Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Srinagar: Eyewitnesses of the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith have recounted to Kashmir Reader the sequence of events that led to the cop’s lynching. Those who shared the details requested anonymity, fearing they would be called for investigations or arrested. A man who saw people beating the officer outside the Jamia mosque said […]

IUST students, VC give conflicting versions of a clash with police

IUST students, VC give conflicting versions of a clash with police

SRINAGAR: Students of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) at Awantipora have said that government troops fired teargas shells, pellets and stun grenades at them, injuring many students including girls, when they held a protest outside their university on Wednesday against the killing of a youth in Shopian the previous day. The students […]

Quash clandestine appointments in NIT during 2016 unrest, demand employees

Quash clandestine appointments in NIT during 2016 unrest, demand employees

Srinagar: Non-teaching staff at National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Thursday held a protest demonstration in the lawns of the deemed university. The employees were protesting against the present administration and accused them of working against the interests of the employees. The protesting employees said that there was no mechanism to redress the grievances, the […]

Design workshop gives new insight to papier mâché artisans

Design workshop gives new insight to papier mâché artisans

Srinagar: A two week design development workshop for upgrading the skills of papier mâché artisans concluded at Craft Development Institute (CDI) on Thursday. The workshop titled ‘USTTAD’, about development in the traditional arts and crafts, was held in collaboration with National Institute of design, Ahmadabad and Ministry of Minority Affairs Government of India. Around 25 […]

FPEU protests new licences

FPEU protests new licences

SRINAGAR: Many employees associated with the Fair Price Employees’ Union were arrested by police on Wednesday. The employees protested issuance of new licences for fair price shops and shouted slogans against the government. Jehanghir Bhat, vice president of the union, said that the government neglected the cabinet decision of 2014 which said that the fair […]

A lone protestor in press enclave

A lone protestor in press enclave

Srinagar: His mouth covered with bandage, and a banner in hand saying “Indian State must respect the women chastity in Kashmir, Respect  UDHOR”, a lone protestor is sitting silently besides some parked cars in press enclave in Srinagar. This is not the first time, Samiullah Charaloo, 28, has come out to protest in this manner. […]

Labourers hired to stage anti-Pakistan protest

Labourers hired to stage anti-Pakistan protest

Srinagar: An unknown ‘contractor’ hired a group of daily-wage labourers to stage an anti-Pakistan demonstration in Lal Chowk but the people present on the protest site exposed them compelling to leave the area in a huff. The protest was scheduled at the press colony under the banner of United Jammu and Kashmir Front. The protest […]

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