Articles By Farooq Wani

2019: The Year that Was in Kashmir!  

2019: The Year that Was in Kashmir!  

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 07 Jan , 2020

Looking back, one can safely say that the year gone by was a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domains, as well as that the going wasn’t totally smooth because...

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Reflections on Kashmir Polity

Reflections on Kashmir Polity

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2019

Late Sheikh Mohmmad Abdullah was the tallest and most towering personality in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir who during his long political career experienced many ups and downs. He was...

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Desperate for Internet in Kashmir    

Desperate for Internet in Kashmir    

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2019

On August 5, the central took the major decision of bifurcating the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and abrogated Article 370. Restrictions on communications and...

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European Union Delegation stands with India with respect to Kashmir

European Union Delegation stands with India with respect to Kashmir

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2019

The ruling BJP led NDA Government took a major political decision of amending the Constitution by abrogating Article 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status and bifurcating the State into...

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UNGA: No takers for propaganda

UNGA: No takers for propaganda

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2019

The Pakistani premier, Imran Khan, went to New York to participate in the proceedings of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with a single point agenda of spreading anti-India sentiments....

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Lessons from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet  

Lessons from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet  

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2019

Relations between New Delhi and Islamabad have been quite tense for the last five years. The 14 February, 2019, suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama region that was claimed by JeM resulted in IAF...

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Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Politics makes strange bedfellows while destiny imposes difficult neighborhoods. The two nation theory being followed by Pakistan survives on spewing venom at its secular, democratic and...

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Reaction to Pulwama attack and the Kashmiri sentiment

Reaction to Pulwama attack and the Kashmiri sentiment

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 17 Feb , 2019

The Pulwama terrorist attack points to a dangerous new trend of militants jettisoning ambushes for tactics that aim to wreak maximum destruction on security forces while suffering minimum...

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In 2019 Kashmir looks for a new era of peace and tranquillity

In 2019 Kashmir looks for a new era of peace and tranquillity

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 05 Jan , 2019

Kashmir has, over the last few decades since the advent of terrorism and militancy, witnessed a high threshold of violence, leading to a large number of fatal casualties of both civilians and...

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The gun has served no purpose in Kashmir

The gun has served no purpose in Kashmir

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2018

Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has recently tweeted that the number of Kashmiris’ killed by security forces in 2018 has crossed the 400 mark. He has appealed to the international...

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Drug menace in Kashmir: A challenge that merits serious attention

Drug menace in Kashmir: A challenge that merits serious attention

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 20 Nov , 2018

The foreign sponsored violence in Kashmir and the resultant trauma caused, especially to the youth, has largely remained unaddressed. Lack of focused healthcare services and increased...

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Militancy in Kashmir: Identify the real issues

Militancy in Kashmir: Identify the real issues

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 29 Oct , 2018

Each passing day brings in its wake news of an encounter of security forces with militants. Since most of the militants are locals, their death brings immense suffering to the families and the...

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It is time for introspection in Kashmir

It is time for introspection in Kashmir

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 08 Oct , 2018

For how long are the Kashmiri people ready to suffer in the hands of violent forces that are attempting to break down their age old civilisation? A civilisation stands on the shoulders of its...

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Parakram Parv: An ode to the brave Indian soldier

Parakram Parv: An ode to the brave Indian soldier

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 06 Oct , 2018

The nation celebrated “Parakram Parv” from 28 September to 30 September, to commemorate the bravery of its soldiers as demonstrated by the daring raids on terrorist camps set up by Pakistan in...

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Through the Eyes of a Common Man

Through the Eyes of a Common Man

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 18 Aug , 2018

I am Abdul Kabir, resident of the Kashmir Valley by birth! I have spent my entire life in the valley with no opportunity to visit outside the state. When I was a child I saw my native place...

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Sujaat Bhukhari's Last Guest

Sujaat Bhukhari's Last Guest

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 30 Jun , 2018

Police investigations suggest that the plot to kill Sujaat Bhukhari was laid out by Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). The reason for his elimination was his support to the initiative...

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Mothers Influence will Discourage Youth from Pursuing the Path of Terrorism

Mothers Influence will Discourage Youth from Pursuing the Path of Terrorism

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 08 Jun , 2018

The unilateral suspension of operations during the holy month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir has entered its third week now. Reports suggest that stone pelting and recruitment of youth into the...

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The resurgence of Taliban and India’s response

The resurgence of Taliban and India’s response

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 21 May , 2018

The US has, off and on, made some tall claims of having reigned in the Taliban in Pakistan. These claims stand exposed as fatuous against the backdrop of the military success attained by the...

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The new age Kashmir Narrative Roots for Peace and Progress

The new age Kashmir Narrative Roots for Peace and Progress

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2018

Militancy in J&K, though addressed as a national issue, is practically a localised, foreign sponsored phenomenon. Earlier it was spread across the state but, since the last many years, it is...

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No Azaadi in so-called Azaad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan

No Azaadi in so-called Azaad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2018

What Pakistan calls Azaad (Free) Kashmir and the region of Gilgit-Baltistan together constitute the Pakistan occupied and controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir that is...

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