Hurriyat cold shouldered us: Incarcerated activist’s family

Hurriyat cold shouldered us: Incarcerated activist’s family

SRINAGAR: Family of an activist of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani have alleged that the resistance group cold shouldered them when they sought legal help for his release. Shabnum Bashir, daughter of the Bashir Sofi, who was arrested on October 25 and subsequently booked under Public Safety Act, told Kashmir Reader that she […]

Accepting ex gratia no sin: resistance leaders, Islamic scholars

Accepting ex gratia no sin: resistance leaders, Islamic scholars

SRINAGAR: Islamic scholars and the two top resistance leaders have said that by accepting government money and jobs, the kin of those killed by government forces during last year’s uprising were committing no sin, neither should they feel guilty. Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told Kashmir Reader that the money provided by the […]

Volunteer group brings art to downtown kids as means of emotional release

Srinagar: On the terrace of Vishwa Bharti school located in the interiors of Rainawari, Shahnaz Bashir, novelist and professor, sits in the middle of about 30 kids, all below 15 years of age. He asks them, at different intervals, questions. “What is creativity, literature? What is the short story, fiction? Construct story on ‘Houn sund […]

Stranded commuters recall awful experiences

Stranded commuters recall awful experiences

SRINAGAR: The cancellation of air flights and suspension of traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to inclement weather conditions have affected commuters in the Valley. Commuters-students, businessmen, employees- have to either delay their scheduled visits or remained strained on the way for days together. Students who had to move out of the Valley and the […]

Despite cabinet order, assistant fund officers’ recruitment stalled

Despite cabinet order, assistant fund officers’ recruitment stalled

SRINAGAR: Despite the formal cabinet approval to the recruitment of fund officers six years ago, the authorities have not initiated a process leading to staff crunch in the vital Fund organization that manages provident fund and insurance ledgers of more than five lakh state employees. President JK Fund Employees Association Qaiser Andrabi told Kashmir Reader […]

All community school students clear board exam

All community school students clear board exam

SRINAGAR: All the Class 10 students who studied at what came to be known as a resistance school in Rainawari area of downtown Srinagar have passed the board exam with flying colours. Locals of the Hasnabad area in Rainawari started the school in a mosque and seminary after the 2016 Burhan-triggered anti-India uprising shut all […]

Rs 5 lakh compensation salt on our wounds, say kin of victims

Rs 5 lakh compensation salt on our wounds, say kin of victims

Srinagar: The brothers of college lecturer Shabir Ahmad Mangoo and ATM guard Riyaz Ahmad Shah, whose killings the government is inquiring into, have refused to accept the compensation of Rs 5 lakh announced on Monday by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. In the ongoing assembly session, Mufti, on the floor of the house, had said that […]

APDP releases calendar of the disappeared

APDP releases calendar of the disappeared

SRINAGAR: To keep the search for disappeared persons alive, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has come out with a 2017 calendar that has for each month a story of a missing person. The calendar that was distributed by APDP on Tuesday documents the stories of disappearances, with each month’s page carrying a […]