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 […]

Business community decries Waqf Board’s exorbitant rent hike

Business community decries Waqf Board’s exorbitant rent hike

SRINAGAR: The Kashmiri business community on Tuesday demanded from the Waqf board, a government-managed trust for maintaining shrines and helping poor sections of society, an immediate rollback of its ‘exorbitant and illegal’ rent hike. Talking to reporters, President of Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation (KTMF) Mohammad Yaseen Khan said that the Waqf board had hiked […]

‘Freedom Struggle is not a Now or Never Phenomenon’: Mirwaiz

‘Freedom Struggle is not a Now or Never Phenomenon’: Mirwaiz

  In an email interview with Kashmir Reader correspondent, Junaid Nabi Bazaz, Hurriyat Conference(M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, candidly talks about the nature of the 2016 uprising, people’s expectations, the resistance leadership’s dilemmas in the face of great odds and dwells on the long term strategy of the leadership.  KASHMIR READER (KR): The recent public […]

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 […]