Conflict articles

A deadly Change

After witnessing the killing of a teenager who was part of post Handwara molestation protests, Azhar Khan, a promising school teacher took to guns to vent his ire. Zafar Aafaq tells his story

Human Shields

After a mobile user recorded a few seconds of footage showing soldiers using a Shawl weaver as a human shield, moments after he cast his vote in the low-polled Lok Sabha by-elections, Kashmir

Volcanic Verdict

Unprecedented since 1951, the first recorded election, the poll, re-poll and the postponement in Kashmir bypolls is the newest protest that cannot become a police case. The single digit participation has clearly indicated

Fate of Two Adils’

They were an employee and an employer, sharing not only the name but an urge to rebel, too. Shams Irfan tells the story of south Kashmir’s two slain friends whose motivation to pick

Waiting for Papa

As their father languishes in Delhi’s Tihar jail for last 21 years, four daughters are doing their bit to keep the family together. Heena Muzzafar meets the siblings who are eagerly waiting for


As the four districts are trying to get a semblance of routine after losing 77 youth in 2016 unrest, amid frequent interventions in bloody encounters, the region is going to polls early April.

A Radar Change

As India and Pakistan armies fought its first formal battle over Kashmir in 1965, a small village in Budgam paid the ultimate price. At the height of war, the village and its orchids