Students clash with forces in Shopian

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Shopian: Students of government degree college here on Saturday clashed with Special Operation Group men from Gagren camp. Students threw rocks on the bunkers at the SOG camp. In retaliation, policemen fired tear smoke shells. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that forces later entered the college premises and chased students into class rooms. Students were seen […]

Posters of wanted militants appear during search operation

Posters of wanted militants appear during search operation

Sangam: Government forces on Saturday pasted posters of ‘wanted militants’ in several villages in south Kashmir’s during the cordon and search operation. The posters announced that ‘five lakh would be given to the person who will inform the security forces about the presence of militants in the area’. The posters were first of its kind […]

The blessed brotherhood of Pandits and Muslims a daily routine in Shopian

The blessed brotherhood of Pandits and Muslims a daily routine in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Two Shopian villages are shining examples of brotherhood and communal harmony, where villagers from the Pandit and Muslim community greet each other with affection, present each other with gifts on festivals and marriage ceremonies, give shoulder to coffins and biers at funerals, and live side by side in blessed peace. Pargochi and Krawoora villages […]

Grenade lobbed in Shopian, did not explode

Grenade lobbed in Shopian, did not explode

Shopian: Suspected militants on Wednesday evening lobbed a grenade on Police station Shopian which didn’t explode. Shopian police said that later bomb disposal squad defused the grenade. Senior superintendent of police Shopian, S A Dinkar told Kashmir Reader said that a grenade was lobbed on the premises of police station Shopian which was later defused. […]

Major CASO in Shopian villages; Barber beaten up

Major CASO in Shopian villages; Barber beaten up

SHOPIAN: The government forces on Tuesday launched a major cordon and search operation in a cluster of seven villages in Shopian district but there was no contact with militants. The cordon and search operation was launched in Hushanpora, Nagbal, Urpora, Homhun, Wadipora, Dachoo and Chitragam villages. Villagers said door-to-door search operation was conducted in Hushanpora, […]

Police officer shot at in Shopian

Police officer shot at in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Suspected militants shot at and injured a police officer in Haripora village of Shopian on Thursday. Senior superintendent of police Shopian SA Dinkar told Kashmir Reader that sub-inspector Gowhar Ahmad Malla was shot in the left leg when he was out with friends. “He has a single bullet injury in the leg and he […]

Bodies recovered in Shopian

Bodies recovered in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Two bodies were recovered near Palpora village here on Tuesday. The slain were identified by police as Umar Suhail and Mohammad Ather, both residents of Rajori. Police said that a party of Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered two bodies from orchards near the village. They added that cigarettes and some drug like powder was […]

Taps running dry, women ferry water from long distances in Shopian villages

Taps running dry, women ferry water from long distances in Shopian villages

SHOPIAN: About 700 households of Chotipora and adjoining villages in Shopain district are facing acute drinking water shortage from past one month. The affected villages include Cheki-saidpora, Malik-Saidpora, Banni-Mohalla and Chowhan Mohalla. Residents, however, alleged that the water scarcity was not a month old problem, but has been an issue over the years. Ghulam Muhammad, […]

In Shopian, pristine water resources are fast turning ‘poisonous’

In Shopian, pristine water resources are fast turning ‘poisonous’

Shopian: Rambiara, the lifeline of a large portion of south Kashmir’s Shopian and Pulwama districts, is fast becoming detrimental for human life as pollution levels are increasing in its water s with each passing day. The convergence of hundreds of non-locals labourers and nomads has emerged as the primary source of devastating pollution. The water […]