Broken limbs await surgery: Tortured villagers in Turkwangam narrate a woeful tale

Broken limbs await surgery: Tortured villagers in Turkwangam narrate a woeful tale

Shopian: Two youngsters from Turkwangam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have undergone bone surgeries after they were allegedly beaten up by the government forces during nocturnal raids. The youngsters alleged that they were ruthlessly beaten up during raids at their residences causing limb fractures. Muhammad Younis Dar, a victim of manhandling, told Kashmir Reader […]

Despite commitments no headway on vital park development in Shopian

Despite commitments no headway on vital park development in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Despite commitments from district administration, the development of a park in Shopian, earlier used by municipal committee as a dumping site, is yet to take off. The site was used for parking of vehicles by public, and for dumpsters by the municipal committee, but on public demand the park was cleared of both. Manzoor […]

Residents protest ‘deplorable’ state of Shopian Bijbehera road

Residents protest ‘deplorable’ state of Shopian Bijbehera road

Shopian: Residents of Bonbazar area of Shopian blocked the Shopian-Bijbehara road on Monday to protest the “deplorable” condition of road which connects hundreds of villages with the district headquarter and Anantnag. “The road is bumpy, dusty and dotted with potholes, the noise of tractors and dust enters into our houses which cause health issues in […]

Ban frequently violated, load carriers halt life in Shopian market

Ban frequently violated, load carriers halt life in Shopian market

Shopian: Despite two successive orders by district commissioner’s office banning the movement of tractors and other heavy load carrying vehicles through the town market in Shopian during office hours, the vehicles carry to ply in violation of the ban. The restrictions were put in place after students and office goers complained about the frequent traffic […]

30 injured in clashes after Shopian girl run over by army vehicle

30 injured in clashes after Shopian girl run over by army vehicle

Zainapora (Shopian): Nine-year-old Rutba Farooq, crushed to death on Thursday under the wheels of a 55-RR trooper’s vehicle, was laid to rest amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans at her native village of Aglar in Shopian district in south Kashmir. Thirty protestors, a paramedic and five policemen were injured in clashes at Zainapora, where the trooper […]

Army sets up second camp in Shopian

Army sets up second camp in Shopian

SHOPIAN: The army has established a second camp in Shopian district, after setting up one in Nagisharan village some weeks ago. The second base in Shopian district has been set up at Dobipora village, some 11 kilometers from district headquarters in Wachi area. The garrison at Nagisharan village was established on June 20 this year, […]

Army beats up Shopian villagers after they refuse to chant anti-Pak, pro-India slogans

Army beats up Shopian villagers after they refuse to chant anti-Pak, pro-India slogans

Shopian: Kundalan village in Shopian district was subjected to another army assault on Sunday evening, with soldiers forcing the villagers to chant pro-india and anti-Pakistan slogans. When they refused, the soldiers thrashed them. Residents of Kundalan village told Kashmir Reader that the army beat up 15 persons after they refused to chant pro-India and anti-Pak […]

Kashmir: Pulwama gives hero’s farewell to its slain militants

Kashmir: Pulwama gives hero’s farewell to its slain militants

PULWAMA: The two local militants killed in Tral were buried in their ancestral graveyards in the villages of Amirabad and Rakhe-Lajoora in Pulwama district amid pro-freedom, anti-India and Islamic slogans on Sunday. Thousands of people, among them many women and children, participated in the funeral prayers of the militants. Dozens of Pakistan flags were raised […]

Army vandalises Shopian village, people forced to chant anti-Pak slogans

Army vandalises Shopian village, people forced to chant anti-Pak slogans

Shopian: Army allegedly assaulted Shopian’s Jamnagri village on Thursday evening and damaged window panes of residences and parked vehicles. Residents of Jamnagri village told Kashmir Reader that army beat about 30 people and forced them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans. “They (the army) beat us without any reason,” a youth who was beaten by forces told […]

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