Bailed by High Court, 76-yr-old jailed under PSA yet again

Bailed by High Court, 76-yr-old jailed under PSA yet again

Sopore: Haji Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf, 76, resident of Iqbal Nagar in Sopore, is languishing in Kupwara Jail for the past five months under the Public Safety Act (PSA), despite the court giving him bail in November in a PSA case. Yousuf’s two sons are no longer alive: Mohammad Altaf Sheikh was killed by unknown gunmen […]

No public toilet in Sopore

No public toilet in Sopore

Sopore: Despite being a rich commercial hub, Kashmir’s apple town Sopore lacks basic civic amenities like a public toilet. Residents say the situation is reflective of the ‘apathy’ the authorities show towards the town. “The condition of our healthcare, road connectivity, education or any other facilities is pathetic. The town has altogether been neglected. It […]

Jailed in Chhattisgarh for sedition, Sopore boy ‘won’t go back’

Jailed in Chhattisgarh for sedition, Sopore boy ‘won’t go back’

Sopore: Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gund Brath in Sopore, was jailed in August on sedition charges by Chhattisgarh police. He was released three months later in November from central jail of Durg in Chhattisgarh. Since then, he has been living at his home in Sopore and says that he will not go to […]

Road Safety Week held In Sopore

Road Safety Week held In Sopore

Sopore: ‘Your Safety Secures Your Family, Be cautious on Roads’ was the theme of the 28th Road Safety Week which was held on Thursday in Sopore in north, Kashmir’s Baramulla district. To educate and aware the general public about road safety measures and regulations, a medical camp was organised at Fruit Mandi area of Sopore […]

Three surgeries at SMHS can’t restore pellet victim’s vision

Three surgeries at SMHS can’t restore pellet victim’s vision

Sopore: “It was only for the first nine days after my son was blinded when people used to visit us, but now nobody comes. We are very poor, nobody comes to help us,” said Rukhsana, mother of 19-year-old Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi, an auto mechanic by profession until he was blinded by pellets fired by government […]

Sopore observes shutdown against militant commander’s killing

Sopore observes shutdown against militant commander’s killing

Sopore: A complete shutdown was observed in Sopore town and its adjacent areas on Saturday to mourn the death of a local militant commander. Mohammad Muzaffar Naiko (38) of Bhagat Batpora, Sopore, popularly known as Muza Molvi, was killed by government forces on Srinagar outskirts on Thursday night and was laid to rest on Friday […]

Injured youth avoiding hospitals to evade arrest

Injured youth avoiding  hospitals to evade arrest

Sopore: Young men and boys injured by pellets in north Kashmir are avoiding treatment at hospitals because of fear of being arrested by police. Cops are doing the rounds of hospitals in Baramulla to identify the injured and are also demanding from hospital authorities a list of the injured patients. The number of injured admitted […]

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