Do not differ

And hold on firmly unto the bond with Allah and do not draw apart from one another (Al Imran, 103). In this verse Allah the most exalted urges Muslims not to segregate into small units for whatever reasons. In Surah Muminun, the Lord says, “And verily this brotherhood of yours is a single brotherhood, and […]

NC-Cong’s Defeat

Dear Editor, This refers to the article PDP Won on ‘Hate NC” Sentiment which appeared in the Kashmir Reader recently. The author is right in pointing out that the PDP’s victory in the just-concluded parliamentary polls is by no means an “overwhelming” show of support for the party. The poll result was a vote for change, and reflected public […]

Gift from Mairaj

Aghar Yak Sare Mooy-e-Bar Tar Param Firogh-e-Tajalla Basozad Param “My limits end here. If I go beyond this point I shall burn my wings. You will have to go all alone” This is what Gabriel (AS) told the most revered Prophet (SAW) at Sidratul Mintaha during the night of Mairaj. An angel made up of light […]

Modi Sarkar and Kashmir

Dear Editor, It’s worthwhile to spare a few moments to dwell on the euphoria surrounding the just-concluded Indian parliamentary elections. While there can be no denying that a Modi wave swept across most of India, it is also unquestionable that the ab ki baar modi sarkar balloon was inflated by the corporate-media-politician nexus. And the gullible Indian […]

Mufti Hopeful of Modi Govt Solving Kashmir Problem

Mufti Hopeful of Modi Govt Solving Kashmir Problem

Srinagar: Congratulating Narendra Modi for his party’s landslide victory in Lok Sabha polls, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said he was hopeful the new BJP government would take tangible steps in finding a lasting solution to the Kashmir problem. In a statement here, the PDP leader said he further hoped the Modi […]

South Kashmir: Many NC leaders not surprised over poll results

SHABIR AHMAD ANANTNAG: Many leaders of ruling National Conference believe that the dilution of the party from its ideology and failure of the leadership in reaching out to its workers were the main reasons for its crushing defeat in the recent Parliamentary polls in all three constituencies of the Valley. Senior NC leader and MLC, […]

Did NC fund JKLF’s anti-election campaign? Yasin Malik to participate in ‘awami adalat’

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said he will participate in the people’s court (Awami adalat) being organized by a civil society group, Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) over allegations by an Indian columnist that his party’s election boycott campaign was funded by the ruling National Conference. […]

Geelani reminds Modi of Nehru’s plebiscite promise

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said if India’s would-be-Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims of “justice for Kashmir” were true then “it will be an act of welfare for India as well.” In a statement here, Geelani said that though Modi was born in 1950, he will be aware of the […]

Omar directs for early reopening of Mughal Road

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday directed the concerned road communication agency to reopen the Mughal Road and restore plying of traffic on it as early as possible. The road was closed due to the heavy snowfall and inclement weather during the winter. Talking to a deputation from Poonch, Rajouri and Shopian, which called […]

‘Warlike stores’ recovered: Army

Srinagar: Army on Sunday claimed it recovered large quantity of ‘warlike stores’ including arms and ammunition in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. In a statement here, an army spokesman said: “On specific intelligence input of presence of a hideout in Hafruda forest area of Bod Bhangas in Nowgam, a joint operation was launched by an army […]

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