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Bhaand Pather: The Fading Folk art

Bhaand Pather: The Fading Folk art

Bhaand Pather is the traditional folk theatre form performed by the ‘Bhaands’, folk artists of Kashmir. Historians believe that the Bhaands of the Mughal period successfully symbolized the aspirations of...

‘Militants in Kashmir will not live to see this winter’ Army vows to wipe out militancy'


The security forces are adopting pre-emptive stance both along the LoC and in Kashmir, acting quick on intelligence to plug all loopholes for the militants to slip out.

Nearly 4,000 soldiers have been moved in to Kashmir recently to check, curb and nip the militancy in bud in addition to giving protection to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, following the influx, deployment on ground has also increased. 

A recent report also stated that 150 Hizbul Mujhahideen militants are siting along the LoC on at the Pakistan Army location waiting to strike or trespass into Indian territory.

Meanwhile the Army has also released a list of 12 dreaded militants which includes Abu Hamas, Altaf Kaczru, Bashir Lashkar, Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, Saddam Paddar, Waseem Osama, Zakir Musa, Abu Dujana, Junaid Matoo, Mohammed Yasin Itoo, Showket Ahmed Tak (Huzaifa) and Zeenat ul Islam. Most of these wanted militants in the A++ category hail from the Southern Kashmir

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