Snow becomes slate for Azadi graffiti

Snow becomes slate for Azadi graffiti

SRINAGAR: Winter in Kashmir was considered as a season when the Azadi movement went into hibernation. But this year, attesting to the power of the post-Burhan uprising, even the snow has provided a space to spell out the pro-freedom sentiment plain and clear. As the snowflakes began to fall on Friday morning, people wrote anti-India […]

I helped many stone-throwers in past, not this time: Asiea Naqash

I helped many stone-throwers in past, not this time: Asiea Naqash

SRINAGAR: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) legislator and Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash told Kashmir Raeder that in the 2010 anti-India uprising she herself went to police stations and secured the release of many stone-fighters. Naqash said that stone-fighters used to appeal to her to […]

All private telecom companies suffering since uprising began

All private telecom companies suffering since uprising began

SRINAGAR: Five private telephone companies — Airtel, Aircel, Idea, Reliance, Vodafone — that have been bearing the brunt of the government’s continued suspension of prepaid and mobile internet in Kashmir Valley have faced significant losses in revenue. Mobile internet and prepaid phones seized to function on the instructions of the state government when the uprising […]

Students trained at community schools ready for exams

Students trained at community schools ready for exams

SRINAGAR: A few community schools started in old Srinagar as an alternative means of education–as all educational institutions have remained closed since the anti-India uprising erupted on July 9–have completed the syllabi and readied the students for the annual Class 10 and Class 12 examinations. On September 23, the state government announced it will conduct […]

Uprising also a time for raising of illegal buildings

Uprising also a time for raising of illegal buildings

SRINAGAR: Taking undue advantage of the curfew in Kashmir, unscrupulous elements have been raising illegal structures in the restricted zone of Dal Lake, in violation of the High Court orders. LAWDA, a government body for preventing illegal constructions in the restricted zone, has failed to stop the illegal constructions despite complaints registered by locals. In […]

Govt says 9000 mosques ‘active’ in raging uprising

Govt says 9000 mosques ‘active’ in raging uprising

SRINAGAR: The state government has identified about 9000 mosques it believes remained active in sustaining the raging anti-India uprising, a report said. The report, accessed by Kashmir Reader, said that 156 of these mosques regularly played songs extolling resistance and provided space to protesters who shouted “anti-national slogans”. The report said that 19 FIRs, whose […]

Taekwondo champ arrested under PSA, family not told where he is

Taekwondo champ arrested under PSA, family not told where he is

SRINAGAR: The family of an award-winning Taekwondo athlete who has represented Kashmir in all-India tournaments, is unaware of his whereabouts since his imprisonment under Public Safety Act. Sakeena, the mother of the youth, told Kashmir Reader that her son was booked under PSA on September 16, but she was neither given the order nor told […]