Amnesty International calls for release of teenage girl, relatives

SRINAGAR: Amnesty International has asked the Jammu and Kashmir authorities to immediately release a teenage girl and her father and aunt who are being detained in ‘protective custody’ by the police in Handwara, Kupwara district. “Pending their release, they must be granted prompt access to their family and lawyers. The girl has been detained since […]

Kashmir issue root-cause of all disputes, says Er Rashid

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Er Rashid on Saturday said Kashmir issue “is the mother of all disputes and there is no option but to resolve it”. He also asked the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to “either ensure some safety to Kashmiris or resign without wasting time”. As per a statement […]

‘Aren’t half a million troops enough to kill Kashmiris?’

SRINAGAR: Reacting to the reports that more Indian troops have been called in Kashmir “to prevent further loss of lives”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Saturday said “aren’t half a million (troops) already in Kashmir enough to kill?” Mirwaiz tweeted, “New Delhi govt has decided to send more troops to”prevent further loss […]

Civilian killings unacceptable, says Mehbooba in Kupwara

Kupwara: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that no civilian should come in the harms’ way while dealing with law-and-order situations. Mehbooba to Kupwara and chaired a high-level meeting to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation that has arisen in wake of protest demonstrations, triggered by Tuesday’s incident at Handwara. She also met […]

Mirwaiz shoots letter to OIC, asks it to play ‘active role’ on Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday asked the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play its role to end the Indian forces’ “continuous suppression and oppression upon Kashmiris”. As per a statement issued here, Mirwaiz shot a letter to OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani apprising him about the Kashmiris’ struggle […]

Handwara killings: AISA calls for protest on Saturday

SRINAGAR: The All India Students Association (AISA) on Friday urged all democratic sections to join protest demonstrations on Saturday against Handwara killings. “All democratic sections to join in a protest demonstration tomorrow against ‪#‎HandwaraKillings‬ at 1 p.m. at Jantar Mantar,” AISA said in a statement. “Let’s collectively rise up to resist and condemn the killings […]

Kashmir University, JKBOSE postphones all exams scheduled on Saturday

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir University has postponed all the examinations scheduled to be held on Saturday, when a shutdown call has been given by various pro-freedom organisations to protest the death of three persons who were killed in firing by government forces in Handwara on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl. A KU official […]

Geelani, Malik, Mirwaiz call for strike on Saturday

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, JKLF Chief Yasin Malik and Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have called for a shutdown on Saturday to protest the killing of a class 11th student in Indian army firing on Friday. Arif Hussain Dar, son of Ghulam Mohi-u-din Dar, resident of Awura village, died after succumbed […]