Yashraj Sharma

Yashraj Sharma is a Features Writer at The Kashmir Walla

‘Mumma never saw me returning’: a terrifying night raid in Srinagar 

Srinagar: Khadija Bano could only sleep after putting her ailing son to bed early that night and setting the alarm clock for Sehri. But the hush of the night...

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind: Kashmir’s loneliest militant group’s perpetual fights

Unlinking itself from the politics of Pakistan-backed militant groups, the AGH struck a chord with the Kashmiri youth. But the challenges for the group have widened as they fight perpetual battles of ideology, identity, and survival.

‘Every Kashmiri is suffocated’: Crackdown dealt fatal blow to rights’ voices

Since the last two years, an uneasy silence — perhaps easily mistaken for peace — has taken over Kashmir. Several detentions and raids later, many institutions — voice by voice — have come down crumbling to pressure. 

Tral brothers: two gunfights, a decade apart

The brothers of two among the seven Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) militants, who were killed in two separate south Kashmir gunfights, were also part of the insurgency and were killed...

J-K Admin shared citizens data from Aarogya Setu app with police

The Jammu and Kashmir administration shared data of citizens, who registered with the Government of India’s controversial COVID-19 contact tracing application Aarogya Setu, with the police, a Right to...

Sopore youth’s family accuses son “killed in custody”, moves J-K High Court

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) government and police on the petition filed by the family of a 26-year-old youth,...