United Front (MUF), there were many challenges straight ahead. The biggest one

MUF’s Mind

After conceiving and creating Muslim United Front, turbulent nineties pushed ideologue Dr Ghulam Qadir Wani to the other Kashmir. Throughout his life, this brilliant Bandipora scholar remained busy on Kashmir – thinking, writing and preaching.

Bomb Hunters

Historically, landmines have remained the lovely little things in fighters’ arsenals. In fact every conflict zone has its inventory of deaths and destruction that these devices have triggered. Kashmir has scores of minefields

Incandescent Incubator

Concerns mounted as militants stormed the EDI’s Pampore complex initiating a 48-hour  long gun-battle that consumed five security men, a civilian and three militants. Damage to the landmark complex brought state’s entrepreneurial incubator

Pulwama Periscope

Before the 50-hour long EDI siege would cost the security grid dearly, Pulwama was jumping to retain its No 1 rank among Kashmir’s districts. A major producer and a manufacturer, the district has won