Naveed Iqbal, The Indian Express

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Past articles by Naveed:

United across Leh and Kargil, Ladakh takes demand for autonomy to Delhi now

Protesters want four-point agenda part of discussions, including statehood, Sixth Schedule, job reservation and separate parliamentary constituencies for Leh and Kargil → Read More

Blow to Centre’s Ladakh panel, main bodies leading protests to keep away from it

Govt announced 17-member committee to address concerns regarding land and employment in Ladakh, but silent on key demands, including statehood, safeguards for tribal population → Read More

Active militants in J&K brought down to double digits: Police

The number of militants killed include 42 foreign terrorists. Meanwhile, the maximum number of terrorists neutralised belong to the Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT) or The Resistance Front (TRF) at 108, followed by Jaish-e Mohammad at 35. → Read More

Two years after DDC seat win, PDP’s Para yet to take oath, writes to J&K poll body

Waheed ur Rehman Para was arrested on November 25, 2020 in a terror-funding case, three days after he filed his nomination for DDC poll from Pulwama 1 → Read More

Rajnath Singh: We are walking north, have to reach Gilgit, Baltistan

Speaking at the Shaurya Diwas celebrations to mark 75 years of the landing of Indian Army troops at Budgam airfield to protect J&K from Pakistani raiders, Singh said some areas illegally occupied by Pakistan are still devoid of progress and rights. → Read More

Amid row over new voters, J&K admn says over 22 lakh are first-time voters

On Wednesday, J&K Chief Electoral Officer Hirdesh Kumar had said that around 25 lakh new voters are expected to be enrolled, with those “ordinarily” residing in J&K and having achieved the age of 18 years or above as on October 1 to be included. → Read More

2020 UAPA case : Supplementary chargesheet filed against PDP leader Para, 12 others

Para is the only accused accused alive out of 13 against whom the chargesheet has been filed in a NIA court → Read More

Third anniversary of Article 370 abrogation: J&K parties slam Centre, seek rollback of move

PDP calls it a black day; NC says will continue peaceful struggle; PC says it's a reminder of 'humiliation' → Read More

Jammu & Kashmir: NC, Congress, BJP leaders attend meeting with L-G Manoj Sinha, Mehbooba skips

The PDP rejected the invitation, saying it was “futile to host agenda-less meetings” given the present scenario in the Valley. → Read More

Omar Abdullah: ‘Every single (Pandit) employee who goes back, I consider a personal failure’

NC leader was part of the government that implemented PM’s job package for migrant Pandits → Read More

‘I feel like her blood is still on me’: In Kulgam, a staff room in tears

The land on which the school stands is disputed, which means there is no boundary wall around it. From where Rajni Bala fell after a single gunshot, there is a thick canopy of apple orchards as far as the eye can see. → Read More

‘Time to leave’: Fear, anxiety in Kashmiri Pandit camps

After the string of killings targeting minorities and outsiders, many say they are actively exploring options outside the Valley. → Read More

16 targeted killings so far this year in Kashmir Valley

J&K Police DGP Dilbag Singh said that those targeting minorities, civilians and people in government are “only propagating fear, since local residents have stopped responding to their diktat”. → Read More

Newsmaker | Aap ki Baat with Iltija Mufti: Mehbooba’s daughter takes baby steps into politics

Through a two-minute video message on the PDP's Twitter handle, Iltija said she would be holding direct conversations with the people of Jammu and Kashmir via fortnightly videos talking about the issues and decisions affecting their lives. The message carried the hashtag AapkiBaatIltijaKeSaat. → Read More

Kashmir: J&K High Court grants bail to PDP leader Waheed Para

Para was first arrested under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in November 2020, three days after he filed his nomination for the District Development Council elections in J&K. → Read More

Rahul Bhat’s killing: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha visits protesting Kashmiri Pandits in Budgam

Residents of Sheikhpora Colony have not returned to work since May 12 when Rahul Bhat was killed. They have been protesting over safety concerns in colonies where Kashmiri Pandits reside. → Read More

‘Our life revolves around a few hundred metres. It can’t get more miserable’

Two days after Rahul Bhat was killed inside the tehsil office not far from this residential complex, the anger among the residents is palpable. → Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Commission finalises delimitation draft, invites suggestions till March 21

The most recent draft includes small changes that were made to the earlier drafts after objections raised by National Conference (NC) MPs and suggestions by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs. → Read More

Friday prayers allowed at Srinagar’s Grand Mosque after 30 weeks

Prayers at the mosque have only been allowed sparingly since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5, 2019 → Read More

Vice chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) arrested by J&K police

Senior police officials said Dar was booked for “giving inciting statements and statements adverse to public peace and tranquility of Kashmir valley in general and Srinagar town in particular” → Read More