PSA quashed by HC, but Sarfaraz still under arrest

PSA quashed by HC, but Sarfaraz still under arrest

By Nusrat Sidiq    Srinagar: Sarfaraz Ahmed Sheikh, a 24-year-old resident of Nowhatta area in Srinagar, has been detained at police station Nowhatta since January 17, the day when the High Court quashed the detention order under Public Safety Act (PSA) against him. Chief Minister Mehbboba Mufti had made a statement in the legislative assembly […]

R-Day parade: ‘Promised good grades’ school kids brave harsh cold

R-Day parade: ‘Promised good grades’ school kids brave harsh cold

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: Braving bitter winter cold, students of different government schools of valley have been participating in rehearsals for Republic Day for more than a week. While private schools have refused to send children for the R-Day parade citing opposition from parents, government schools are reportedly luring children with prospects of better grades. […]

Death sentence to Muzaffar against justice, says Mirwaiz

Death sentence to Muzaffar against justice, says Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Terming the awarding of death sentence to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather by a Kolkata court as “against the internationally accepted norms of justice and fair play”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the youth had been targeted “just for being a Kashmiri”. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said, “Indian judiciary had in […]

Safeguard Tosamaidan natives: TBF

Safeguard Tosamaidan natives: TBF

SRINAGAR: Tosamaidan Bachao Front (TBF), an amalgam which spearheaded a campaign to retrieve the Tosamaidan meadow from army on Tuesday thanked the government for declaring it as tourism development authority but sought compensation for the victims who were left physically challenged in the firing range. In a statement, TBF founder and chief patron Dr Shaikh […]

Killing of militants ‘huge loss to us’: Aasiya

Killing of militants ‘huge loss to us’: Aasiya

SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Tuesday said the killing of militants on daily basis is a “huge loss to us” while ruing there is “very less damage inflicted on enemy”. She also appealed the militant leadership to “check within your ranks if there are any black sheep within the leadership”. “The leadership […]

Ex gratia for 2016 victims: This is what Aripanthan families say

Ex gratia for 2016 victims: This is what Aripanthan families say

By Ishfaq Reshi   Aripanthan (Budgam): Four people were shot dead by CRPF troopers on August 16 in Aripanthan village of Budgam district. Three of the families have said they will accept the compensation announced by the government. The fourth family said it won’t “sell the blood of our martyr”. Here is what the family […]

Forces step up vigil ahead of R-Day function

Forces step up vigil ahead of R-Day function

Srinagar: Police and paramilitary troopers carried out random searches of vehicles, installed barricades and set up temporary check points ahead of R-Day. Intense frisking of vehicles has already begun in Srinagar as well as across rural areas especially in south Kashmir, where militant presence is higher. In view of last year’s uprising spanning five months, […]

Army chief visits Siachen, Kashmir

Army chief visits Siachen, Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on his maiden visit and took stock of the security situation along the borders in sensitive Ladakh and Kashmir Valley regions. Gen Rawat was accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu. On his arrival at Siachen base camp, Gen Rawat […]

Villagers protest death sentence to Kulgam boy

Villagers protest death sentence to Kulgam boy

By Shafat Mir Kulgam: Hundreds of people in Kulgam’s Khiee Mohamadpora village, along with hundreds of residents from several adjacent villages, carried out a protest demonstration against the death sentence awarded to a local, Muzaffar Ahmed Rather, by a West Bengal sub-divisional court on Saturday for plotting subversive strikes in Jammu and Kashmir. Muzaffar Rather, […]

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