Ongoing protests reaction to ban on student activism in Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Ongoing protests reaction to ban on student activism in Kashmir: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Srinagar: Chairman, Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said that the ongoing student protests were reaction to the lack of space to student activism in schools and colleges in Kashmir. “Students can’t be aloof to the Kashmir situation, they are part of it and lack of space for student activism in schools and […]

Zakir praises Al Qaeda, calls Pakistan’s system ‘idolatry’

Zakir praises Al Qaeda, calls Pakistan’s system ‘idolatry’

Srinagar: Zakir Musa, the Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen commander who quit the outfit two days ago, said in a new audio message on Monday that there were no differences among militants and all were fighting under the one slogan of Shariyat and Shahadat (Islamic rule and martyrdom). Praising Al-Qaeda, Zakir said that they, too, fought under the same […]

Hizb, Zakir part ways

Hizb, Zakir part ways

Srinagar: “I stand by my statement. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen has disassociated itself from my statement, so I am disassociating myself from Hizb,” Zakir Musa said in a new audio message on Saturday after the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen disassociated itself from his threatening statement against the Hurriyat leadership, saying it was Zakir’s “personal opinion”. “Now onwards I have no association […]

Zakir’s statement denounced on Facebook

Zakir’s statement denounced on Facebook

Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa’s threat to Hurriyat leaders evoked sharp reaction from Kashmiris on social media, many of them saying that such a statement can harm the ongoing freedom struggle. Terming the statement as one of most unfortunate episodes of the freedom struggle, Mehraj-ud-Din, a scholar, wrote on Facebook, “The statement is not even […]

Clashes in Nowhatta, Sopore, Hajin after Friday prayers

Clashes in Nowhatta, Sopore, Hajin after Friday prayers

Srinagar: Clashes with government troops broke out in Nowhatta near the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and also near the Jamia mosques in Sopore and Hajin area of Bandipore after Friday congregational prayers. Hundreds of youth assembled outside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta after the Friday prayers and raised slogans of protest against the government and […]

NDRF to be deployed permanently, govt looking for a place

NDRF to be deployed permanently, govt looking for a place

Srinagar: The Indian Home ministry has asked the Jammu Kashmir government to identify a place for permanent deployment of a full company of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Kashmir. Government sources told Kashmir Reader that the Home ministry recently asked the state government to identify a place for establishing a company of NDRF […]

Students block roads, march on streets, fight with stones

Students block roads, march on streets, fight with stones

Srinagar: The unrelenting student protests in Kashmir continued on Thursday, forcing the government to shut down some schools and colleges, even as government troops fought pitched battles on the streets with students, more than a dozen of whom suffered injuries. Raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, students held street protests and clashed with government troops in […]

We are releasing all students: DGP

We are releasing all students: DGP

Srinagar: The Director-General of Police on Wednesday said that all the students arrested during the recent spell of student protests will be released, unless found involved in serious crimes. DGP Shesh Paul Vaid told Kashmir Reader that police had already released most of the arrested students. “We are releasing all the students and no student […]

Soibugh shuts against ‘army assault’

Soibugh shuts against ‘army assault’

SRINAGAR: Army troopers allegedly vandalised several houses in Soibugh area of Budgam district on Monday creating fear among residents. The residents of Shah Mohallah, Soibugh said that army without any provocations, ransacked the residential houses in the area. They said that troopers from Daharmuna camp raided the area during the evening hours and entered into […]