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If they unite, Hurriyats can play a productive role in even bridging the divide between New Delhi and Islamabad, writes senior journalist and editor Shujaat Bukhari

In a rare show of unity, three main characters of Kashmir’s resistance against India– Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik—addressed a public gathering jointly at Narbal where they had gone to express condolences with the family of 16-year-old local boy Suhail Ahmad Sofi who was killed in police firing on April 18. Those who witnessed the three leaders share the stage were not sure whether it really was a gesture of unity or not. They say Geelani hesitated in shaking hands with Mirwaiz and was more comfortable in talking to Yasin Malik. There are many theories suggesting

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The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Monday alleged playing with the lives of innocent youth has become a routine job of trigger happy Indian forces. “These kinds of massacres are not acceptable to any civilized society and people of Kashmir today want to ask India and its Kashmiri puppets that why are they hell bent on killing our innocents and why are they pushing our new generations to the wall,” Malik said, while addressing a joint condolence resistance rally at Narbal today. Besides Malik, the rally was addressed by chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani   and

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By News Desk Expressing deep grief at the death of a young scholar Mudasir Ahmad in Hyderabad the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a thorough and transparent investigation into his death. In a statement issued today the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said the death of Mudasir was a terrible blow to his family and it was shocking that a bright boy who was pursuing higher studies had lost his life in circumstances which called for thorough investigation. She conveyed her condolences to the family and said she realized that no words could provide comfort to them in this